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Old Apr 15, 2012, 02:15 AM
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Help with the takeoff


Hello everybody.
I need some advice and please keep in mind that I'm completely new to this world. I bought this P40 Funfighter from HobbyKing and an T6A V2 along with it. I've successfully connected the TX to the receiver and have set it to the Acro mode etc and when I try to move around the handles on the Transmiter the tail and wing flaps respond but the throttle handle does nothing. In other words, I cannot start the motor at all! Any advice?
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:20 AM
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Well first off don't attempt to fly the Funfighter as your first plane as you will smash it up with in seconds.

The funfighter range are speed demons and also have ailerons you will have to hand launch also its alot to take in for your first flight,trust me you will wreck it on for your very first flight.

Do yourself a favour put it aside.... and fly it when you have a little more experience, you need to start off on a high wing trainer like the HobbyZone Champ or Super Cub.

Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:22 AM
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You need to move the throttle to the off position to arm the ESC. With some TX you also need the throttle trim at its lowest setting as well as the lever at the off position.
Old Apr 15, 2012, 04:20 AM
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See your other thread here. You are going to get the same answers if you post the same questions multiple times I'm afraid to say.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1633229
Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:42 AM
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Syner Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
I looked at the link in your reply to my other post and it turned out that all I had to do is perform a throttle range calibration. It works like a charm now.
Old Apr 17, 2012, 03:32 AM
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Syner Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
I looked at the link in your reply to my other post and it turned out that all I had to do is perform a throttle range calibration. It works like a charm now.
Looks like your going to fly it then and ignore my advice ? oh well suppose it well make good bean bag filler after you crash it
Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:19 PM
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2 no or knot 2 no!
Its just a little plane how hard can it be? Really.
Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:31 PM
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Its just a little plane how hard can it be? Really.
I am not discouraging OP from these planes but lets just say many people don't make it past maiden with them and they are experienced. At minimum be prepared to go through a lot of props on these bad boys.

I have been through 3 of them in 2 months. They are addictive though! Bought 2 more in the line yesterday.
Old Apr 18, 2012, 02:12 AM
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Its just a little plane how hard can it be? Really.
He will smash it up first time this is no beginner plane.
Old Apr 18, 2012, 03:07 AM
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Stremik,

Kris is right, better to put this warbird aside, fly a high wing trainer first, after knowing how to fly the trainer well both in calm and windy weather, then you have your wing to fly your warbird, P-40.

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Old Apr 18, 2012, 09:16 AM
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I have the Rare Bear from the same line up as the P-40 the J-Power range of war planes are not for the beginner take a look and see in my vid the sheer speed will have a novice smashing it in bits thats if he even manages to successively launch it.

Hobby King Rare Bear Robbe NanoRacer SkyAngel JPower. (2 min 17 sec)
Old Apr 18, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Sorry but that vid didn't exactly inspire fear into me for this plane. Quite the opposite. Think I need a new rare bear until I fix my current one.
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I have the Rare Bear from the same line up as the P-40 the J-Power range of war planes are not for the beginner take a look and see in my vid the sheer speed will have a novice smashing it in bits thats if he even manages to successively launch it.

http://youtu.be/oQVDb22Rg2I
Old Apr 18, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Mines a little funnier
Hobbyking F4F Upside Down Tree Landing (skip to 4:14 in vid)
Hobbyking F4F Funfighter Tree Landing (5 min 30 sec)
Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:04 AM
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2 no or knot 2 no!
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He will smash it up first time this is no beginner plane.
lol I knew I'd get you guys with that line.

Take it as a question and answer and you'll get it that I agree.
Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Since we are trying to deter though here is my rarebear

Those 4s can really get away from you if your not careful.


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