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04-28-2011 03:52 PM  10 years ago
mmc205

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a good story..

i remember about 2-3 years ago, i was flying my trex 500 at the field (typical 6s setup, no crazy headspeed, i was just learning to 3D a bit) and a guy was flying a well tuned raptor 90 (he was a very good pilot and a nice guy, taught me a lot). We were both practicing autos and after the autos doing full pitch climbs back to altitude for more autos.

A bystander who didn't know much about helis asked the nitro pilot why that little electric heli would climb so much faster. The nitro pilot, a bit embarrassed i think, muttered something about electric having better sustainable torque and continued his autos.
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04-28-2011 05:08 PM  10 years ago
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I kind of get the nitro thing though, the smoke and sound is pretty cool, something has to make up for the lack of power i guess.

If you can't dazzle them with power, baffle them with smoke and noise, right?
Try watching a video of a nitro heli with the sound off - very boring indeed!
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04-28-2011 05:31 PM  10 years ago
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If you can't dazzle them with power, baffle them with smoke and noise, right?
LOL, good one!
OK, you want substance?

BB guns store energy.
REAL guns burn fuel.
Poor Bob was so tired last night his last post was way out in left field. Honestly Bob, you should take a break for a while, you've been grasping at straws for, say, the last 150 pages or so...
The fuel is not historically an issue and no where near the issue as lipos.
Are we saying it generally takes a more careful person to deal with lipo's? I'd say it takes a careful person to deal with R/C helis in general. But, yes higher performance does require more diligence.
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04-28-2011 05:37 PM  10 years ago
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But, yes higher performance does require more diligence.
well put, the more powerful and capable most machines are, the more care must generally be taken.

Electrics are getting pretty easy though, the only people who seem to have problems with charging are the nitro guys who can't accurately count cells. Especially if its 11S or more, cause they run out of fingers.

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04-28-2011 05:50 PM  10 years ago
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something has to make up for the lack of power i guess.

If you can't dazzle them with power, baffle them with smoke and noise, right?
Oh yeah!
High Voltage just works better
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04-28-2011 07:12 PM  10 years ago
BobOD

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Try watching a video of a nitro heli with the sound off - very boring indeed!
Try watching porn with the good bits blacked out - very boring indeed!

OK, I'm still a bit groggy.
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04-28-2011 08:44 PM  10 years ago
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Hootowl what esc did Curtis burn his hand with? Havent seen thus story yet.. Guaranteed some bad decision, cheap esc, bad pack or something. Otherwise it doesent just happen as some like to make it out to be.....Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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04-28-2011 10:53 PM  10 years ago
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Yeah, he said he was using old packs he would normally not use but wanted extra flights without charging...
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04-29-2011 12:14 AM  10 years ago
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For those who work hard during the week, electric is more of a charge 'n play sort of a weekend deal. For those who don't work during the week and have extra time to fiddle around with the finiky and troublesome Nitro -- Go for it !
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04-29-2011 02:06 AM  10 years ago
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For those who work hard during the week, electric is more of a charge 'n play sort of a weekend deal. For those who don't work during the week and have extra time to fiddle around with the finiky and troublesome Nitro -- Go for it !
Work is hard!!!
Tuning a nitro engine is easy as pie!!!
Tuning an electric takes no skill at all.
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04-29-2011 02:13 AM  10 years ago
Rogman88

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Tuning an electric takes no skill at all.
My kind of venture. I'd rather hone my flying skills and not worry so much about tuning skills anyway.
High Voltage just works better
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04-29-2011 02:15 AM  10 years ago
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Exactly I want back to back exact performance flights. I work so much I want me free time to be hassle free and fun.y free time is priceless so electric is not only more convenient but productive to. I'd rather hone my flying skills over tweaking and rebuilding. Been there done that....Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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04-29-2011 02:17 AM  10 years ago
OICU812

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Lol rog was responding se time! Exactly my thoughts as well. If ya don't work or don't have responsibilities then fiddle Fak away!...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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04-29-2011 02:52 AM  10 years ago
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I work minimum 60 hours a week, usually 80 and as much as 100, and I still find time to fiddle. I enjoy it in fact...relaxing for me. And the outcome is usually satisfaction. Team POP Secret
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04-29-2011 02:58 AM  10 years ago
mmc205

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fiddle if you want, i work a lot and my time is precious, if you like to fiddle, take up the violin!

I'll stick with my high power, consistent, low maintenance, e-birds.

you can fiddle as much as you want, but you'll never get the power electrics provide.
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04-29-2011 03:16 AM  10 years ago
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Save the I'm too busy crying game for your pillows.
Who hell fiddles.... Are the ones that turned all electric due to lack of proper tuning skills and busy lifestyles.

I also work and take care of my family. I work so much that I'm working when I'm not working.
I don't fiddle with the needles either. I know when I need to make adjustments according to weather conditions. I know my NOBAR90 pulls through every reckless double stickbang I give to it.
Really its not as difficult most of you make it out to be.
I still fly both so all this rambling is nonsense anyways.
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04-29-2011 03:18 AM  10 years ago
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This thread is like the energizer bunny!!TT X50 Nitro
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04-29-2011 03:26 AM  10 years ago
OICU812

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Expect retort when you claim electric is mindless? Seems common sense to me. I can tune fine but I prefer to fly not so much of a crime. I understand and respect benefits love can blind those to the obvious understandable. Those not respecting advantages are just that .. Blind and that's fine. Everyone argues flight time I've literally got twice flight time at every event due to lack of fiddle Fakin with glo plugs, starters, clutches and all that crap. Those pilots never seem to relaxed to me mostly frustrated actually....Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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04-29-2011 03:31 AM  10 years ago
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It's not about the power dude.
It's the sound and smoke! Yeah!
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04-29-2011 03:33 AM  10 years ago
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And for some it's about not having that or the noise which at some fields or areas simply is not allowed.

Some love seeing smoke hearing their airborne weed whackers, me I love hearing my blades and my mechanics on the machine that's all beautiful music !
...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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