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  1. C

    Canopy Attachment Tip On Sea Otter

    Im looking for ideas on how you guys may have attached your canopys for the Sea Otter. Im just using a rubber band around the canopy and bottom of the plane atm... sligtly irritated at how Peter just pushes it off in the build video. Not everybody cares to just "CoRrOsIoNx" everything...
  2. S

    Is EPO waterproof?

    Hello! I recently got an rc plane, the F959 if that matters, and it doesn't fare well in wind. For the next few days where I live the wind will die down but it could rain a little. So, is EPO foam waterproof? And, if it isn't, are there ways to improve its water resistance? Thank you!
  3. S

    Newbie - questions before starting APM wing for research

    Hi, I last helped build an RC plane >30 years ago and also did a few free flight balsa/tissue jobs plus some control line planes. Fast Forward a few decades: I am interested in doing some ecological work and am looking to start cheap while I learn. I can design and build a foam wing plane...
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    First foam build - Old Fogey - can't get it to fly!

    I sure do hope someone here can put me on the right track.... this hasn't been the best introduction to foam building. :( [CONTEXT] My wife and I are relatively new to the hobby - she got me an E-Flite Apprentice for Christmas, and we've been flying a ton ever since. She got herself a...
  5. W

    Noob on a Budget! Ultimete goal is a FPV plane!!!

    Hey guys and gals! Have ALWAYS been interested in RC planes and well I think now is the best time to start! Ultimately I'd love to fly this plane to have FPV capabilities but with budget might need to spread need gear across a clp pay checks/months.....so I would love to have a plane that is...
  6. FoamyDM

    Help for a Non-destructive Center of Gravity for new designs?

    CG - Can anyone help? I've looked at a bunch of things online but I wanted to understand how to determine the Center of Gravity (CG) of a completely new designs. I want to do this without destroying the plane in the process. What I know. - Pick a point, (1/3 of wing on traditional wings)...
  7. S

    Advice please! Xhover quadcopter detailed in FT build video, self level or not?

    Hello, I'm fairly new to quadcopter flying, I've had a few toy grade quadcopters, but nothing hobby grade. Is there a way to change the xhover r5x between self level, horizon, and acro modes, so I can slowly progress as I learn? How would I go about doing this if it is possible? Also, what mode...
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    Is The Versacopter A Good First Multirotor?

    As Christmas approaches I am thinking of getting a Versacopter for my first multi-rotor and I am curious if this is a good decision. I want a small drone plat form that I can later upgrade, and the versacopter is right in my price range. If the versacopter is a horrible starter multi-rotor...
  9. J

    First Racing drone

    Hey, I came across FT a few weeks ago and have been interested every since. I've had quite a few small drones, rc planes and just pre-ordered a mavic pro. I am now interested in purchasing a racing drone. I was curious if someone had any advice? I've been looking at builds of the 210 and the R5X...
  10. E

    Yet another total noob!

    Hey y'all! I've been wanting to get into RC aircraft since I was a kid, but never found the time before. Also, RTF planes were out of my financial reach 20 some years ago when I was first ready to give it a go. Now I'm looking into it, and I can get a decent one like the HobbyZone Champ for less...
  11. O

    Traxxas motor

    I have been given a Velineon 3500 motor, which comes out of an R/C car. Is there any reason I cannot use this in an airplane? I hate to waste a good (free!) motor.
  12. L

    Project Advice Please!

    Hi guys, Was wondering if you guys could give me a little advice on my upcoming project: I am wishing to make an fpv rig very similar to the anycopter hex shown in the flitetest batbone video, including position and altitude hold. Will be quadcopter, I already have 3300mah batterys, 25 amp...
  13. X

    Don't know what kind of radio to get?

    Im very new to the RC hobby but have been buildings models for some time (throw and glide ones). I want to start with the Mini FT22 but am not sure what other parts I will need. I know I need a transmitter and capable receiver- I just don't need something OTT, a plain (pun not intended) and...
  14. J

    What could I build with these parts?

    I'm interested in trying out some fixed wing flight and i have some extra parts from my 250 Quad build but I'm not sure if these parts are suitable for any of the fixed wing foam board builds highlighted here at flitetest. I'm hoping to only buy some few little bits to be able to build something...
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    prop savers for 5mm shaft?

    My son, Nick, and I built an FT Tiny Trainer from plans and bought a power pack and accessories to go with it. The EMAX MT 1806 motor runs great, and we maiden'd it this past week. This was our first build and first time flying, and it has been a blast. At age 10, Nick is a natural pilot. Of...
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    Has Anyone Ever Tried LiFe for Fat Shark? What Do You Use For It?

    Hey there I'm about to get my first Fat Shark and I've been looking at batteries. Right now I'm looking at the Fat Shark 1800mah battery for $22. I was wondering what your experiences with Fat Shark batteries are not to mention what you use to power the goggles. I don't like the idea of a LiPo...
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    Has Anyone Ever Tried LiFe for Fat Shark? What Do You Use For It?

    Hey there I'm about to get my first Fat Shark and I've been looking at batteries. Right now I'm looking at the Fat Shark 1800mah battery for $22. I was wondering what your experiences with Fat Shark batteries are not to mention what you use to power the goggles. I don't like the idea of a LiPo...
  18. Snarls

    Shopping For a 3D Printer - Advice and Opinions Needed

    Hey everyone, I am looking for opinions and advice on 3D printers. I am hoping to finally get my own 3D printer early this winter. Problem is, I know barely anything about 3D printers. I know the general concept of how they work, but I have no idea what makes one printer better than another. So...
  19. K

    [B]Share your camera settings and tricks here! [/B]

    What type of camera do you use? What setting do you find best for aerial footage? (720 60? 1080 30?? etc) What angle do you like the most? How do you mount/ what do you use to mount your camera(s)? What is your favourite thing to video? Scenery? Sports? Etc What do you like to see in aerial...
  20. R

    im new....and need advice...in many area's

    just starting out. i have a husban x4. trimming is painful and parts aren't easy. best place to get parts? another couple of things... just got the quanum Trifecta. but i have no idea which controller to use. people advise all sorts. what's best? and finally I've managed to....revive an old...