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Old 01-16-2011, 03:31 PM   #11
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I think the most honest answer for all of it, is "because I can".
That says it all! If you're spending your own money, and the kids have shoes, a full belly and a warm place to sleep at night, how you spend it is nobodies business but yours.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:32 PM   #12
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Re: "Why Electric?"...

The answer might be this short thread:


I'm with LGM, when the price of the electric reaches turbine level $ for $ then I would elect to turbine. I might see that differently if the field I wanted to fly at was electric only or something along those lines.

The other issue I have with electric is flight times. Before I started flying turbines I was flying 100cc class 3D planes and could easily get 15 - 20 minute flight times. Went to turbines and that timer going off at 7 minutes really felt like I had just taken off.

So... skip ahead to electrics - I have seen Kirk S down in Washington state go close to 200 mph with some of his High power EDF's BUT his flight times were down to 4 minutes - and that was on high end 40C battery packs. Oh yea, and he had to pack a Honda generator to power the chargers he needed to put the energy back in so still packing fuel jugs etc.

I love my HABU. I am intrigued by the HABU 32 but a little concerned that it is already up to the size where the battery issue will come into play.


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Old 01-17-2011, 09:36 PM   #13
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The answer might be this short thread:

That was my post on the above quoted. I fly alot of edf ranging from the foamie Habu to a Tamjet f-16. They are all fun to fly and fast, but once you get into nice scale with full retacts and gear doors and other stuff it can get pricy. The setup i got on my Tamjet f-16 (1/12) was well over $2500.00 without batteries so by the time you get a few set of nice batteries for the edf it will come close to the cost of turbine. EDF are fun to fly and are easy to deal with and no setup required. Just get to the field and plug & play. One problem with EDF is they sound like a hair dryer which is not to impressive when you do a high speed pass. Turbine one the other hand will give the feel of speed and power because of the sound they make. Just like a home theater system, doesn't matter how good your TV picture is without a great sound system to go alone with it's just not complete. Every since i saw those turbine jets fly at Cayley, i know i got to get one.


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