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Old 08-20-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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Seriously though? Why lol
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Got just about all of it there
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:34 AM   #5
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:52 AM   #6
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air for the air filter is FREE! But ya - you can buy a lot of Nitro for the cost of a charger and Lipo's Main thing - don't go cheap - the "no name" brands don't run much - spend your whole day turning screws - get a HPI or Associated RTR and start and go and start and go etc etc - they work good!
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I would say fun but you have to spend monies to the get the car and gear for that!! There is nothing cheap about racing the top 2-stroke engine class on the planet. Like P2gee said, there is a thrill in pulling the trigger to a car that can get up to 70+ mph in 250-300 feet.
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The problem is that most drivers can not think realistic.

They have to get the fastest and so the most expensive engines, even when they can not drive 2 laps in a row without an error. A lot of drivers drive just as fast or even faster with lower priced engines.

The same counts with hopups. A stock 1/8 racecar is allready be very fast, titanium and lightweight aluminium parts will just give improvements in the hands of an experienced driver.

People can spend the highest prices on the latest models cars while a previous model can be bought cheap and drive just as fast.

Also with electronics... yes, a good transmitter and servo's is needed but you can get 2 Savox servo's for the price of one Sanwa or KO servo. Even a cheap Spektrum DX2 transmitter will do its job.

With most drivers I do miss the DIY factor. Brass weights are easy to make, screws can be easy found at the hardware store and lots more of things do not have to be bought from your favorite RC brands.

1/8 racing can be cheap but a lot of drivers aren't doing it.
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The problem is that most drivers can not think realistic.

They have to get the fastest and so the most expensive engines, even when they can not drive 2 laps in a row without an error. A lot of drivers drive just as fast or even faster with lower priced engines.

The same counts with hopups. A stock 1/8 racecar is allready be very fast, titanium and lightweight aluminium parts will just give improvements in the hands of an experienced driver.

People can spend the highest prices on the latest models cars while a previous model can be bought cheap and drive just as fast.

Also with electronics... yes, a good transmitter and servo's is needed but you can get 2 Savox servo's for the price of one Sanwa or KO servo. Even a cheap Spektrum DX2 transmitter will do its job.

With most drivers I do miss the DIY factor. Brass weights are easy to make, screws can be easy found at the hardware store and lots more of things do not have to be bought from your favorite RC brands.

1/8 racing can be cheap but a lot of drivers aren't doing it.
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