So today my two year old boy was getting aquanted with his new traxxas camaro, brushed on nimh with traning mode and my ten year old was running his brushless rustler. Pretty cool to see my little one drive his own car and race around with big bro. Then my neighbor down the street breaks out a nitro car. We can hear him hittin gears and thought it was pretty cool, so I walked over and struck up a conversation. Turns out, its a jato. So I broke out my erbe and we proceeded to race and crash and it was fun! My erevo would take the jato untill it hit second, then it was gone! Normally I'm an electric guy, but man, that makes me want a jato! It didn't even have the 3.3 in it. Now we have a new bashing buddy and can't wait to race some more.
Haha that sounds like fun! I'd still take the E-Revo over the Jato, a lot less tuning to be done and a lot less work to get'er moving.
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We've been doing some tuning on a 2.5 Jato.
It's surprisingly fast.
I agree though...on 6S...the Erbe should give it pretty good run.
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For the Erbe to keep up with the Jato 3.3 on top end, you would have to gear it so high that you would loose all of your take off. Then the Jato would out run it, to top speed. My neighbor and I have been through all that. When he gears it that high it get's really hot after one run and he has to let it cool off for 15 or 20 minutes before he's ready to loose another race. Meanwhile, I'm running full speed up and down the street. Having fun. Another neighbor bought a T-Maxx after watching us one day and was very sad to learn that it wasn't as fast as the Erbie. He thought it would be as fast as my Jato because it had the same engine. He should have talked to us before making a rash decision. Now he has an XO-1 and laughs at all of us, until he smashes it because he can't drive and we don't see him for a month.
Last edited by Mark Ball; 09-20-2013 at 12:20 AM.
They are really in a completely different league from each other though.......
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What about a jato with a MMM conversion? On 6s...oh those poor driveshafts
Seriously though you could get a rally and supe it up too, lots of options if your only goal is to outrun your neighbor and have fun of course...rustler vxl would definitely give it a run especially with a few mods and a esc/motor upgrade.
I tried nitro for a while, but it was too time consuming and requires a whole new skill set.
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Speed runs up and down the street...while they are pretty much what the Jato was made for, don't really appeal to me. What else did the Jato do? If you offered to race on other than a flat, open, prepared surface would he demur ? He'd better.
Still, there is nothing wrong with liking the Jato or that kind of vehicle. The noise and speed of a nitro yield a pleasant visceral reaction.
Last edited by ksb51rl; 10-08-2013 at 08:44 AM.
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E-Revo all the way! It can do almost 65-70. With a lot less work than the Jato.
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Nice. The whole nitro tuning thing is probably what I won't like. Switching gears and the sound is what's appealing.
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Well christmas is coming. I think I'm gonna keep an eye out for one!
I started my rc obsession in the mid seventies when there was no such thing as an electric hobby grade rc . And always just stuck with what I knew. I have in the last year bought some electric helicopters and I really like those so I thought I would try an electric car. I bought a Rustler vxl with a 2400kv motor and I like the power and the simplicity but I can't get used to the sound of it. I guess I just won't be happy if I don't hear an internal combustion engine screaming at thousands of rpm's.
I just got into this hobby a little over a year ago. There was a guy in the neighborhood when I was a little kid who had an electric monster truck, and an electric buggy. I thought those were the coolest things in the world. Now I have a wife and kids of my own and we all have our own cars and trucks. All electric. But the jato my neighbor has is pretty cool. I really dug the sound and the speed.