Notices
RC 1/8th Scale Buggies Discuss the ever popular category of 1/8th scale rc buggies in this forum!

Racing Electric With Nitro

Old 04-20-2010, 05:10 PM
  #1  
EricTyrrell
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Medford, OR
Posts: 142
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Racing Electric With Nitro

How are electric 1/8th buggies raced properly with nitro 1/8th buggies? Also how is this balanced with the common goal to have the best setup possible (battery capacity, voltage, motor size/power, etc)? In other words; My goal is to race the best electric buggy personally possible with nitro buggies while being fair and following the rules. Thanks.
Old 04-21-2010, 08:30 AM
  #2  
FNR156
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Goldsboro, NC
Posts: 26
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Racing Electric With Nitro

Let them electric guys run whatever they want. If theres a big straight away on track youll fall behind there. If not you can keep up, and if they become a problem just start pushin them all over the track with your extra weight haha!
Old 04-21-2010, 09:29 AM
  #3  
breezerboat
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 629
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Racing Electric With Nitro

The way I see it. There are true Nitro guys and there are true Electric guys.

At my track, the true Nitro guys typically run 1/8 Nitro and 1/10 electric. So Nitro guys CAN do both.

But, the true electric guys can only run electric.

If anyone wants to be known as the a true all out RC guy, I think they have to win and be successful with both. Those that win only in electric... that doesn't impress me. It takes more skill off the track to win with Nitro. Just my 2 cents.
Old 04-21-2010, 09:55 AM
  #4  
hakmazter
Senior Member
 
hakmazter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Johnston, IA
Posts: 488
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Racing Electric With Nitro

Depends on the track. Rough guess would be to run a 14 volt setup (4s) on about a 2000kv motor with a 13 tooth pinion if you want to be slightly faster, but fair.

If you are not a great driver, you might want to consider running a 2s system with a 17 tooth pinion like our 748 concept from Caster, then upgrade into the additional battery later as your driving skills improve.

As for the batteries, the S is voltage, the mah is runtime, and the C is how fast the battery will release energy.

You can run higher voltage (5s,6s) and if done right, will run cooler temperatures, but will cost more for a proper esc.

Mah is a challenge depending on the car. Since we use 2 batteries in series, we get longer run times that the cars that use a single pack. 5000mah will get you 12-16 minutes if you re agressive and up to 20 if you have a smooth trigger finger.

C is like having a I4 vs V6 vs V8.... As the number increases, the more power can discharge. If you are a great driver, this is important, but if not, it can create traction issues and you counteract it by changing the controls on the remote, therefore defeating any gain you accomplished by having the higher "C"

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.