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Old Sep 21, 2012, 02:44 PM
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TX/RX recommendations for this?

Do you have TX/RX recommendations for the same dealer as the other parts?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Do you have TX/RX recommendations for the same dealer as the other parts?
If you want inexpensive , Hobbypartz has a 6 channel TX/RX for about $33 . It works well but doesn't have servo reversing , so you have to make sure you know which way the servos are going to move the control surfaces before you install them . http://www.hobbypartz.com/79p-ct6b-r6b-radiosystem.html

Hobbyking ( USA warehouse ) has a 4 channel TX/RX that DOES have servo reversing for about $ 27. It also works well , but try your motor at first WITHOUT the prop attached in case you have to reverse the throttle channel .http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=15142
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 05:46 PM
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humm this just might be what i need. i am looking for a plane that can take 15mph wind cary 6 to 7oz weight and fly about 250 yards out in the wind and return home and repeat as needed. i like to surf fish and i need a fun cool way to get my line out past the 3rd sand bar.
is there a good way to put a servo on this plane at the CG that can release the weight
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 09:42 PM
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humm this just might be what i need. i am looking for a plane that can take 15mph wind cary 6 to 7oz weight and fly about 250 yards out in the wind and return home and repeat as needed. i like to surf fish and i need a fun cool way to get my line out past the 3rd sand bar.
is there a good way to put a servo on this plane at the CG that can release the weight
The CG is right under the front of the prop slot , that would be a good spot ( probably reinforced with some light plywood ) for the two eye hooks that the release push rod would go in . You could put the servo that activates the release push rod just in front of , or just behind the two eye hooks .

If you have any questions during the build of the SUPER EASY , let me know , I'll be glad to help .
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My first set-up...need info

I have decided to make this my first set-up

I have a few questions (Too many sections in RCG to keep things straight, so I'll ask here to start). I need EVERYTHING for the electronics except the controller, which is the DX5e that came with my Phoenix simulator. My needs include:
Batteries
Charger
Flight Rx
Motor
ESC
Prop(s)

I will follow your recommendations for the motor kit and battery that you suggested, but I need to know what charger I need to get for the batteries (Since i will probably buy 2 or 3) and what Rx. and props. I will probably buy everything from Hobbypartz.

Cheers,
Stew

PS..these are my first purchases other than my flight sim. Sort of "Popping my (RC) cherry" with your plans.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 01:34 AM
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I have decided to make this my first set-up

I have a few questions (Too many sections in RCG to keep things straight, so I'll ask here to start). I need EVERYTHING for the electronics except the controller, which is the DX5e that came with my Phoenix simulator. My needs include:
Batteries
Charger
Flight Rx
Motor
ESC
Prop(s)

I will follow your recommendations for the motor kit and battery that you suggested, but I need to know what charger I need to get for the batteries (Since i will probably buy 2 or 3) and what Rx. and props. I will probably buy everything from Hobbypartz.

Cheers,
Stew

PS..these are my first purchases other than my flight sim. Sort of "Popping my (RC) cherry" with your plans.
Here are the links for what you listed .

Batteries : You'll need a 3s 40c battery , anywhere from 1000 mah to 1800 mah
Lightest http://www.hobbypartz.com/77p-sl1000-3s1p-40c-3333.html
Heaviest http://www.hobbypartz.com/77p-sl1800-3s1p-40c-3333.html

Charger : Any lipo balance charger will do , here are some from Hobbypartz
Least expensive http://www.hobbypartz.com/26p-e4-charger.html
Medium priced http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dyc-1004.html
High priced http://www.hobbypartz.com/26p-ultimate800-charger.html

Motor /ESC/servo combo : http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dy-1006.html

Prop : 8x4 http://www.hobbypartz.com/88e-prop-8040.html

Rx : this is the only thing you can't get from Hobbypartz . I would recommend a Spektrum AR400 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...FaaDQgodAnsAYQ

Let me know if you have any questions during the build , I'll be glad to help .

Al
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Here are the links for what you listed .

Batteries : You'll need a 3s 40c battery , anywhere from 1000 mah to 1800 mah
Lightest http://www.hobbypartz.com/77p-sl1000-3s1p-40c-3333.html
Heaviest http://www.hobbypartz.com/77p-sl1800-3s1p-40c-3333.html

Charger : Any lipo balance charger will do , here are some from Hobbypartz
Least expensive http://www.hobbypartz.com/26p-e4-charger.html
Medium priced http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dyc-1004.html
High priced http://www.hobbypartz.com/26p-ultimate800-charger.html

Motor /ESC/servo combo : http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dy-1006.html

Prop : 8x4 http://www.hobbypartz.com/88e-prop-8040.html

Rx : this is the only thing you can't get from Hobbypartz . I would recommend a Spektrum AR400 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...FaaDQgodAnsAYQ

Let me know if you have any questions during the build , I'll be glad to help .

Al
I have the 1200kv version of that Dynam servo/esc/motor pack, which also included an 8x4 prop, and in my opinion that was a spectacular value. Motor shaft is a bit soft but you won't worry about that here. Also I've heard good things about some of the cheap off-brand dsm2 receivers, such as this one: http://www.valuehobby.com/6ch-dsm-co...-receiver.html
8.99 vs 29.99 but you might be taking a chance on a cheap receiver with having a failure and causing a crash. I use orange rx's from hobbyking most of the time, but shipping can take forever from HK.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:24 PM
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I have the 1200kv version of that Dynam servo/esc/motor pack, which also included an 8x4 prop, and in my opinion that was a spectacular value. Motor shaft is a bit soft but you won't worry about that here. Also I've heard good things about some of the cheap off-brand dsm2 receivers, such as this one: http://www.valuehobby.com/6ch-dsm-co...-receiver.html
8.99 vs 29.99 but you might be taking a chance on a cheap receiver with having a failure and causing a crash. I use orange rx's from hobbyking most of the time, but shipping can take forever from HK.
Often when I fly ( at a park by my house ) people ask me how much my plane costs , they're surprised when I tell them the airframe was $1-$2 ( dollar Tree foam ) and the electronics ( motor ESC and servos ) were $26 from Hobbypartz . SUPER value !
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:59 PM
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Indoor SUPER EASY

Made an indoor SE for the upcoming rainy season . Peeled the paper off $ Tree foam , halved all the dimensions , put on a KFm1 airfoil for strength and slower flight ( high alpha ) . Borrowed Flying W's idea of using one servo for both elevators . Used this little motorESC combo from Hobbypartz http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-mars-b...l5a-combo.html , cruises around at half throttle .
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Had a great SE workshop today

Today I ran a workshop for 15 hi-tech engineers in an innovation camp - group build an rc airplane from scratch using simple material, and fly it in 60 minutes from build start. I wanted a simple model that flies stable enough to let the builders play with the right Tx stick a little under supervision.

I didn't have time to prepare, and I showed up today with the SE design, which I had never build myself before the workshop.

With a little luck, things worked out great. The group got to see me struggle with my build and setup guidance, and finally fly it and trim it out. Some of the people even stuck around until I ironed things out enough to let them play with the right Tx stick. (I've found in a previous PBF workshop that some people really need that little experience.)

To enable people to experience the controls, I had to mix in 100% rudder with the ailerons. I also flew it really nose heavy, at pretty high power. That made it very stable in pitch, and although it couldn't even complete a full loop, it was really easy for people to play with the elevator.

Photos and video will take a long time to retrieve, and I'll post when I get them.

Thanks for sharing your SE!
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 02:26 PM
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Is this piece of foam 20 X 30 ? my Dollar tree only had paperless foam and want to make sure it is the right stuff. Thank You

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Old Nov 02, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Is this piece of foam 20 X 30 ? my Dollar tree only had paperless foam and want to make sure it is the right stuff. Thank You

Greg
Yes , it's 20" X 30" R L Adams foam board from Dollar Tree .

I've never seen paperless foam board at Dollar Tree - how stiff is that paperless foam board you have ? If it's pretty flimsy it might not work unless you cover it with packing tape .

You could also use Elmer's foam board from Wallmart , Michaels , etc. , it's a little heavier and more expensive .
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 03:55 PM
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http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dy-1006.html

This being the motor kit I ordered how much soldering is needed haven't soldered anything for years. Anything else I need to grab while I wait for this to ship out?

Thanks again,
Greg
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 10:40 PM
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http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dy-1006.html

This being the motor kit I ordered how much soldering is needed haven't soldered anything for years. Anything else I need to grab while I wait for this to ship out?

Thanks again,
Greg
You'll need bullet connectors ( 3.5mm or 4mm ) for the three wires going from the ESC to the motor ( female goes on ESC side ) , and a male plug ( solder to the black and red wires on ESC ) that matches your battery's female plug . MAKE SURE when it plugs in that it's black to black ( negative ) , red to red ( positive ) . And shrink tube for the solder joints .

Also you'll need three control horns to go on the rudder and elevators , and something to connect the servos to the control horns . The simplest is music wire , or you can make an adjustable connecting rod as shown in the SUPER EASY step by step instructions . To make that you'll need carbon rod , music wire , shrink tube , super glue and silicone fuel tube . You should be able to get all that at your local hobby shop .

If you want to reinforce the wing ( recommended if you're planning on doing loops , pulling out of dives , etc. ) you'll need carbon rod or tube and something steel to connect them at the dihedral bend .
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Well, I have mine halfway done. This is a lot bigger than I thought it would be! Servos are mounted, need to be connected to the control surfaces.

BTW is the length of the motor mount stick critical in any dimension?

And without surfing the Dollar Tree thread for 45 minutes does anybody know what brand of spray paints will work on this paper/foam? Mine is all white and I need to put some color on for orientation.

As far as reinforcing the wing, how about thin music wire bent to the correct angle fastened with fiberglass tape?

Thanks for any help.
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