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01-28-2012 11:14 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Santiago P

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A what you see here is totally smoke and mirrors.

Watch at YouTube

And please dont tell that pilot he's not supposed to have fun with a nitro engine, it may break his heart

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01-28-2012 11:19 PM  6 years agoPost 2
heli-cuzz

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Anybody who thinks nitro is dead are delirious.

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01-28-2012 11:35 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Steff Giguere

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I myself like electrics, but I know lots of guys who will never be 100% electric and I think that this is a good thing about our hobby, you get what you like.

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01-28-2012 11:42 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Santiago P

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Anybody who thinks nitro is dead are delirious
Agree.

I love my big electrics, but I like to fly my nitro machines just as much. Is just a diferent kind of fun.

Now with the new big block OS, YS, and I think TT, combined with the new crop of lightweight helis, their power to weight ratio is even better than before, and just as fun.
Not putting down electrics, just think that this hobby still needs both, AND GAS! Variety is good!

S

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01-28-2012 11:58 PM  6 years agoPost 5
heli-cuzz

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I just love flying helicopters regardless of race, color, creed, or religion. But I'll never own a flybar.... Ever!!!

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01-28-2012 11:59 PM  6 years agoPost 6
JayL

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I have both electric and nitro and like them both in their own way waiting on a 105 to come in the mail

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01-29-2012 12:06 AM  6 years agoPost 7
MichiganFlyer

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MPV your right! That's a smoke bomb on an electic heli.

Personally I am glad Nitro Engine Companies are answering the wants of nitro guys.

Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.

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01-29-2012 12:42 AM  6 years agoPost 8
McKrackin

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Electric helis are simulations of the real thing

Seriously...One of my first electric helis actually had a fake exhaust pipe to look like a real heli.lol....

I literally never use the word literally right.

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01-29-2012 12:56 AM  6 years agoPost 9
2tall

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Anybody who thinks nitro is dead are delirious
Certainly hope so.

A Kodak VP told me same thing regarding film not too long ago.

Just not sure what nitro can do to offset the next big leap in battery technology.

"Pay attention...lest the ground rise up and smite thee."

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01-29-2012 12:58 AM  6 years agoPost 10
McKrackin

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Just not sure what nitro can do to offset the next big leap in battery technology.
Who cares?
If they stop making and selling nitro...I'll quit the hobby.
I couldn't possibly care any less about battery tech advances and I am far from alone.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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01-29-2012 01:16 AM  6 years agoPost 11
Santiago P

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Batteries advances will come.

That will not change the appeal for internal combustion engines.
Engines may change and become more efficient or make more power, the fuels may change a bit, but internal combustion propulsion will continue for a while.

Like I said, electric had its advantages and appeal, but so does nitro and gas. they are both needed and wanted.

Those who don't agree, go lick the tailpipe of your Prius! lol

S

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01-29-2012 01:44 AM  6 years agoPost 12
Bikman

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how long the engine takes to drink a tank ?

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01-29-2012 01:57 AM  6 years agoPost 13
flmgrip

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i'm glad electric is where it is now... i can't fly nitro because it's to messy to deal with at home and i don't have the luxury of having a workshop... electric is clean and i'm glad it's around otherwise a re-entry in this hobby would have not been possible for me...

i doubt nitro is dead but who cares anyway... fly what suits you (and your field allows...)


i can hover

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01-29-2012 01:57 AM  6 years agoPost 14
Kevin Dalrymple

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Nitro is not dead. Just look at what was flying at IRCHA last year. There was a lot of nitro smoke in the air.

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01-29-2012 02:16 AM  6 years agoPost 15
unclejane

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Oh goody, the E vs. N thread again. I never get tired of this one, mostly because I fly both so can see both sides of it.

That said, I'm more or less getting out of electric after my current machines. I currently have two, my trex 450 and 700E. I just can't get past those crappy batteries. I like everything else about it, but nothing so far has made hooking up/charging/unhooking those batts fun for me.

With nitro, well, I never have to charge/discharge/storage charge/accidentally short out that jug of fuel lol. I just watch the level; when it gets low I order another case. Done lol....

So I really hope the big blocks stem the 1000 foot tidal wave of electric and prevent it from totally taking over the hobby. To be honest, I was really worried about the future of nitro until that day I found that first video of Tim Jones flying the YS120 on Youtube.

I'm like McKrakin in that if electric became my only choice, I'd probably eventually quit the hobby. If my field had 120v, I would probably stick it out a little further since then I wouldn't have to haul my own electricity around (2 deep cycle batts right now which is a total royal pain). But even at that, it just doesn't do it for me the way a nitro machine does.

Like I've said before, there's just this huge sense of satisfaction that comes from completing a flight of a nitro that I just don't get from my electrics. Nothing came off, stripped, burnt up or shredded and no police came to answer noise complaints for 10 whole minutes. Now that's an accomplishment lol!

LS

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01-29-2012 02:21 AM  6 years agoPost 16
jbjones

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Oh goody, the E vs. N thread again
*sigh* yes. I'm with ya, man.
So I really hope the big blocks stem the 1000 foot tidal wave of electric and prevent it from totally taking over the hobby
Yes!
I'm like McKrakin in that if electric became my only choice, I'd probably eventually quit the hobby.
Yes. Same here.
Like I've said before, there's just this huge sense of satisfaction that comes from completing a flight of a nitro.
Yes!! Although, It's "glow power" my friend.

-JB

J. B. Jones

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01-29-2012 02:24 AM  6 years agoPost 17
dchekas

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Electrics have become popular, but Nitro will never go away, as much as some people seem to wish it would

I LOVE listening to my angry 2 stroke nitro engine rip across the field in front of me, smoke pouring out of the exhaust and all.

I've flown quite a few of the big electrics, and they're awesome too. But they're not a replacement for Nitros, they're just a different helicopter to fly.

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01-29-2012 02:46 AM  6 years agoPost 18
Glenn Goodlett

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I'll fly nitro until something better comes along, with better defined by me.

Maybe a nuclear heli. No charging, no fuel to buy every month, but crashing may be problematic.

Glenn

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01-29-2012 03:11 AM  6 years agoPost 19
honda411

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And also when electric starts to sustain the flight time with the power they are producing, then it would be okay to own electrics. Like nitro, going 8 minutes or more for a tank hard 3d flight is pretty good. 4 minutes or so hard 3d flight with electric is no fun. Sure the power is fun but the flight time over rules power i think

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01-29-2012 04:22 PM  6 years agoPost 20
heli-cuzz

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And also when electric starts to sustain the flight time with the power they are producing, then it would be okay to own electrics.
Its ok to own them now. The flight is just a little shorter but it's still flying a heli.

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