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Old Feb 22, 2015, 01:35 PM
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I feel dumb, PLEASE HELP ME

I have been into fpv and flying all of my life. but now that I'm 13 i want to start fpv and flying rc planes. i have been reading about fpv and how it works for 3 years now, and i have also watched hundreds of videos and i STILL don't understand much about it. i really need help. Should i feel dumb and is this a hobby that is hard or easy and I'm just struggling with it. i still haven't given up and i really don't want this to stop my pain for flying. thank you for everyone who will respond to this thread
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 01:46 PM
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some 13 year olds could grasp it all, but I would guess most cannot

I suggest buying a ready to fly system, but it will be costly. Perhaps buy yourself a Hobbyzone Supercub ready to fly kit, or a EFlite Sport Cub ready to fly kit. Then learn to fly it well, using PC simulators to help. Ask at a local RC club for help learning to fly too.

Then once you have proven you can fly well and maintain a RC aircraft, repair it, use it responsibly, go out and buy a FPV kit from ReadymadeRC for like $500 or so. Put it on your Cub and fly FPV.

This will take many months.
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 01:50 PM
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It is not that easy.
The cheaper you try to make it, the harder it is, because you have to
pick out all your own individual components and figure out how to make them
work together (wiring diagrams, soldering, etc). If you spend more money, you'll find
more "plug and play" type gear these days, but that does not guarantee success. You still
have to take it slow and methodical and learn how to fly and navigate and so forth.
For whatever it's worth I would never have been able to afford FPV when I was 13. Heck,
I couldn't even afford an RC plane at that age.
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 01:54 PM
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Oh, and just to head off the inevitable..
"What is the best XYZ?"
There is no "best" in FPV. There is only
1. What suits your specific needs/goals/skills
2. What you can afford
3. What you prefer
4. What works with the other people you fly with

Start with the sticky threads at the top of this forum.
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 02:14 PM
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Thanks for everyones help

its not that i don't know anything about it, it is that i don't know how to tell which parts go with each other, and when i buy the package, i want to know what the parts do. i don't want to get the package and not know what the parts do, i need to know that everything does
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 02:27 PM
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It's all there in the sticky threads at the top of the forum.
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 03:28 PM
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is this good?
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=2283
and is this a good plane?
https://secure.hobbyzone.com/HBZ4400.html
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 03:39 PM
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That may be a good way to learn to fly with. But as others have suggested stay away from any fpv stuff for at least till next year. Dont try to take too big steps or you'll get pissed off real quick. We'll still help when your ready.
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 03:48 PM
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ok thanks everyone for your help
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this is probably an excellent choice for learning to fly a plane with. You will not have to do hardly any work on it, more or less charge the battery, check the CG and fly. But you have better have some practice on a computer RC fligth sim firstm or a friend who can fly to help you. You will need a HUGE field and calm air for your first few times flying too. Otherwise this could end up in a pile of foam bits and bent motor shaft.

So go for that plane or something similar and learn to fly now.

But that plane is very light and small. It cannot carry a conventional FPV system on it! You can learn how to assemble a micro-sized FPV kit, and there are some plug and play micro FPV out there. I did this myself with such a small plane for my first FPV, but I am 1 out of 100 FPVers who started that way.

More commonly new pilots will start with one of the following planes which will later on carry conventional FPV kit:

https://secure.hobbyzone.com/rcplane.../HBZ8100D.html (incl radio)
http://www.hobbyexpress.com/easystar_rtf.htm (incl radio)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/sport-cu...nology-pkz6880 (this one needs a radio though)

do NOT buy this kit. https://secure.hobbyzone.com/rcplane...HBZ4480VS.html The video transmitter is not powerful enough to safely fpv FPV
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