LOL all it needs is a tank of fuel.. LOL
electric will last longer ALSO.. NO Dreaded Run away on electric.
If your throttle gets stuck open say goodbye to your nitro.
If your electric runs away you just turn the controller off and your safe.
Electric is by far the best bang for your buck.. you can get batteries online for MUCH cheaper then at the store.. Charger is only about 75$ you can get some big 3cell Lipo 5000mah for under 50$ each
Just wondering, have you ever owned a nitro RC? You make them sound like timebombs.
Most RTR's Nitro are a tank of fuel and a glow starter away from running. No different than most electrics are a battery charge away from running.
What else are you saying they need?
I've yet to actually see a stuck throttle happen. Get a throttle return spring and forget about it.
After reading this thread and looking into things further I find electric more appealing than 10 years ago. Cheap chargers, batteries, brushless motors, etc. are an attractive option for sure. Man, times have changed because back in the day that stuff was huge $$$ and was the main reason I stayed away.
Electric is a nice option for sure just like nitro is. All the negative talk about nitro cars gets blown way out of porportion and is mostly from people who've never owned one.