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Old 04-17-2008, 05:56 PM   #1
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What is better and more reliable but especially more fun.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:15 PM   #2
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"Better" is hard to define.

Low to no maintenance = Electric with brushless motor

Reasonable maintenance and IMO gobs more fun = NITRO!! And if you are into bashing moreso than racing, specifically the HPI SavageX :GRIN:

I have both but when I want to blow off steam it has to be nitro.

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Old 04-17-2008, 06:34 PM   #3
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Ive done both, i had a mamba-fied xxx-t and Zx-5 and i sold them both and bought a Savage X SS and i think it was one of the best rc desicions ive ever made. It requires a little more work but its worth it in the end.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:43 PM   #4
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there is no more fun type its all what u want from it
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:42 PM   #5
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Electric is nice because you just charge and run .Nitro is nice because you run till you have no fuel left or your receiver pack dies,but it is messy and some times just a pain in the to get running (cold weather).myself I would rather spend 10 minutes warming a motor and run for an hour straight with only a splash and go!!!!!!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:08 PM   #6
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If you just bash around your house or in the neighborhood park, electric wont annoy the locals like only nitro can. That is unless you have something against your neighbors

If you have a good area away from houses then by all means, run nitro. It is tons of fun and a challenge at times too. But you will learn from those challenges.

If you plan on racing, then it's your choice. There are oppertunities for both al over the place now.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:28 PM   #7
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NITRO hands down!!!!
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:51 PM   #8
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1 of each! Problem solved

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Old 04-22-2008, 08:27 PM   #10
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lol, 1 of each,
i would deffinatly go with NITRO, more fun.
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