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10-12-2015 03:28 PM  34 months agoPost 1
tgalo

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So I flew nitro birds back in the 80/90s. Since I got back in I've been all electric. My turbine experience has not been good so thinking about a nitro bird. My question is what is different about nitro now as compared to then? I see onboard glow and governor's, what else?
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10-12-2015 04:26 PM  34 months agoPost 2
don s

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Bigger displacements have become the norm. (1.05, 1.20, .60, .55)

FBL means less mass to rotate up top, improving engine performance slightly.

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

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10-12-2015 06:31 PM  34 months agoPost 3
ICUR1-2

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not much else they have regulated fuel systems now, both OS and YS

I was hoping to see a removable starter like gassers have or twin engine

spending time, paying attention

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10-12-2015 08:59 PM  34 months agoPost 4
Four Stroker

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Get a SwitchGlo Pro for nitro. Great product. An actual switching regulator with just a bit of sawtooth ripple at the receiver - about 0.1V.

LiPo or LiFe packs on the side of the starter is sort of new.

BUT few models to choose from and possible parts shortages. If starting over I would go electric. Also 4 times the HP momentarily.

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10-12-2015 10:39 PM  34 months agoPost 5
Steve Graham

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With your past experience with nitro you already know that at times it can be a challenge. Still when the engines making good power its very entertaining and only those who've spent the time to meet the challenge really understand it. I fly both nitro and electric and I'm not giving up on nitro any time soon.

I second a glopro for ease of starting. Sullivan Dynatron starter on 4S lipo or similar. Lynx MOAS clunk for getting to every last drop. OS 105 with the magnum fuels rear bushing to replace the bearing and make routine maintenance a WHOLE lot less routine. And finally a Synergy N7. I can't think of another manufacturer right now that has as high a recently demonstrated commitment to both the hobby and supporting their customers with quality product and readily available parts. I also run a power bus in the form of the skookum with dedicated fail safe switch. There is nothing as cool or easy as being able to leave the canopy on and simply pull a bind plug out of a strategically placed location and have the model power up and use a switch to light the glo.

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10-12-2015 10:56 PM  34 months agoPost 6
tgalo

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I've been looking at the N7. I have a E7 and E5 and love them. One thing has changed for sure, You could spend $$$ on a engine and a pipe... But then again, nothing compared to a turbine

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10-13-2015 01:48 AM  34 months agoPost 7
banshee rider

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Gasser's have come a long way
Lot more H.P. than a few years ago
Less fuss and mess than glo
Once you have it dialed in

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

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10-13-2015 03:17 AM  34 months agoPost 8
Steve Graham

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Yeah the money pipes go for these days gives me agita. I'm sure it's not going to get any better with Hatori folding their tent. This plus they're guaranteed to blow their baffles eventually or worse get trashed in a crash.

Been flying a Bergen Turbine for a little over a year now. The interest of flying turbine wears off fairly quickly especially when you realize just how fragile and temperamental they can be.

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10-13-2015 10:10 AM  34 months agoPost 9
tgalo

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The interest of flying turbine wears off fairly quickly especially when you realize just how fragile and temperamental they can be.
Amen to that my friend...

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10-13-2015 03:34 PM  34 months agoPost 10
Dawiev

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Gasser's have come a long way
+1 ..... Gas is the new nitro !!

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