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Old 01-19-2008, 11:15 PM
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i love both but nitro is far more fun to drive than electric
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
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love nitro because I can fit everything in one bag and run for hours. but maybe with lipo and brushless, electric starting to look better, less maintenance.
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love nitro because I can fit everything in one bag and run for hours. but maybe with lipo and brushless, electric starting to look better, less maintenance.
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Originally Posted by nitro ho View Post
why dont u guys put ur 3.5 brushless, lipos,tyco rc cars, up against a 1/8 scale nitro, and see how u fare, trust me, electric will always loose
so can you get 1/8 electric?I was refering to 1/10 only in both nitro and elec.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:41 AM
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Guys,

Electric cars are designed for short sprint type racing (5 mins for 10th and 8 mins for12th).

Nitro cars are built for endurance type racing (30 to 60 minute mains) where pit stops are required.

ELECTRICS-less maintenance harder to drive
NITRO-more maintenance not as difficult to drive

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Originally Posted by silky View Post
Guys,

Electric cars are designed for short sprint type racing (5 mins for 10th and 8 mins for12th).

Nitro cars are built for endurance type racing (30 to 60 minute mains) where pit stops are required.

ELECTRICS-less maintenance harder to drive
NITRO-more maintenance not as difficult to drive

with the new lipo batteries out there now you can run longer than 5 minutes , in florida we are racing 8 minutes ( and still faster lap times than nitro tc's) With my electric tc with my mod motors i fly by the 1/8th scales at my local track with ease check out this video the yellow car is a electric tc and yes he is running rubber tires

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0QZZP5Uiis
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u can say whatever u want, but electric will never b considered as the f1 of r c cars!!!!!
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Originally Posted by nitro ho View Post
why dont u guys put ur 3.5 brushless, lipos,tyco rc cars, up against a 1/8 scale nitro, and see how u fare, trust me, electric will always loose
Uh oh, you guys made this kid come back.
I have one question, have you ever driven a on-road TC with a 3.5T brushless and Li-Po? Plus, you can't compare these cars, they are completely different scales. At least compare a 720 to a S400. Not a S400 to a 960.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:36 AM
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Nitro is what sepperates a RC from a TOY!

Nitro = A Man's Toy

Electric = A Pre-Schooler's Toy


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Somebody close this thread.
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Stop the rocket u the MAN, tell them guy
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Originally Posted by nikkon View Post
Ive had a few nitro cars and never really liked them do to:
Noise
Smell
Messy
Price of fuel
have to tune all the time
engine rebuilding
even though it gas you still need a charger and battery pack for the servos and electronics
if you plan on racing you usually need a second person to "pit" for you

electric can go just as fast as nitro if not faster.With the new technology of electronics they have the potential of longer runtimes and less maintnence.

just my 2 cents.
I have to agree with all that.
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electric AKA tyco rc car
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dont blame the car if y cant tune an engine
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have u ever seen a real race car that is battery powered, NO< NO< NO
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