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Old 01-09-2010, 09:27 AM   #11
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but just making a 1/8 electric set up. Happy to be rid of starter boxes and nitro mess for a while.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:56 PM   #12
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Electric vs Nitro vs Gas?

Which is faster?

As far as I am concerned, it depends on the situation and preferences. I have electric, nitro, and gas vehicles.

I run electric when running indoors or outdoors when I just want to run without extra effort.

I run nitro when I want to hear the sound and see the exhaust from the tuned pipe.

And, I run gas when I want to hear the sound without taking along extra batteries or starters and batteries!

Going fast is over-rated! Having fun is more important...
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:51 PM   #13
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I went to my lhs and had a talk about r/c with rog and happened to stumble on this topic.

Electric with the depending on the ESC, lipos, motor and gearing set up, is just on demand power with insane start offs electric is amazing for bashing (no sound and fast great for neighborhoods!) but, with racing it's just plug n play.Electric is still very competitive in racing but, alot less stuff compared to nitro.

Nitro is fast depending on the motor, tuning,pipe, percentage of nitro and gear ratio you can get a really fast nitro. Nitro imo isn't really great for a basher because, of turning,sound and maintenance after the run. For racing, it's the best because, of the competitiveness. Nitro you have the driving skill, and also have to tune the engine and set up. Also the sound and smell of nitro gets you all worked up.

Electric imo is faster depending on the BL, lipo and gear setup but, since you can get electric motors that can generate 80,000 rpm or a bit more, it already is faster than nitro no matter how you tune the engine. However, you can't replace the sound,smell and turning with electric.

Me, i am getting a Kyosho VE soon i won't be running nitro for a while because, it's too much stuff. I like nitro but, i just want to plug and play with the r/c and also bash and race lol.

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I dont know if i would call a competitive electric 1/8 buggy that costs $1000 a plug and play
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:03 PM   #15
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Nitro is just as expensive. Nitro kit's are more pricey then you got the engine and pipe, fuel, and two servos. Electric you got one servo, an esc and motor batteries. At first electric maybe a bit more expensive but, in the long run nitro is more. Clutch shoes, filters, and fuel. Electric you buy 2 4s batts and that's it.
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