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Old May 01, 2015, 05:52 PM
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Scratch build electronics set..

I'm a total newb at building so need some help. Thanks already for the replies on earlier posts. I'm getting the Flite-Test 3 pack. Does anyone have any good youtube links on how to install the electronics?

Also, I've put together this list of hardware. Let me know if you guys have better suggestions or if I am leaving out any essential items. I'm thinking of going with a Spektrum since I have a Spektrum DX4E.

The OrangeRX from Hobbyking however is WAY cheaper so not totally against it; just do not want a bunch of compatibility hassles and do not want to get a new receiver. I'm going to eventually step up to a DX6; just not yet.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_w_CPPM.html

Reciver:
http://www.amazon.com/Spektrum-AR400...trum+receivers

ESC:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...457&aff=247441

Motor:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...398&aff=247441

Servos:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...928&aff=247441

Battery:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...275&aff=247441

Thanks in advance.
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Old May 01, 2015, 06:12 PM
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I would suggest the Plush 10A ESC instead, it is much lighter and will easily handle your motor.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ontroller.html

I would also use the HXT900 servos instead. I have had good luck with the Rhino batteries but I expect most of them are OK for this level of service.


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Old May 01, 2015, 08:53 PM
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Headsup hobby has helped me pick electronics.. Check them out they take a lot of headache away with there data on there motors section http://www.headsuphobby.com
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Old May 01, 2015, 10:15 PM
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This looks like the receiver I need:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Sat_Port_.html

Looks like it binds ok w/ DX4E

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1575088
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Old May 01, 2015, 10:25 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion on Heads up Hobby - Hobbyking is severely out of stock on some of their receivers.

Looking at this receiver now:

http://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up...iver-G-656.htm
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Old May 01, 2015, 10:48 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion on Heads up Hobby - Hobbyking is severely out of stock on some of their receivers.

Looking at this receiver now:

http://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up...iver-G-656.htm
I have about a dozen of them, great item and great price. And $2 shipping.
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Old May 02, 2015, 08:05 AM
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I have about a dozen of them, great item and great price. And $2 shipping.
I sent the guys at Head's Up an email asking if they can put together a power set for me. I'm in Atlanta and I'm just about done with Hobbytown. They have a few good employees but the bad ones have soured me from going in with this type of project. Then everyone on the forum is so helpful. Hobby King looks really cool, but geez they have a ton of stuff that is on back order.
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Old May 02, 2015, 09:01 AM
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HK has less that good customer service as well. HU has the best. And they are close to you.
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Old May 02, 2015, 09:19 AM
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Here's the combo I'm looking at from Head's up. I'd rather just deal w/ one set of shipping costs. It's 37 bucks without shipping and a similar set from HobbyKing was 47 bucks.

1.receiver:
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up...iver-G-656.htm
2.ESC
http://www.headsuphobby.com/HURC-10-...-ESC-G-640.htm
3.motor:
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up...otor-F-545.htm
4.prop
http://www.headsuphobby.com/GWS-6030...Prop-B-260.htm
5.servos
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Towerpro...ervo-B-510.htm
6.battery
http://www.headsuphobby.com/111v-350...tery-F-279.htm
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Old May 02, 2015, 09:56 AM
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Go with an 8X6 GWS sf prop and a 2s 800 battery. That is about 70w and ten minutes flying time.
With a 10oz plane. I have a bunch of planes with this combo.
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Old May 02, 2015, 11:00 AM
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Headsup is my goto. Also I'd suggest buying some carbon fiber tube for any future planes they are cheaper than my lhs. And a must have in wings.. best of luck


And there shipping is jimmy johns fast
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I would even go further to say that the hurc 300 size blue wonder clones are used in a lot of mid sized planes on the forum I would go with one of those same price and just slightly heavier. But the thrust is greater and will .I feel last a bit longer for other projects etc

As well as emax

http://www.headsuphobby.com/HURC-300...otor-H-650.htm I use the 1900 kv version for my xraycer pusher

And
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Emax-CF2...otor-H-440.htm

For.my 30 " ws 3d planes
The dby batteries are great as well price an longevity. I have been flying on mine for over a year now

There prop data is so helpful for newbies. Like me
I used to ignore all the excellent posts on what is best
And just went with my own common sense . Man was I wrong
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Old May 05, 2015, 10:28 AM
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So I ordered the HURC 300 'Blue Wonder' 1600kv Brushless Motor from Head's up with the ESC they recommended. I wasn't sure what battery to order so I went with a 2s 7.4V 500mah battery.

Is this going to work?

http://www.headsuphobby.com/74v-500m...tery-G-106.htm

I ordered all the other electronics so looking forward to doing my first scratch build. Head's up seems to be a very solid hobby outlet.
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So I ordered the HURC 300 'Blue Wonder' 1600kv Brushless Motor from Head's up with the ESC they recommended. I wasn't sure what battery to order so I went with a 2s 7.4V 500mah battery.

Is this going to work?

http://www.headsuphobby.com/74v-500m...tery-G-106.htm

I ordered all the other electronics so looking forward to doing my first scratch build. Head's up seems to be a very solid hobby outlet.
That's my go-to motor for park flyer sized planes . With a 2S battery you'll get okay performance on the NutBall and Flyer , but you'll probably want to use a 3S battery for the Delta .

For all three planes , resist the temptation to add a lot of reinforcements ( tape , rods , dowels , etc. ) . They will ALL fly better ( and slower ) if you keep them lightweight , and be less likely to crash BECAUSE they fly better .

HeadsUp RC is great , I use them often !
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Thanks Balsa - yah, your the 2nd or 3rd guy who has good things to say about that motor. I took a stab but I figured the 2s 500 mah battery would work. I'm pretty stoked about building. I had been looking at buying a Carbon Cub or a T-28 as a step up but the more I flew my micro planes, the more I realized that I would need to learn the process of repairing so I figured I would go with a basic build like the nutball and pick and choose my own components. It's pretty cool because all the parts were less than 50 bucks. I'll post some more once I get the kits - I'm sure I'll need help.

Once I get the basics of building down want to build something like a 4 channel high wing trainer like a Sport Cub or Cessna.
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