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03-22-2009 11:46 PM  8 years agoPost 1
cal1nu

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Are electric helis more unstable and drift away easily than gassers or glow power helis? I have been learning to fly a rc heli using a FR4.5 simulator. I noticed the electrics are hard to control to hover in 1 spot, constantly drifting away erratically, and more unstable. But the glow helis especially the 4 stroker is a lot easier to control and more stable. Is the simulator accurate and electric helis require more skill to fly?

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03-22-2009 11:59 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Saint728

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They should be almost the same to fly. I'm sure the sim makes the gasser and nitro heavier so they seem more stable, but in true flying there isn't that much difference between the two. The gasser on the other hand is probably the heaviest and will be more stable in the wind. Nitro and electric helicopters of the same size e.g. Align 600E and Raptor Titan 50 RTF are near the same weight, so there wouldn't be much difference between the two flying in similar conditions.

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03-23-2009 12:05 AM  8 years agoPost 3
dave75d

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the electric motors are a little quicker, making them a little more responsive (JMHO) but not enough to really matter.

ten grand in helis and all i can do is hover

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03-23-2009 09:42 AM  8 years agoPost 4
mchammer

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Are electric helis more unstable and drift away easily than gassers or glow power helis?
Yes and no.

The reason they are mostly unstable is because the majority of electrics are smaller helis. Smaller is allways less stable than larger whether it is electric or not. If you had a 90 sized heli that was electric it would be as stable if not more so than a nitro.

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03-23-2009 09:01 PM  8 years agoPost 5
DKNguyen

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Try the Ion-X electric heli. It's the largest on in the simulator. Just as stable as the nitros. THe only one more stable is the massive Bergen GAsser.

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