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Old Feb 23, 2004, 06:03 PM
Tom
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Go from fuel to electric?

Hi

I have been flyving a Moskito XXL helicopter for 2 years now and it
irritates me that the helicopter need so much time and equipment to start
etc.
I am planning to go to some kind of electic helicopter instead, which I
think is just to start and fly.

What model can you recommed to me?
I prefer one with long rotorblades because I am no expert in flying.

How long flying times are in, with one set of batteries?

Are there any major differences between fuel and electric? I guess that
electic dont have that speed.

Any thing else I sould consider?

--
Tom


Old Feb 25, 2004, 06:02 PM
Carl Farrington
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Re: Go from fuel to electric?

david wrote:
> Tom, I always find this argument very odd, and I have spent a lot of
> time flying electric planks. What exactly takes you so much time to
> start a glow motor that electric won't? You add fuel, plug the glow
> driver in and start.


It quite simply comes down to a Starter + wand, and a big heavy battery.
Then there's the mess


Old Feb 25, 2004, 06:02 PM
Tom
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Re: Go from fuel to electric?



> Tom, I always find this argument very odd, and I have spent a lot of time
> flying electric planks. What exactly takes you so much time to start a

glow
> motor that electric won't? You add fuel, plug the glow driver in and
> start. With electrics you plug the nicad in (or remove body shell, add
> nicad, replace body shell), switch rx on, switch arming sw on and start.


I have to carry around a heavy starterbox, fueling the heli and then the
irritating long time it takes to start the motor, because its placed upside
down. Takes several minutes of cranking before there comes a little life
into the motor.
An other argument is the noise that my neighbour don't like.


--
Tom


Old Feb 26, 2004, 06:02 PM
david
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Re: Go from fuel to electric?

Nah, a starter with attatched nicad pack, fuel yes, I agree. "Minutes" of
starting? Yo have a duff 'un. Started my Skid 50 today for a school demo
from about zero degrees to running in, oh I dont know, 30 seconds?

Total time from car boot to first flight must have been 4 minutes.


Now the mess, yes I agree. Lovely aint it?

David
"Tom" <t.christensen(snabela)bigfoot.com> wrote in message
news:403d152f$0$157$edfadb0f@dtext02.news.tele.dk. ..
>
>
> > Tom, I always find this argument very odd, and I have spent a lot of

time
> > flying electric planks. What exactly takes you so much time to start a

> glow
> > motor that electric won't? You add fuel, plug the glow driver in and
> > start. With electrics you plug the nicad in (or remove body shell, add
> > nicad, replace body shell), switch rx on, switch arming sw on and start.

>
> I have to carry around a heavy starterbox, fueling the heli and then the
> irritating long time it takes to start the motor, because its placed

upside
> down. Takes several minutes of cranking before there comes a little life
> into the motor.
> An other argument is the noise that my neighbour don't like.
>
>
> --
> Tom
>
>



Old Feb 26, 2004, 06:02 PM
johnnie7
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Re: Go from fuel to electric?

brushless motors are free ...well almost
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...5&pagenumber=1


:P












"david" <david_perry@btconnect.com> wrote in message
news:c1l33b$1o8$1@titan.btinternet.com...
> Nah, a starter with attatched nicad pack, fuel yes, I agree. "Minutes"

of
> starting? Yo have a duff 'un. Started my Skid 50 today for a school demo
> from about zero degrees to running in, oh I dont know, 30 seconds?
>
> Total time from car boot to first flight must have been 4 minutes.
>
>
> Now the mess, yes I agree. Lovely aint it?
>
> David
> "Tom" <t.christensen(snabela)bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> news:403d152f$0$157$edfadb0f@dtext02.news.tele.dk. ..
> >
> >
> > > Tom, I always find this argument very odd, and I have spent a lot of

> time
> > > flying electric planks. What exactly takes you so much time to start

a
> > glow
> > > motor that electric won't? You add fuel, plug the glow driver in and
> > > start. With electrics you plug the nicad in (or remove body shell,

add
> > > nicad, replace body shell), switch rx on, switch arming sw on and

start.
> >
> > I have to carry around a heavy starterbox, fueling the heli and then the
> > irritating long time it takes to start the motor, because its placed

> upside
> > down. Takes several minutes of cranking before there comes a little life
> > into the motor.
> > An other argument is the noise that my neighbour don't like.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Tom
> >
> >

>
>



Old Feb 27, 2004, 06:01 PM
Ron van Sommeren
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Re: Go from fuel to electric?

Hi Johnnie7,

We keep meeting in the strangest places, don't we ;-)

"johnnie7" wrote :
> brushless motors are free ...well almost
>

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4595&perpage=1
5&pagenumber=1

Or if you want to build more powerful motors (200Watt-2kWatt):
http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/lrk-torquemax/

Met vriendelijke groet ;-) Ron van Sommeren
near Nijmegen, the Netherlands




Old Feb 27, 2004, 06:01 PM
david
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Re: Go from fuel to electric?

Theyll be powereing them from two electrodes stuffed into a lemon next.

D
"johnnie7" <johnnie7@REMOVESPAMfreeuk.com> wrote in message
news:1077839834.32404.0@eunomia.uk.clara.net...
> brushless motors are free ...well almost
>

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...5&pagenumber=1
>
>
> :P
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "david" <david_perry@btconnect.com> wrote in message
> news:c1l33b$1o8$1@titan.btinternet.com...
> > Nah, a starter with attatched nicad pack, fuel yes, I agree. "Minutes"

> of
> > starting? Yo have a duff 'un. Started my Skid 50 today for a school

demo
> > from about zero degrees to running in, oh I dont know, 30 seconds?
> >
> > Total time from car boot to first flight must have been 4 minutes.
> >
> >
> > Now the mess, yes I agree. Lovely aint it?
> >
> > David
> > "Tom" <t.christensen(snabela)bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> > news:403d152f$0$157$edfadb0f@dtext02.news.tele.dk. ..
> > >
> > >
> > > > Tom, I always find this argument very odd, and I have spent a lot of

> > time
> > > > flying electric planks. What exactly takes you so much time to

start
> a
> > > glow
> > > > motor that electric won't? You add fuel, plug the glow driver in

and
> > > > start. With electrics you plug the nicad in (or remove body shell,

> add
> > > > nicad, replace body shell), switch rx on, switch arming sw on and

> start.
> > >
> > > I have to carry around a heavy starterbox, fueling the heli and then

the
> > > irritating long time it takes to start the motor, because its placed

> > upside
> > > down. Takes several minutes of cranking before there comes a little

life
> > > into the motor.
> > > An other argument is the noise that my neighbour don't like.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Tom
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



 


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