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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Completely normal. Most rc planes require down and right thrust. It counters the torque (among other things) of the motor/prop.

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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:57 AM
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Completely normal. Most rc planes require down and right thrust. It counters the torque (among other things) of the motor/prop.

Matt
Thanks Matt. I was guessing the same.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:31 AM
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I just found this pdf. Great starter guide for all you new pilots.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:39 AM
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Hi guys,
Complete noob here, I'm teething to get into Rc planes, already into quads.. Time I pick up another craft... So I opted for planes..
Please excuse my ignorance, but can one of you gents tell me what epf, or epo or any of the other materials used for Rc planes.. I was at the hobby shop saw a "edf foam"plane.. Didn't have a clue, also what other materials are used? If this is already explained can one of you be kind enough to guide me towards it... Thank you, much appreciated.

I guess what I'm trying to get at is the best type of material that's strong for a plane. I wanna get a aircraft which is made out of a material which would help during a mild crash.. So what's the toughest builds made of.
Basically what id like to know about is the different types planes using different types of plastic/foam..

Which different plastic/foam types used in planes and what's the most durable..
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:15 AM
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I think the you are a bit confused. The epf or edf (I think this is what you mean) is Electric Ducted Fan. Or basically its an electric motor/propeller in a shroud hidden in the fuse to give you a jet like performance.

As for the foam read this thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=986842
More info in there than I can give.

Good luck.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 11:42 PM
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Hi, My apologies if this has been answered. I couldnt find it. I am looking at a new DX7S and it comes with a reciever and satalite reciever. What is the satalite reciever for?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 01:36 AM
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The satellite receiver is used to provide some signal redundancy for larger planes. The idea is that bigger aircraft have bigger components (engine/motor, battery etc.) which are capable of blocking or "shadowing" the 2.4GHz signal from the transmitter to the receiver. The satellite ensures that there's always a clear path to at least one set of antennas regardless of the model's location or orientation.

The satellite is usually not needed for smaller models, though it can be used if you don't mind the extra few grams.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:34 AM
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thankyou for the explanation. so would it in effect give the plane more range?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:41 AM
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Hey all,

I am researching large foam warbirds like 1400 or bigger. I really the the F4u's and P51's. I have little experience flying niro/gas and like the idea of electric planes. Is there much difference? Should I start out with a smaller cheaper plane? I know they all crash at some point. And last but not least can you recommend a place to buy from? I haven't heard much about any places other then BH and NP. I have have to say I am sceptical about buying from both any other places? I really like the FMS planes, mostly the FMS 1.7 F4U V2. If I am posting this in the wrong place sorry but like it says I am a noob! Thanks for you help guys.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:27 AM
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I have never had one of the "bigger" foam warbirds but from what I have heard the FMS stuff works out well. There are lots of long threads hear on RCgroups about all of them. You may need to upgrade servos or landing gear or what ever but they should get you in the air. If you are new to electric but have nitro experience keep in mind that with todays power systems you can convert just about any nitro warbird to electric. Top Flight and Hanger 9 have great convertible warbirds.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...light=fms+p+51

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1366312

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1492265

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861095

http://www.horizonhobby.com/browse/p...-pale-10000967



http://www.hangar-9.com/Resources/Electric_Chart.aspx

These are just a few.

Good luck
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:55 AM
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thankyou for the explanation. so would it in effect give the plane more range?
doesn't increase the range, only helps keep the signal constant.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:16 PM
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I have never had one of the "bigger" foam warbirds but from what I have heard the FMS stuff works out well. There are lots of long threads hear on RCgroups about all of them. You may need to upgrade servos or landing gear or what ever but they should get you in the air. If you are new to electric but have nitro experience keep in mind that with todays power systems you can convert just about any nitro warbird to electric. Top Flight and Hanger 9 have great convertible warbirds.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...light=fms+p+51

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1366312

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1492265

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861095

http://www.horizonhobby.com/browse/p...-pale-10000967



http://www.hangar-9.com/Resources/Electric_Chart.aspx

These are just a few.

Good luck
Matt
Thanks for the help Matt, the gas plane I have wont be turned into elec. it is an old trainer, sturdy birdy 2 model. I like foam because it cuts out a lot of the building process. I just like to buy them and fly them……..er ah crash them???lol I figured up grades might be needed especially power plant, maybe tx?????? I guess I am just wondering how forgiving the bigger planes are. I don't want to spend that much on a plane just to wreck it on the maiden. So I would like some thing a little forgiving, I don't think I would be very aggressive with it since I would more or less be getting back into this but I don't want to spend lots of money every time I out grow a plane, and I really don't want to have to worry about bad cs every time I need to fix some thing or worry about it arriving defective.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:40 PM
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I completely understand. Building and bashing is fun but only if you have the time. Well I hope someone else chimes in about the larger birds. But if you want something that goes together fast and help you get your wings back check out one of these
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...an-bnf-PKZ4480
Hands down one of the best 2nd planes out there, even if this is your 10th its a great way to get into electrics.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:18 PM
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Funny you should post that, I was actually considering a Trojan. I might have to keep my options open here.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Seeing as this is the "Beginner Dictionary" thread, it doesn't make a lot of sense to ask warbird questions here. They're absolutely not beginner models by any stretch of the imagination
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