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Old 12-11-2007, 10:31 PM   #11
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Small glow engines are picky beasts, Hard starting, very sensitive needles, slimy like a movie monster.
Electric starts every time with no fuss, runs the same each time and leaves a clean plane and a clean you!
I still run Glow but nothing below 45 Size now. All my small planes are electric.
25 years + in the hobby ran small glow for a time, made custom small starters as the standard starters do not spin fast enough, custom brewed fuel to get the right nitro/oil mix had airframes oil soaked in half a flying season to the point that glue would not bond. Never, never, never going back.
Pick what you like after all it's your plane and you have to be happy.
The charger thing is bogus as if you spend any time in this hobby one of the first upgrades you will do is purchase a good charger. The wall warts supplied with your radio will over time eat you batt.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:28 AM   #12
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Personally I'm off glow for small airframes. 25 sized and under for will be electric. I'm also slowly converting all my old, smaller glow to electric, having converted my SIg Tri Star last winter, and I just finished converting my Lazy Bee this fall. I couldn't believe how much fuel soak in the planes, despite being very careful in my fuelproofing. Slime = ugh.

Converting the Bee cost me under $200 for a mount, outrunner, 40 A ESC and 2500+ mAH 3S1P battery pack.
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