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dwsc
09-05-2005, 04:26 AM
I am new to electric flight and looking forward to getting my mini edge finished

titan74
09-05-2005, 07:32 AM
welcome aboard dwsc.. good luck on your mini edge..

Matt Kirsch
09-06-2005, 03:49 AM
Welcome!

Sounds like you're an experienced pilot already. You'll like the Mini Edge.

Feel free to post your questions.

AEAJR
10-19-2005, 10:57 AM
How is the Mini Edge doing?

dwsc
10-20-2005, 11:39 PM
yeah, i have been flying for about twelve years, I mainly fly a cap-x, and a giant sweet and low I switched the edge over to a axi outrunner, flown it once on this setup and love it. very good flier, very snappy

doug

Unbalanced prop
10-21-2005, 03:19 PM
yeah, i have been flying for about twelve years, I mainly fly a cap-x, and a giant sweet and low I switched the edge over to a axi outrunner, flown it once on this setup and love it. very good flier, very snappy

doug

Way to go Doug!!:D

Doug

Jester
02-19-2006, 07:49 AM
I've been flying slope and wet power and would like to try electric. Anybody have a recommendation for an intermediate plane that'll take a lickin' and keep on tickin'? Local park has an AMA sanctioned Electric site.
Thanks,
Jester

Don Sims
02-19-2006, 01:20 PM
Jester, take a look at EPP wings with brush-less power. I have a Devastator and really enjoy flying the thing. It's been smashed hard and recovered three times now. I also have two of Acers wings as well as a Superfly twin. All are great flyers for different situations.

Don Sims
02-19-2006, 01:23 PM
Or...you could always fly some EDF's.

AEAJR
02-19-2006, 02:37 PM
I've been flying slope and wet power and would like to try electric. Anybody have a recommendation for an intermediate plane that'll take a lickin' and keep on tickin'? Local park has an AMA sanctioned Electric site.
Thanks,
Jester

Describe this magical plane. How big would it be? How fast? How aerobatic? How would you want it to fly? What's your budget?

Electrics go from the small and cheap to the big and expensive. They range from 3 Meter 118 inch hotlines to 12 inch 1 ounce planes.:eek:

You can fly them indoors, or you can take on the gas planes in pattern competition. :D

So, within that narrow range, what is your pleasure sir? :)

Jester
02-19-2006, 06:58 PM
Describe this magical plane. How big would it be? How fast? How aerobatic? How would you want it to fly? What's your budget?

Electrics go from the small and cheap to the big and expensive. They range from 3 Meter 118 inch hotlines to 12 inch 1 ounce planes.:eek:

You can fly them indoors, or you can take on the gas planes in pattern competition. :D

So, within that narrow range, what is your pleasure sir? :)

Ok I guess my request was a bit thin on details. Being new to this part of the hobby, I was looking for a range of suggestions rather than the elusive "one perfect plane".

I'm guessing a good candidate would be a foamie which can handle flying outdoors in the park. It would not be a trainer or extreme 3D type plane. I've got a good mixing radio. I'd like to be able to do loops, rolls, split S, chondelles, inverted flight, etc.

As for size, I haven't a clue in terms of E power. Big enough to handle a little breeze, whatever that means. I suppose 36 to 72 inches would be a range but that's only a guess.

In terms of budget, I guess $150-$250 for the kit, motor, speed controller, and power pack.

Some years ago I tried flying electric and the power to weight ratio was pretty low compared to wet power. I hear that's improved dramatically (?).
Thanks for your help.

AEAJR
02-20-2006, 05:45 AM
Here are some thoughts. See if any of these catch your attention. They range from about 25" to about 64 inches in wing span and from about 18 ounces to 80 ounces.

Multiplex Space Scooter ARF
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXGZV4&P=7 (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXGZV4&P=7)
Review
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=548 (http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=548)
Video
http://www.bungymania.com/videos/films/spacescooter/spacescooter_sun_stunt.wmv (http://www.bungymania.com/videos/films/spacescooter/spacescooter_sun_stunt.wmv)
http://67.18.81.100/rcuvideos/magazine/reviews/548/SpaceScooter.wmv (http://67.18.81.100/rcuvideos/magazine/reviews/548/SpaceScooter.wmv)

Multiplex Microjet - ARF
http://www.multiplexusa.com/product_fs.htm (http://www.multiplexusa.com/product_fs.htm)
video
http://www.bungymania.com/videos/films/microjet/microjet_hand_launching.wmv (http://www.bungymania.com/videos/films/microjet/microjet_hand_launching.wmv)
http://www.bungymania.com/videos/films/microjet/microjet_hight_speed.wmv (http://www.bungymania.com/videos/films/microjet/microjet_hight_speed.wmv)

GWS E-starter 400 - Simple Foam Kit - $50
http://www.gwsexpert.com/product_info.php?products_id=551 (http://www.gwsexpert.com/product_info.php?products_id=551)

GWS Tiger Moth 400 - Simple Foam Kit - $70
http://www.gwsexpert.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_54&products_id=203 (http://www.gwsexpert.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_54&products_id=203)
Review
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=345 (http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=345)
Video
http://67.18.81.100/rcuvideos/magazine/reviews/345/TM400m.wmv (http://67.18.81.100/rcuvideos/magazine/reviews/345/TM400m.wmv)

Multiplex Magister ARF - $110
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXGZV2&P=ML (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXGZV2&P=ML)
This plane is much larger than the others
Close to a .40 glow trainer in size
Reviews
http://www.smoothair.ca/reviews/Magister/magister.htm (http://www.smoothair.ca/reviews/Magister/magister.htm)
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=519 (http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=519)
Going busheless
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=621 (http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=621)
Discussion
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309397 (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309397)
Touch and Gos
http://www.plawner.org/video/magister_touchngoes.wmv (http://www.plawner.org/video/magister_touchngoes.wmv)
Video - Take off from grass - standard motor/battery
http://67.18.81.100/rcuvideos/magazine/reviews/519/magister1.wmv (http://67.18.81.100/rcuvideos/magazine/reviews/519/magister1.wmv)
Towing up a glider
http://plawner.org/video/Magister_easy.wmv (http://plawner.org/video/Magister_easy.wmv)
Video - This is not with the standard motor
this plane has an upgraded brushless motor
http://plawner.org/video/magister_test.wmvhttp://plawner.org/video/magister_test.wmv (http://plawner.org/video/magister_test.wmvhttp://plawner.org/video/magister_test.wmv)

Panic - 3D Foam Kit
http://mountainmodels.com/panic.php (http://mountainmodels.com/panic.php)
Video
http://mountainmodels.com/panicfinal.wmv (http://mountainmodels.com/panicfinal.wmv)

GWS Formosa
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHCN9&P=7 (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHCN9&P=7)
http://www.gws.com.tw/english/product/airfly/f3a.htm (http://www.gws.com.tw/english/product/airfly/f3a.htm)
Group discussion
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321370&highlight=gws+formosa (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321370&highlight=gws+formosa)+

Eagle 3D Foam ARF Aerobatic plane -
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/eagle.htm (http://www.hobby-lobby.com/eagle.htm)
REview
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=93 (http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=93)
Video
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/media/POT006-Eagle1.wmv (http://www.hobby-lobby.com/media/POT006-Eagle1.wmv)

The Cobra - 3 D Foam Flyer ARF
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/cobra.htm (http://www.hobby-lobby.com/cobra.htm)
video
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/media/POT007-Cobra2.wmv (http://www.hobby-lobby.com/media/POT007-Cobra2.wmv)

Pigi - 3D Foam Flyer ARF
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/pigi.htm (http://www.hobby-lobby.com/pigi.htm)
video
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/media/CEM001-Pigi.wmv (http://www.hobby-lobby.com/media/CEM001-Pigi.wmv)


Any of these catch your attention?

Jester
02-20-2006, 09:05 PM
AEAJR,
Yes, Fantastic!
Thank you.

nova801428
02-22-2006, 03:38 AM
Good Luck!!!

Jana-Boater
03-02-2006, 06:59 PM
Hi everyone I am an electric boater but when I seen that boat that flies I guess I got hooked I have to learn to fly. What is a good lectric to start with as a trainer....Jana
Well I will add some more and hope someone will e-mail me. I am a 13 yr old girl that loves boating but I want to learn to fly and I need help on a good trainer for me. ;) :cool:

Greg1262
03-06-2006, 01:32 AM
Hey there, I am searching for an answer to my first electronics puzzle. I have a Hitec Flash 5X radio, a Berg 5 with manual Futaba/JR switch, a Thunderbird ESC, Feigao 1308422S motor (brushless), and I can't get the ESC to send the motor a throttle signal. All the gear is new, except the Flash 5, but it almost looks as if it has never been used. I could have some bad equipment, but how do I stepwise rule things out?

Greg

AEAJR
03-06-2006, 01:42 AM
What channel do you have the ESC plugged into. It should be in 3 and the plane type should be acro, or airplane, not glider, although glider will probably help as well.

Greg1262
03-06-2006, 01:52 AM
I have tried channel 3 and 1, in the glid/acro mode.

AEAJR
03-06-2006, 04:43 AM
Sounds like you have a bad ESC or a bad motor.

Greg1262
03-06-2006, 09:53 PM
Not sure if I have a bad motor, ESC , receiver, or transmitter. I think, after talking to Castle, that the ESC is fine, but it is waiting for a response to the arming questions. I don't know of any way to independantly test the motor. I am expecting my servos to arrive soon, and if I can get one to move, then the transmitter and receiver are good. If not, I don't know how to tell if either the Rx or Tx is bad? I'll ask the next question when I try the servo.

Greg1262
04-05-2006, 03:17 AM
Just thought I would post here that I worked out all my electronics difficulties and have flown my MM Magpie almost a dozen times. No real crashes, and I'm almost ready for the ailerons. The transition to this plane was so easy after flying a Harbor Freight Yellow Bee for a while. I recommend starting with a disposable plane first.

Greg