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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nitro vs. Electric R/C Cars

In on-road touring, there are similiarities and differences between a nitro rc car and an electric powered radio controlled car.

Left is my ever trusty 1/10 Neo nitro touring which has won me the 1999 and 2007 Futaba Cup championship. Right is my 1/10 Tamiya 416WE electric rc that I race in the 13.5T brushless class.

So which is better? If racing around a track for 5 minutes, then electric rc cars are probably faster. But if it is a 1 hour race, then definitely the nitro will win. And if it is about realism and excitment, nothing beats the sound and smell of a gas engine.

And for me, I love them both!

More photos and review of nitro vs electric rc cars here.


  • I'm just curious, how much the nitro car on the left cost?

    By Blogger Zach's RC Talk, at 7:40 PM  

  • Hi Zach, I bought the car 11 years ago. For an updated list of nitro rc car prices, visit: http://www.rccartips.com/cheap-nitro-rc-cars.htm

    By Blogger RC Car Tips, at 11:39 PM  

  • Nitro does the job for me.

    Rc Toys Here!

    By Anonymous RC Toys, at 3:57 AM  

  • hello. i love nitro rc cars.

    if anyone wants to find additional info on this great hobby, visit my blog at nitro-rc-guide.blogspot.com


    By Blogger skiier862, at 2:38 PM  

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