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04-23-2011 12:40 PM  7 years agoPost 3501
heli-cuzz

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Chapter 25 Helicopter Love pg. 176
Don't care what the all e-guys say.
I fly both so I win!!!

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04-23-2011 12:56 PM  7 years agoPost 3502
Rogman88

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Good heavens guys don't y'all sleep? I posted one last inflammatory remark last night before going to bed and I wake up 1.5 pages later! Anyway wind looks bad but gonna go try and fly anyway. Today is a workday at our field. We've got a fun fly here next weekend but it's for plankers so I may end up driving 4 hours to a heli one the same day.

High Voltage just works better

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04-23-2011 01:01 PM  7 years agoPost 3503
heli-cuzz

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Same here Rogman. Except its raining here.
Going down to the field at 11 to pull a line for e-power at the new heli area we have for those congested planker days.
I'd drive the 4 hours and leave the planks at home.

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04-23-2011 03:29 PM  7 years agoPost 3504
BobOD

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Third rainy weekend in a row here.
Man, those lipos have really been burning a hole in my wallet lately.

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04-23-2011 03:48 PM  7 years agoPost 3505
Band1086

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You'll have to start getting the el cheapos

When they sit it doesn't cost you much!

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04-23-2011 04:44 PM  7 years agoPost 3506
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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AerialSkyCam Electrics are not toys.

Watch at YouTube

toys are run by ? batteries this is what makes them toys

a nitro like a car is run by a motor = machine
varoooom
excellent video btw

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04-23-2011 05:01 PM  7 years agoPost 3507
BobOD

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You'll have to start getting the el cheapos

When they sit it doesn't cost you much!
I don't do cheap!
Besides, so if it's not $68 then OK maybe $100. Can you recommend a battery for a 700 for $100? That's all I'd wand to spend since I only plan on flying it 10% of the time.

Anyway, the cost has little to do with why I like Nitro anyway. It's more because Nitro is more manly.

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04-23-2011 05:10 PM  7 years agoPost 3508
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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BobOD I like Nitro anyway. It's more because Nitro is more manly.
+1

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04-23-2011 06:13 PM  7 years agoPost 3509
rexxigpilot

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Third rainy weekend in a row here.
Man, those lipos have really been burning a hole in my wallet lately.
I few 30 times this past week. Total flight time was 205 minutes. It was a mix of 20 fligts on my Logo 600 at 7.75 min./flight and 10 flights on my Furion 450 at 5 min/flight. Cost to me was about $21 ($6.15/hr of flight time). This assumes I get 150 flights on a pack before they gets too weak, which is what I typically get from inexpensive Turnigy, FlightMax and Rhino packs. I don't crash often and I don't need a generator since we have utility power at our field. My charge equipment is paid for and is used for many other things like charging RX packs for my nitro models; my motorcyle, PWC and lawn tractor batteries; etc. So, the only operating cost I really have is battery usage.

If I flew my nitro models the same amount of time, I would have much higher operating costs. I don't enjoy my 50 class nitro models because they lack the power I like. The 90 size helis do OK but are thirsty. Each model gets about 8 minutes of flight time. Suppose I brought one of my 90 nitro models (say Trex700) and one 50 nitro (say SDX) and flew the 90 for 19 flights and the 50 for 7 flights. That's a total of 208 minutes of flight time. I would consume fuel at a rate of 6.6 flights/gal (53min/gal) on the Trex and 8.7 flights/gal (69min/gal) on the SDX. Total fuel consumption would be 3.7 gallons. I buy my fuel in bulk, so I get it at $18/gallon. My total fuel cost for the week if I flew my nitro birds would have been $66.30.

So for me, the cost to go electric is about 1/3rd the cost of nitro. Now, I'm sure some of you will nitpick various details of my analysis like "I get longer flight times on my 700", or "I get way more than 6.7 flights per gallon out of my 50", or "your comparing a 600 electric with a 90 nitro", you name the nitpick. However, these are real world numbers for me using the equipment I actually have - not estimates or guesses. I also didn't figure into the equation replacement of nitro heli parts that wear much more quickly due to inherent vibration of a nitro model.

I suppose there is some truth to what some say about nitro being cheaper. If you don't fly them they don't consume fuel. Nitro makes a great hanger queen!

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04-23-2011 08:31 PM  7 years agoPost 3510
BobOD

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But...Nitro = more manly

Such things don't come cheap.

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04-23-2011 08:56 PM  7 years agoPost 3511
Wave

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But...Nitro = more manly

Such things don't come cheap.
Thankfully a powerful, reliable heli with minimal vibration does come much cheaper when you fly electric.

Nitro = manly .... not quite. It just equals a waste of time and money.

Interesting novelty though.

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04-23-2011 09:10 PM  7 years agoPost 3512
Rogman88

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But...Nitro = more manly
nah I like this one better.
Electric = Long and hard
Nitro = short little pops

High Voltage just works better

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04-23-2011 09:28 PM  7 years agoPost 3513
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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Rogman88
But...Nitro = more manly
nah I like this one better.
Electric = Long and hard
Nitro = short little pops
that should be the other way around

Electric = short little pops

nitro = Long and hard

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04-23-2011 10:14 PM  7 years agoPost 3514
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My 700N complete kit cost $2800
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Elk, how much fuel did you figure in that price and how much per gallon?
Actually,,,I went the BobOD route and got the 20% from Helidirect. Two cases for $128,,,,so I got 8 gallons that I will use for break in and some mild sport flying. Soon as the heli/engine are good to go and I'm confortable with it I'll swap over to the 30% and cut it loose.

BobOD-- I fly a LOT. If I have decent weather I fly between 20 and 30 flights per day,,,,EVERY day I have good weather. Even in the U.P. I fly all winter long. This 700 will be my 4th heli and I have several planes and EDFs also.

I'm a Disabled Vet so this is my life now,,,you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone that flies more than me.

I'm on the verge of flying some serious 3D/smack.

Band1086--- are you calculating the cost of charging those batteries? I know that my electric bill is directly porportional to how much I fly but I have not attempted to figure out how much it is costing me.

I'm looking forward to trying the nitro game,,especiallly with the 700. I'll post videos of the maiden flight.

Randy

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04-23-2011 10:14 PM  7 years agoPost 3515
heli-cuzz

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But...Nitro = more manly

nah I like this one better.
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Electric = Long and hard
Nitro = short little pops

that should be the other way around

Electric = short little pops

nitro = Long and hard
AND THE CLOWNETH SPEAKS!!!!

Glad you had to put that in the right order.

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04-23-2011 10:39 PM  7 years agoPost 3516
BobOD

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Long and hard.

Watch at YouTube

NOT Long and hard.

Watch at YouTube

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04-23-2011 10:39 PM  7 years agoPost 3517
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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heli-cuzz
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But...Nitro = more manly

nah I like this one better.
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Electric = Long and hard
Nitro = short little pops

that should be the other way around

Electric = short little pops

nitro = Long and hard
AND THE CLOWNETH SPEAKS!!!!

Glad you had to put that in the right order.
somebody had to do it (smiles)

Insha Allah made in america

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04-24-2011 01:03 AM  7 years agoPost 3518
BobOD

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I fly a LOT.
Well, if that's the case, then you probably will find the Nitro isn't as cheap as electric.
"Manly" doesn't come cheap.

LOL...sorry guys, the weather sucks, I'm busy working all day and I'm cranky.

The weather looks pretty promising tomorrow...but I have Easter/Wifey commitments. Best I'll probably be able to do is pop in here once in a while and bash and insult some of ya. Hope you don't mind.

Round 4 Rog?

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04-24-2011 01:21 AM  7 years agoPost 3519
Band1086

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Nitro makes a great hanger queen!
Nitro = manly .... not quite. It just equals a waste of time and money.

Interesting novelty though.
lol...my buddies!
Band1086--- are you calculating the cost of charging those batteries?
Yes, in the cost of the gen. It runs all day on a gallon, and I can charge a whole lot of batts on a gallon!

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04-24-2011 01:23 AM  7 years agoPost 3520
heli-cuzz

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I have an mcx I will fly tomorrow on Easter morning.
I have it tuned for thr33 D.

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