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Old 04-22-2008, 08:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by khmerdawg View Post
What is better and more reliable but especially more fun.
Well it also depends on your application.. What are you looking at getting?
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:31 PM   #12
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on road or off road?
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:23 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by khmerdawg View Post
What is better and more reliable but especially more fun.
Sooner or later, you will get into them both. Time will tell .
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:38 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by brent-kyle View Post
lol, 1 of each,
i would deffinatly go with NITRO, more fun.
id say the same
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The break down.....

Think of it this way........

To get into electric you will have to decide if you want RTR or a Kit....If you want a RTR I would suggest a E-Savage,they are a good quick basher AND it comes with 2 Batt's & a decent charger(will charge both packs at same time....but will have to either charge off 1/1 car Batt or get a........(having a brain fart)....the voltage change thingy)

If you want a Kit you will more than likly need.......ESC,motor,Batt's,Charger,RX/TX....after you buy the car of course
However.....YES....Batt's last longer than fuel,and once fuel is gone it's gone.But if you are going to buy Batt's your going to want at least 3000mah-3200mah & up.They will run about $40 & up EACH.Chargers are about $100 & up for good chargers that you more than likly wont be looking to get rid of for a number of year's.Low turn electric motors are fast.....but tend to not last long,also most should be broken it.
Brushless is THE only way to go as far as I am cost's more but makes Brushed set up's look like Relics,if you want electric THIS is the way to go(if you can afford it)

To get into nitro you have to decide...Kit/RTR....I suggest may just need fuel,reciever pack(Batt for inside truck)& 8AA's for the controller......worse case you will need a glow igniter.

Most hobby shops will go thru the engine break-in prosses with you whitch will be a BIG help.

No for the *ty stuff about nitro.....they get filthy quick,due to exhaust resadue(sp*?).....the engines need to be taken care of and kept clean,stock up on glow plugs..around $8+ each,engines will eventually wear out(how soon depends on you)and will cost from $40-$100 to re-build.Tuning is a pain in the ass

I have had 2 brushless vehicles and sold them.All I have now is nitro' all the worth it?I think it's well worth it:GRIN:

Will I get another brushless?......yup,brushless is Bat Crazy fast!!!

Also I might just add if your going to bash,nitro's are just plain built stronger.
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:53 PM   #16
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So the best of both world's is to take a nitro buggy and convert it to brushless. It's clean, fast, and simple plug and play.

I am doing race director duties and don't have much time to diddle with tuning on a race day. I like being able to plug and play. I just clean the rc when I am done and even clean up takes less time.

I think brushless is the future of rc. you can run indoors without being fumigated and no noise complaints. This also means more tracks can be placed in areas that were once considered impossible due to noise and smoke.

I was a die hard nitro guy until this year. Now I have 4 brushless/lipo rc's
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:58 AM   #17
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1/5 scale 29 fuelie all the way............if your going to make may as well make lots....go big or go home...just my $.02
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:12 AM   #18
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Let's line them up! :GRIN: I'm willing to run my cars against any scale nitro or gas.
I'm up for a drag race on dirt or asphalt.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:47 AM   #19
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re line them up

you have a good idea there steve,

we should set up a drag racing day on a nice smooth freshly paved parking lot.

everyone can bring out there nitros, brushless and gassers and we can do a king of the quarter mile type of thing. standing starts head up no this guy gets 7 lengths head start crap like on pinks

im into it for sure. i know ill be leaving my nitros at home and just bring my brushless stuff. better chance of being the king that
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:12 PM   #20
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After seeing that Baja video showing off, this would be a fun event actually

I still don't think many will beat a 7700 with 3S or 4S! Yes that's beyond the specifications but if someone wants to really make a fast car this would be it.

That or some creation Abieye would come up with.
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