</div><div>Now Matt (MTK) has a gasser or two he flies pattern with, his own designs, and has bought a Vanquish to convert to gas. This interests me much more as I have a stock electric one. As far as IC goes, could it be that gas is the future, not nitro? Anyway, I am not yet inclined to haul a gasser in my used Volvo wagon, but as it ages and starts to smell like old car, who knows right? A slimer? Not likely, I just don't enjoy the mess, smell, noise, etc.</div><div>
</div><div>Oh, and I usually get at least 2-4 flights in while the glow guys are getting set-up and started. Â*Sometimes I am even done for the day before a glow bird gets in the air. Â*True, most of these are NOT YS, but this repeated experience at the flying field reinforces for me, at my level of experience, that the time is better spent as stick time in the air on electricity, rather than throttle time on the ground messing with glow fuel (after all , I am a flyer not a mechanic). All just my opinion and observations of course, to each his/her cherished own in this great hobby we share.</div>
''SLIMERS'' leave me cold too. But some guys just love the smell of nitro in the morning and the heavy smoke trail in the air...
I must say I've been having a ball with my gassies. The latest, the OS33GT, is the best of the lot easily performing as well on the same props as the YS170 and 175 do. Except, it's cheap petrol which it sips rather than guzzle it down. I fly with an 8oz tank in my plane and get 32 Masters maneuvers out of a tankful, nearly two whole schedules per flight. In addition, simple starts and practically no maintenance, signatures both of present day gasoline power
Here's the rub...I don't fly as well as I used so folks see it and don't really take it seriously because of my flying stinking up the place. But this is a serious powerplant for Pattern planes and deserves more than just passing consideration.