OK, I recall this thread being popular on various R/C sites but never paid a lot of attention to it. Now I'm building a 80inch plane which will be powered by a Homelite 25cc "weed eater" engine. I will be using the standard ignition and am wondering should I use a PPM or PCM receiver (my radio supports both).
With PPM the argument goes that you could get glitching caused by the ignition interferring. Fair enough, there are precautions you can take for that which will apply equally to PCM.
With PCM the argument is that the receiver will reject glitched signals and at worse go into hold or failsafe mode (depending on your setup).
My thoughts are that with PPM you will see the glitching and be able to at least attempt to counter it. If the glitching gets bad you can fight the thing down to the ground. If it's total radio loss, then anything can happen.
With PCM minor glitching could be masked, making you blind to impending major glitching (perhaps). With major glitching the receiver will either hold or go failsafe, in which case you have zero control over the aircraft. In essence, anything can happen even with a carefully set failsafe.
Anyone out there with first hand experience on gas/petrol powered aircraft?
Note I use Hitec gear so my receiver will inevitably be a Supreme model (either PPM or PCM).