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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Dalton Brenneke, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Dalton Brenneke

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    My name is Dalton B I just got into nitro rc cars. I've always wanted one but never had the money to buy one until recently. Im 15 years old (almost 16) and I bought myself a Duratrax Overdrive ST for $80. It needed a new collet which I have ordered and I love it so far. I love to race and fish and hang out with friends so I hope to look forward to spending time on here getting tips on how to get even further into the hobby!
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome to the forum, Dalton...

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    Welcome Dalton !
    What attracted you to Nitro ???
     
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    Just my dad has a tmaxx and I love the scream of small engines I find it extremely fun
    just last night I tore up some bevel gears in my rear diff on my duratrax overdrive
     
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    welcome to the forums
     
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    I too started off in Nitro and then ten years later I decided to get back into the hobby here and now I'm all electric Welcome to The Forum

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  8. Dalton Brenneke

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    Nitro does have its ups and downs so far I'm learning its easier to break gears with nitro engines, they can be tricky to tune, and fuel costs a lot. The upsides are the sound, the smell of burnt fuel, the screaming of the engine, and you can just refuel and keep going where as with electric if you only have one battery you have to wait several hours to recharge it and batteries are expensive.
     
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    I agree with you on this thing about batteries are expensive that is why eBay is my best friend on the other hand it is all about experience and how far you're willing to take it a lot of people test the waters specially with electronic Vehicles because so many are available in different price ranges compared to budget and they're all RTR

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    I do plan on getting an electric rc in the future like a slash but my ultimate goal is to get a 1/5 scale preferably a Kraken Vekta.5 but idk if ill ever be able to afford it
     
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    One thing about this hobby it's extremely tricky I like to compare this hobby to gambling in a casino one way don't ever let your wants overpower your needs

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    LOL You know what is amazing... What attracted you to Nitro turned me off it.

    1. The sound of the engine = Mosquito in heat
    2. The Smell of Nitro fuel = Nearly made me vommit when the car I was in got warm...
    3. Refueling = Walking 100m after it just suddenly stops dead because you could not see the fuel tank level lol..
    4.The cost of Nitro fuel and glow plugs.
    5. Re-tuning the dang thing when ever there was a 5 degree change in weather tempreture or humidity.
    6. Dislocating shoulder muscles after pulling on the pull start and the dang thing just not starting.. Pack it back into the car.. Take it back home.. put it onto the work bench.. give it a pull and it start straight away.. Pack things back into the car.. take it to your location... only for it to once again decide not to bleeding well start...

    After going through all this... I went electric lol...

    If you get decent batteries and a decent charger the down time on an Electric can be severely reduced.. In fact the only down time mine really only has is when I am too tired to drive it.

    The secret to Electric is to have a decent 5amp charger and 3 batteries.
    You run 1, Cool 1, Charge one.. and the down time in the middle is necessary so the electrics do not over heat or you could run all day
     
  13. Dalton Brenneke

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    true you definitely have some good points but all in all we can all agree that RC's are fun.
    Also, at the moment I can only get nitro rc's they are easier to find around here for cheap all the electric trucks or cars I've found are crazy at least for my budget. I can spend around $100 for a used rc but I'm also turning 16 here soon so that also means I'm gonna have to save up to buy a car, pay for gas, etc. if I have some money left over after my birthday I might look in to getting a used rc truck. Anybody have any suggestions for under $150 (like if I find it I should get it immediately)
     
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    Depends what sport you want to get into..
    Unlike Nitro, Electric is King at Crawling and trailing.
    So really it depends on what sport you want to get into that determines the recommendation of where to look..
     
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    Electric is way way better at crawling and trailing but personally I think its just preference on if you get nitro or electric for just bashing and having fun.
     
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