I have ordered the following from Hobby King (I know but their prices are amazing!
The Original plans call for a long 400 sized brushed. I wanted brushless, of course so I emailed HOB and they replied with a couple of motors which you can't get any more or at least not that I can find.. What is it with these kit builders. Anyway it was a 1480 KV 10 amp motor
so I picked this
Hobby king recommended a7x4 prop. Of course they are stocked only at the international warehouse, so I didn't include with this build.. when I order this kind of thing I always order at least 5 so I do have some 9x4.5s and a few other sizes. I am asking for advice on this from you people because I really don't get the prop thing fully. I know this plane is supposed to be fast, and a 4 pitch doesn't seem like very steep so I am wondering. I may just get an assortment since they are cheep and I entend to stock up anyway. I also ordered a watt meter. I have 2 20c 2 cell 1,200 mha packs and 2 3 cell 1,200 mha packs. LYpo of course.
I may buy a new pack as HOB recommended 1000.
I already have a Hobbywing 30A speed controlle brushless esc left over from when I burned up my 1st cheap motor testing it with too big a prop. so I will use this unless you people think that would be a mistake. I know it is heavy but the kit called for the older style heavy battery pack so I really don't think that this will be an issue... do you?
HOB calls 4 3 micro sized servos.
I picked these
they are the highest quality I could find with not to high a tag and I found great comments from people on a park flyer forum somewhere.
I purchased the OrangeRX 6 Ch Flight Receiver - DSM2/DSMX Compatible from Ebay since Hobby King seems to perpetually be on back order. (good sign?)
I have read great reviews on these. it is supposed to be full range, but It doesn't have a full length antenna lead so I am somewhat worried about it. I am thinking since this plane is only 38" wingspan I won't need so much range because I will not be able to see it that far out.
I will start the kit tonight or tomorrow... depending on my wife of course. She just ordered herself a new high quality Djembe from Wula drum. It will be in today so she will either want to play it by herself (this is usually the case since she is a pro player and I am not very good) or she will want me to drum with her... Which I will do if she wants.