I am planning on leaving ICE motors totally. I have a very nice Nirvana Instinct 200 and lots of extras. I have had this amazing machine for years and absolutely love it ! Bar none the most comfortable and definitely most reliable on the market ! With all that said , I know some guys have purchased electric and later decided they want longer flight times. I am interested in trading for a SP140 or I’ll sell mine out right this fall to buy an SP140 then. Just thought I would throw this out there now. Thanks
I’m in the same boat as you. Iike my set up (skytap Angel & moster185) but want the simplest/relaxing/reliable way to fly. Can’t tell you how many times a pull starter kept me from my sunrises. Curious to see some other responses. I believe if you’re not crazy about long XC flights than the sp140 clear winner all around. That’s my $.02
Sorry to hear starter issues … I’ve never had any issues with my Instinct , she’s never missed a beat , in fact I’ve flown it so many places and made so many memories with it , I kinda hate selling it but can’t justify it setting around after I buy the SP . I’m beyond ready for the E future ! Lol hopefully SP140 later this year and Tesla next year hope to see you in the air with electric
I would say rather than looking at other peoples regrets for flying times, review your personal average flying times to see if it meets your needs. You sound happy with your current setup so you should look not only at fly times but also the other things attracting your thoughts to E.
I am looking to convert my Flexwing trike to E – Fly times are also a concern for me - but my pro/cons list is mostly weighted in the pros side for E.
lower life time maintenance
no handling oil/gas
Wife complaining about me spending more money😂
Yes , I’ve definitely done my home work. I’ve flown a lot both long and short flights. In the last year I’ve come to realize my flights are almost always lest than an hour. I figured when flight time in electric got to an hour it would be time to switch. It’s time also been doing more thermalling and electric really fits the bill then Good luck on the conversion , sounds like a good idea for sure
What’s the opposite of buyers remorse? That’s how I feel about my SP140. You can’t have it!
That’s awesome !! Glad to hear and yes I’m jealous
Sounds like your there ready to drop the hammer, but I dont think your going to find anyone at this stage to trade an SP140 for the ICE, maybe an X4 but I think the 140 is superior except for the folding – better put your ICE up for sale.
I wouldn’t trade my X4 for an ICE. I’m not even sure I would trade it for a SP140. I love that there is no turning tendencies, regardless of the power setting. I get 30 minutes with the 8 pack. I’m as happy as a pig in swirl…
Although my flying style does tend to be gentle puttering around, enjoying the view.
Yep that’s the plan , just posted just in case I know what you mean on the folding ! The SP140 would have been the perfect machine with the V4 cage
Maybe thats the next evolution – Single folding tri prop with folding cage.