View Full Version : electric or nitro?

11-30-2003, 11:17 AM
i have a nitro maxium mt and a electric stampede but the thing is i have had lots of trouble with the nitro with carbs and stuff and i want a tc3 but im not sure what one to get nitro or electric?

11-30-2003, 12:54 PM
which ever one you prefare, both are good cars and are durable

11-30-2003, 02:22 PM
From the sound of things I would stick to electric until you learn how to tune a carb. There is nothing like nitro, but if you can't keep it running it isn't worth it. Just buy the electric TC3 and have a good time driving. You'll have the most fun that way.


11-30-2003, 02:57 PM
i can tune the carb and all that now i couldnt befor intill someone showed me

11-30-2003, 02:57 PM
RCCA has some great books on tuning.. thats what i have.. and im patiently waiting for my RC10GT to come for my birthday..
(Dec 12th)

11-30-2003, 03:30 PM
You might as well spend the 60 dollars more and get the nitro.

11-30-2003, 04:02 PM
thanks guys iam going with the nitro its more rewarding

11-30-2003, 05:05 PM
just make sure u read some books on it

11-30-2003, 05:49 PM
My friend Krassi_5000 has one and it is great!! You might want to get a 2-speed for it though.

11-30-2003, 07:24 PM
you wont be sorry if you go nitro...maybe a bit frustrated at times...and angry at other times but its only a part of the learning curve of nitro!

11-30-2003, 07:39 PM
If you want a good nitro touring car look into a ld3. Its the better bang for the buck. goto the ofna ld3 fourms for more info.

12-01-2003, 11:12 PM
dude, get a brushless rc, then you will know what its all about, extended runtimes, insane speed, and lots of torque. it probably as hard to set up a brushless as it is to tune a nitro (i only have one nitro rig so im not good yet either) but you only have to do it once.

12-03-2003, 01:43 AM
if it is 1:10 or bigger and does not require pulling on a cordim not botherin with it but i am aiming to get the new losi mini-t 1/18 i dont mind that being electric because it takes aa batts and i can get some 700mah per cell nimh batts i did for the rx in my nitro and charge them in an hour(that reminds me to recharge the batts in my nitro rig)

12-03-2003, 09:08 PM
i haven't ran my 3 electric cars for over a year now...... every time i do R/C, i run the 'ol 2.5 maxx......

I had LOTS of trouble with tuning, but one day, it'll be like "POP" and all of a sudden, you'll understand it all....

.....and then wonder why it was so hard in the first place and you'll feel like a doofus! :D

12-05-2003, 03:58 PM

It goes lots faster and sounds cooler. My GT will fly over anyones head on my ramp and my friends B4 barely gets to my knees.

12-05-2003, 05:03 PM
i agree but mine has to be pullstart
originally posted by 379
if it is 1:10 or bigger and does not require pulling on a cordim not botherin

12-05-2003, 06:16 PM
I think electric is better. I have owned both nitro and electric cars so i am not one sided. Electrics are much easier to deal with. Constantly at the track i see races with nitro cars were only a few go untill the end. For the electric races, it is rare if one person has a problem with their car. And whoever said electric wasnt fast has to be joking. With a 7 cell pack and a modified motor, you can easily get into the 40's. If you get brushless, you might make up to 60mph. And with nitros, it takes longer to accelerate and you cant stay on the throttle all the time. If you go full speed with a nitro for a while, you have a chance of blowing a rod or some other thing, were as with electric, you can go full speed for however long you want.

12-06-2003, 12:46 PM