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Aircraft from scratch.

Hi there,
I would like to build my own aircraft but really am not sure where to get started on the electrical side of things.

I am building the air frame from scratch but I am not sure what electrics to buy.

currently I have seen a transmitter / reciver that looks ok:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-Helicop...item1c4800b254

but I really do not know where to get started with the rest of it, I and to make an aircraft cheaply,
please can you provide links to batteries escs and motors that would all work together as i do not have much of an idea, thanks
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It may help if you would give some details as to what you are planning.

How can anyone help if you donít make your question clear?

You have edited your first post but it still doesnít make it any clearer.

Choice of batteries will depend on the size of the aircraft.
Motor and ESC will also depend on the size.

Tell us what you are doing and maybe we can help.
This is just one of many http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/index.asp.

Also look at all of the ad banners that show up on the top of these pages.
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you are really nice, thanks
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Hi there,
I would like to build my own aircraft but really am not sure where to get started on the electrical side of things.

I am building the air frame from scratch but I am not sure what electrics to buy.

currently I have seen a transmitter / reciver that looks ok:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-Helicop...item1c4800b254

but I really do not know where to get started with the rest of it, I and to make an aircraft cheaply,
please can you provide links to batteries escs and motors that would all work together as i do not have much of an idea, thanks
That radio is fine - I have used one with no problems .

There is a forum here on RCG for scratch built foam planes , many good planes to choose from .
http://www.rcgroups.com/foamies-scratchbuilt-428/

The scratch built plane I use to teach first time flyers is the EzFly , a very good stable flyer and the motor/prop are protected in a nose first crash . If you want to build one , I can help you with electronics choices , etc .

Here is one of my EzFlys that I use to teach first time flyers :

Copy of EzFly with under-cambered wing (1 min 57 sec)
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Here are the PDF plans for the EzFly :
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...6&d=1334660760

You live in the UK ? I believe most people outside the USA/Canada build their foam planes out of Depron , so see if you can get some 6mm thick Depron sheets .

You can get electronics at HobbyKing , UK warehouse . Here are links to the electronics that will work for a standard size EzFly .

Motor : http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

ESC ( Electronic Speed Control ) :
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Servos ( you'll need two ) :
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Propeller :
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Motor connectors ( connects motor to ESC ) :
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Battery connector ( connects battery to ESC ) :
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Battery ( get as many as you can afford , probably about 15 minutes flight time per battery ) :
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Battery charger :
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
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thanks man. looks awesome!

in regards to the motor etc, will that be enough to power another plane if in the future I was to change air frame ? or is this a small motor for a slow moving aircraft?
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thanks man. looks awesome!

in regards to the motor etc, will that be enough to power another plane if in the future I was to change air frame ? or is this a small motor for a slow moving aircraft?
That motor ( 1500 KV ) has plenty of power - but if you want a little more , here is the same motor with a slightly higher KV ( 1700 ) . KV is RPM's per volt , so the 1700 will rev higher than the 1500 .
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Here is one of my planes with the 1700 KV motor - plenty of zip !

Simplest simple delta (1 min 20 sec)
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I must have misread your inquiry thinking you wanted something to complete an aircraft you had built or were building.
If you want to see other offerings look at this site. http://flitetest.com/
They have a lot of info for beginners as well as kits and free plans for all kinds of planes.
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