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  1. M

    Flightstick Options

    Dear FliteTest and friends! (Sorry this is very long and not related to just the transmitter, but oh well) I have finally worked up the courage to sign up and write something after being a VERY long time watcher and lurker… and a VERY unsucessful flyer. I used to do a lot of indoor flying with...
  2. N

    New to the Hobby

    Hello, I am brand new to the hobby and I purchased a Sport Cub and DX8 transmitter this weekend. I watched over 50 Flite test videos in the past 2 weeks and got super excited and interested in the hobby. I should receive the cub and my transmitter tomorrow and will definitely take it out to fly...
  3. H

    Building my first Tricopter - Advice and tips appreciated! Current list of items

    Hello! I am looking forward building my first tricopter that i can be proud of! Any advice and tips are welcome! I am pretty new to this kind of stuff but I'm willing to learn and hopefully make quality work! Still looking around and trying to find right parts for my build, so I'm turning here...
  4. F

    Plane for air drops

    Hi I would like to build a plane that is capable of dropping pods mid flight that will weigh around 200-300 grams. I am not bothered about whether the pod is held within the plane or attached to the outside. I have been looking on the FT store and considering builds that look like they can do...
  5. Y

    Help dialing in a Tiny Trainer

    Yesterday I barely managed 50 yards of flight in between each crash. Today it was as long as 5 minutes! And it was AWESOME! :D HOWEVER, I feel like I spent the whole time merely watching the plane instead of flying it! It only listened to my quiet suggestions to stay in the park...
  6. Y

    FT Flyer - Power Pack A?

    I really wanted to build a Mini Arrow as my first RC plane, especially after Josh and Josh said wings were good for noobs in the Beginner Series videos, so I bought a Power Pack A and started cutting foam... But now reading on here I'm getting scared out of it! I'm thinking I might want to try...
  7. Y

    Diving in

    Making my entrance into fixed-wing with some plans, some foam, a beer and a Flitetest video! I'm being a little bold with an Arrow, but I'm really excited about it and hoping my few months of 'copter experience will give me a walking-start! Wish me luck!
  8. C

    Solar powered flight!

    Hey everyone! I'm new and interested in model aircraft! But a major turn down for me is short flight times! I'm wondering would adding solar panels not give planes a little longer life (those solar panels on calculators could work right?)
  9. I

    Newest of Newbs TX question

    Been flying toy grade quads for a few months and recently moved up to a XK X350. Still getting used to it but it's a fun quad. I have been getting more and more interested in fixed wing aircraft and am considering buying a trainer to try out. The X6 transmitter which comes with the XK X350 seems...
  10. T

    Foamboard in EU (Netherlands)

    Hello everyone, i've been searching for a solution of the lack of foamboard in EU and i've been wanting a great source. I have found one but i don't have any experience with this company, if i buy some of this stuff i'll definitely post my experiences in the comments. for anyone who is...
  11. S

    Getting started with DLG

    I have been hooked on sailplanes for a while now, and am looking to head into DLG gliding. Can anyone provide suggestions as to what air frame to start with? I have considered the libelle and HK alternatives. I'm not afraid of spending 150-350 likely about the limit on this plane, but I don't...
  12. H

    Just Starting the Hobby and I have the 1st of Many Questions

    Hello, I am a complete noob to the RC community. I randomly fell upon the flite test youtube channel and I have been binge watching for almost two months now. When you are deployed in the military and not flying missions what else is there is to do? LOL! Before I am lit up for not searching...
  13. Magilla

    EFlite UMX WhipIt: My entry into fixed wing flying...

    With a bit of experience with contra-rotating helis and an AR Parrot drone, I decided that I wanted to start flying fixed wing. Being in a remote town, with nothing in the way of local flying contacts, I figured that 2 channel flying is the way to start, so I bought a WhipIt. For those who...
  14. N

    Advice for a new FPV Quadcopter User

    A little intro; I am in the UK and looking to get into using a FPV Quadcopter, I have just today received a Eachine 250 Racer with controller and screen from Singapore. Backstory: So my first Quad was a small Hubsan X4 H107C which I have been flying for many months now and I would say I'm quite...
  15. Z

    Please Help On first build

    I recently decided to try and build my first quad, I have the motors, esc's, and PDB all wired up but am unsure on how I should setup the Flight Controller (Naze32 Rev6). I also encountered a problem when i plugged the LiPo in... it started to smoke. I've double checked all my wiring and nothing...
  16. Maue

    FPV Beginers series

    A series biased completely around FPV. I know enough to potentaly lock someone out of there Video but have no real idea what I'm doing. I was inspired by your beginer series and thought about if it will work as a way to educate on how to responsibly use FPV equipment. From the beginning...
  17. dannyboy70000

    FlySky FS-T6 Review

    Hi, this is a quick overview and review of the Flysky FS-T6 transmitter which i recently bought for my 250 class mini racing quad copter. It was around $80 and i was not that impressed with it actually, for a start it doesn't have an interchangeable module like the turnigy 9x does for around...
  18. R

    wanting a good 2nd plane

    Hi everyone. I am wanting to get another plane. This wont be my 2nd plane, but I haven't flown in over a year. So I'm probably at that skill level again. I started flying about 3 years ago with a mini super cub, I moved from there to a pheonix 2000, and then many home made flying wings. For the...
  19. G

    Help guys! I need some tips for building a multi rotor!

    Hello guys! I am a beginner and I am looking to build my first ever multi rotor. I am going to use this multi rotor mostly for aerial cinematography/ photography with a GoPro Hero 3. These are the parts I have picked. I just need some suggestions/ tips before I go buy all these and put them...
  20. M

    What do i do?

    Hi,Im trying to get into RC planes and have done plenty of research. i know what transmitter i want(spektrum dx6i). but i cant decide what beginner plane to get. I have been looking at the sport cub s from horizon hobby, the umx radian, or getting a electronic kit from flite test and scratch...