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12-08-2004 04:29 AM  13 years agoPost 21
MrDHEJ

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That i don't remember. Those prices are over a year old, so they might have come down. Or gone up.

Never go full retard!

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12-11-2004 03:30 AM  13 years agoPost 22
flipped2left

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i agree! the gasser is cheaper in the long run! all i take is the heli a few tools (idon't put my blades on until i'm at the field) everything fits in my backpack(i ride a 10-speed bicycle)everything is charged and ready to go.
a quart of fuel and it's flying time! well the heli doesn't fit in the backpack but i still have no trouble there. flying field is just down the street. easy to walk but prefer the bike.
i do have an o.s. .32 with recoil start nitro eng. which eleminates the batt. and starter in my hawk/bell ranger. i also use coleman fuel in my gasser as well as my recently acquired moped. ken

Smile! people will wonder what you're up to!!

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12-14-2004 11:31 AM  13 years agoPost 23
Dr. Fibinotchi

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like what the others said

It works a little better in the cold SD weather as well. 25-45 range.

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12-14-2004 12:05 PM  13 years agoPost 24
dankers

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I'm all set on a Gasser - I would much prefer the G26 but as it's "illegal" for FAI flying have to go with the G231. What I'm after now is some videos of some gassers being flown well, seen Jame's being flown by CY but apperently it can do much better on different gearing. The power in the video I wouldn't be that happy with.

Choice so far is 99% P Gasser Carbon SE - 1% Raptor 90 SE but I've just got to see a high powered gasser fly before I spend the money. The Raptor 90 is impressive for the money and flies real well but the P-Gasser is going to be cheaper to fly, parts are going to be about the same I think.

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12-14-2004 02:09 PM  13 years agoPost 25
AGRAV8

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OK

c'mon over.....fly into Houston, I'll pick you up and you'll be in the air with mine in 30 minutes after getting off the plane.

Henry Caldwell flew an awesome demo at IRCHA with a gasser geared like mine...look for it.

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12-14-2004 03:06 PM  13 years agoPost 26
dankers

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Don't temp me James, I'm that stupid, you fly mode 2 right?

Just spent an hour searching the net... No luck.

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12-14-2004 03:23 PM  13 years agoPost 27
JKos

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Dankers,
Check this thread: http://www.helifreak.com/viewtopic.php?t=2571. A link to the video is in the first post.

- John

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12-14-2004 03:28 PM  13 years agoPost 28
AGRAV8

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Dankers

Yes, I do. Your choice, 9Z or 9C.

Temptation is the root of KNOWLEDGE, as well as evil !

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12-14-2004 05:29 PM  13 years agoPost 29
rbort

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Flying a gasser

Oh yeah, on the same note as AGRAV, if anyone around this area here wants to try out a gasser they can try mine. Its an Xcell gas with the Hanson G26 and it will go through whatever paces you put it through.

That is, if you can fly of-course!

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4154 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3230 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1485 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 254 flts

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12-14-2004 06:00 PM  13 years agoPost 30
dankers

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9C is fine, its what I fly :-)

OK, so basically there is some BS about Gassers due to lack of understanding. Everytime I mention it to a fellow club members I get:

1. Vibration issues
2. Not enought power, good for scale though.
3. They smell bad.
4. Are you building a Camera ship?

Answers...

1. Myth

2. Great for scale but they have power - they also have weight and hence a little less "zip bang" than a glow but I don't like that way of flying anyway - graceful 3D is my thing.

3. Camping fuel - bought yet another bottle of glow fuel today, I have a 2 gallons a week habbit - that's $80 Aussie per week. If I do that 30 weeks a year it's A$3200. Conservative estimate is $3000 a year in fuel.

4. They can lift well so taking small children for joy rides might help cover the cost of the camping fuel.

I'm sold, where do I sign?

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12-14-2004 11:21 PM  13 years agoPost 31
Chris Bergen

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Try these guys in Australia

http://www.radiocontrolaustralia.com.au/

Chris D. Bergen

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12-14-2004 11:22 PM  13 years agoPost 32
Mikelleen

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Gearing for 3D??

AGRAV8

So how do you have your gasser geared? And which heli and engine combination are you using?

I'd like to get an all out 3D gasser, but as posted by others, gassers seem to be known as weight lifters, more than 3d machines.

How do you determine blade size, 690 vs 720, to torque / power curve for the engine? I assume a dyno chart for a particular motor would allow you to get the right engine RPM, but what about putting the RPM in the peak torque or peak horsepower range? With specific emphasis on all out 3D flying?

Thanks for any help,

Mike

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12-15-2004 12:38 AM  13 years agoPost 33
AGRAV8

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Personally

running a 231 on a Predator gasser, 7.07 gear ratio, 710 MM 3D rotortechs (720's would be my choice especially for auto's).

Will comment later, gotta run.

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12-15-2004 01:16 AM  13 years agoPost 34
Chris Bergen

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I think the reason that people have the perception of gassers being weight lifters is because that's what most are using them for.

However, they are extremely capable of doing 3D.

Here's a video of Malorie doing what we like to call Graceful 3D. Mal's flying style is smooth and the video certainly reflects it.

http://www.augustoheli.com/videostu...epid_Gasser.zip

This is a G26, stock, with 710's or 720's, I don't remember now. It's also not broken after a rebuild, maybe a gallon or two.

Chris D. Bergen

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12-15-2004 01:38 AM  13 years agoPost 35
cfranks

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I happened to over hear a local hobby shop salesman telling a prospective customer that "Gassers are a nuisance as you have to have a Fire Extinguisher in your kit". I have 5 gassers and hopefully, put both of them straight.

Charles

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12-15-2004 01:51 AM  13 years agoPost 36
Chris Bergen

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Hey Charles,

Where is your website? I was looking for it in relation to this thread also.

Chris D. Bergen

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12-18-2004 10:44 AM  13 years agoPost 37
cfranks

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Sorry Chris, I don't have a website. I used to have some pics in a gallery but lost them when I changed ISP.

(Or have I answered for someone else?)

Charles

ps.

I must visit your site as I need a new canopy for my gasser.

C

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