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Old 12-30-2012, 11:56 PM   #4626
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Thank you sir. I have been slowly making my way to flying. I figured I would stay with a mini heli but that isn't lasting long lol. Now I'm learning what I can so I can move to a bigger one and planes. I have 10 RC's and keeps growing. Go figure. Just wishing my friend would get done with his lading pad so I can have more electronics lol.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:38 PM   #4629
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Hello, I was referred here by people at rc universe. i was told this is a fantastic ressource for electric flight, and based on these forums, quite true.

I am looking for information on converting an electric plane and to build a kit and power it electrically.I will make posts for these questions of course.

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does any one know the best place to buy a radio,servo's speed controllers and how do you know how many channel radio to buy,I'm trying to build a SU-27 with a 28" wing span,I have all the foam cut and fit together,i was afraid to glue it together without the servo's and etc..any help would be appreciated thank you.Larry
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does any one know the best place to buy a radio,servo's speed controllers and how do you know how many channel radio to buy,I'm trying to build a SU-27 with a 28" wing span,I have all the foam cut and fit together,i was afraid to glue it together without the servo's and etc..any help would be appreciated thank you.Larry
Hi Larry. Welcome to WattFlyer. There is a wealth of information in these forums and a quick search will find pretty much anything you want to know. Your questions are covered in this sticky topic and if you don't see specifically what you are looking for, those people can answer it or point you further into that info. Again, Welcome to the wonders of electric flight
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does any one know the best place to buy a radio,servo's speed controllers and how do you know how many channel radio to buy,I'm trying to build a SU-27 with a 28" wing span,I have all the foam cut and fit together,i was afraid to glue it together without the servo's and etc..any help would be appreciated thank you.Larry
Hi Larry if your just starting out with RC, I would get a 4 channel hitec radio 72 Mhz , its a great $100.00 Radio to start with because, it comes with 2 servos, a receiver and the transmitter has mixing for elevons, as far as motors, speed controlers etc, get them from heads up rc also, jeff has the best prices and server around, we all use heads up rc Tell Jeff that Chellie sent you

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...4--dsh-/Detail

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/foru...ysprune=&f=218

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Originally Posted by larry4995 View Post
does any one know the best place to buy a radio,servo's speed controllers and how do you know how many channel radio to buy,I'm trying to build a SU-27 with a 28" wing span,I have all the foam cut and fit together,i was afraid to glue it together without the servo's and etc..any help would be appreciated thank you.Larry
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC POWERED FLIGHT
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368

> Six Keys to Success
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18

How to select your first radio
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68741

Letís Talk about Servos
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Originally Posted by larry4995 View Post
does any one know the best place to buy a radio,servo's speed controllers and how do you know how many channel radio to buy,I'm trying to build a SU-27 with a 28" wing span,I have all the foam cut and fit together,i was afraid to glue it together without the servo's and etc..any help would be appreciated thank you.Larry
Hi Larry,

Welcome to WF . I assume this is not your first RC plane, right? The reason I ask is that your existing radio, whatever it is, and rx would be fine,

I built a SU-27 Foamie profile pusher parkjet and have attached a pic below. I have made an F-15, F4 Phantom, Seadart, and a few F-22's as well. With the exception of the Seadart(6mm depron), they were all cut from Dollar Tree foam. The patterns all had cut outs for the servo's. I simply hot glue them in place. Used Htx 900's (9g) you can buy from HK or Nicco. Used Grayson Hobby Motor/esc combos's on all of them. The V2, the V3 and the Super V2(2200-2500kv). Used 6 x4 MAS and/or APC e props on all of them. The RX and Esc get mounted on the bottom side with velcro. For the radio, Chellie's selection sounds good but I'd personally opt for 2.4 for the future


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Old 01-14-2013, 02:44 PM   #4640
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Hi All
I'd just pulled my Kyosho Valencia out of the closet.
It was my first attempt at electric flight. I was never
successful at a ground launch with it.
I suspect it was a motor adjustment, looking at it now.
I'd flown slope gliders for a number of years but family
requirments have slowed that down. I'd gotten the Kyosho
when I was first learing slope. Later I did launch it by hand
on the slope and tried the motor but just left it for other days.
Now, I'm hoping to get it working well enough for
my son to learn on.
I see that things have advance quite a bit. Looking at
brushless motors and all.
The batteries for the motor are shot but surprisingly the
transmitter and reciever are taking a charge fine and are
holding. I probably hadn't used them last in 12-15 years.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:52 PM   #4641
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Hi All
I'd just pulled my Kyosho Valencia out of the closet.
It was my first attempt at electric flight. I was never
successful at a ground launch with it.
I suspect it was a motor adjustment, looking at it now.
I'd flown slope gliders for a number of years but family
requirments have slowed that down. I'd gotten the Kyosho
when I was first learing slope. Later I did launch it by hand
on the slope and tried the motor but just left it for other days.
Now, I'm hoping to get ti working well enough for
my son to learn on.
I see that things have advance quite a bit. Looking at
brushless motors and all.
The batteries for the motor are shot but surprisingly the
transmitter and reciever are taking a charge fine and are
holding. I probably hadn't used them last in 12-15 years.
Flier Dwight
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EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC POWERED FLIGHT
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368

Let’s Talk about Servos
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64417

How to select your first radio
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68741

Wattflyer Sailplane Forum
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Hi Flier Dwight And Welcome to Wattflyers, here is a Old thread that you might enjoy, Take care and have fun, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=529140

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QUESTION.
Have my 6mm profile quick build F-16 ready to maden.
Question is.
The ORANGE RX DSM2 receiver is mounted inside the fuz. to the front.
Will there be any problem with signal with the receiver mounted there.
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The 6mm quick build , profile F-22 IS ABOUT READY TO GO . Same question
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Sarge,

This is the new member welcome thread. Not really the best place to ask this question.

I suggest you do a search on Orange or Orange RX and see what you find but in general foam does not interfere with 2.4 GHz signals.

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Fwiw,
The answer is no. You're okay.

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Greetings all!!! I fly 50 and 100cc gas planes and decided to give electric a real try. Being a complete newbie to electrics and have absolutely no clue about it, I have a big learning curve. Look forward to the challenge!!!
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Welcome to Wattflyer.

Those are some big planes you are flying. Do you plan to stay with giant scale or are you looking to move down in size in electric?

This is the link I send everyone to when they are first getting into electric.

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Hi Aeajr
Thanks for the welcome. I will be using the electric, an EF MXS-EXP 48" to help learn various 3D tricks. Find it a little dicey with the 50cc. Thanks for the link. Now I have to learn how to equip the plane.
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+1 on Ed's guide ! I keep it on my nightstand next to the Bible. 100CC? Holey Moley. I saw an 11ft WS 3D plane with a 120 a few months ago and I thought I had seen it all. Weighed 43lbs. $10K he had wrapped up in that one. I would think to get something using a 100cc motor off the ground would require a very big electric motor/200amp esc and a huge lipo, like a 12S. I once had a Honda 65 which is pale in comparison.

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