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05-28-2013 03:51 PM  5 years agoPost 61
westwindpilot

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The YS engine has a history of being hard to tune.
Obviously you were never around flying 90`s when the infamous C-spec O.S. 91`s were the engine to have. Both YS and OS have come along way. But when I hear some one say YS has a history of being hard to tune, it cracks me up. You have no idea how much easier a person had it when we had only the c-spec 91 and the YS 90st, the YS blew the c-spec out of the water for tunability. Atleast in my case it did

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05-28-2013 05:09 PM  5 years agoPost 62
dchekas

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I think he was referring to the YS120.

In which case, I would agree 100%.

Having traveled to dozens of events and clubs, universally, the YS120 has the reputation of being a complete PITA to tune.

The OS 1.05 on the other hand, has proven to be reliable, easy to tune, and powerful.

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05-28-2013 05:26 PM  5 years agoPost 63
MartyH

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Nitro helis don't ever burn because you over filled the tank.
Nitro will NEVER catch fire on it's own or burn down your home.
Nitro doesn't have to be discharged when not in use.
Nitro helis can fly all day long without ever thinking about needing a source of electric.
Nitro will never take $300 worth of fuel with it in a crash.
If you run a jug of nitro completely empty...you can just put more in instead of throwing it away...No over discharge worries.
Nothing takes the place of a real engine if you're a gearhead.
McKrackin said it best, especially the last point. A major part of what attracts me to this hobby are the little engines. I do like some smaller electric airplanes but for the most part, I am all about IC.

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05-28-2013 05:47 PM  5 years agoPost 64
rexxigpilot

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I suspect that if nitro fuel was as cheap as gasoline most of us would have at least one nitro model in our hangers. Many of us are gearheads and love a mechanical device that runs on liquid fuel.

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05-28-2013 05:56 PM  5 years agoPost 65
jschenck

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05-28-2013 08:59 PM  5 years agoPost 66
McKrackin

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The YS120 west guy

Read my signature.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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05-28-2013 09:13 PM  5 years agoPost 67
ICUR1-2

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If nitro were half the price for fuel and electric had twice the flight time than now ..
Which would you rather have?

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05-28-2013 09:24 PM  5 years agoPost 68
honda411

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ICUR1-2: In that case both. Its very hard to say because they both have their pros and cons. I would say nitro.
My LHS sells their rotor rage 30% at 32.99 a gallon, 15% being about 27-28. I think its a bit steep. I was looking on amainhobbies last night for cases of fuel. VP power master has 30% i think 119 for 6 gallons, or 109 or something like that for 6 gallons of 15%.
Anyone used this stuff before?
The OS 15 gasoline engine looks interesting. Only if it was a bit quieter.
I think if i had to choose a nitro engine it would be the 105. I see there is multiple pipes available for it as well

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05-28-2013 10:17 PM  5 years agoPost 69
McKrackin

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Torco fuel is cheap and free delivery with no HAZMAT fees.

15% is $98 a case delivered and the 105 runs great on it.
I think the 30% is $124 a case delivered.

It even smells better than most fuels...Maybe Klotz oil.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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05-28-2013 10:19 PM  5 years agoPost 70
honda411

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Do u order straight from torco?

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05-28-2013 10:33 PM  5 years agoPost 71
McKrackin

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Ironically enough...Torco fuel is cheaper from their eBay store than from their warehouse.lol....

Just search Torco heli on eBay.

You can also buy from Torcos warehouse but it's a couple dollars more.

UPS spilled a gallon in my case once and Torco sent a new case same day without waiting to get the damaged case back.

Great customer service.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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05-28-2013 10:36 PM  5 years agoPost 72
McKrackin

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See here?

$98 at Torcos eBay store.

$113 at Torcos warehouse.lol...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Torco-RC-Fu...=item2ebdb48504

http://torconitro.com/pro-rc-nitro.html

I literally never use the word literally right.

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05-28-2013 11:28 PM  5 years agoPost 73
BobOD

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LOL. I'm still imagining how many complaints usps got for delivering pink, stinky mail.

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05-28-2013 11:30 PM  5 years agoPost 74
McKrackin

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It was UPS and yes...a whole gallon spilled in the truck.lol....

I literally never use the word literally right.

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05-28-2013 11:38 PM  5 years agoPost 75
BobOD

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If nitro were half the price for fuel and electric had twice the flight time than now ..
Which would you rather have?
That's actually quite a good question. First of all, I would be happier than a pig in slop.
And I'd still prefer Nitro, just not quite as much.

Now, if you're a gearhead, I have some serious advice. Set yourself a plan, save your pennies and get a turbine one day. Then you can blow all these dorks away.

Nitros, electrics and gassers...MEH.

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05-29-2013 12:29 AM  5 years agoPost 76
Ace Dude

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My LHS sells their rotor rage 30% at 32.99 a gallon
IMHO that's pretty expensive. I picked up several cases of Wildcat YP30 (Youngblood 30%) at Toledo for much less.

  

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05-29-2013 12:35 AM  5 years agoPost 77
Ace Dude

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It was UPS and yes...a whole gallon spilled in the truck.lol....
I feel your pain. Got my AMSOIL order last week, come home from work and the package is dripping all over my picnic table on my porch. Luckily it was only a pin hole, but it was in a gallon of synthetic motor oil. I'll never order gallon containers of motor oil again. Thank god it was only a small leak and it is a glass picnic table and was on a concrete floor. Good thing only about a quart leaked out.

  

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05-29-2013 01:18 AM  5 years agoPost 78
Jeff polisena

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I think everyone has their own reasons for flying what they do and what products they use . I've always figured if I use good quality products I get quality results ,no not always the case but most of the time . I never really worried about price of fuel ,I figured the entertainment was worth it .

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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05-29-2013 01:42 AM  5 years agoPost 79
skytrekin

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Anchorage, AK

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HobbyTown in Scottsdale has Rotor Rage 30% Masters Blend for 27.50 a gal. That's what I am using.

Next time your over this way, maybe get a few gallons.

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05-29-2013 02:14 AM  5 years agoPost 80
Trickycopter

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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I started out nitro then when the local hobby shop closed I went to electric but man I miss the smell of nitro in the morning I am looking at getting the new gas powered motor that O.S has out with the pumped carb. They say it will fit in most heli's and flight times are unreal with gas powered heli's and no slim is a plus just my two cents worth have a great day Rick

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