ASK Cub Reporter, A Weekly Q & A Session, Version 09.09.2010
You shoot us your questions, I give careless advice…. 🙂
“What is your favorite brand of nitro fuel?
Cubby– Ummmm….. I’m not sure where you got any kind of indication that I like nitro in any way, shape or form. Nitro sucks, horribly bad in fact, and is nothing but a PITA. I’ve stated before that I’d like to drive nitro, but those lil’ nitro engines are still just too fickle for me. The industry is working on that, and I know that some day they’ll be selling nitro engines that are actually user friendly, hopefully within the next 5 years.
Anyways, if you put a gun to my head and forced me to give an answer, I’d say Byrons, I’ve never used their fuel, but the people that work there are good folks. If you think I’m just saying that because they are an advertiser, guess again, they aren’t. I just know them from races and trade shows, and they are some of the coolest people in the industry.
I have mainly been into helicopters, but want to get into rc cars. What is the best brand name to buy?
Cubby– What a loaded question you ask, but I’m gonna tell it like I see it. The most important advice I can give you is to buy what catches your eye. It might end up sucking harder than an old Electrolux, but if you don’t buy it you’ll always wish that you did. Otherwise, I like XRays, their finish, attention to detail, quality of materials, and owners manuals are second to none. But of course, every brand has its downsides, and Xray has a couple- parts support isn’t good at many hobby shops, and their product line is smaller than other manufactures. The next brand I’d recommend is Associated. They cover nearly all genres, are typically well designed, and parts support is well above average. Lastly, I’d recommend Traxxas as their parts support is unmatched, and generally their product is very durable and a good value.
That’s it for this week, send me your questions and comments to cubby at BigSquidRC dot com!
YOUR Cub Reporter