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Old May 13, 2011, 08:46 AM
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I'm confused Jholen, what are all those switches and 2300 mAh LiFe batteries for? Why not just hard wire a BEC to the main battery?

Guys, no hard feelings here but it seems to me that if you want an electric plane, you should just buy one. Converting a gas airframe to electric just seems to be like starting with an unnecessary weight penalty and bunch of extra work.

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Eric,

You can buy a great flying 30cc, or in the case of Jholen a 50cc size electric plane, but there are big cost differences between the "made for electric" and the gas conversions, especially in the 50cc size.

The choices of "made for electric" in these sizes is very limited.

So sometimes their are some really cool planes that guys want to fly are simply not available in electric.

Also, some people like to tinker with planes.

All that being said, I may have to breakdown and buy one of the great flying but ugly color schemed 3DHS 71" Slicks.

I am still trying to decide.

I have a 73" Breitling MXSR gas plane that I was going to convert to electric. I may be selling it and going with the Slick.

And then there are the new EG white schemed Ravens Azhar is bringing in....
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