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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:22 AM
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See, I say the same thing about an electric bigfoot.
a 30cc electric bigfoot?
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Exactly.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Exactly.
that would be cool
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:25 AM
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longer flight times would make a gas version appealing to me for a 30cc float plane

But, the quieter electric is also a plus.

I can argue both sides

That's why this debate is never ending. There is no clear winner, even in my mind.

I have a 1/4 scale electric cub so maybe bigfoot will be gas for me?
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:29 AM
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longer flight times would make a gas version appealing to me for a 30cc float plane

But, the quieter electric is also a plus.

I can argue both sides

That's why this debate is never ending. There is no clear winner, even in my mind.

I have a 1/4 scale electric cub so maybe bigfoot will be gas for me?
same here I would love the bigfoot to be my 1st gas plane.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:31 AM
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longer flight times would make a gas version appealing to me for a 30cc float plane

But, the quieter electric is also a plus.

I can argue both sides

That's why this debate is never ending. There is no clear winner, even in my mind.

I have a 1/4 scale electric cub so maybe bigfoot will be gas for me?
We have a lot of lakes around here, so a float plane would be cool. Not sure how the residents would feel about a 30cc chainsaw buzzing around over their heads. Electric would be nice for keeping the peace. I wonder if it could handle 2x 6s 5000 in parallel?
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Electric
+ clean, quiet
- short flight times, have to buy batteries, have to replace batteries, really need a good charging system capable of parallel charging at high power

Gas
+ long flight times, cool sound, no ESC or flight packs
+ smoke pumps
+ loud, smells like gas
there, I fixed it for you
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:45 AM
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My 30cc slick is going to be GAS BABY! Bring on the NOISE!!
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:48 AM
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I spoke with someone at Oktoberfest who said they did not like the 74 edge vs the 71 slick and the reason they had was the tail moment was shorter on the 74" edge.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:48 AM
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there, I fixed it for you
Well played.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:52 AM
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How about an electric start 30cc bigfoot. Damn that would be awesome!


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a 30cc electric bigfoot?
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:58 AM
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I spoke with someone at Oktoberfest who said they did not like the 74 edge vs the 71 slick and the reason they had was the tail moment was shorter on the 74" edge.
Depends on what you're looking for in an airframe. Yeah, the 71" tracks better and the snaps are cleaner. The 74" has way more pitch authority and it really excels at 3D. Both of them are exceptional airframes. They just fly differently.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 11:06 AM
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smoke = extra weight = worse 3d performance.
In 7x" planes I'd rather have the lighter weight. In 50cc class the extra weight becomes less noticeable... for me, I'm with 6L6Amp, electric in this size. If I wanted gas 50cc is my minimum size.
Agreed. I think the crossover point for electric vs gas is somewhere between 30cc and 50cc. The 30cc size planes usually come out lighter as electric, while the 50cc planes usually come out lighter as gas. Note that I said "usually", there are certainly exceptions. If I was building a 71 Slick or 74 Edge I would go electric, but 87 SHP (maiden coming on saturday) or 89 Slick would be gas.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 11:08 AM
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longer flight times would make a gas version appealing to me for a 30cc float plane

But, the quieter electric is also a plus.

I can argue both sides

That's why this debate is never ending. There is no clear winner, even in my mind.

I have a 1/4 scale electric cub so maybe bigfoot will be gas for me?
I live in the desert but a 30cc bigfoot on floats would be so badass. There would be zero resistance on hitting the "Buy now" button on that. I would even sleep on the couch for a week for it without question.

Although I would need to find a lake to fly it on, or else have wheels hidden in the floats.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 11:45 AM
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If your going to make Big foot a float plane, I'd recommend a gas engine. They seem to fair better after being dunked in the water than an electric motor.
Just speaking from experience.
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