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Jun 26, 2011, 02:53 PM
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First Flat foamie 3d plane...need help.


Hi guys,

I'm planning on purchasing this guy: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJTK0&P=0

I am having trouble deciding what reciever/servos to use. The manual recommends The Futaba R-124F Ultra Micro receiver and 3108M servos. However, I use my dx6i spectrum which wont work with Futaba. Does anyone know the equivalant?

Thanks!
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Jun 26, 2011, 02:58 PM
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HS-55 Servos and any micro Spektrum RX I run Spektrum and for my foamys Im using the HK Orange RX w/ the casing removed and shrink wrapped.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11965
Jun 26, 2011, 03:23 PM
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If I were you, I wouldn't bother wasting my time with another Flatout Crap airplane. Cheap and flimsy plastic hardware, LOTS of building to do- nothing about them speaks beginner friendly.

Go with a DW Foamies 38" kit. It has interlocking parts, and no stupid flimsy plastic pieces that can break easily. Takes about an hour to have the airframe glued together and ready for electronics. DW has electronics and glue/tape kits readily available for their airplanes as well. Mike is a great guy too.

Might be a bit more expensive than the Flatout Crap airplanes, but they're MUCH better suited to outdoor fun, and IMO they're more durable.
Jun 26, 2011, 03:28 PM
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HS-55 Servos and any micro Spektrum RX I run Spektrum and for my foamys Im using the HK Orange RX w/ the casing removed and shrink wrapped.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11965
Thats a pretty good idea. Thanks a lot. I've read some where that the HK Orange receiver will bind to my radio.
Jun 26, 2011, 03:34 PM
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If I were you, I wouldn't bother wasting my time with another Flatout Crap airplane. Cheap and flimsy plastic hardware, LOTS of building to do- nothing about them speaks beginner friendly.

Go with a DW Foamies 38" kit. It has interlocking parts, and no stupid flimsy plastic pieces that can break easily. Takes about an hour to have the airframe glued together and ready for electronics. DW has electronics and glue/tape kits readily available for their airplanes as well. Mike is a great guy too.

Might be a bit more expensive than the Flatout Crap airplanes, but they're MUCH better suited to outdoor fun, and IMO they're more durable.

Thanks for your input and the idea. However, the only reason why I'm building this is because I recently moved and have to find a place to fly the bigger airplanes. I'm going for as cheap as possible. Something just to tinker with
Jun 26, 2011, 04:11 PM
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^The only thing I can recommend doing if you go with the flatout anyways is ditching ALL of the plastic pieces that you can. Tape hinging the control surfaces and whatnot can all lead to a lighter airplane that flies better. Watch out for any wind though, anything above 5mph and they're not really fun.
Jun 26, 2011, 04:22 PM
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^The only thing I can recommend doing if you go with the flatout anyways is ditching ALL of the plastic pieces that you can. Tape hinging the control surfaces and whatnot can all lead to a lighter airplane that flies better. Watch out for any wind though, anything above 5mph and they're not really fun.
Thanks!
Jun 26, 2011, 06:07 PM
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what about a 28 inch foamie,it uses the same servos and resever ,you can fly it infront of youre house,and the electronics are super cheap

http://www.dwfoamies.com/index.php?p...art&Itemid=343
Jun 26, 2011, 06:16 PM
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what about a 28 inch foamie,it uses the same servos and resever ,you can fly it infront of youre house,and the electronics are super cheap

http://www.dwfoamies.com/index.php?p...art&Itemid=343
Hmmmm...I'm liking this one....I seriously think I'll get this one instead.
Jun 26, 2011, 07:03 PM
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I have flown a couple of flatouts and they are not that bad. Use an outrunner brushless and lightweight lipo. Look at techone foamies and see what they have to offer. The Fresh biplane is the same price as the flatout and it is a good foamy with a full fuse.
Aug 11, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Hmmmm...I'm liking this one....I seriously think I'll get this one instead.
I'll sell you mine.
Aug 11, 2011, 01:24 PM
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You can also pick up an EPP plane for the same price, just no paint.

http://www.fancyfoam.com/index.php?m...products_id=12
Aug 11, 2011, 01:42 PM
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Get the 3DHS EPP Extra!! This thing is amazing! very durable, I would stay away from depron. Yes, I've had many depron planes. I love the DW products, I've had many. I'm really loving my 3DHS Extra right now.


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