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Nitro vs. Electric

Nitro vs. Electric. Which is the best for you?

Have you sat there wondering which is better for me, gas (nitro) or electric? With this page, I hope to answer your question. When most people think of nitro, they of think speed, and cost. You might be suprised that nitro may be cheaper if you shop well. Below is a price list for the stuff you will need to get going in nitro or electric.

Entery level nitro:

Kit:$170 (Team Associated RC10 GT)

Radio:$75 (with reciever and servos)

Engine:$85 (pull-start engine)

Gas:$30

Reciever Batteries:$5

TOTAL:$365 and up

Entery level electric:

Kit: Team Losi XXT Sport $130 (truck alone)

Radio:$75 (with reciever and 2 servos)

Motor:$20

Battery Packs (2):$30

Charger:$40

Electronic Speed Controller (ESC):$40

TOTAL:$335 and up

Competition Level Nitro:

Kit: Team Losi NXT $300

Radio:$300 (w/2 servos)

Engine:$150

Ni-Cd reciever pack:$25

Trickle-Charger:$15

Glow Starter:$20

TOTAL:$810

Competition Level Electric:

Kit: Team Losi XXT "CR" Graphite Plus $225 (truck alone)

Radio:$300 (w/2 servos)

Motor:$60

Batteries (3):$250

Charger: $150

E.S.C:$125

TOTAL:$1,110