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Nitro or Electric?

Discussion in 'General R/C Discussion' started by LeeSc10, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. LeeSc10

    LeeSc10 Well-Known Member

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    What do you prefer?

    Guess I'm undecided right now. My last nitro powered car was a Ofna Tempo II with a .21 O.S. motor. I actually still have it packed away. Thinking of digging it out and going through it and firing it up. I also really like my Sc10 and all the new technology like lipo's and brushless motors. For now I'm up in the air on my choice.
     
  2. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm going for electric.
    It's simple and easy and things don't get messy

    I had/have a HPI Savage and all I can remember is fustration.. Adjusting a nitro engine isn't really for me I guess..
    But I do like the sound of a nitro engine :p
     
  3. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    My personal point of view....

    1/10 = electric
    1/8 = nitro
     
  4. ucl

    ucl Active Member

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    I have both I have a electric touring car and a 1/8 scale latemodel that is nitro powered. I want to sell my late model it seems like nitro is dieing in my area. Nitro you have to bring your a game or it gets really expensive.
     
  5. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    1/8 electric can get very expensive too
     
  6. ucl

    ucl Active Member

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    My L8 is Nitro it has a werks B5 motor and werks pipe it has adjustable rear toe blocks. It is very fast it won the westcoast nats in bakersfield in 2010 an has not been run since that race. I have the extra springs kit new body.
     
  7. ucl

    ucl Active Member

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    I also have a ofna gt roller with 1/10th scale shocks and a spool drive setup for dirt oval I would love to sell it today or trade it for a TC 4 or 5
     
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    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

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    IF there was a nitro 1/10 SC class, I'd sell all my ele SC's!!!!
     
  10. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Seriously? ????
     
  11. Alvaro

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    For me at the moment is ellectric, becouse is not dirty and massy as nitro, also way less noise so I can play with my cars arround the condo houses with out getting on the neigbours nervs :rolleyes: and I do not wake the babys, also at the track I spend more time with my friends and bashing other than tring to tune the engine.

    that is my 2 cents

    regards

    Alvaro
     
  12. mustang347

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    Depends on what you like to do. Into racing? What is the local club racing? At my local track, nitro is dying. Are you racing indoors or out? Indoors = electric all the way. One of my local tracks used to run nitro inside with just a little ventilation... it was absolutely horrible. Guys wearing respirators and eyes burning...

    If you are just bashing, either is OK.

    If you like to fiddle with stuff then nitro might keep your interest, but you have to be patient, nitro can be frustrating at times.
     
  13. BigART71

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    I ran nitro in the past. I got tired of tuning and the mess. The noise to some extent too.

    I'm really liking brushless and lipo's. It's renewed my enjoyment of R/C.
     

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