Pasco,Washington Formerly: Captain Chaos
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I have both a nitro and micro-electric. I much prefer my micro-electric because of it's simplicity. It's clean, quiet, convenient, and easily programmed. No worries about needle valve adjustments, engine temperature, and throttle curve complications. I can fit my micro-heli, radio, charger, and everything it needs in a conveniently totable 24" toolbox and fly it anywhere, anytime.
I have nearly lost all interest in my nitro machine and only even think about it when my micro is out of commission for a few days. After about 20 years in the RC plane/heli hobby, I am pretty much done with nitro. I too am thinking of selling my nitro heli and buying either a T-rex or a nice electric plane like a mini-Funtana/Edge540. Today's electric technology has breathed a new life into this hobby for me.
The Lipo packs for my micro-heli are $50 a piece. When I go flying with a group, I have little trouble keeping up with the nitro guys with only 2 Lipo packs. I go to the field with both charged. I fly 1 pack then let it rest while the next guy flies. Then I put it on the charger when the next guy after flies. Then theres usually 1 more guy to fly before it's my turn again. By the time I fly my second pack, my first pack has half to 3-quarter charge on it already. And since my charger can charge 2 packs at a time, I don't have to wait for one to finish before starting another. So I can keep up pretty well during a 4-5 hour flying session. When I get around to buying that 3rd pack, I'll really be set.