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Old Jul 19, 2010, 11:32 AM
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EDIT: By the way if anyone is interested in the 2.4Ghz DSM2 compat receivers popped up in HK and promptly sold out in under half an hour.
I ordered a few :-)[/QUOTE]

Which ones did they have?
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 04:33 PM
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a few??? what ##
I bought 3.

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EDIT: By the way if anyone is interested in the 2.4Ghz DSM2 compat receivers popped up in HK and promptly sold out in under half an hour.
I ordered a few :-)

Which ones did they have?
HobbyKing call it "DSM/2 Compatible Parkflyer 2.4Ghz Receiver"
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 04:35 PM
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Finally added the decals to my P-40. I made my own using white waterslide decal paper thus saving the original sheet in case more are needed. My homemade ones, although a bit heavier, are considerably tougher and easier to apply.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Thanks, Slaanesh.

I looked on eBay and there are several Chinese sellers with Spektrum AR6100e receivers for sale just slightly more expensive than HK's. And there's no waiting and continuous monitoring of the website for supplies to be replenished.

They may be counterfeit, according to HH so you use them at your own risk. But I don't see that using these is any different than using HK's clones. Neither is authorized by HH but there is evidence from users that both are functional.

Weight - 4.4g
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 07:10 PM
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Finally added the decals to my P-40. I made my own using white waterslide decal paper thus saving the original sheet in case more are needed. My homemade ones, although a bit heavier, are considerably tougher and easier to apply.
They look very nice - were the scanned and printed?

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Thanks, Slaanesh.

I looked on eBay and there are several Chinese sellers with Spektrum AR6100e receivers for sale just slightly more expensive than HK's. And there's no waiting and continuous monitoring of the website for supplies to be replenished.

Weight - 4.4g
Yes, I've bought two of these from different vendors. They work fine. I did a range test on the ground and then flew with one. No problems. Recommended.
Despite most likely being counterfeit, they are irresistible at the price given how much the genuine articles cost.
In Australia you can buy a 6110e for around $85 where as the clone from eBay is $30 shipped.

I admit having a dedicated receiver per model is a bit of luxury but it saves on unplugging all the time.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 08:28 PM
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They look very nice - were the scanned and printed?

Thanks, Slaanesh.

Yeah, I scanned them and printed them on inkjet waterslide decal paper purchased from eBay. They are sealed with a few light coats of clear spray paint afterward to prevent the colors from running when immersed in the water.

I try to always keep some on hand. They've come in handy on several projects, not just R/C related. Well worth the money.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:20 AM
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Hi everyone,

I'm Mike and I just picked up a Gravity F4U Corsair ARF from ebay. I have never flown an rc airplane so I'm pretty psyched to get this plane in the air. I've read and searched around but there's so much information to look at that I don't know where to start. Pretty much I'm looking for a cheap basic setup to just enjoy flying my warbird asap.

I guess I need: A transmitter, receiver, servos, ESC, batteries, servo tape.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:44 AM
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mike

i think others will agree this is not a beginer plane. look through some other threads for something a little easier to startout with. after you get good with that then set up your war bird. good luck!
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 06:08 AM
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That's right. It would likely be in pieces in the the first few seconds of flight. Sort of like going out to your airport and climbing into a fullsize Corsair for you first flight. Get a Supercub trainer plane or the the likes and get someone to train you to fly first.

Gord.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 07:41 AM
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I have never flown an rc airplane so I'm pretty psyched to get this plane in the air.
I'd have to agree with the others. Flying a low-wing model is somewhat more difficult than flying a high wing model. It has to do with the inherit stability of the design.
I'd also highly recommend you get yourself something like a Parkzone J3 Cub - even the ultra micro version is great - to get you started.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 10:37 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys. Funny thing is I was so close to getting a j3 cub rtf but then I changed my mind. I'll be back here if I survive my training lol
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Hey, mike. The J-3 is an excellent choice. Enjoy.

Did the F4U come with a motor and ESC? If so, what are they?
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Hey, mike. The J-3 is an excellent choice. Enjoy.

Did the F4U come with a motor and ESC? If so, what are they?
Yeah, I got a 130 speed? (reads FK-130PH-2475/42R). And no ESC because the manual says it's additionally required.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Yeah, I got a 130 speed? (reads FK-130PH-2475/42R). And no ESC because the manual says it's additionally required.
My bad. I meant to say brushless motor and ESC.
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Slaanesh, I do plan on using a spinner eventually. I know some guys have modded the stock one to fit with GWS props. I would also like to get a 5" or 6" 3 blade prop for looks.

Also I am pretty sure you should be able to reverse the shaft. You would just need to loosen the screws that hold the shaft to the rotor. I agree this would make mounting motors pretty easy.

Due to the my FW-190s ailerons, I had to remove the rear snap post. However the fuselage parts did not line up perfectly and the wing can rotate about 5-10 degrees about the front post in either direction.

I am considering different methods to attach the wing. The obvious and probably easiest choice would be just to glue it on straight. Do you guys have some pics of your setup that you would like to share?
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