Since this is being run at the Natl tournement and could become a real event, I decided to investigate the cost and feasibility.
It was advertised as an alternative to WS with a lower cost.
The costs for the components for 1 airplane for Electric WS (for C) would be:
Airframe= same cost as WS
Capaciter= $8 each http://www.nooelec.com/shop/index.php?m ... 2ufgvnfqk5
Gearbox = $13 each http://www.microflight.com/Online-Catalog/Motors
Motor= $4 each http://www.microflight.com/Online-Catalog/Motors
Propeller= $4 each http://www.microflight.com/Online-Catalog/Propellers TOTAL = $29/ plane x 2 planes (minimum) per team
Since C division would be coming off of rubber band helicopters, most teams will already have the needed supplies (rubber, winder, torque meter) to move to some sort of rubber band Wright Stuff without the extra expense of paying $29 for each plane they want to fly.
I guess my opinion is that Electric WS is too expensive and does not have any advantages over regular WS.
It is not cheaper as advertised. If you agree, urge your State Directors to push for some sort of "regular" WS and save the teams some money.