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03-31-2009 01:01 PM  9 years agoPost 41
Kinger

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Both have their place. For convience and sheer power (at least for the first few minutes of a flight anyway) electric wins. For long days at the field where I want to get as much stick time as possible it's nitro no questions asked.

If I was able to get to a local flying field where I could fly nitro every day, I probably would have no use for an electric model. However, due to outside forces keeping me from doing that (job, family, house work), the electric is perfect for grabbing a couple flights at a business park on the way home from work.

When it comes to learning new maneuvers and picking up skills I used to think nitros were the only way to go due to the increased flight time per flight. However, that's not really the case if you only get to fly your nitro bird every once in a while due to not being able to get to a field. If electric allows you to fly every day a couple of packs (even at a reduced flight time per flight) you still generally end up with as much or more stick time than the nitro guy who only gets to fly once a week.

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03-31-2009 02:36 PM  9 years agoPost 42
GScott

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Kinger,

I agree which is why I have a Protos. I loved my Logo and still toy with the idea of going all electric. If the XPS packs work out then it may be a possibility. A 6s 5000 pack for $160 with the same power as an Outrage is awesome.

Housework???? We need to talk about that. You need to follow my lead and get yourself a Swedish nanny

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03-31-2009 04:41 PM  9 years agoPost 43
cstoneman

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The Electric vs Nitro arguments are at least interesting. JR vs Futaba got boring around 25 years ago.

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03-31-2009 05:11 PM  9 years agoPost 44
TOSH

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As far as A123's and Zippy packs they don't have the power and performance of a good lipo so don't count on being able to save $$$ by using them.
l look at it this way. My Zippy Rhino 6s 4900 that cost $111.00 may or may not have the power of your $250.00 packs.
BUT they have enough power to wind the teeth of the main gear and my L500 V-bar has more power than any OS 50 powered heli out there. No matter how had l fly these packs they don`t get hot so l`m expecting a reasonable amount of cycles from them.

Flybars. Who needs `em.

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