View Full Version : Beginners FAQ? Something to sticky...

08-22-2005, 11:31 PM
I began flying this spring after spending all winter on a Sim. I'm flying an Avistar at the club field (solo'ed on my second flight, tell me that Sim's aren't great!) and I have a Slo-V I fly at the park near my house.

I want another plane, an electric park flyer, but I want a lot more performance than I get from my slo-v. However, I don't want some crazy overpowered 3D flier.

So I want to move to the next step and I think that means piecing a system together rather than buying another Parkzone or Hobbizone flyer.

I'm getting lost in all the lingo and specs. Has anyone put together a FAQ? Where's it at? Maybe that should be Stickied at the top of this forum.

I'd like to get something with better climb performance than the Slo-V. I'd like to use my radio. I'd like an ARF model. Something with 4 channels would be great too.

Any advice?

Matt Kirsch
08-23-2005, 04:24 AM
Excellent idea. I don't think anyone has started work on a FAQ for this site yet. It's on my "to do" list, but you know how that goes.

At one time I had a "FAQ" thread going on RCU that I was eventually going to turn into a FAQ, but then I got this new job...

In the meantime, let's get you going. There are a few sites out there with info, like "http://webpages.charter.net/rcfu/" also known as R/C Flight Unlimited.

08-23-2005, 05:27 AM
E-Zone FAQ (http://www.ezonemag.com/pages/faq/intro.shtml) - Battery University (http://www.batteryuniversity.com/) - From The Ground Up (http://modelaircraft.org/mag/FTGU/Part1/index.html) - P-Calc (http://brantuas.com/ezcalc/dma1.asp)

Flying Model Simulator (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4357&postcount=11) freeware

One Tree Recovery Method (http://www.rcflying.net/forums/showpost.php?p=42616&postcount=4)