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Old 04-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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i am looking at getting into the hobby but have a few questions ?

nitro or electric
on or off road
i live in deewhy so what would be the most accesable to do
also what is more competitve with regards to numbers
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morning guys
i am looking at getting into the hobby but have a few questions ?

nitro or electric
on or off road
i live in deewhy so what would be the most accesable to do
also what is more competitve with regards to numbers
Thanks alot
Sodi
I suggest that you go visit the different tracks that are convenient to where you live. Meet and talk to the racers and get their input on what class to run and what car you should get.

You want to get involved in a class and with a group that going to continue to race on a regular scheduled basis. Believe me there is nothing worse than being new to RC Racing and having a car that is not being raced at the track you are routinely using.

Also, try to find a mentor to help you get the car set-up so that it can be driven. An improperly set-up car can make a Pro look bad. Another thing - make sure that there is a local parts supply for the car your choose because you are going to break parts.

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I race both on-road [asphalt/carpet] nitro and electric, off-road nitro and electric. If I was starting over I would go with off-road electric. Off-road is a lot more forgiving on set-up most of the time it's tires, tires, tires.
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Also take into consideration what you want to spend.

Electric is generally cheaper than nitro in the long run because you don't constantly have to buy gas, and batteries last a pretty long time. Nitro requires a lot more care with tuning and maintnance.

Onroad cars usually stay cleaner and depending on the course, flip less, however when they flip a lot can break. Off road are built more for jumping and flipping, so they are more durable when it does happen, however due to mainly being ran on dirt, they get dirt and debris in about every crevice.

If you have the budget for it, I would reccomend an electric on road/ carpet racer and a nitro off road truck. This way you can run the electric at the track and have something fun and loud to bash around with when you're not at the track.

If you have a local track, go on a raceday and talk to people, if you run into the right person, they might have an old racer they don't use anymore for sale at a fair price.
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