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07-28-2017 06:07 PM  15 months agoPost 1
18fab

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I've been flying helicopters off and on for over 10 years. I've had nitro and electric in all sizes. Right now I only have a 450L dominator and a Goblin 570. My next heli I'm thinking about picking up is a Goblin 700 nitro. I feel nitro's makes you a lot better of a pilot because you have to be smooth and easy on the pitch unlike electric helicopters. Now a days it seems like to me not very many people run nitro's. Is it because they do take more skill to fly them, or because of the noise, clean up, and tuning of the motor? Is their still people out there that still prefer nitro over electric, or did everyone switch over to the dark side?

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07-28-2017 06:13 PM  15 months agoPost 2
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"dark side"

Huh?

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07-28-2017 06:16 PM  15 months agoPost 3
18fab

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It was a joke... talking about electric helicopters. Guess not a good one.

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07-28-2017 06:48 PM  15 months agoPost 4
utahbob

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still love 'em but..
Fuel availability and price have become a problem

I do a great decending funnel!

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07-28-2017 06:48 PM  15 months agoPost 5
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Ah, I get it....

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07-28-2017 07:23 PM  15 months agoPost 6
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Any chance you took up Intel Employment? Any left open positions!

As far as nitro and electric....I find nitro rewarding and power. Electric is just plug in and bang sticks. Batteries are expensive and if you get a bad one....it may or may not be replaced.

Nitro requires less support if fuel is available.

I fly both electric and nitro.....I wouldn't mind switching to electric if flight times are over 10 minutes....so far that isn't the case.

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07-28-2017 09:07 PM  15 months agoPost 7
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"Electric is just plug in and bang sticks."

Then why do so many people ask so many questions?

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07-28-2017 10:55 PM  15 months agoPost 8
Geena

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I fly both nitro and electric, and I personally prefer nitro. I prefer it because I like the sound, the smoke, and the way it feel in the air.

But I also like the electrics for the plug and go aspect, and the different power delivery they have.

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07-29-2017 01:16 AM  15 months agoPost 9
Darren Lee

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Gotta have both!

Team Synergy / Rail Blades / Morgan Fuel

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07-29-2017 01:50 AM  15 months agoPost 10
18fab

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That's how I feel. I become a smoother pilot when I have a nitro so when I jump back on one of my electric helicopters I get more flight time because I'm easier on the pitch. Also when your battery's are charging you can keep flying.

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07-29-2017 01:53 AM  15 months agoPost 11
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I just get extra batteries for more flights.

Less hassle....

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07-29-2017 02:00 AM  15 months agoPost 12
InvertedDude

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Extra batteries = Big Wallet needed.....small wallets not need apply!

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07-29-2017 02:58 AM  15 months agoPost 13
BladeScraperz

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I gotta have both but my electrics just work. I do enjoy the extra flight time I get from nitro but it sure has it's issues at times. No way I could do without both!

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07-29-2017 03:21 AM  15 months agoPost 14
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"Extra batteries = Big Wallet needed"

Not necessarily......while your ESC is like an engine, the batts are like an engine's fuel.

How much does your 20%-30% nitro fuel cost per gallon?

How many flights/gallon?

My batts. are re-chargeable.....your gallon is a recurring cost.

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07-29-2017 03:50 AM  15 months agoPost 15
utahbob

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Still puzzles me
Why the motor mfg.'s like OS; YS etc. Haven't started marketing fuel to keep interest in Nitro's alive..so they can keep selling motors.

I do a great decending funnel!

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07-29-2017 04:00 AM  15 months agoPost 16
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Because those companies do not have common sense in business sales.

Maybe someone needs to get fired!

I would place engine ads on forums like RR.

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07-29-2017 04:05 AM  15 months agoPost 17
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Kinda like what Cox used to do in the good old days....

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07-29-2017 05:32 AM  15 months agoPost 18
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My club buys fuel in 55gallon Drums and it comes out to about 13.75 a gallon

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07-29-2017 10:22 AM  15 months agoPost 19
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I'm guessing you may have to have some kind of special license to make the fuel? Also making the fuel is a whole new business that you would start up. I'm sure you wouldn't want to run it under the same name.

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07-29-2017 03:28 PM  15 months agoPost 20
utahbob

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13.75 a gallon..nice!
When I started flying nitros in 1996..powermaster 15% was 12.50 at our hobby store..how times have changed!..my folks and I drove to Alaska in 1969..gas in the lower 48 was 25 to 28 cents a gallon then..my Dad wouldn't take us to Fairbanks cause gas was a whopping 75 cents a gallon up there!

I do a great decending funnel!

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