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02-09-2006 10:13 AM  12 years agoPost 1
Nick T

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Hi all

I have been looking at the Ion X for a while - although rare it seems its been out quite a while.

The new straus looks a better machine - does anyone know if an electric straus is in the works?

Cheers

Nick T

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02-09-2006 12:03 PM  12 years agoPost 2
RC Rotortek

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As far as I know Nick, MA are concentrating there efforts on the 50 size electric heli which is currently under development.

I am actually looking at possibly going electric with the Ion-X, but the price of those chargers, dischargers, battery packs, brushless motors and speed controllers are just too expensive for my budget and is the main reason I won't go there for some time. I would have to sell my Stratus and Fury just to get halfway to funding everything I'd like for an Ion-X.

If money is no object, I would still go for an Ion-X over the Stratus. Many of the fundamental components such as the head, tailboom, taildrive etc are the same on both models. Big difference with the Ion is of course the main frame design compared to the Stratus.

Is a shame electric models are still way overpriced which is what steers many people off. If they dropped their prices to sensible costs on 90 size electric, I think the nitro models would be facing serious competition.

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02-09-2006 12:21 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Nick T

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RC

Thanks for the reply - I was not aware that a new 50 size was in the pipe line - maybe that is the correct compromise. I already have a few large 10s packs for my MP.

Any idea on where further info / delivery date on the 50 offering?

Thanks

Nick

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02-09-2006 04:37 PM  12 years agoPost 4
RC Rotortek

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No release date yet Nick, but I will probably only be able to afford to run a 50 size, and this will most likely be it when it does arrive!!

Would make more sense with the common MA Parts from the Fury/Stratus

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http://www.augustoheli.com/videostu...onIRCHASE05.wmv

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02-09-2006 05:12 PM  12 years agoPost 5
fitenfyr

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There is really no need to "upgrade" an Ion-X to the stratus.
The only real difference in the overall ability of the helicopter to perform is the new flybar carrier.
You can order that upgrade for the Extreme head or the Tempest head making it the same as the Stratus.
The rest of the improvements I have seen are in relation to how the engine mounts in the frames.
You also get the open tailbox I think on the Stratus, but that is not really an improvement in performance so much as less maintenance.

The Ion-X is without a doubt the cleanest Minature Aircraft helicopter they make.

The flybar carrier upgrade is part number 126-105 I think...


I am also anxiously awaiting the 50 sized electric.
It should make for a great fun helicopter and should use the same 10s setup I have for the Ion.

Jason Stiffey
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02-10-2006 09:15 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Nick T

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Gee, now what! looks like I will have to take a close look in person at the Ion and make my decisions from there.

I think I am right in that I currently have 10S1P FP 20C 3700Mah packs, and that if i mount them in parralell either side of the frames i am good to go? If so the expensive battery part is already in the bag along with the chargers etc and I am nopw looking at a normal (relative!!) layout on a top line proiduct.

Can anyone compaire the machine to my favourate 3DMPs?? Anyone have/flow both??

Thanks and as usual this forum is invaluble in getting the lowdon prior to spending the wifes conservatory!

Nick T

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02-10-2006 08:17 PM  12 years agoPost 7
fitenfyr

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10S1P 20C cells are probably not enough amps available.
You will more likely than not over amp those cells and destroy them with the Ion.

The minimum I have been told and have seen are 3p.

Jason Stiffey
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02-11-2006 12:13 PM  12 years agoPost 8
modifyit15

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What about converting a srtatus to electric,is this possible?
I to wish electric components were consderably cheaper. I believe sales would exceed the sales of nitro.
it would be like electric cars. they sell like hot cakes.

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02-11-2006 05:27 PM  12 years agoPost 9
fitenfyr

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In my opinion it would be a waste to convert a Stratus to an electric.
Especially since you would really have just a heavy Ion-X at that point.

Jason Stiffey
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02-11-2006 05:48 PM  12 years agoPost 10
modifyit15

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an ion x is lighter than my 8.5lb stratus ready to fly?

Fly 60% take heli home Fly 150% take parts home

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