A wild thought i had when brainstorming with Greenace92 (guy builts awesome affordable slopesoarers, keep an eye on his progress)
I weighted four 3000Nimh penlite (AA) battery's: 120gr exact, using a Holder.
A 3000mah nanotech lipo weights 164gr.
So when flying long range (or any other non-fast manouverable flying experience), what would be the downside of powering your RC-Receiver and servo's with a seperate AA-pack instead of those deadly expensive heavy hazardous Lipo's? Good chance that when your engine runs dead, you still have control no?
Also, a lipo is empty from one moment to another, but don't your servo's slow down over time when using AA, thus warning for problems to come?
Crashing a lipo always sucks, especially if you have to wait for a new one. But AA's are available at any gasstation. It could be the difference of going home or one more flight