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01-12-2010 04:25 PM  8 years agoPost 1
LjCraft12

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which one will give you better performance? Like Trex 600e decked out or a trex 600 nitro edition. I am only saying these helis only for example but trying to get an even comparrison on them for the size.

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01-12-2010 04:27 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Darren Lee

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Are you for real?

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01-12-2010 04:38 PM  8 years agoPost 3
LjCraft12

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yeah I wanna know I mean I know nitro is strong and powerful but there are lots of electric motors out there and I know nothing about the electric motors and batteries these days. Last time I had anything r/c electric was a tyco super fast traxx. When I was 11 im 23 now and technology changes for the size.

I mean I am betting on nitro yeah but sometimes things can be miss leading after 12 yrs

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01-12-2010 04:38 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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For raw power, given the power systems available today, it's always possible to setup a more powerful electric in any given size. Of course that is dependent on knowing what your doing and having the $$ to do so.

Other factors and preferences may come into the mix which would cause you to opt for nitro, but electrics are capable of more power.

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01-12-2010 04:40 PM  8 years agoPost 5
LjCraft12

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thanks big. Power to weight ratio I was defintly going with nitro.

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01-12-2010 04:54 PM  8 years agoPost 6
ShuRugal

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didn't we just have this thread?

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01-12-2010 04:55 PM  8 years agoPost 7
LjCraft12

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I hope not if so were I know i asked which is bettter but that never asked which is stronger

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01-12-2010 05:02 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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01-12-2010 05:12 PM  8 years agoPost 9
bart2546

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As others have said, you can really rip and roar with an electric. And power to weight, with nitro, usually there's some point that you want more power but end up having to go with a bigger bird because the next power band has to be in a bigger size motor. With electrics, a lot can change in a same can size of a motor (magnets, cores, turns, wraps of wire ETC) that can cause more power in the same size bird. That's not even factoring in speed controls, pack sizes and the like. That BEING said, in my opinion, money is going to be the make or break decision there. I personally would rather have 8 or 9 minutes of flight on a TRex 600 nitro with modest power than 6 minutes with an electric version give or take a few minutes depending on flight style.

Then there's adding more batteries to have a decently long day overall at the field. Yes, electrics are quieter and cleaner, but for me, I LOVE the smell of nitro and the look of the smoke and the sound of them spooling up. It's going to boil down to money and personal preference and a combination of the two. If you don't have a lot of funds, you may prefer nitro by force. There's the argument that nitro users have to keep buying fuel but when you sit and think about it, a battery pack won't last forever (especially under the varying conditions of the user) and even just normal wear and tear. So while they may last longer than a gallon of nitro, you still have to replace those packs. I also hate waiting to charge batteries. I want to refuel and restart. Not stop and twiddle my thumbs while the battery takes its time.

I wish you luck on whatever you choose, just really really really look into it, read as much as you can, and the best experience of all which of course you've already heard, try to get some experience with BOTH versions at a local field with a GOOD pilot who can provide 1 on 1 insight. Even if you don't fly it yourself, watching someone from start of the day when they unpack to when they pack up and leave can help give you an idea of which you'd prefer to be doing.

Good luck!

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01-12-2010 05:20 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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if you got lots of money go E power , and if you got lots of money go N power. Hmmm said the same thing for both ? thats because N fuel costs way too much and lipos cost way too much also. and if you buy the cheap fuel power will suck and if you buy the cheaap lipo longevity will suck . dont get hooked on one power system or the other until you examine your flying areas , what are the regulars flying ? go with what they have and save some time and hassle.

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01-12-2010 05:56 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Bundian

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I don't know how many time I have to tell...

Get the one that goes higher!!!!

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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01-12-2010 06:05 PM  8 years agoPost 12
falcon

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Get both

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01-12-2010 06:16 PM  8 years agoPost 13
colsy

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50 size chassis and above is a real tough debate.

It is dependent not only on youre current financial situation, but also a practical issue aswell.

I'm mentaly done @ 4/5minutes, and i would rather have 6... 4 minute flights, than 3... 8 minute flights.

Im OCD so can no longer deal with oil.

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01-12-2010 06:26 PM  8 years agoPost 14
flyboy907

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I am willing to bet I have read a thread like this before lol. Let me give you some great advise, use the search button on top of the page and you will get so much info it will make your head hurt.

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01-12-2010 06:29 PM  8 years agoPost 15
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Is there a way of keep track of how many threads with this subject so far?

I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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01-12-2010 06:36 PM  8 years agoPost 16
ShuRugal

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i saw in another of these threads someone posted a list with every nitro vs electric thread he had seen in it. list was a whole page long XD

Here's the cheat version of the list

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01-12-2010 06:43 PM  8 years agoPost 17
cub2000

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I'm putting in my vote: +1 for electric.

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01-12-2010 06:47 PM  8 years agoPost 18
chopper_crazy

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I have been flying both for some time now and have both a 600esp and a 600nitro pro. I personally like the electric better. I am actually debating selling my nitro machine and have all electric and a couple of gassers.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-12-2010 06:47 PM  8 years agoPost 19
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01-12-2010 09:01 PM  8 years agoPost 20
airboss

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dont give him a hard time for asking question ! just answer or go to next thread, sometimes people just like to get fresh opinions rather than rely on some old thread .

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