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    Gas to Electric Equivalent

    Hi Folks! Long time FliteTest fan, first time poster. I'm doing my first build! Yay! I've always wanted to build a nice balsa plane. I hope I haven't jumped in at the deep end. This is the plane I'm building. I should be fine on the actual construction part, but I'm struggling with the power...
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    nitro to electric

    I got an old plane called the 4 star 40 for $40 (no joke) its a ply, balsa and monocoat plane that has a 40" wingspan and is nitro powered. I got it because it was a steal (it came with a tool kit, electric starter and glow starter) but the only expirience ive had with nitro has been terrible. I...
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    Storm Flyer

    I'm looking for suggestions and ideas from anyone who may be familiar with an electric r/c plane capable of handling more extreme conditions - specifically high winds that will attempt to toss it around. I'm looking for something that is like a WC-130, WC-130J, or WC-121N in terms of function...
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    Need Airplane Recommendation

    All of you electric fixed-wing veterans out there - I am in need of your wisdom. I'm looking for a plane that has the following characteristics: Very Durable Relatively Easy to Repair Very Stable Capable of Handling 15-20 mph Winds Very Well Capable of Carrying Battery/Batteries Weighing 500g...
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    Ultra Micro Builds!

    This is the place to post all your ultra micro builds! Anything roughly smaller than 600mm wingspan.
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    2015 NE OHIO INDOOR ELECTRIC FESTIVAL - NEF

    The 2nd annual NEF (5th since we moved from Geneva) Indoor fun-fly at the HUGE Univ. of Akron Stile Athletic facility. Its great for typical indoor RC models of all types. We suggest a maximum flying weight of 16oz . Please see our website for details & preregistration. LOTS of pictures &...
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    What is this thing for? (Motor parts)

    Hi, I'm still a newbie so excuse my ignorance of mechanical terms but I've bought a few electric brushless motors now and I have a few questions about the parts you usually get with them for which I can't find any answers on the internet. I bought this LOGIC FUSION 3545 850KV and an 11x5.5 prop...
  8. Raptortech

    GIANT Cargo Plane from dollartree foam board

    Preface: Over the next few months, I will be building a 10 foot wingspan cargo plane with a close friend. This plane will be made almost entirely out of dollartree foam board. I hope to use this thread to document the build and get input and ideas. Background: This plane will be based on a...
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    Spin Susceptible Aircraft for Testing

    I am a student at Virginia Tech pursuing my masters in Aerospace Engineering with a focus in dynamics and control and I am in need of a cheap platform which can be easily put into a spin. It should also be able to carry the Pixhawk PX4 autopilot platform and maybe some other small piece of gear...
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    best beginner balsa scratchbuild ?

    ok so i recently received this pack of balsa for christmas http://www.amazon.co.uk/DMF-Products-SM2-Balsa-Wood/dp/B007LXOFMI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388586117&sr=8-1&keywords=balsa and am dying to build a balsa plane but want a good simple one to get started with. ps: i have been scratchbuilding...
  11. sdabiker

    Converting Glow Glider to Electric - What to Use?

    Hello All, I am somewhat familiar with electric power systems thanks to the FT beginner series and research, but I am completely lost on what system to buy for this glider that I am working on. I was given an Ace High MkII. It is made of a balsa fuselage with a foam wing. It use to have a...
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    Need to Generate 40+ Pounds for a Multicopter

    Hi guys, i need to generate 40+ pounds of thrust (although preferably more) for a multi-copter I want to keep it under 6s because that way I can save a lot of money in ESC's and battery's. But before I go out there and spend my hard earned money on some crazy project I want to double check my...
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    Trojan T-28D model plane - $100 OBO (Cranston, RI)

    I'm selling my broken Trojan T-28D model plane. Flew it for about 2 seconds before it crashed. I wasn't experienced enough and now I'm trying on cheaper/scratchbuilt planes/tricopter. Had planned to get to repairing it (shouldn't be too hard), but now I'm moving and it's not realistic to take it...
  14. fliteadmin

    DH Tiger Moth RAF 912mm (PNF)

    Official Flite Test Build Log & Review Hobby King - DH Tiger Moth RAF 912mm (PNF) by: Eric Monroe (shadow74) The Tiger Moth can be best described as Iconic, it was developed from the very succesful Gipsy Moth and designed by Geoffrey De Havilland in the 1930s to meet Air Ministry...
  15. epiper93

    Electric And Glow

    Hey, i'm newer on the forums, i have been in the hobby for a while now, i was wondering if this is just an odd assumption of mine or if others are noticing this too, back about 20 years ago, everyone flew glow, electrics were just starting to come out and they were looked at as garbage, but now...
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    Balsa Flying Wing, help with power system !!!! ASAP

    Hey I'm making a balsa flying wing for a school project. I designed it on profili2 and sketchup and all is going well but, I'm not sure what power system / gear i should choose. The wingspan is 1.3m (about 51" inch), and i would prefer if i could by all the electronics from HK. I'm hoping to be...
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    Show Suggestion: Electric conversion of a nitro plane

    Simple conversion of a nitro plane to electric And to make it a good fit for your current sponsors...use a Horizon Hobby airframe with Hobby King electronics. An electric conversion of a plane that is already outfitted with a nitro motore, or was only designed to be fit with a nitro motor...