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Old 10-15-2006, 10:25 PM   #11
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Anytime you're RC'ing it's good.

I had fun watching the Nitro races yesterday.

It's which ever one you like tinkering with more. I like electric but I can see why Nitro racers like Nitro.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:32 PM   #12
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Well I'm an electric racer at heart, but have been racing nitro the last few years, but now that there is a place to race electric buggies, I'll be racing both for next year, who knows, maybe even more electric than nitro! I personally feel electric is less of a headache than nitro.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:46 PM   #13
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Hey guys I had a blast at the Pickering Race.
Nitro all the way for me, just can't get into the electric. I can run my Nitro pretty much as long as I want. Sure the fuel is expensive, but I think it balances out all the batterys you guys have.
One draw back is finding places to bash, especially if it's loud.

It was nice to see all you guys come this far..

See ya next time in the spring..
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:48 PM   #14
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Being an electronics technologist, you can guess where I stand on this one. I'm just going with what I know and understand the most about.

That being said, I'm with MGF. A bad day of RC, whether it's electric or nitro, still beats a good day at work!

Whichever you do, make sure you keep it in perspective that it is only a hobby and have fun at it!

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Old 10-16-2006, 06:13 PM   #15
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Not me... too expensive to be competitive in nitro. I'll stick with the EP buggy's.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:56 PM   #16
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like duckman said expensive to be competitive from my own experience racing competitive in both you really have to drive and set up electric almost perfectly to win, but with the nitro weight factored in they are a little lazy and much more forgiving alot of people get hooked on the "sound" but believe me it gets old!
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:01 PM   #17
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just do both its better and yes any rc racing is great
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:42 PM   #18
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Being into RC for over 40 years, I'm a diehard electric guy. I did the RC plane thing with my dad when I was a kid. I always had a great time with my dad flying, but there was always a good deal of prep before we went out. We had a Frog engine with no glow plug. We had to tighten a screw in the head to raise the compression to start it, yes just like a diesel engine. Once the engine was running we loosened the screw. With electric just throw the stuff in the car and go.

Pickering race was fun even thou I broke my steering for the fourth time this season. The gas was fun to watch. There was a guy driving a green Mugen buggy that really new how to drive. Its a pleasure to watch someone with that kind of skill, skill that I will probably never have. There were a couple of guy's that were really into beating and bashing their nitro trucks. It's fun to watch, but it's something I won't do with my toys.

As for cost, I've seen articles on the web and in mag's where cost is about even. Bottom line its as expensive as you want to make it. If you drive well and don't bash around, fewer parts are broken. If you use40% or higher helicopter fuel instead of the 20 or 25% fuel your going to rebuild or replace your engine every few weeks. Some people have to win regardless of cost. I'm not one of them.

Just have a good and safe time with whatever you have.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:08 PM   #19
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I am a nitro guy, i have only had an electric for a few eeks now just os i can race since there are no offroad tracks for nitro with in a reason for me. It would be nice if could run nitro at sids aswell since i have 5 nitros
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Yes it would be nice, but we are to close to houses for that.
If you think you're in control, you're not going fast enough.:GRIN:
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