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Old 05-15-2018, 04:31 PM
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Hi everyone, I'm BoxThisLap, and recently I've decided to get into the wonderful hobby of e-power RC airplanes. Un/fortunately, one of my friends recently bought me a RocHobby V2 F16 Falcon. So my mother saw, and she thought "Okay, you have a RC plane already, don't expect me to buy you a "trainer" plane". So I have to learn to fly on a EDF Jet? Help!
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:42 PM
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This plane, nor your interest, will not last very long...

Best thing you can do if your mom won't let you get anything since you have that one... is sell that one.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:09 PM
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Box,

Trust me and I have a Roc Hobby F-16 among 15 other edf's. Just put it aside for now. That is, if you plan to stay in the hobby for any length of time. 100% guarantee you'll crash it the very first time. Then, you'll quit. One and done !

Yes, get a trainer like the Apprentice S . You can even find them used on RC Groups, Craigslist and other places. Get a simulator like Real Flight or Phoenix. Can also find them used. Join AMA and visit a nearby local club. Many offer free training . Start by simply hanging out and asking questions.

Sorry but Mom led you astray here.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...5&&FORM=VRDGAR

Good luck !

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Old 05-15-2018, 05:29 PM
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I know it's not what you want to hear but honestly, there is no happy ending to a story that begins with 'so i decided to learn to fly RC with an F16 Falcon'.

The shop that your friend got the F16 from might exchange it for something more suitable if it's all still in it's box.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:01 PM
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I agree with the rest of the guys, that F-16 is not the way do start. I have a EDF F-16 and it is very hard to stay ahead of mentally, and if you are not doing that, you are just truing to catch up to what the plane just did, then you over control and it's all over.



You wouldn't learn to drive in a Ferrari, don't try to learn to fly with a F-16.


A trainer like the Apprentice S would be great.
Also I hope there are model clubs in your area, find them and make contact. They will not laugh at a beginner, we all were at the start. Don't be scared of making a hard landing or a crash, it's just part of the hobby. I've had planes since 1960 and radio control since 1972, looking back it is amazing what this great hobby has taught me.


And welcome to Wattflyer, we will try to help anyone that truly wants to learn about flying with electricity
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:44 AM
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One more vote for not trying to train on an EDF Jet.

Find a way to get a trainer, or get someone else to train you on their trainer.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:32 PM
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Sell it or Trade for an Apprentice S. Otherwise this will be your fist flight and the end of your hobby.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BoxThisLap View Post
Hi everyone, I'm BoxThisLap, and recently I've decided to get into the wonderful hobby of e-power RC airplanes. ... So I have to learn to fly on a EDF Jet? Help!
Advice for getting into flying RC airplanes, and how not to - The Ampeer


Some well-structured reading and handy e-tools for rainy/windy days.
Will save you, and us a lot of questions. Notably the 'what went wrong?' kind of questions
Will also prevent you from burning up several controllers and/or motors and/or battery:
E-flight primer and tools

And please, do your RC equipment, wallet, ego, battery, controller, motor, house/garage/car a big favour ... get a watt-meter. It will more than pay for itself, will save you at least one fried motor and one fried controller. Will also help you finding the best setup.
And keep watt-/multi-meter wires short
too long wires batteryside will kill ESC over time: precautions, solutions & workarounds
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:00 AM
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Best advice I can give is to put your location in your profile. Not your street address but just your city and state. You'd be surprised how many people may be willing to either make you a killer deal or maybe even give you a trainer to help you be successful. I have planes I'd love to give to someone deserving and local. And NO I won't try to box and ship you a built airframe.

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Old 05-17-2018, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Turbojoe View Post
Best advice I can give is to put your location in your profile. Not your street address but just your city and state. You'd be surprised how many people may be willing to either make you a killer deal or maybe even give you a trainer to help you be successful. I have planes I'd love to give to someone deserving and local. And NO I won't try to box and ship you a built airframe.

Joe
Ditto find the local RC club and reach out to them, or even a local non-chain Hobby Shop.
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