Electric or IC?

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3 years 6 months ago #6 by adder
adder created the topic: Electric or IC?
Well I am one of those who hates Electric powered RC planes. Why?
1. They don't sound right
2. They are dangerous as even when idling they will cut you to ribbons
3. They are dangerous as you cant really hear them if they are about to hit you, thus taking away sound as an early warning system.
4. No oil (who in their right minds would want a plane without a bit of oil to clean up.
5. The batteries used in Electric flight are quite likely to burst into flame, either when charging and burn down your house (or even worse..THE SHED) or at the field when they only destroy your model.
I could go on but you get my drift.
They should be banned immediately as unnecessary dangerous objects.
IC Rules right??
Well we will see who reads the forum now.

One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. (Thomas Mordaunt 1730-1809)

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3 years 6 months ago #8 by Simon
Simon replied the topic: Electric or IC?
I'm in full agreement with you, unless that means i can't fly my e-fuel models. If that's the case, then your on your own....

"An enemy will stab you in your back,a friend will stab you in your front....."
"Beware the Lollipop of Mediocrity,lick it once and you'll suck forever......"

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3 years 6 months ago #10 by Warren Smedley
Warren Smedley replied the topic: Electric or IC?
I have been biting my tongue for a day and a half wondering if I should enter the fray , heck, why not.....

To find out after many times that putting a plane on the ground, hitting the battery switch and pulling the trigger was not enjoyable. Silly me.

Also can the fuel guys help me find all the moving parts in my batteries as I'm stumped on this matter...

Volts forever.

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3 years 6 months ago #12 by wrongroad
wrongroad replied the topic: Electric or IC?
adder, adder, adder, what shall we do with the person who loves Skyhooks and the the hit song 'livin' in the 70's?'
As for sounding right, no noise issues to us kicked of our precious patch of well looked after grass!
They can double as a vegetable slicer just as an EDF can double as a leaf blower!
And your wife can use a small electrickery model to blow dry her hair.
What does that matter when a large number of modelers are stone deaf from running IC for years without a muffler.
Environmentally friendly with no toxic grease cutting formulas to worry about.
Keeps fire fighters employed and gives the media something to sensationalise if they can spell the word drone . Model airplane or multi rotor has too many syllables for the average journo these days.
Smoke belching, racket making, frustration making IC V's quite, clean sophisticated electrickery modelling.
Although, in parting, an IC is a good way of getting rid of the mossies.
Regards and respect
WR

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3 years 6 months ago #15 by PhilG
PhilG replied the topic: Electric or IC?
My Skyfun seems to make a lot more noise than any of the IC planes I've seen!!!

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3 years 6 months ago #22 by brace
brace replied the topic: Electric or IC?
Give me a petrol plane any day but in my mind there is still a small place for electric, though I am steadily flying them less and less.

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

With more experience, you will learn how to land properly, which is something you will almost certainly screw up, and screw up badly, on your first attempt.

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