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Old 06-15-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default Better understanding of r/c plane electronics.

Ok, so i unserstand that the reciver is definitly what makes a plane a good plane along with the rest of the electronics.Can anyone give me a rundown of what a 6 channel 2.4Ghz is exactly?and how long the antenna has to be for proper operation, I bought a RTF redcat P-51 and the antenna is not more than about 3/4 of an inch long when most run the length of the plane.Will this hurt me?
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That short antenna on a 2.4Ghz receiver Freaks out a lot of people 2.4Ghz is micro wave, and only needs a short antenna to match the radio wave/signal, 72 mhz is not micro wave, and a longer antenna is needed to match the radio wave/signal.



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Ok, so i unserstand that the reciver is definitly what makes a plane a good plane along with the rest of the electronics.Can anyone give me a rundown of what a 6 channel 2.4Ghz is exactly?and how long the antenna has to be for proper operation, I bought a RTF redcat P-51 and the antenna is not more than about 3/4 of an inch long when most run the length of the plane.Will this hurt me?
You might fine something useful in this thread: Microwave radios are covered in this PDF file.

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OK thanks guys i really appriciate the info!Happy landings!and chellie ive seen some of your youtube stuff.very cool.
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OK thanks guys i really appriciate the info!Happy landings!and chellie ive seen some of your youtube stuff.very cool.
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Ok, so one other Q.....I want to add some servoless retracts to my P-51D,am i rstricted to what i can run on it?
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Ok, so one other Q.....I want to add some servoless retracts to my P-51D,am i rstricted to what i can run on it?
you are only limited by the Channels of your radio and the electrical amps that you have available to feed all of your servos, use a 10 AMP UBEC, that will give you all the electrical power you need to run everything on your plane., you will need to remove the red wire from the esc to receiver plug and tape it off, thats your old battery feed, use a pin and lift the locking tab, and pull the red wire out, hope that helps, Chellie

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Steven,
Sorry if I'm way off track but I'm guessing, based on the question asked, that you are pretty much a raw beginner to flying R/C models?.. If so the a P-51 is really not a suitable model to learn on. Unless you have a lot of help from an experienced flyer then it almost certainly will end badly. R/C models are a lot harder to fly that the experts make it look!

Adding stuff like retracts just makes the model heavier and so harder to fly plus retracts would be likely to be damaged in less than perfect landings (and if you are a beginner most landings will be far from perfect).

Suggest you think about putting the P-51 away for a while and learn to fly on a model that's designed for beginners?

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Sorry if I'm way off track but I'm guessing, based on the question asked, that you are pretty much a raw beginner to flying R/C models?.. If so the a P-51 is really not a suitable model to learn on. Unless you have a lot of help from an experienced flyer then it almost certainly will end badly. R/C models are a lot harder to fly that the experts make it look!

Adding stuff like retracts just makes the model heavier and so harder to fly plus retracts would be likely to be damaged in less than perfect landings (and if you are a beginner most landings will be far from perfect).

Suggest you think about putting the P-51 away for a while and learn to fly on a model that's designed for beginners?

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Yes im fairly new to the propelled world of flying, i use to fly gliders about 10 years ago when i was 14 but have been away from the hobby focused on actual cars and school.I never really tried to understand the electronics too much becouse the planes were pre built by my dads work buddy and given to me.Im also starting off with a GWS piko stick with a foam fuse and a couple upgrades.Im a natural born fabricator and hardly impressed with factory stock.hahaha. wish me luck!
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Ask all the questions you want the E Power stuff takes a little Learning, its a balancing act to say the least, Everyone here is happy to help out to get you started in the right direction with E Power, Take care and have fun, Chellie

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