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Hey YOU! New guy or girl! Post here!

Say hi, ask how things work, whatever. Put your first posts here.
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Forums 101

Are you new to using internet forums? Heres some tips on how to do everything from searching for answers, to posting information to share. There's even some advice on what NOT to do.
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Forum Guidelines

The basic stuff that most people don't need to be told to follow, but it has to be posted anyhow.
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Forum Rules

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The Flite Deck
Information directly pertaining to all things Flite Test. The crew, the show, the Facebook page, the website, and forums.

Everything Flite Test

Details about the episodes, cast, and crew.
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Flite Test Meet Ups

A section to hold all Flite Test gatherings.
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The Articles section

Use this forum to discuss all things related to the Articles section of the web site.
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FT Extra

Everything FT Extra related
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All Things Podcasty

A place for people to share podcast information, ideas, and media.
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Videos

The place to share your favorite flight videos.
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Show Suggestions and Viewer Requests

Got an idea you'd like to see the Flite Test guys do a show about? Got an idea that you think they'd like? Let them know here!
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Swappables and other FT designs

A place to talk about all of your Flite Test designed planes.
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Flite Test Connections

A place to discuss school, after-school, camp programs for radio control.
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Flite Test Articles (Threads Can Only Be Created B
Discuss the official Flite Test articles here. Posting is welcome. Threads will only be created by Flite Test staff.

All Articles

In this forum threads can only be created by Flite Test Staff. This is a collection of Flite Test shows.
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General RC Topics

User Generated Challenges

It is what it says. Here's a chance for forum members to challenge other Flite Test fans, or even the Flite Test crew themselves. If they're not scared...
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Electric Aircraft

All battery powered aircraft. Airplanes, helicopters, multi rotors, ect.
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Specialty Flying.

Flying with cameras, Ultra Micro, Flying at night, Combat, Contests, and more.
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Lessons Learned

Maybe you're the teacher, someone taught you, or a painful experience was the instructor, those posts go here.
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"Families in Flite"

Post your pictures, videos and stories of RC being enjoyed as a family.
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RC in the 20th Century (and the early days of foam

Post stories, memories, pictures of what RC was like in the "old days". Preferably from before year 2000. But reminiscing the "early days" of electric flight will be allowed
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RC Radios, Transmitters and Receivers

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Simulators

The best training tool available. Crash all day, and never need to clean the glue off your fingers to get back flying again.
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For Sale and Wanted

A section to buy, sell, trade or beg. For person to person sales only. Vendors, you have your own shameless self promotion department, you can list your sales items there.

Buy and sell at your own risk
All sales are made directly between the buyer and seller. We do not review or check postings, or user feedback for validity. You agree that you are buying, selling and trading at your own risk, and will conduct transactions using an insured method of payment. If you choose to conduct a transaction through information obtained on this site, you do so knowing, and assuming the risks involved. We do not offer support, transaction mediation or protection under any circumstances. You also agree to release Flite Test from any and all financial liability if your transaction is unsatisfactory.
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The Workbench
Everything about the things you use to build or repair your aircraft.

XF Plans

Dunno, ask Dan
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FliteTest Releases

FliteTest Official Resources
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Community Releases

Final builds, plans, and other ready to use resources.
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Balsa Builders and Breakers

For those who enjoy the challenge of building aircraft from wood, this is the section for you.
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Sub-forums:
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E Motors

A section for those who like to wind their own, modify, and rebuild electric motors
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The Toolbox

A place to talk about anything from a screwdriver to CNC Machine.
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Batteries and Charging Systems

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Plans

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Mad (Scratch) Builder's Corner

Post your scratch build designs and ideas here. The more unusual, the better.
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Repairs: Questions, Tips, and Shares

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3D Printing, CNC, Laser Cutters and more

Home prototyping has never been more available to the average hobbyist, share your knowledge or ask for guidance here.
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Off the Field
A place for off topic, or non topic driven conversations.

Fun and Distractions.

Post the stuff that doesn't belong anywhere else, in here. Jokes, stories about cheese, an explanation why ceiling lint will cause the end of the world.
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Audio and Video Production

Audio/Video and RC go hand in hand!
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Full Scale Aviation

Full Scale History

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Air Shows

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Aviation News

If it flies, and it makes the news, this is where it goes. Be it RC or full scale, and everything in between.
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Becoming a Full Scale Pilot

Document your transitions from the world of RC piloting to getting in the aircraft and traveling through the air yourself!
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UAVs

This section is for any aircraft that can be flown under full autonomous control.
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Regional Information

Local Insight

Have a favorite flying site you'd like to share? Need to find a hobby shop in your area? Post that info here.
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Flying Events

Have news of an upcoming gathering? Have you attended and event and want to share your stories and images? Fill us in here.
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Sub-forums:
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Find Your Fellow Flite Test Fans by Region

Looking to fly with other FT viewers in your area, but don't know how to contact them? Are you interested in mentoring someone in your area, but didn't have a way to let them know you were available. Well now you can.
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Testing and Support

Mentors

This is the section where you nominate someone for Mentor status, you can seek mentor assistance, or just say thanks.
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Site Testing

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Site Suggestions/Complaints

Have an idea that would make this site better, or easier to use? Is there something you need to get off your chest? Here's the place.
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Shameless Self Promotion Zone
Got an aviation related business and think that posting on the Flite Test forums will help? Here's the place to do your hawking.

Sponsored Product Reviews

If you've received a product for review, and need a place to talk about it, do it here. Products purchased by the author can be shared here, or in the appropriate forum for the item being reviewed.
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Hobby Wireless

www.hobbywireless.com
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Show Sponsors

Promote all you want, you're a show supporter!
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Merchant's Corner

Plug your product or service as obnoxiously as you want, just keep it in this section. No charge, really, free, without strings. You don't have to provide any financial compensation to the great guys who paid to bring you this forum, pay to keep it running, and pay to promote it themselves. Really, post for free, but if you wanted to show some financial gratitude, you can do that too....
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Charity and Funds Requests

This is the place for people asking for funding on a peer to peer basis. Flite Test is not associated with any of these individuals, and does not endorse any messages posted here. Contribute at your own risk.
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