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08-10-2007 07:57 PM  10 years agoPost 21
shuttlepilot

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rbort

Sometimes some of us can't get 100 flights without a crash.... I actually haven't really crashed as much as I have had "incidents" I just had a run of bad luck where the gasser was costing me mainly in blades... I can say that mine is pretty darn tough. A lot more than my 30 size machine.

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08-10-2007 08:30 PM  10 years agoPost 22
GyroFreak

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Raja

Raja,
I'm not argueing with you, the Fla sum may have boiled my brains lately (103F today, in the shade, 100% humidity), so I get confused easely.
You said:
cost is $300 for fuel plus $200 for crash parts = $500 total. Cost of crash for a gasser is $300, but wait a minute, you saved $300 getting 100 flights on it,
Sounds like your gasser fuel is free ??? Guess I could carry a siphon hose with me, nobody would miss a gallon from thier car.

Anyway I agree with you, yes, gasser is about $2.75 a gallon (plus a liitle oil) while nitro was $25 a gallon, last time I bought some.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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08-10-2007 08:58 PM  10 years agoPost 23
rbort

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Almost free

Call it $4 a gallon for the fuel for a gasser oil included. I can get 14 flights out of a gallon or 3.5 hours in the air. (15 minutes each).

So $4 for 3.5 hours. For a same size nitro machine burning 30% fuel at $25 a gallon, they can usually get 6 flights per gallon. About 10 minutes each (and that's generous), they pay $25 for 1 hour flight -- big difference!

But you're right, gasser fuel is not free, its just cheaper. Cost is minimal comparitively but just think of it as savings per flight and then you'll get the idea: 6 nitro flights 1 hr airtime or $25 cost of operation. 4 gasser flights = 1 hr airtime. Cost is 4/14*4 = $1.15 or savings of $23.85 per hour of enjoyment. Adds up quick for the rainy day!

But yes Shuttlepilot, if you are not as experienced or have a tendancy to crash often, gassers may not be the best choice. Most people learn on a 30 size nitro and then make the move to a gasser once they are confident in their flying skills. Some however money is no object and start with gassers. I guess it varies from person to person. I personally started with a Concept 30 in 1991 and crashed it more often than I remember. Then in 1997 I graduated all the way to a gasser as nitro fuel was costing me alot back then even with a 30 and my calculations of a 60 size indicated its not worth it for me. Was so impressed and happy with my 1005 gasser back then I sold all my nitros (planes) and upgraded to gas powered planes as well. Now 2041 heli gasser flights later, I know I made the perfect decision back then!

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4136 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3200 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1430 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 196 flts

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08-10-2007 09:02 PM  10 years agoPost 24
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Well, I'm not learning with my gasser. I did the initial learning back in 87. I just had a run of bad fortune a little while back with my gasser. My last 2 gallons have been fine.....but I'm not talking about it any more, don't want to screw it up...

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08-10-2007 09:06 PM  10 years agoPost 25
GyroFreak

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but I'm not talking about it anymore, don't want to screw it up...
Too late, you already said it and Mr. Murphy is on his way..

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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08-10-2007 09:06 PM  10 years agoPost 26
shuttlepilot

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SHHHHHHHH

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08-10-2007 09:08 PM  10 years agoPost 27
rbort

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Oh oh...

I was gonna say "don't mention it any more" but GyroFreak already woke up Mr. Murphy...If you see him at the field asking for "Shuttlepilot" point to the other pilot on the field and say "that's him over there"!!

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4136 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3200 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1430 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 196 flts

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