Hmmmm. Thanks for the reply fhhuber.
I figured it would struggle until it got enough airspeed. So is electric completely out of the question, or could I still do it? I've flown airplanes with my uncle before, so I have a LITTLE experience. I'm no professional by any means, but I do have a bit of flight time under my belt. I'd really like to go electric if at all possible. I would really rather not have to mess with fuel and what not.