I confess I am in 2 minds over this. Having an OS 10 is ideal, but then it doesn't have a muffler
, so I'll have to make one, a bit of a faff. But then, I have fuel, somewhere a glow stik and I think my son even has my old starter for one of his boats. I love the smell and so does my wife so that's no problem. The lack of mess? Well it's only a wipe down with a rag when you're done.
Starting frustration and dead sticks...yes, that's certainly a consideration. Our club is still more IC than electric, so loads of help if needed with recalcitrant engines. I recently re-bearinged an HB 25 and they got that running well on a test stand. Really, it's only the muffler
hassle that may yet put me off the OS installation. that and the fact that I've now glued up the firewall where the hole goes for the electric! Although that, of course, is for a big old 550, not a comparatively small brushless.
Of course, then there's the expense. I don't have a big brushless (well I do, but that's in an outboard motor speedboat), I'd need a new ESC and I don't have a suitable battery
. Biggest I have is a 2200 3S. Ah, just re-read and seen that's the battery
you mention for the Cub.