RE: New brushless eMTA truck?
Years ago I got an E-zilla.. Yeah yeah - not the power or speed of brushless.. But it wasn't about power or speed. It was about exhileration, and you can't have that without the sound of a screaming engine. Like comparing a Prius to a classic muscle car. If the muscle car just went "wooossshhhh", it wouldn't be cool. Anyway, I'll never forget the winter day I went out to the park, with snow everywhere, with my â‚¬500 (with batteries) E-zilla, and was just standing there, as it whished around. I felt like such a dork.., with some overpriced plastic little toy. With nitros, when I go to the park I get a totally different thrill - and so obviously do lots of other people who stop to watch, come up to ask about it, etc..
I also notice this at buggy and truggy races. More and more SC races have been mixed in - and lacking sound, it is as dorky and clunky and absurd as it gets afaic..
Then I had a Mini Revo VXL. It was snappier, even on nimh, but again, being Traxxas, it was clearly a money pit needing lots of mods. I wasn't prepared to invest more into something that just went "woosh". So I sold it..
This time I think I'm going to try an SC10... Seems like you can get a new RTR one for not too much money, and unlike the Mini Revo, I could run it on a track between my real RC's here and there.... Mostly though I just want to cruise around in the public park near where I live. You could never run nitro there.
Nitro for me is like a real motor sport, but in mini, in size as well as in budget. Electric is a toy. Saying that not to talk trash - just how I see it.. Electric for me could never be exhilerating like nitro is. It's not just about speed. Some day we'll probably all be whooshing around in electric whatevers. But they'll never be as cool as an old Chevelle or GTO with that wicked engine sound..