Originally Posted by wjjones
I'm in the same boat. Electronics may as well be alchemy or some other dark art to me, too. So this makes me wonder why more folks don't just get the power system recommended by Multiplex, which is already figured out and performs great--is it the cost? I got the recommended system, BTW, and I'm happy with it.
Several reasons come to mind:
1) Some of us like to tinker
and the shopping for the parts is part of the fun.
2) People want different things out of their planes and tailor the power system to match their flying style.
3) Some like to single source their parts so they only have to wait for one shipment. The LHS that carried the fun cub in stock, did not have MFG recommended power system on the shelf.