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Old Jun 21, 2009, 12:11 PM
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What does plug n play mean.......

Not up to speed on the electrics yet.
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 12:50 PM
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As the title says: Plug and play

Basically, PnP models normally come with a motor, ESC, and servos, and all you have to do is supply the radio, reciever and battery. Plug them in, and go play
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 01:12 PM
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More specifically, there is no programming the ESC to allow the motor to turn the correct direction, whether to apply allow the battery to completley shut down to "0"
volts or shut off at a specific minimum voltage. This is all covered by ESC programming.

Xpress is correct of course as far as the motor goes, but you might have to use servo reversing and end point adjustment on the flying surfaces. gv
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 02:09 PM
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It simply means it's equipped with everything except your own reciever.

You just plug the plane's servos into your reciever, plug in the battery and its ready to play.

Plug, and play.
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It simply means it's equipped with everything except your own reciever.

You just plug the plane's servos into your reciever, plug in the battery and its ready to play.

Plug, and play.
Like I said, a lot of PnP's, such as Eflite PnP's do not include a battery or charger
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 07:04 PM
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Since Horizon has a registered trademark on Plug-N-Play, here's how we define it:

Motor, ESC, Servos are included, customer supplies his own receiver, battery, charger and transmitter.

RTF or Ready to Fly means everything required for flight is included, including the receiver, battery, charger and transmitter.

BNF or Bind-N-Fly means everything but the transmitter is included. Bind-N-Fly aircraft include a Spektrum DSM2 receiver, so a DSM2 transmitter is required.
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 08:55 PM
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Basically plug and play means you get absolutely no pleasure of customizing the installation of gear for an ARF, no pleasure assembling a plane, no pleasure choosing a covering scheme, no pleasure of building the plane, no pleasure of solving problems, no pleasure of working off plans, no pleasure making your own plans, no pleasure of selecting and cutting balsa.

Basically, all you get for your money is the pleasure of flying almost as fast as you can charge a battery. For many, that's all that matters anyway, so plug and play is a perfect option.

But many of us are way to lazy and hedonistic to spend money on something with such a tiny payback of pleasure.

-Steve

(Just having some fun with the thread...it's all good!)
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 01:11 AM
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^OR PnP means hassle free components selection, such as for a modeler who needs to get a plane flying wuickly, or needs to take a break from building, or for an inexperienced modeler not ready, or comfortable yet with building a plane, or selecting components
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