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Old Jan 07, 2013, 05:31 AM
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Chad, did you get your 71" slick yet?
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Chad, did you get your 71" slick yet?
Deal fell through

If they come back in stock, and a few issues get fixed, I'm going to order the 91" Extra EXP instead
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 01:53 PM
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My mom agreed to let me have some Christmas money to buy the ESC for my funcub.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Deal fell through

If they come back in stock, and a few issues get fixed, I'm going to order the 91" Extra EXP instead
Cool! What issues does it have? And you have enough money for that?

What setup are you going to run?
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 02:57 PM
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Electric is better in 30cc though. Gas is better for 50cc and up Gas is too much vibration in a 30cc bird.
Are you on crack or somthing?!?!? Hell no!!! Just use RC 56 canopy glue on all screws and you're fine!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:03 PM
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I agree with Chad that electric is better on 30cc planes. The power system is still semi cheap and easy to charge, etc.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:29 PM
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It's working? My mom said I can't get on till I finish my'homework and ask them
I have math...
English....
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And history.....

And I'm procrastinating on rcgroups.... Not such a good idea... Lol
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:36 PM
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I agree with Chad that electric is better on 30cc planes. The power system is still semi cheap and easy to charge, etc.
CHEAP????? EASY TO CHARGE???????? With a 30cc plane, the ESC and the motor will cost almost twice as much as the engine, and never mind the cost of the batteries. And what if you drop the battery, or overcharge it, and it explodes??!?!?!
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:44 PM
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CHEAP????? EASY TO CHARGE???????? With a 30cc plane, the ESC and the motor will cost almost twice as much as the engine, and never mind the cost of the batteries. And what if you drop the battery, or overcharge it, and it explodes??!?!?!
And gas is 30.00 a gallon... A gallon gives you 10 flights. One lipo gives you 75 flights over its lifetime... So you could spend 200 bucks in lipos and get 3 of them and put over 220+ flights on the plane, (3 flights a trip, if you dont charge at the field) where as in gas, to get 220 flights, you would have to spend 660+ dollars on gas, plus the rising prices on gas plus tax. Whereas you could have spent 200 on lipos and got the same amount of flying time for 400 less... Plus you have to worry about exploding gas, it messing up things, and a ton of other things that come with gas.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:03 PM
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:48 PM
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AWESOME!
$119 no way im getting it.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:58 PM
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CHEAP????? EASY TO CHARGE???????? With a 30cc plane, the ESC and the motor will cost almost twice as much as the engine, and never mind the cost of the batteries. And what if you drop the battery, or overcharge it, and it explodes??!?!?!
It's all relative to a 50cc. I said it's semi cheap and easy to charge. Compared to a 50cc. A quality 50cc electric motor is around $600 and the esc is around $100-$200. Where as a quality 30cc electric motor is around $180 and the esc is around $80-$120. Plus, you need two 6s 500mah batteries for one flight on a 50cc, where as on a 30cc you only need one. So it is still cheap compared to a 50cc and easier to charge. In 50cc, I would go gas, but in 30cc, I would go electric.

And you can't fly a plane as hard (3d) on gas as you can electric in a 30cc. Ask Joe Smith. Electic is cleaner and easier to work with also.

Also, the motor and esc is not twice the cost of a gas engine! My motrolfly 4330 (high quality motor!) was $189 and my ZTW Land Power 120a hv opto esc was $100. That's only $289 total. Even if you got a castle esc, the Ice 100 is $118. That's still only $307 total. A dle-30 is like $280, a dle-35ra is like $350, and an os gt33 is like $430. So the electric power system is cheaper in some cases. Plus you still need a throttle servo for a gas engine.

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And gas is 30.00 a gallon... A gallon gives you 10 flights. One lipo gives you 75 flights over its lifetime... So you could spend 200 bucks in lipos and get 3 of them and put over 220+ flights on the plane, (3 flights a trip, if you dont charge at the field) where as in gas, to get 220 flights, you would have to spend 660+ dollars on gas, plus the rising prices on gas plus tax. Whereas you could have spent 200 on lipos and got the same amount of flying time for 400 less... Plus you have to worry about exploding gas, it messing up things, and a ton of other things that come with gas.
Gas is not $30 a gallon! It's more like around $8 a gallon when you add in the oil.

And you can get way more than 75 flights on one lipo if you treat it right! Some people get upwards of 500-600 cycles on one lipo!
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