Undoubtedly electric rc planes (Electrical Power or 'EP') happen to be accountable for getting a large number of people to the remote control flying hobby recently, and it's not hard to understand why.
But electrical power had truly showed up and also the relative inexpensive and ease of Air bundled directly into an exciting-in-one package demonstrated irresistible towards the beginner. At that time it had been difficult to imagine precisely how popular RTF Air planes would become, however with hindsight it isn't whatsoever surprising!
Within the very beginning of Air (pre mass-production), electric rc planes were underpowered. Blown motors and gearboxes were an order during the day, together with heavy nickel-cadmium batteries. Everything designed for a fairly poor powertrain setup, unless of course you actually understood that which you used to do!
Thankfully those days are gone and EP planes are now at the point where they can match - even exceed - an IC powered plane