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  1. Addicted

    Plane EZ Guinea Pig v1.2

    EZ Guinea Pig! Coming Soon: Images Build Thread SKINS?
  2. PlanesAndThings

    Solved *Solved

    I am in need of a very cheap RC TRainer plane and I'm not that keen on scratchbuilding as I'm low on glue. Something under 75$, and small. Does anyone have a suggestion of which plane I should get? Thanks in advance!! If you can read this, you can eat a cookie :>
  3. PlanesAndThings

    Solved *Solved

    I NEED HELP O FLITETEST GODS! Hey guys! I need some help. 1) can I please have plans that a beginner can make that works with the a-pack? I do not have a laser cutter, hotwire cutter, or etc. I only have a craft knife and glue. Can you flitetest gods give me a plan that uses no more that 1 1/4...
  4. E

    Setting up PWM

    Hello! I am building my first ever racing drone with a PWM setup but I am having a few issues that I cannot figure out so I was hoping to get some help. I have a SPRacingF3 Flight Controller connected to a FS-IA6 RX going to an FS-I6 TX. I know that everything is set up correctly because the...
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    Help! Looking to transition to FPV, have some parts to build a plane. Can you help?

    Hello! I've been flying fixed wing LOS for ~10 years, as well as an FPV tiny whoop for a few month. If I were to go into fixed wing FPV I have parts from an old Apprentice 15 S 15e that could be repurposed (and the wing from it). Otherwise a BNF or a quad kit would be in order. What do you all...
  6. B

    Help! Battery won’t charge

    Hi all. Noob here who is trying to be very safe with batteries. I just got this battery and charger with my P40 build kit and am charging with the balance port in the 3S charge port and charging on 1A. Figured since this can’t do 1.8 for the 1800mAh, I’d be safe at 1. Battery has been plugged...
  7. B

    Help! P40 power pack C prop install

    Hi fam. Noob here. Just finished building my first scratch build and was ready to get the prop on and get the plane in the air when I realized I have absolutely no idea how to install the prop on this thing. Purchased the power pack c with the speed build kit. Picture of all included parts...
  8. B

    Help! Will my receiver work with my transmitter and will SAFE be functional?

    Hi there! I recently decided to give trying a fly due to the quarantine and purchased the Horizon Sport Cub S 2. I’ve been having a blast flying it so decided to try scratch building an FT P40. The Sport Cub came with a Spectrum MLP6DSM transmitter and I purchased a Spektrum AR637T receiver...
  9. A

    Help! Electronics Help

    Hi all, Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong place, I am new here and this is my 1st post. I am looking to get into the hobby but I am a little unsure on the electronics. I am aiming to build the FT Tiny Trainer then moving up to the simple Cub. I have the plans ready on the Foam...
  10. C

    0s - no battery in Betaflight even when my battery is connected.

    I have this really weird problem where Betaflight doesn't seem to recognize that my battery is plugged in. I've tried 4 different batteries and I'm still getting the same problem. When I'm not connected via USB I can arm my motors and get them spinning with just the battery so I know I'm getting...
  11. C

    Help! My motor has a hard time getting started and then binds up a little over 50% throttle.

    I got some motors for a quad build I'm doing but one of the motors burned up so I decided to re-purpose the others into planes. But they have this weird problem with not spinning. With everything connected I have to feather the throttle to get the motor spinning and then it jams up after half...
  12. U

    Just got my first drone. HELP!

    Hello. First of all, I am new to this forum and I hope I post this thread at the correct place... :rolleyes: I just picked up a "scratch built" drone and I have no clue whatsoever about what all the components are. I have flown a lot of RC planes, so I am not new to the RC hobby. But, I have...
  13. Aviation RC Noob Podcast

    Coming Soon - A helping hand for the noob

    Coming Soon! Listen in as Matt (FoamyDM) does his best to help Joe jumpstart into the Aviation RC Hobby. We cover our experiences, questions, and try and bring a better understanding so we can all spend more time flying, and less time scratching our heads. :unsure:
  14. E

    First build complete

    Hello everyone. I’m just getting into RC planes and built myself a FT Tiny Trainer. I think she looks pretty acceptable for a newbi build. Hopefully she flies well too. Hope to do that in the next couple of days. Thanks so much for the Flite Test guys for putting out this information and making...
  15. J

    Quad not taking off, Help requested!!!

    Hello. I decided to build a quadcopter for my school personal project and I’ve successfully built a 215mm Quad using the components listed below.....but the problem is the drone won’t lift off even at full throttle. I’ve checked to see if my props are on the right way and my motors are spinning...
  16. C

    I built my first plane (FT Storch)... and now its winter... I picked a bad time to learn to fly.

    I'm just looking for friendly talk/help to help me get through this winter here in Northern Michigan. It does not permit many good flying opportunities... I had a chance to fly my Storch 1 time (the day before the snow came, and has not stopped snowing for more then a week), but crashed it many...
  17. A

    Help! First time RC build: help with parts

    Hello everyone! I am new to building RC planes and I need help with parts. For my first project, i'd like to build a glider with a movable elevator and rudder (no ailerons). What do I need? I have a controller, and I know I need 2 servos/servo horns. What other fancy tech stuff do I need...
  18. F

    Make Bixler 3 more powerful

    Hello FliteTest Community! I am Jonathan and i just bought my Bixler 3 which is my first plane. After some starting difficullties because of a bad CG and and some trimming i managed to fly and land the plane without doing damage. What i realized was that the bixler 3 is extremely tail heavy...
  19. G

    Anything helps, barely starting out. Please help😊

    Hello everyone, if any of you could help in anything (I literally need everything) It would be greatly appriciated, I am 13 years old and really inerested in the hobby and the topic of flight. I do live in Mexico for the moment so... maybe the shipping or something could get complicated...
  20. H

    Beginner series on maneuvers and adverse conditions

    Hello, long time viewer and first time poster here. As I've watched many of the flite test movies (and other rc fliers on YouTube), I've caught several references to particular types of fixed-wing maneuvers and flight conditions -- particularly emergency or recovery sequences -- that many...