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Old 01-13-2009, 11:33 PM
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i was thinking about building a 3d foamie with a wingspan of about 14 in

i was gonna make it a half scale model of my dw yak jr

i was planning on using 3mm depron

im wondering where i can get a speed control amd a brushless motor for this size of plane

or suggestions on motor size
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:09 AM
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Is cost a factor?

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Old 01-14-2009, 12:53 AM
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:59 AM
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And what would be your budget for the motor and ESC?

That would help narrow things down. $100 might be cheap for you.

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Old 01-14-2009, 01:07 AM
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well basically i want the cheapest stuff i wont be buying the electronics right away but i will be building the airframe right away...

im 15 so if you can imagine my budget...it is not very much

so basically the cheapest stuff out there
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Thanks for letting us know your budget. That will help narrow things down.

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:47 AM
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The reason Frank is asking is that the smaller you go the more expensive things get as far as motors, controllers and servos. The micro gear is very pricey.

Since your on a tight budget your going to have to accept heavier items that will not work nearly as well in a micro sized plane.

One thing many people dont realize is that going smaller does NOT mean it will fly slower and it does NOT mean the plane will be easier to fly indoors. Just the opposite is true.

Usually, when you scale down, the planes end up with higher stall speeds and are much twitchier to fly - unless you are willing to spend the big bucks for super lite gear and you can build super lite structures.

Its a whole lot easier and a whole lot cheaper to build indoor models in the 30"-36" span range than in the 15" span range. They will fly a lot better too.

If you use 3mm depron and carefull bits of carbon and as little glue as possible, small motors and small batteries you can make a model fly very slowly and gracefully indoors.

All the top indoor models in the world are in that general size range for a very good reason - it works best
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