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05-29-2013 10:05 PM  5 years agoPost 101
McKrackin

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I like both, both require charging
Not necessarily...Some charge in flight....Electric cannot do that...Nitro can and has,right here in this very yard

And for sure...only one requires charging lipos.

You can have a super strong and fast nitro and never own a lipo or lipo charger.

That is not an option with electric.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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05-29-2013 11:18 PM  5 years agoPost 102
BobOD

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You don't have to charge lipos for an electric. Just buy a whole bunch. Too bad they come only half full though.

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05-30-2013 12:12 AM  5 years agoPost 103
Cra-Z-1

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if you want a nitro for the fun of it then get a 600. the 700's fuel consumption are why a lot of guys go electric in the first place.
For sure a 91 or larger will suck alot more fuel. I think they are proportionally funner to fly though.

A 600 is a fantastic and economical all-around size nitro to fly.

I have and fly both Electric and Nitro...The guy I fly with wakes up early as hell just to charge his batts before the field trek to fly before it gets too hot out.

NO WAY will I be waking up at 4 A.M. to charge up my packs and be at the field by 7 a.m., so I always spend my Friday or Saturday nights getting everything charged up. The single biggest PITA for me and electrics, is just guessing what the weather will do in the morning...this year more often than not, we are chased off by gale force winds. Then I've got a case full of 12S packs I'm stuck discharging...UGH...

BUT....the thing I absolutely love the most about electrics is how SMOOTH they appear to fly, and the sound of the blades that is mostly masked by a nitro machine. I love the power advantage...but...that can also get me into trouble MUCH faster than my nitro counterparts.

Just due to the drive train type, nitro fascinates me much more, but getting fuel is a HUGE pita for me where I have no hope of getting it local. I vowed never to pay more than $30 for a gallon of it, so when that day comes, its electric or gasoline for me. My fav heli is my 600N in respect to what I "dare" do with it. Its my guinea pig, and the one that also gives me the least amount of problems, ironically. I enjoy actually "flying" my 700N more than all of them though, due to the presence of such a large machine, and the way it behaves.

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05-30-2013 12:37 AM  5 years agoPost 104
McKrackin

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Remember Torco is a great running fuel that delivers for free and has a pretty low price.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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05-30-2013 12:38 AM  5 years agoPost 105
RaymondJ

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A big smoke stream ripping through your blades when you do rainbows or something always makes me happy

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05-30-2013 11:39 AM  5 years agoPost 106
Helicrazy4

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Would be nice if all nitro prices would drop a little.guys would buy more and the company's would sell more.everybody would be happy maybe.

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05-30-2013 12:47 PM  5 years agoPost 107
RogerRabbit62

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It would be nice if we all earn more and living would cost less !

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05-30-2013 03:41 PM  5 years agoPost 108
stubbs

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It would be nice if I could even FIND nitro locally instead of having to order it. Lived in too many places without a LHS. That's my primary reason for staying all electric after being away from the hobby many years and discovering all the advances that had been made with electric aircraft..

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05-30-2013 04:17 PM  5 years agoPost 109
Cra-Z-1

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Remember Torco is a great running fuel that delivers for free and has a pretty low price.
I'm pretty sure there will come a time when i'll be trying that stuff out. Magnum's fuel is what I'm preferring right now, and its right at 21.50/gal for what we're buying. Its pretty hard to beat that price.

Ban the Ban.

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05-30-2013 06:41 PM  5 years agoPost 110
Jeff polisena

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A lot of you guys drink rite ? I look at fuel as beer or crown ,you never get it back and just piss it away but the entertainment factor and stress release is worth it . I don't drink or smoke so helis are my drug and I'm addicted .Sure a six pack or a bottle is not compared in price but depending on how you look at it is still something you don't need to survive .

People come into my work and buy 3 to 5 hundred bucks of cigarets and whiskey and I can't see spending that for that but that their hobby .

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

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05-30-2013 08:19 PM  5 years agoPost 111
Cra-Z-1

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Well problem for me is; I have one budget, and I have many other activities going on as well; In the summer the boat needs its maintenance, and it costs a pretty penny to keep it licensed, and keep us on the water. Got the Toyhauler and all the ATV's to take care of as well. Then the vehicles...yada yada...I have no less interest in my helis but if a cost is going to have to be cut, the heli fuel will have to be it.

IMHO....above $30 a gallon for heli fuel is just pretty much insanity any way you look at it. I'd be willing to bet that a large part of the death of nitro will be attributed to fuel cost/availability. At what point to "most" people, does it not become worth it?

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05-30-2013 08:37 PM  5 years agoPost 112
jwatts007

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most of the guys I fly with are electric now...TDRs logo700s 7HVs and so on....and they all fly really nice have loads of power and all that..but they just do not interest me I would not swap my nitro helis for any of them...yes my helis get messy my hands get fuel on them and it does give me the hump at times...but cleaning them does give me a chance too check them over and its nice when they are all clean...i can fly at a moments notice...and I dont like the idea of having too have a big bag of lipos too have a days flying...and then all that charging whats that all about...also my fuel fits perfectly in any nitro heli...I dont need different sized nitro for each one LOL...

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05-30-2013 11:13 PM  5 years agoPost 113
BladeStrikes

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Cra-Z-1
The guy I fly with wakes up early as hell just to charge his batts before the field trek to fly before it gets too hot out.
NO WAY will I be waking up at 4 A.M. to charge up my packs and be at the field by 7 a.m
What do you and him have,20watt chargers ?
Take a whole 25 mins to charge four 6S packs then im out the door..

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05-30-2013 11:26 PM  5 years agoPost 114
McKrackin

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Lmfao at the samesize nitro fits them all....lol...seriously lol

I literally never use the word literally right.

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05-30-2013 11:34 PM  5 years agoPost 115
honda411

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The biggest thing for me is I am afraid of fire. I took the fire academy for fire fighting and everything and love fire, but not my house burning down. I think about it probably every day.

Glad to see everyone is chiming in and the topic is going smoothly. I think we all can say we are learning about each in different ways and views.
Now comes the time when I think about all of the money I have wrapped up in electric and its hard to part away from it. High power charger, power supply, batteries, etc.

My LHS is a rip off with everything in there. No joke when i worked there, he would mark everything up 200%. He said nothing under 2.0 mark up. No one buys anything from there anymore.

But im setting my sights on the MA whiplash 90. Very beautiful machine and work. I like to hear the humming sound with nitro. Not sure what causes it, but man does it sound good.

HeliDirect Field Rep, Synergy N7 w/ OS 105, Torq Servos, Cyclone/ Rail blades

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05-31-2013 12:20 AM  5 years agoPost 116
dschertz

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Jackson, MI

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After being out of flying for 4 years I was going to switch to electric. Required quite an investment. Stuck with nitro and added a 90 machine to complement my 30. Personally, I'm happy with nitro. Biggest is flight time.

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05-31-2013 01:00 AM  5 years agoPost 117
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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long beach calif

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my 3d has improved a little bit

Watch at YouTube

and my trex 700e and dx8 will be here thursday didnt cost me much
so soon ill be able to compare my 700e to my nitro 60 to see which one i like better

and i just installed the new motor in my raptor 50 can't wait to 3d the nitro bird now that i can fly a little

Insha Allah made in america

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05-31-2013 01:14 AM  5 years agoPost 118
stubbs

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My LHS is a rip off with everything in there.
Then order your stuff on-line like a great many other people do successfully every day. I don't even have a local LHS in my neck of the woods.

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05-31-2013 01:35 AM  5 years agoPost 119
Helicrazy4

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I really enjoy nitro myself also!

Following Jesus

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05-31-2013 04:16 AM  5 years agoPost 120
westwindpilot

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I don't even have a local LHS in my neck of the woods.
I found a couple for you.
http://competitionhobbies.net/

and I found hobbytown usa for you

3700 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson
(520) 882-8888

Some of us like to actually help our local hobby stores out more than online vendors.

Hope that helps.....

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