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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Need help with electronics

Hi guys,

So first of all, i'd like to say that im new to the hobby, but i love aviation and R/C planes. Also english isnt my native language, so you may find some mistakes in this thread.

But lets come to my problem. As i said im pretty unexperienced. I recently found my old silverlit planes, unfortunately they dont work anymore. So i decided to take out all the electronics from them and came up with the idea to make one of them fly again because i love the look of this plane. It is made out of EPP.
In order to make it fly again, i know that i need a rx, some servos (i dont want to make a rudder if its not necessary), an esc, a motor and a battery. My question now is, what sort of electronics as listed above do i need? I'd like to order these parts from Hobbyking.com . It would be really nice if someone could tell me which would fit for my plane.

Also i have a Graupner MX-12 tx. The cheapest receiver for this one i found costs about 70 $. But on hobbyking i saw some receivers which are way cheaper . Can I make one of these work with my MX-12 or is it better to buy a cheap tx and rx from Hobbyking.com?

Here are some photos of the plane. I hope you guys can judge it from these, if not tell me what other angels/whatever you need from the plane and i try to upload these.

I hope someone can help me =)

Cheers,
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:18 AM
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I just realised that i posted this in the completly wrong forum, I'm sorry for that.
Could someone whos able to do it please move it to the right forum (beginner forum).
Again sorry for posting it in the wrong forum.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Welcome to RC Groups. You can only use a receiver that is compatible with the Graupner 2.4 protocol. I took a quick look at the Hobby King web site and didn't see any listed for Graupner, but you might ask on their forum.

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 12:25 PM
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It looks like that plane was stored in a very hot area. With all of that warping, You would be better off with a new one.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:00 PM
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^ This is true. The wing, rudder and tailplane are just too warped. The flight would likely be a very short and an uncontrollable one.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:06 PM
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wow ! im not sure it will fly again. for the money you would have to spend you could get the bixler or something in that style all ready to fly
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:10 PM
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This is because it was stored under a table which pressed on the right way, i can make that go back to its normal position i guess. Will it still be a problem then? Also i have a second silverlit plane without any electronics. Its a bit smaller and looks a bit more like a jet. Would it be possible with this one? Heres the link to the silverlit page. As i said no more electronics in it: http://shop.silverlit.com/toys/air-a...pable-box.html .
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Throw it in the trash and don't waste time on it. It's better to get a new hobby grade airplane.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:24 PM
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I'm with the others! If the plane has sentimental value to you, hang it up with fishing line and look at it... with the $$$ you would have spent you could got to a web site,(if you in the US, one of my favorite sites is Value Hobby) and buy a new hobby grade plane that will fly great! and ValueHobby.com has good prices on planes & electronics as well. Happy Flying!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:43 PM
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http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/...ver-ready.html Buy you a Rx and get this!
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:19 AM
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OK thanks guys for answering and saving me the money =P. The jet from valuehobby looks even cooler than mine! Unfortunately i dont live in the US, so i wont be able to buy one =(
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