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Apr 09, 2015, 01:44 PM
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even more indoor stuff!


Now that the indoor season is nearly over, I finally came up with the right setup to get a slow floaty indoor plane in a small size. I previously made the half sheet Aeronca Chief (OSA-hs), and flew it with a 10 gm motor, regular 3ch HK rx, and 3.7gm servos. using a 180mah 2s pack for juice. That setup is a "spritely flyer" and fun out side and in the larger venue of USA soccer arena, but a bit too fast to comfortably fly around our church gym. I was tempted to try a brick, but that would mean I would have to start getting Spektrum gear or a new module for my 9x for one plane. Then i saw that Banggood had a brick like RX , motor and motor gearbox/base from one of their little planes available as spares. The RX binds with the hobby king protcol 9x uses. I popped for a set:
http://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-F929-...-p-930768.html $9.99
http://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-F929-...-p-947009.html $1.98
http://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-F929-...-p-930767.html $4.29

Tiny parts to work with, but got them mounted. Still working out the best mounting for the motor/gearbox, but have it hot glued to the foam. It binds to my Tgy 9x ok, although it appears to not have the memory to keep the bind info once turned off, so must be rebound each time it's turned on. A minor hassle. I don't have any of the little 150mah 1s lipos at moment, so found a female micro jst connector in the junk drawer, and made a cable to connect a regular red JST connector and use a 600mah 1s lipo. Exceedingly long flight times!

This litle guy flys a treat! I dumbed down the tx to around 40% expo and 40% low rates (after flying a wild out of control maiden!) and she putters round at quarter throttle at what looks like little more than a walking pace. Perfect for motoring around the gym! Have to get some more for next indoor season!
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