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04-06-2015 03:13 PM  35 months agoPost 1
michael88997

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anybody else get a urge to buy a engine every once in a while? I have now a goblin 570 which I love but thinking of getting something that has a engine just to mess with, I don't want to get a helicopter but thinking of building a cheap plank or something with a asp engine... my only issue is I have a small car so can't fit much of a plane in there.

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04-06-2015 03:18 PM  35 months agoPost 2
ICUR1-2

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maybe get a rc nitro 4x4 truck ? then you got something for those not so nice days

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04-06-2015 05:09 PM  35 months agoPost 3
michael88997

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yeah I was thinking about that but I didn't want to spend too much and I feel like a truck might get boring quick... there are some small planes that could be setup for around 150 or so

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04-06-2015 06:19 PM  35 months agoPost 4
BobOD

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Too bad you're not considering a heli. Could get a trex 600N pretty cheap. Stuff an old 91 in it down the road and you might consider you don't need the electric anymore.

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04-07-2015 03:14 AM  35 months agoPost 5
flyboy1985

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ever since i went 12s ,, the nitro thing seems like a quicker way to get flying ,, as far as packing up things (charger,lipos, ect ect) and waiting for lipos to charge, cool down and so on,, and what really temps me to get a nitro is the fuel and go,,, altho i have been eyeing up gas helis for the reliablity as opposed to nitro ,, but i do 3d and gas powered just dosent seem there yet ,, nor will it be because nitro is a lot more of a viloent reaction then gas ,,so you could never get the same power oz for oz, so im back to the nitro heli,, tsa seems like a good way to go ,, altho that rex 600n they were talking about isnt to shabby eaither,,, altho i will say for money sake , i was really looking into the gaui nx4 ,, yea that is the cheaspest way to go fly nitro without having the huge investment of 90-120 sized engines or even .55 for that matter,, not to mention your gallon of nitro will streach further

going pro , one crash at a time

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04-07-2015 03:49 AM  35 months agoPost 6
turboomni

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maybe get a rc nitro 4x4 truck ? then you got something for those not so nice days
I don't get it,,I can fly a heli in all weather a plank wouldn't risk,,I could fly a heli in all weather as well as a rc truck till i couldn't take it anymore. I had an RC 1 10th scale gasser dune buggy thingy I got new cheap and was bored out of my mind in a few days and sold it. Man it was fast,,,boring,,,

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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04-07-2015 04:05 AM  35 months agoPost 7
PaulBowen

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Best thing I ever did was buying a JR GSR260Z gasser. Big heli, 800 blades 26cc. I had forgotten how much more fun piston power is. I rarely bother with my electrics now. Never thought I would say that!

Futaba T18SZ, JR Propo XG14, Hirobo fanatic!

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04-07-2015 04:20 AM  35 months agoPost 8
AWittleWabbit

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The answer is yes.
I have a gaggle of engines I'll someday get to. At the moment I very occasionally fly a SE-5a converted to nitro with a OS 10fp. It's a nice change of pace and gives a dose of Nitro.

How about a Sig Wonder with a .15-.25?

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04-07-2015 04:20 AM  35 months agoPost 9
BobOD

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I was hooked on electric for years. Finally faded. But the Nitro never faded for me.
I do like the little stuff though. I really wanted an NX4 but saw too many having troubles. I'd probably still go for it as I can fix such things but now I hear the 37 is discontinued. Don't know the status of the NX4.
Ground vehicle...even tried a boat. YAWN!

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04-07-2015 04:27 AM  35 months agoPost 10
turboomni

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Best thing I ever did was buying a JR GSR260Z gasser. Big heli, 800 blades 26cc. I had forgotten how much more fun piston power is.
Man that is a beautiful bird ,,I have always wanted one of those. I own a Min Air 1005 and Spectra gasser and the JR was next on my list as well as a Bergen. Although I still run my Miniature Aircraft gassers I have been experimenting with low head speed electrics which have about the same run times and power. Check out the low head speed section here on RR and see what they can do.

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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04-07-2015 04:48 AM  35 months agoPost 11
ICUR1-2

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I don't get it,,I can fly a heli in all weather a plank wouldn't risk,,I could fly a heli in all weather as well as a rc truck till i couldn't take it anymore. I had an RC 1 10th scale gasser dune buggy thingy I got new cheap and was bored out of my mind in a few days and sold it. Man it was fast,,,boring
There are days you can't fly anything.
Maybe you just bought the wrong rc truck or didn't have friends to race with or a track to race on. But they can be fun maybe not as fun as a 3d nitro heli, but even those can get boring if you get the wrong one or don't have friends to fly with or have the right field for it

One last thing to note when you crash an rc truck you flip it over and continue, running cost are as cheap as a gasser heli.

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04-07-2015 02:18 PM  34 months agoPost 12
jimm

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Is the OS .37 really discontinued OR is it that Great Planes is just not selling it here? OS Japan does not list it as discontinued.

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04-07-2015 02:48 PM  34 months agoPost 13
michael88997

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Is the OS .37 really discontinued OR is it that Great Planes is just not selling it here? OS Japan does not list it as discontinued
to my understanding OS is no longer making the os branded 37 but they are still making the Gaui branded one...

but I had a nx4 and it made it around 4 flights before having a mechanical failure so not really wanting to spend 1200 on another one

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04-08-2015 01:03 AM  34 months agoPost 14
jharkin

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The learning curve is a bit steeper but once you get one setup right a gasser heli is a lot of fun, cheap to operate, minimal mess and less support equipment needs than either electric or nitro. You can fit even a 700 gasser into the backseat of a small car.

I fly all three power sources in both helis and planks, but of all them the gas heli is the one I grab for a quick dash to the field with no advanced prep

... In fact you would be surprised what will fit in a car if you are motivated, I used to get an 85inch giant scale plank into a hatchback

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04-08-2015 01:34 AM  34 months agoPost 15
MartyH

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Yep, I never got the engines out of my system. My only electrics are several airplanes. ALL of my helis are nitro, 50s and 90s.

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04-08-2015 03:41 AM  34 months agoPost 16
turboomni

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I love gassers and as said the learning curve is steeper. Burning up a 500.00 gasser engine is very easy especially coming from a smoky nitro on 30%. With nitro when I flew one there was a product made by CSM called a Carb Smart. I was astounded how over rich I was guzzling 30% fuel with the accepted as norm needle settings considered safe. When using it I remember getting 2 to 4 minutes more a tank of 30% on my OS Hyper 50 and the power went up noticeably with no ill affects. That was a long time ago and I don't fly nitro anymore and prefer gassers.
That said I am amazed that OS or anyone else hasn't come up with something like it only better. I know there are some products out there but not really in the mainstream. It was nice to see in a hover the smoke would go down and when you hit it the smoke output was in harmony to how much you loaded it. Load it alot and suddenly come to a hover it would stay smokey and as the head cooled the smoke would diminish. Great product although crude. A system today would be much better. I wished there was something like that for a gasser.
These days I have been experimenting with Low Head Speed helicopters. I get 10 minute flights with a power to weight ratio equal or better to gassers that I fly. It is not equal to the Goblin Gassers and the like that run extremely high head speed and engine speed that guys pop it around with great collective management to simulate [very well I might add] a nitro or attempt to immitate a lipo heli. It is great but not for me. But I love my gassers!!!!!!!

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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04-08-2015 04:07 AM  34 months agoPost 17
turboomni

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There are days you can't fly anything.
Maybe you just bought the wrong rc truck or didn't have friends to race with or a track to race on. But they can be fun maybe not as fun as a 3d nitro heli, but even those can get boring if you get the wrong one or don't have friends to fly with or have the right field for it
I don't know if that is true for me. Competition or beating someone else at a track doesn't interest me at all. It seems to me to be an arms race. A race track I guess would be fun ,,then you start the timing clock,,faster and faster with better equipment needed to beat someone else. Not for me. I did that enough in my professional life.
One last thing to note when you crash an rc truck you flip it over and continue, running cost are as cheap as a gasser heli.
That I know,,,,

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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04-13-2015 03:29 PM  34 months agoPost 18
michael88997

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I cured my craving... bought a mojo 40 with saito 72 from a buddy I flew with a while back... its a tight fit but somehow my cobalt can fit that with my goblin 570, generator and chargers haha

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04-13-2015 07:41 PM  34 months agoPost 19
BobOD

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You still have room for a passenger in case you decide to go cruising for chicks?

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