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Old Jul 17, 2014, 09:31 AM
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First rc plane scratch built questions

I am new to the forums and planes in general I've has rc cars for years but I'm just getting into rc and am planning on building a plane specifically one just like this http://bodybuildingprogramreview.com...-for-10-part-1 I think I've figured out the building of the airframe I just have questions about the electronics I should use and any tips On building would be appreciated I already think I have all the components figured out I just want some input on if these are the correct parts for this plane

Motor-http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GWF58OK/ref=ox_sc_act_image_9?ie=UTF8&smid=A1THAZDOWP300U

Esc-http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CIQ0TYQ/ref=ox_sc_act_image_7?ie=UTF8&smid=AA3DL1YN5S7YK

Servo-http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006VRWV1W/ref=ox_sc_act_image_6?ie=UTF8&smid=ABVNT3OU88MFH

Transmitter-http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GGCCOVE/ref=ox_sc_act_image_4?ie=UTF8&smid=A867P1BBKCZM8

Also any tips like I said would really be appreciated being tht I Really have no clue what I'm doing also what batter should I get I already have a venom 3s 5000mah 35c lipo from my cars and was wondering if that would work if not what would and I would like something that could get me maximum run time
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 10:37 AM
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I am new to the forums and planes in general I've has rc cars for years but I'm just getting into rc and am planning on building a plane specifically one just like this http://bodybuildingprogramreview.com...-for-10-part-1 I think I've figured out the building of the airframe I just have questions about the electronics I should use and any tips On building would be appreciated I already think I have all the components figured out I just want some input on if these are the correct parts for this plane

Motor-http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GWF58OK/ref=ox_sc_act_image_9?ie=UTF8&smid=A1THAZDOWP300U

Esc-http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CIQ0TYQ/ref=ox_sc_act_image_7?ie=UTF8&smid=AA3DL1YN5S7YK

Servo-http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006VRWV1W/ref=ox_sc_act_image_6?ie=UTF8&smid=ABVNT3OU88MFH

Transmitter-http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GGCCOVE/ref=ox_sc_act_image_4?ie=UTF8&smid=A867P1BBKCZM8

Also any tips like I said would really be appreciated being tht I Really have no clue what I'm doing also what batter should I get I already have a venom 3s 5000mah 35c lipo from my cars and was wondering if that would work if not what would and I would like something that could get me maximum run time
Your first link is for bodybuilding , so we can't tell what kind of plane it is you want to make .

In my opinion , the best RC airplane for learning to fly is one that is lightweight and slow flying , so that 5000mah battery would probably not be best .

Also , that transmitter is fine , but for another $20 you can get this computer transmitter with 20 model memory , dual rates , expo , mixing , etc. It's $55 with free shipping in the continental USA ( do you live in the USA ? )

http://www.hobbypartz.com/79p-t6-6ch-radio-lcd.html

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Old Jul 17, 2014, 10:53 AM
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The first link isn't for bodybuilding it's of a homemade cessna model and I wanted to build mine exactly like it plus I have a lot of credit on amazon. Com so I could only get things on amazon that are eligible for amazon prime and are the esc and motor god and what battery should I get then with as much run time as possible please thank you
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 11:09 AM
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Double check that link , because it is not showing me a plane .

The computer transmitter is available on Amazon , it would be worth the extra $20 to get it .

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...nd-games%2C616
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 11:34 AM
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Here's a better link for the plane
How to build a RC plane for $10 (part 1) (10 min 4 sec)
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 12:11 PM
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That looks like a fine plane , but it doesn't look like it would be that easy to make . And the motor is on the nose where it will be the first thing to hit the ground in a nose first crash ( most crashes are nose first ) .

For your first scratch build plane and first time flying an RC plane , I recommend the EzFly R3 . It is made out of flat foam sheets , the motor is protected in a nose first crash , it is SUPER stable and can be slow flying if built lightweight .

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1174874

Do you live in the USA or Canada ? If so , you can get foam board at the Dollar Tree Store ( Dollarama in Canada ) for $1 a sheet . You could build an EzFly airframe for about $2 .

Here is the thread of a young guy ( 14 years old ) who made an EzFly for his first scratch built and first time flying , there is a video of his first flight on page 11 post # 151 .
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2118564

Here is a video of one of my lightweight EzFly's , it's so stable and slow that I'm flying with my right hand while filming with my left .

Copy of EzFly with under-cambered wing (1 min 57 sec)
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 12:28 PM
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I am a pretty good builder with some experience building thing like this so the difficulty of the build won't be my issue and being that I have rc cars that go upwards of 100+ I think I would be really bored of a slow plane like tht but thanks anyway

And I live in the USA

Also are the motor and esc and servos above good for the cessna thanks in advance and thanks for all the great advice so far

I'll definitly get the more expensive transmitter
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 12:47 PM
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If you've never flown RC planes before, then you might consider building something VERY simple and cheap. You WILL crash many times. Why bust up a complex, pretty build?
Have you done any time on a PC simulator? Something like RealFlight?
That will go a long way to preparing you for the real RC plane.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 12:55 PM
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I am a pretty good builder with some experience building thing like this so the difficulty of the build won't be my issue and being that I have rc cars that go upwards of 100+ I think I would be really bored of a slow plane like tht but thanks anyway

And I live in the USA

Also are the motor and esc and servos above good for the cessna thanks in advance and thanks for all the great advice so far

I'll definitly get the more expensive transmitter
In the info section of that video he lists these recommended electronics

Motor- BpHobbies outrunner 2217-6, 25 amp ESC, 11.1v 2200mah lipo, three Bluebird 371 micro servos, 9" prop.

The Amazon motor you listed only shows the kv ( 2600 ) which is rpm's per volt . The recommended motor in the video is 1500 kv and 311 watts max power , so look for a similar motor on Amazon . Keep in mind that kv is only an indication of rpm's per volt , you can get very tiny motors that are 2600kv but only have 30 or 40 watts of power .

And a slow , stable plane is best for learning how to fly . Once you learn how to fly you can build a faster , more exciting plane .

Here is another one of my Dollar Tree foam scratch built planes , goes about 100 mph .

Dollar Tree foam board SkyFun ( ish ) (4 min 6 sec)
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 08:44 PM
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i have had some time on a simulator at my lhs

i don't mean to be stubborn but i have already decided on the plane and this will be it i just want to know if these components will work i apologize if i sound rude or ignorant i don't mean it but i like this plane and would like to build it

and as to my motor on amazon how could figure out how many watts it is and all the specs

if this motor isn't good what other motors could i get on amazon that are eligible for amazon prime

i apologize if i come of rudely and i thank yu all greatly for the help and i really appreciate it.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 08:53 PM
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it seems you have ignored all the help 2 people who know a lot about the hobby have offered.
Both Balsaorcarbon and Nuteman have given me amazing advice, I followed it and had success. When I ignored them, it cost me time and a plane.

believe me a slow plane is a big help when starting
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 10:11 PM
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i have had some time on a simulator at my lhs

i don't mean to be stubborn but i have already decided on the plane and this will be it i just want to know if these components will work i apologize if i sound rude or ignorant i don't mean it but i like this plane and would like to build it

and as to my motor on amazon how could figure out how many watts it is and all the specs

if this motor isn't good what other motors could i get on amazon that are eligible for amazon prime

i apologize if i come of rudely and i thank yu all greatly for the help and i really appreciate it.
The motor used by the guy in the video is this one :

Cheetah A2217-6 Brushless Outrunner Motor

you could try a search for that motor on Amazon Prime .
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 02:05 PM
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Hmm, I don't think you sound stubborn...just persistent! Trust me when I tell you that these guys are really trying to help save you a lot of time, money, and frustrations! Nothing is worst then spending time building a plane that you crash on the maiden. Worst, if your not a rc pilot then you might not know why you crashed and will continue to make the same mistake (s) over again. What I'm saying here is don't let your pride get in the way of your success. I've been doing this hobby since I was 8, I'll be 55 in a week. I still come here for the advice of others who know the hobby. If you want a successful first plane, I would suggest building the ones mentioned as they're good planes. My favorite is the Russ40 Trainer Type Plane (TTP). It's simple to build, flies great, can take abuse, and is really an all around good plane for a beginner with some simulator training! I apologize for being long-winded, but I feel like all of us here on the forum; we wish everyone the most successful and wonderful first flight! Because those are the guys that will help the future newbie pilots of tomorrow!
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 07:15 PM
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Thanks for all the advice but I've made my mind and I'm going to stick with it but will this motor be better still with all the same esc servos etc. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GRQ...A3TGEBV1SIMBHY
Thanks again for all the info
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 08:33 PM
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Thanks for all the advice but I've made my mind and I'm going to stick with it but will this motor be better still with all the same esc servos etc. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GRQ...A3TGEBV1SIMBHY
Thanks again for all the info
That motor will work .
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