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Old 12-03-2010, 06:05 PM   #21
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I love everything about glow,the tuning,the sound,the smell and that wonderful smoke trail.Geez i'm suddenly feeling like i gotta fire up my old OS40 in the basement.

Reminds me of when i was much younger and not as mart. i fired up some jet-x in my parents basement. They were not home and when they did I told them I just burnt something in the oven(smoke every where).. My Mother bought it but my dad looked at me and knew what it was. Nothing more than a smile was on his face. I never did that again.

Hope your not calling me stupid...Mart guy *o)
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My signature will be true within a few years, it's half way there to full truth allready
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:23 PM   #23
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reading the last thread,reminded me of my step up from rubber band power to a jet-x50 powered Venom,those were the days,swapped the jet-x50 for a pet rabbit,hoped to breed,and buy a jet-x 200

Should have gone on Dragons Den...

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Old 12-03-2010, 06:24 PM   #24
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Hope your not calling me stupid...Mart guy *o)
Absolutly not.... But i was that day..
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:34 PM   #25
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Re: I can't be the only one...

NOTHING.... NOTHING... replaces the sound and smell of a kero-burnin' turbine.

Ya, I'm havin' a ball with my Habu and would never consider trying to shove one of those P20 size turbines into it. I like the looks of the new HABU 32 but much bigger than that and it just doesn't make sense to me to go electric. And I don't just mean financial sense, although, I have seen eletrics that when I saw the investment, the only reasonable explanation was that the owner had "something to prove".


NOTHING.... NOTHING... replaces the sound and smell of a kero-burnin' turbine.


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Old 12-03-2010, 07:23 PM   #26
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I think the people who are saying they don't like electric planes and don't understand why people do are being a bit nostalgic. This is such a varied hobby that knocking one side of it and promoting your side as the one true RC experience is pretty narrow minded.

How many people here who want the noise and smell of a turbine would tell the guy that took a DS glider up to 445 mph that its just not the same without the smell of burning kerosene?

After this winter I won't have any more nitro planes and I wont miss it at all. I like electrons and watts more than I like nitro and hp.
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:06 PM   #27
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This past summer was my first venture into electrics. Personally I found it quite a learning curve. Take just about any airplane and I'd know instantly what glow engine was needed to fly it, but electric.....yikes! But I did stick with it and learned a considerable lot!

I find as I get older, it's harder to contend with the larger planes and engines. Just flipping a prop on a 50cc gasser causes severe muscle strain on my sholders that stays with me a day or two. I had a 70" span Funtana 125 that I assembled and installed an electric power system in it. Go to the field, put in a 6S 5000mAH Lipo, flip a switch and I'm off for a 12 minute trouble free flight. Now that is definitely much easier. For that ease, I like the electrics.

Currently I am building two 1/4 Scale planes, a BUSA J3 Cub and a BUSA Neiuport 17. Electric? NO WAY! It just wouldn't do a detailed scale plane justice in my books. The Cub has a beautiful OS 1.60 Flat Twin 4 stroke engine and the Neiuport has a CRRC Gf26 Pro gasser up front. Dispite the difficulties as explained earlier, it will be worth every ache to hear the engines on these planes fire up and take to the blue!

I in all honesty cannot say that I like one mode of power more than the other. Each has it's own place in my particular life and I love it all! I have 3 electric helis, 2 electric smaller foam jet type planes and now an RC Rock Crawler 1/10 scale truck which is electric, which I can play with in the house whereas glow/gas would definitely be taboo!

Now all that being said, and being totally impartial on the fuel vs electric debate I say this. " There is absolutely nothing like the sweet sound of a multi-cylender 4 stroke glow engine fireing up and purring like a kitten to make the senses drool! "...
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Re: I can't be the only one...

I tell ya Andrew, if my motorcycle was electric (), I doubt I'd be riding it very much. You can't exactly throw a pair of big pipes on a whirring electric motor and make it sound bad to the bone.

I did enjoy my electric park flyer and found it very easy and convenient to take for a quick fly, but since going larger I just got addicted to the sound, smell, exhaust, and yes even the fuss of glow engines. There's also that vapour trail, very cool.

I've looked into larger electrics but the cost of the batts, esc, motors etc. was just prohibitive for a switch. If I had started out with a 40-60 size electric then I may have stuck with it, but not now.

It's like being into vintage automobiles...no power steering, terrible suspension, heavy like a tank, but OMG - the character!!!
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:03 AM   #29
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I think that old people like smoke and the smells of IC engines. It's an emotional thing that reminds them of their past season of coming of age.

I think young people are obsessed with "clean" and electric lets them fool themselves into thinking that their motive activity is green.

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Old 12-04-2010, 06:52 AM   #30
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Re: I can't be the only one...

Put a motor in the plane and fly it, but please don't tell me that a cowl with a glow plug sticking out is more scale than an electric. It just isn't, never will be.
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