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Old 01-30-2016, 07:44 PM   #21
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Meh, I fly a lot of electrics, but with no power at the field I either have to lug a generator out or buy a bunch of packs to get enough flights in a day at the field. For the larger planes it gets expensive, especially given the limited lifespan of packs.

For the smaller stuff, EDFs, and multis, I fly electric and either buy several packs or field-charge from a 12 SLA...but the rest I fly gas (no glow).

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Old 01-31-2016, 08:34 AM   #22
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True enough. Although I've had good luck with my batteries - some packs are 4 years old and still going.

That said, Dave almost has me convinced to give gas a try.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:21 AM   #23
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4 years is pretty decent, 3 seems to be about where I find most start getting tired, and I've had a few go south after 2 years.

I flew a little glow as a teen, got out of it during high school, then got back into it late univ just as electrics started picking up steam (or electrons?). Flew all electric for a number of years, and then got into gas with a 1/4 scale Extra. It's not without it's foibles (e.g. vibration and slipping fuel lines), but it definitely has it's upsides on the bigger stuff. And even on the smaller stuff (e.g 15cc warbird) it can be nice to fly for 10-12 minutes and still have half a tank on reserve.

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