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Old 07-30-2006, 04:16 PM
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I want some type of big rc boat that will run greater than 40mph. I would like at least 36 inch but probably bigger. The gas boats on ebay fitting this description command close to $500. Nobody hardly even bids on the nitro boats Is the nitro that much more of a pain to set up and run? Is gas that much better for sport running?
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Nitro engines tend to turn at a higher rpm than gas engines. That can be a benifit or a liability when the size of the boat is considered. The larger the boat the more the benifit's tend to lean in the 'gas' direction rather than 'nitro'. If that were not true then why don't 1:1 scale boats use nitro engines, right? (Aside from the cost of filling the fuel tank - LOL!) Something approaching 5 or 6 feet means that it's just more practical to use a gas engine rather than a single nitro engine.
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PS - All this is certainly not ~THE~ only consideration. Still a matter of what/how you want to do it. Can you even make an engine the size of a 5 hp Briggs & Stratton to run on nitro? Beats me!

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