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Old 10-20-2019, 11:01 PM   #31
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I fly both. One nice thing about Glow/Gas is if you want to go flying, grab your plane and fuel and go. You don't have to think and wait for batteries to charge, you don't have to discharge batteries that were not used. You just go fly. So the best is have some of both. Use the electric when you have time to plan into it, or your Glow/Gas if you want to go flying out of the blue. I also like tinkering with the IC engines.
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I fly both. One nice thing about Glow/Gas is if you want to go flying, grab your plane and fuel and go. You don't have to think and wait for batteries to charge, you don't have to discharge batteries that were not used. You just go fly. So the best is have some of both. Use the electric when you have time to plan into it, or your Glow/Gas if you want to go flying out of the blue. I also like tinkering with the IC engines.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:52 PM   #33
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I think there is a real clear winner here, it is really easy to see which option is the best. There is one option that makes the money or convenience to be of zero consequence. The winner is the one that puts a big smile on your face. They all have good and bad points, so try them out and the one that works best for you and puts that big smile on your face when you fly it is the winner. For some it may be a few of each, others will stand firm and say this is there favorite is the only way to fly. It does not matter, what matters is that the person flying it enjoys it. I myself have a couple mid size electric planes and larger electric heli's along with large gas planes.This is what makes me smile. Take care and have fun.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:04 AM   #34
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Engines are not that fun in the winter for me anymore. Glow fuel on the hands, propwash adjusting the mixture... fingers stop working, too much arthritic pain... no thanks. Enter the electric - turn it on and fly! Can all be done with gloves on and hands warm. Yes!

Come summer though I need the sound and smell of engines. That is the crack cocaine of this hobby... and I NEED my fix!
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You guys are all dead wrong. Rubber power is the future.
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I fly both. One nice thing about Glow/Gas is if you want to go flying, grab your plane and fuel and go. You don't have to think and wait for batteries to charge, you don't have to discharge batteries that were not used. You just go fly. So the best is have some of both. Use the electric when you have time to plan into it, or your Glow/Gas if you want to go flying out of the blue. I also like tinkering with the IC engines.
Just wondering what brand of transmitter and receiver/servo batteries you use ? I use the Eneloop packs but they need charging from time to time.
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You guys are all dead wrong. Rubber power is the future.
Nope, silicone and solar.

Put it up with a Hi Start and ride the thermals!
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