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12-25-2014 04:19 PM  5 years ago
Helicrazy4

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I was thinking the same thing what's up with flying without a canopy!Following Jesus
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12-27-2014 05:18 PM  5 years ago
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Kind of off topic, but what's up with flying without a canopy?
It's a common thing for people to do during a demo flight. That canopy has weight. Remove it and the machine has more performance, so it is more impressive.

The other reason it is done is when tuning the engine. No canopy increases air flow to the engine and can reduce damage from a slightly lean run.
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12-27-2014 05:29 PM  5 years ago
don s

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Makes sense.E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.
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12-28-2014 05:23 PM  5 years ago
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Power is the main thing nitro is lacking compared to electric!
And many of us hate the smoke, noise and smell.
I don't believe that electric is more powerful persay, but more so, how that power is output.

One good thing about electric motors is that their power and torque is almost instantaneous upon input whereas Nitros have to spool up to reach the same desired output range. This is why nitro throttle curves are usually set a certain percentage higher than required to anticipate a higher load.

Personally, I love the smell of nitro. And I would rather deal with the smoke than worrying about burning down my house because of a bad pack. But, I have to say, I have both and they have their own advantages. Will nitro fade away? Probably not....at least I hope not.
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12-28-2014 08:37 PM  5 years ago
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Thanks for the input!

Ironically, I just bought a TREX 700N so I look forward to getting back to a nitro. It seems that Align is the only mass producer of nitro?

It would be cool if SAB/Goblin would make a nitro version.

Although, I may still get 500e for some quick local field winter flights :-)

Maybe the hobby will level out where there will be equal shares for electric and nitro flyers. Either way, it's cool to see nitro is not going phasing out like I thought it might.
* you ain't crashin' if you ain't flyin! *
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12-28-2014 11:47 PM  5 years ago
Rob43

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VibeElite...

Thunder Tiger hasn't discontinued their nitro birds. Hobbico is no longer the distributor. I too thought TT was dropping their nitro birds. I was led to believe this all season as Tower kept showing the products as discontinued. I suppose it's part of the marketing too. Dupe us into thinking the product isn't available, and maybe retain our business in the product they'd rather sell us...like the Helimax products, that are their own product lines.

Enjoy that 700N!!!
Rob
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02-11-2015 10:06 PM  5 years ago
jessdigs

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I have a 600n and a 700n that I still fly. I have 450, 500, 550, 600 electrics that I fly too, but I enjoy working on my nitro helis and flying themHobby: Meet wallet!
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12-15-2015 08:44 PM  4 years ago
lycokayaker

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I am a newcomer to the hobby and started on electric. I must say that I just bought my first nitro because I am tired of constantly baby sitting battery packs, charging them, short flights, etc... I went to nitro to avoid the short flights and all the battery hassles and cost when it comes to the big birds.
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12-16-2015 11:23 AM  4 years ago
Dawiev

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Gasser is the "new nitro".
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12-16-2015 02:05 PM  4 years ago
Four Stroker

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Well I fly all nitro. But the power ratio of electric to nitro at least 2:1 taking into account electric motor efficiency of maybe 80%. On the other hand an old FAI heli with fuse was about 14 pounds and flew with a 60 making about 2 HP. You don't have to have the most power to have fun.
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12-17-2015 05:30 PM  4 years ago
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I left the hobby when electrics entered it.
Nitro is what I like to see I wasn't thrilled watching electrics at all.
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12-18-2015 01:24 PM  4 years ago
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I think we need more 600 size nitros, they are a great learning tool.

If Align stops making their nitros, nitro will be doomed!
60% of the time, it works every time!
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12-18-2015 01:28 PM  4 years ago
lycokayaker

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Please don't ever mutter those words again "if align stops making nitro". That would be a bad day for many of us. I just bought my first nitro a 700N DFC
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12-19-2015 07:32 PM  4 years ago
datidun

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I think the Trex 600 nitro has sold like no other heli in the world,hope Gaui brings out a 50 size nitro.
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12-22-2015 12:44 PM  4 years ago
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Please don't ever mutter those words again
Sorry! But if they did, sure there's a few other nitros still being made like Synergy and gaui but would that be enough to keep the engine manufacturers happy?!
60% of the time, it works every time!
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01-25-2016 02:58 AM  4 years ago
captin dave

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Nito Lives
Well all I have to say is I have all electric helicopters, 3 Goblins a 770, 700 , 380 and a Logo 800 and I just bought a T-Rex 600 pro because like said earlier I'm sick of babysitting batteries.. I'm sick of wanting to go out and fly then realize I have no batteries charged and miss my window of a couple of quick flights. Not bashing my electrics but I hope NITRO NEVER DIES..
and I miss the smell of nitro in the morning
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01-25-2016 10:34 AM  4 years ago
Helicrazy4

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Goblin nitro is in process now!Following Jesus
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01-26-2016 10:48 AM  4 years ago
Helicrazy4

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it will be G630 sizeFollowing Jesus
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01-30-2016 10:02 PM  4 years ago
captin dave

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That would be nice
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01-30-2016 10:04 PM  4 years ago
Helicrazy4

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I am waiting hope it will be very soon!😊Following Jesus
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