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Old 04-17-2012, 12:44 PM   #46
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+1. LMFAO!
And I don't LMAO at you you for not riding a harley like I do....and a god bless for you to....and thank you both for helping grow our wonderful hobby.
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dying because, the lipo and brushless products are getting rediculosly cheap now.. people choose EP over GP.
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< RIP nitro ! >
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dying because, the lipo and brushless products are getting rediculosly cheap now.. people choose EP over GP.
this is very true. you can buy a number of different off brands(china stuff) at verry low dollars.It's not top quality but is afordable and fast and you have to get good at not crashing because they arn't the toughest.I wish some of the name brand stuff would come down in price so new comers could start with a quality ride.
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Nooooo....don't say it....lol
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As long real motorsports excists and people loves the smell and sound of gas powered engines with all the technology arround it like tuning, clutches gearboxes etc it will stay alive. I do not think electric is taking over, for sure not in the 1/8 onroad scene where people have fried to much motors, batteries and ESC's.

By the way, this topic is all about onroad Nitro and yes, I do believe offroad is something to worry about but not specific electric.
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As long real motorsports excists and people loves the smell and sound of gas powered engines with all the technology arround it like tuning, clutches gearboxes etc it will stay alive. I do not think electric is taking over, for sure not in the 1/8 onroad scene where people have fried to much motors, batteries and ESC's.

By the way, this topic is all about onroad Nitro and yes, I do believe offroad is something to worry about but not specific electric.
Yes Sir.....the smell and the mess and dirty fingers....lol....I don't knock the battery guys just a little ribb'n..my theory is if it needs fuel and oil it's a tool ...if it needs batteries its a toy....lol...
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This thread should be closed off.

It will end up us debating between Nitro vs Electric, or On Road vs Off Road,

To first starter of this thread ; if you cannot afford to play on road nitro, you should go play something else...... go play barbie or lego.
This has been a great topic for discussion and every one has brought up some good and bad points.It was heading in the right direction until this idiotic post.
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This has been a great topic for discussion and every one has brought up some good and bad points.It was heading in the right direction until this idiotic post.
+1 on that. i dont know if that guy read my first post or just has no reading comprehension but i never talked about price. i simply asked why nitro onroad seems to be dying out. just look at this forum for example. there are barely anyone looking at the nitro onroad section(about 30 ppl average) as compared to off road or electric. there are over 100 ppl at a time looking at those sections.
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And I don't LMAO at you you for not riding a harley like I do....and a god bless for you to....and thank you both for helping grow our wonderful hobby.
Wow...I'm not sure how this got to a point of comparing motorcycles, but ok, I'm your huckleberry. Harley = overweight, underpowered, crap for brakes and handle like a shopping cart full of groceries. Oh, and sound like a broken aircraft radial engine.
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
All meant in good fun.
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That "users browsing" number has been pretty consistant for a long time. Seems like it's the same 30 guys too. I'm not 100% sure it's just a money issue. The young guys want instant gratification. The learning curve is a little steeper with the engine/clutch, but when it's a working well, it's a beautiful thing. I still love hearing the shift to second gear. And for the record, I have a couple of El cars, just don't enjoy them as much.
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Race track location may tend to hinder a (potential) racer from getting into Nitro racing; I started off with a Nitro on-road car-around ten years ago. I wish I would be able to run with seasoned racers but untill I get more practice (with a nitro car) i'm contented with carpet racing.
I'm pretty sure that old saying holds true,"Go big or go home". The competitive nature of drivers can compel a driver to race which ever he chooses-nitro or/and electric.
ps. I do miss the smell of Nitro.
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Wow...I'm not sure how this got to a point of comparing motorcycles, but ok, I'm your huckleberry. Harley = overweight, underpowered, crap for brakes and handle like a shopping cart full of groceries. Oh, and sound like a broken aircraft radial engine.
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
All meant in good fun.
I was kinda thinking if you traded a Holly Davis for a R1, with the money left over you could get a damn good 1/8 on road setup with spares and have a big ol' 2 wheeled and 4 wheeled good time going VERY fast with both!
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #59
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NITRO ONROAD WILL NEVER DIE. This same question have been brought up many times over the past few years and ONROAD still lives on. Check the history of RC. I will say that the only threat to ONROAD is having a track to run on and what I have seen is when one track shuts down another seems to fill the void.
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Race track location may tend to hinder a (potential) racer from getting into Nitro racing; I started off with a Nitro on-road car-around ten years ago. I wish I would be able to run with seasoned racers but untill I get more practice (with a nitro car) i'm contented with carpet racing.
I'm pretty sure that old saying holds true,"Go big or go home". The competitive nature of drivers can compel a driver to race which ever he chooses-nitro or/and electric.
ps. I do miss the smell of Nitro.
i tend to lean more on the school of thought of "run what you brung". this makes it easier for beginners to get into the hobby. there should be bracket racing also. for beginners and intermediate. not just pro level racing.

im content with just meeting up with some cool ppl, setting up a track at a parking lot and letting it rip. drag racing, gymkana, track, whatever.
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