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01-02-2018 08:16 PM  8 months agoPost 1
zonker

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Admittedly I know very little about gasser helis. I don't know anyone that owns one. On the other hand, a properly tuned nitro is a very capable 3d machine. What is the flying experience with a some of the new modern gassers like? Are they 3d capable?

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01-02-2018 08:30 PM  8 months agoPost 2
Flyin for Jesus

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If you can take a 12s electric heli then put one 6s pack in it and do 3D with low HS, a gasser can do 3D easily too.
Adding physics in, an equally powered gasser is simply heavier than a nitro. So you will not get the same performance with a gasser in any configuration. ( Unless using exotic materials and can achieve the same power to weight ratio )

Its been a while since any of my buddies have flown their gasser helis, but they have come a ways since then. Might be surprising.

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01-02-2018 08:32 PM  8 months agoPost 3
banshee rider

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Yes they are very 3D capable
The big difference is there weight
They will not do 3D as quickly

Check this out

Watch at YouTube

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

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01-02-2018 10:51 PM  8 months agoPost 4
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will a gasser fly like a nitro... yes... strap a 5 pound dumbbell to a 700 class nitro and it will fly just like a 700 class gasser.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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01-03-2018 12:08 AM  8 months agoPost 5
autoking

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some what but it's more weight and more torgue take your time and feel it out they fly longer you will be fine go have some fun

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01-03-2018 01:14 AM  8 months agoPost 6
cmartin

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Whats nice about gassers as you saw, you can 3d them, fly them for longer on a single tank, you don't have castor oil oozing from them after each flight , and your not paying over 25.00 a gallon for fuel, you can just go to the local gas station and get more. They are less finicky and more reliable than glow for the most part. When I got into helis, i had nitro, quickly ditched them for gassers and haven't looked back.

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01-03-2018 09:40 AM  8 months agoPost 7
AndyH

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I agree with cmartin. They are very capable of 3D, just not the crazy powerful stuff like an electric 700. The longer flight times and cheap gas more than make up for it.

My gasser is probably my favorite bird right now and it's by far the best practice heli I've ever had. 10 minute flights practicing the stuff I need to get down to get better. That's better to me than 3 minutes of smacking my Logo 700 in the same old routine...

This hobby is like Kryptonite to chicks!

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01-03-2018 12:19 PM  8 months agoPost 8
jharkin

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RM3
will a gasser fly like a nitro... yes... strap a 5 pound dumbbell to a 700 class nitro and it will fly just like a 700 class gasser.
They dont have to be. The 766 in the video above is heavy because that is an 800 class heli. Hard to build it much below 14-15lb as a gasser.

There are light gasser alternatives. The Whiplash and the old Helix conversion can be built in the low 12lb range, and the new guy from Greece, Blackout Mods, has one that will build close to 11lb.

What does a light 700n weigh? 10lb?

-Jeremy
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T-Rex 450 fbl conversion
alot of planks

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01-03-2018 01:16 PM  8 months agoPost 9
Richardmid1

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It did very well, im surprised! Some big air moves in there which actually require more power than smack sometimes!

I think it's all down to gearing. You can't expect consistent power trying to turn 2000 rpm on a 700 but 1750-1850 should give plenty of torque. Note in the video just how high that engine is revving!

One thing though, where is the smoke? Shouldn't there at least be a slight hint of smoke?

60% of the time, it works every time!

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01-03-2018 02:02 PM  8 months agoPost 10
Andy from Sandy

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One thing though, where is the smoke? Shouldn't there at least be a slight hint of smoke?
I have seen quotes of between 30:1 and 50:1 petrol oil ratio for gassers so no I don't think there will be any smoke.

I honestly don't know and I don't think anyone has bothered to find out why in a glow engine the mixture is as low as 4 to 1 especially with all the fancy synthetic oils available.

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01-03-2018 02:04 PM  8 months agoPost 11
cmartin

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Not really, 2 stroke gassers usually don't smoke. Depends on the mix and type of oil used.

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01-03-2018 06:45 PM  8 months agoPost 12
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I'm on a self imposed helicopter break but when I return I am seriously considering going gas. I like large helis and I don't need hardcore 3d power. And I love longer flights and less headache.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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01-03-2018 06:57 PM  8 months agoPost 13
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The downside to gas helicopters is the noise in my opinion. They are extremely loud and some clubs will not let you fly them because of the noise.

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01-03-2018 08:23 PM  8 months agoPost 14
cmartin

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Stock muffler gassers, can be a little loud, but the pipes are not really any louder than the bigger glow engines.

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01-03-2018 09:13 PM  8 months agoPost 15
RM3

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if you use tuned pipes they are very loud... to the point that a stinger "silencer" is needed.

I kinda like the noise... it helps me know how the engine is running even when at the other end of the field. but if your into scale... it kinda ruins the illusion... when I see an Apache fly by, which happens often here in Killeen, the turbine sound and blade noise are what grabs your attention after the view.... a key feature of scale models (to me anyway) is replicating that sound as best as possible, and electrics get close enough with little modification (other than actual micro turbines)... weedeater at WOT is not on the list.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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01-03-2018 09:21 PM  8 months agoPost 16
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This "MUFFLER" is very quiet but it is not a "PIPE"

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

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01-03-2018 09:38 PM  8 months agoPost 17
zonker

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Wow! Thank you for all the responses. So let me ask, if you don't know much about gas engines is it best to stick with glow?

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01-03-2018 09:42 PM  8 months agoPost 18
Carey Shurley

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both require tuning

glow engines are a little more tolerant of incorrect tuning in the short term but will still fail if you're way off on the needles.

gas engine tuning will remain more stable once set. There's enough information on the forums to get your tuning pretty close

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01-03-2018 10:07 PM  8 months agoPost 19
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The price and availability glow fuel is pushing me towards gas

spending time, paying attention

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01-03-2018 10:38 PM  8 months agoPost 20
banshee rider

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ICUR1-2
The price and availability glow fuel is pushing me towards gas
I think you will be pleasantly surprised if you switch
No they dont fly like my Synergy N5C with a YS 60
Nor does it fly like my Hirobo Freya with a YS 91
but it doe's fly well and it is great to go to the corner gas station
to fill up and with a pull start and less mess its very convenient
they also fly better in much stronger winds

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

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