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2muchfun
01-09-2006, 10:32 PM
Hi:

I am new to this egroup and I was just wondering where the best place is for buying parts. I am building my first strictly electric aircraft (sig demoiselle) and I am looking for the motor and receiver/servo combo to purchase for it. Things have really changed since I have built my last aircraft some 15+ years ago (a Robbi trainer with a pvc fuselage).

I am also looking for some suggestions as to making it more scale like in appearance. The pilot has to go (he is only two dimentional!) I was thinking of a vacuformed pilot that I could hide the batteries in. :confused:

Mike Freas
01-09-2006, 11:50 PM
For your flight gear I would start with some reasearch on the net for what you want/need and price things. You need to decide what brand radio your going with also. I like to support my LHS so I price things there also and most of the time there isn't a price difference when you figure tax vs shipping charges. I like the following and have had great service from all.

Tower Hobbies
Dymond modelsports
Hobby Lobby (AXI motors)

zappedalaskan
01-09-2006, 11:59 PM
Hi 2muchfun,
Welcome to Wattflyer! We are glad to have you here. There are a lot of hobby product vendors now days, I buy most of My E-flight stuff from http://willshobbies.com They stock all E-flight and JR products and much more. Best of all the owners Will and Debbie Hicks are both members here and always ready to answer any questions about all of the products they sell. Most of us members have posted about companies (good and bad) here: http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=37 In the company discussions forum and here: http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=38 In the new products forum. And there is also the Builders forum. I wish you all the best with your Sig plane. I have had great luck with Sig, They have been making great aircraft since I started in rc. You also mentioned Robbe. My first helicopter was a Shluter .50 (later named Robbe) I hope this helps getting you started here at Wattflyer. Please feel free to post any questions you might have. Take care and have a great day!
Regards,
Jay

2muchfun
01-10-2006, 01:11 AM
Wow! Thanks for the information. Things have changed so much, I really feel like a newbie. At least this go around I will be able to buy the stuff without asking my Mom and Dad!