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Old 09-28-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Need a new Plane

I flew 40 size fuel Planes for several years. Started flying Electrics a little last year. Built a 3D Hobbies 33" Extra. All my Radios were FM that I had for over 10 years so I got a cheap Attack Radio. Now needing another Plane and a better Radio. Trying to decide between a Twisted Hobbie EPP or 3D Foamy Depron. Also how high up on the money list do I need to go to get a good Radio? Most of my servos are Hitech so I need something compatable. I Know very little 2.4 and what works together. Just Trying to get started without wasting alot of money.
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Welcome to Wattflyer.

I'll say this: I've never heard anyone say a single bad thing about Twisted Hobbies.

EPP is going to be a lot more forgiving than Depron.

As to radios and receivers, know that Brand X transmitters only work with Brand X receivers. For instance, Spektrum transmitters only work with Spektrum receives and so on. (Though there are 'compatible' knock-offs out there.) Personally, I use all Spektrum gear and am super happy with it. You can get a DX6 for about $225 or so. That radio will handle 6 channels and up to 250 models.

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The DX6 is a great deal, you can find them for $200.00 as well. If you want to go cheaper, and get about the same thing, go with the DX6i, prices for those fell once the DX6 hit. Plenty of good used stuff online here, and at RCG.

As for your plane, can't go wrong with the Twisted Hobby ships...all very nice. Not inexpensive, but great quality. If you want to tinker a bit, and are open to some pretty interesting creations, give this guy a look;


Great dude...a member here as well. Has everything in kit form, and sells the electronics, and also has them in PNP versions too. Well worth the money. He's a member here, and at most all other sites as well.

Good luck in your search, there is certainly no shortage of planes to look for.
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Thanks for the reply. I think I'll get a Twisted Crack Yak next ( I'm sure I'll have a couple more not soon after) Just have to figure out what size. want to be able to use same size servos and batteries in my next few Electrics (Seems easier to swap out if a Plane is crashed). Also I purchased a Triton EQ Charger and it seems to take me all night to to charge a few 2C 800m Batteries this seems too long, hope I didnt waste money on a charger I won't be happy with. Thanks Again
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Servos ... as long as with JR style connectors - then that's fine. Most radios now are compliant for most servos. But as said already Tx's are specific about to Rx's.

Radios ? There are plenty out there that fit the bill - most regardless of brand / label do require a learning curve for programming. The old days of following lead of a club majority in my opinion are not so important anymore given more and more people are turning to flashing radio systems making them more versatile / personal. The capability of even budget radios is astounding compared to only a few years ago.


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+1 on TwistedHobbys. What's your flying style?

If it's super hard-core 3D, get the TW Laser.
If it's intermediate 3D, get a Crack Yak.
If it's a combination of sport flying and 3D, get a TW Turbo Beaver.

I can't say enough good things about the latter. The Beaver is just an all around fun plane. Pull down the flaperons and do spot landings or 2 inch takeoff runs. Or program crazy mixes and do tricks that no one has seen before. It's also probably the easiest plane ever to do rolling harriers with. Even I can do them, and that should tell you something!

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