What does plug n play mean....... - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Jun 21, 2009, 12:11 PM
Registered User
luv2fly's Avatar
Discussion

What does plug n play mean.......


Not up to speed on the electrics yet.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Jun 21, 2009, 12:50 PM
Xpress..'s Avatar
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
Jun 21, 2009, 01:12 PM
Registered User
gavoss's Avatar
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
Jun 21, 2009, 02:09 PM
Off we go.............
SabreHawk's Avatar
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.
Jun 21, 2009, 02:37 PM
Xpress..'s Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by SabreHawk
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
Jun 21, 2009, 07:04 PM
Warbird & Jet Lover
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.
Jun 21, 2009, 08:55 PM
WAA-08 Survivor
Griffin's Avatar
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!)
Last edited by Griffin; Jun 21, 2009 at 09:05 PM.
Jun 22, 2009, 01:11 AM
Xpress..'s Avatar
^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


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Does PCM and PPM mean? putt_13 Beginner Training Area (Aircraft-Electric) 6 Jun 22, 2015 07:04 PM
What does PAL and NTSC mean???? raythomas Aerial Photography 3 Mar 08, 2003 12:42 AM
What does this motor code mean Foxy Power Systems 1 May 28, 2002 06:39 PM
What does the CE symbol mean Ben Lanterman Electric Plane Talk 2 Feb 28, 2002 06:34 PM
what does the black dot mean breadboy Electric Plane Talk 3 Sep 13, 2001 10:28 PM