Originally Posted by IBCrazy
That plane should do fine, Although I don't believe the FRSky system will fit right in. There will be some hacking involved to do that. I do agree the the Easy Star might be a better first platform, though.
As for the Helical and Cloverleaf antennas you currently have 4 options:
1. Build them yourself per the following tutorials:
Helical antenna tutorial
Clverleaf antenna tutorial
2. Buy them pre built from me (or as kits). I have not officially launched the system yet, but have been sending out special orders.
3. Order them from Ready made RC
. I just sent my first batch to them Friday, so they should have them in stock soon.
4. Have a fellow HAM build them for you or assist you. Most HAMs are quite helpful with beginning amateurs and often have experience with antenna construction.
I am thinking that I like the Piper Cub a little better. Why do you think the Easy Star would be so much better? It is about the same price. Anyways, I noticed that the Easy Star uses the same Planet 5 radio as the Cub.
As far as the antennas, how much would it cost for you to build me a helical antenna (since you said that one got better range)? Also, how difficult would it be to install the FrSky system on a radio like that Planet 5 one? And one final question, if you go to the link for the FrSky system, it says it can be used with a 1 watt wifi booster for just $40. Will that really work?
Oh and one last thing: I totally agree with all the guys above. I was totally out of my depth and it's good to know that there's still some decent people out there willing to help out.