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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:25 PM
I think I'm inverted. Maybe.
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Don't go quad or hex. Go tricopter. Much more of a blast to fly without FPV/Camera, orientation isn't an issue, and generally longer battery life than quads/hexs.

Retail frames are more expensive though. There aren't that many entry-level frames for sale, but building one is especially easy.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:18 PM
Watch this! *crunch*
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I'm decided.
DLG it is.
If I can't get the DLG, than it is a tricopter or a quad for me.

But here is what I have come up with:


DLG:
http://www.themonstr.com/Topsky-1-TS1.htm
$225.00

Servos for DLG:
http://www.servocity.com/html/hs-55_sub-micro.html
$40.00

Receiver:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Receiver.html
$11.00
(Put on my OrangeRX R610 and remove the OrangeRX casing)

Battery:
http://www.radicalrc.com/category/Re...-NiMH-Packs-19
$11.00

Total for DLG:
$287.00 + shipping

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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:56 PM
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I'm decided.
DLG it is.
If I can't get the DLG, than it is a tricopter or a quad for me.

But here is what I have come up with:


DLG:
http://www.themonstr.com/Topsky-1-TS1.htm
$225.00

Servos for DLG:
http://www.servocity.com/html/hs-55_sub-micro.html
$40.00

Receiver:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Receiver.html
$11.00
(Put on my OrangeRX R610 and remove the OrangeRX casing)

Battery:
http://www.radicalrc.com/category/Re...-NiMH-Packs-19
$11.00

Total for DLG:
$287.00 + shipping

The topsky 1 was my first dlg. I am very very happy with it. I flew it in contests: the day i learned to launch and fly at the same time i went to a contest. It is a sweet plane. Have fun, but be careful. You might regret going cheap on electronics. I have a build video if you want to see it. Any questions feel free to ask. 1 more thing: take your time on the build and dont get epoxy resin on you: very nasty stuff. Let me know how it goes.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:57 PM
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Oh and go lipo with reg light. $26 skipmillermodels. It has an idoit light to tell you when to stop flying and it lasts about 50 min. Also you can order the plane from skipmillermodels if you want.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:12 PM
3D, 1D at a time!
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:52 PM
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Ok i have a friend getting into Rc he has a cheapo plane, what transmitter would you recomend that is really cheap. 72mhz is fine, just needs digital trims, and elevon mixing. Thanks
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 11:11 PM
Watch this! *crunch*
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Ok i have a friend getting into Rc he has a cheapo plane, what transmitter would you recomend that is really cheap. 72mhz is fine, just needs digital trims, and elevon mixing. Thanks
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...2_Mode_2_.html

The only thing is that you have to plug it into a computer to reverse channels, change models, and program mixing. But it should grow with him for a plane or two
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 05:14 AM
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Finally joined a club
You flew those huge 3DHS planes without insurance and over a random field?



Dan
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:57 AM
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You flew those huge 3DHS planes without insurance and over a random field?



Dan
He doesnt have any huge planes (yet) and an AMA covers parkflying insurance too you know...
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 09:00 AM
license to fly!
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...2_Mode_2_.html

The only thing is that you have to plug it into a computer to reverse channels, change models, and program mixing. But it should grow with him for a plane or two
don't get that it's a pain in the a$$ to get it to work with the computer
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 09:30 AM
I think I'm inverted. Maybe.
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Just get a 9x/9xR and be happy
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 09:41 AM
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Don't go quad or hex. Go tricopter. Much more of a blast to fly without FPV/Camera, orientation isn't an issue, and generally longer battery life than quads/hexs.

Retail frames are more expensive though. There aren't that many entry-level frames for sale, but building one is especially easy.
I disagree. The 52minute flight was done by a quadcopter. And in a tricopter you have a servo. In a quadcopter it is all motors- much more reliable
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 09:49 AM
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joined the 114th!!!!
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 09:59 AM
3D, 1D at a time!
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joined the 114th!!!!
Congrats man! Didn't see you at the meeting though!



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Just get a 9x/9xR and be happy
+1
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