help beginner plane

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    Help with School Project

    Hello Flite Test Forum I wanted some help in designing a Rc plane for my Personal Project for school, and i am very stuck. I wanted to make a RC plane, that resembles something of a UAV, but is very simple to build and fly. I can use wooden dowels for a spar and i am only limited to 5 sheets of...
  2. TheOldMonk

    Help! Ideal weight deviation range for FT Scratch Builds to get similar performance.

    My scratch build FT Simple Scout AUW is 603 grams with 1300 mAh and 665 grams with 1800 mAh - that is 12% & 24% respectively more than what is mentioned on plans i.e. 535 grams. What is the weight deviation range that can be taken in Flitetest scratch builds to get similar Flight performance as...
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    Is enough for this motor?

    I just started the hobby and crashed my fms red dragonfly trainer and I want to build a Ft simple scout from the leftover electronics. Can a 10x3.5 Slowfly prop work with the dragonfly's motor and a 20A esc and a 3 cell battery?
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    Help! Help with my first rc plane build

    I just built the simple cub and followed josh's build video and am using the flite test power pack C. It looked great but when tried to fly it, it went up and then nose dives left. Like I said I am not a experienced pilot. Can someone please help me because I have crashed it twice and broke 2...
  5. K

    I need help. Building a RC plane

    I am building a 80cm wingspan one propeller foam board airplane.It is almost like the Flitetest simple scorch without the wheels and a few small modifications. when i took it out to test, I pitch the elevator to 45degrees up and hand launched the rc plane at full throttle. First test the...
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    Carl Goldberg Freedom 20 Electric Conversion Help

    Hi all! I've been working on building an old Freedom 20 kit and replacing the power system with electric. I've pretty much finished the build at this point, but forgot one crucial detail: battery retention. This being my first non ARF or BNF fixed wing, I completely neglected to think about how...
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    I'm about to build my first RC plane and I'd like to know how big my plane can be for my motor

    Hello! I have a 1000kv motor, 25*35mm big and im not sure about the weight. With the motor i have a 1060 propeller and a 30amp ESC with 3S 2200 mah lipo battery. I would like to know what airplane sizes are available for my setup. I have seen videos with people where people use similar setups...
  8. EndlessAviation

    TaranisQ X7 and Lemon RX

    Greetings, I recently finished my first build! I got the F pack radial (motor, servos, etc) and the lemon RX Dsmp both from the Flite test shop. I then bought a TaranisQ X7 from Amazon off a friend's recommendation. I looked briefly and found no glaring compatibility issues, however, I can not...
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    Help! esc beeping constantly and doesn't stops

    I've been using RC vehicles for many years now and recently decided to build my own. I purchased an ESC recently when I received it today I tried to use it but it would not stop beeping and the beeping gets worse when you apply the throttle. I know it's not my battery as I've run the same...
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    Help! My motor bullets are too small for my esc!

    Hello guys as the title says the golden bullets in my motor (1806 ft radial motor) are too small for my esc (30a), I need help! I am currently building my second rc plane the tiny trainer. Can some one link me an esc that could fit this motor, or something I can do about this thanks!
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    Are there any subtitute matierials to foamboard?

    Hi! I going to make my first rc plane soon. Have been doing a loottt of research. One question... Are there more sustainable materials to create my plane in than foamboard. Anything reusable or compostable or recyclable?
  12. FlyerInStyle

    Tiwn motor trainer

    I have 2 a-pack motors lying around, and while a giant b17 that i am building is lying around waiting for some breakthroughs in connecting the broken pieces, I was told by different club members that I should use those 2 motors to build a stable, 4 channel trainer. It needs to be stable, nto too...
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    Help! Motor issues

    Hello everyone! I've been watching flite test and have been a fan for almost a year now, I would say. I've learned a ton from them, and was recently inspired enough to buy a power pack (c) and a TX/RX pair. Now, I've been trying for the last few days to get the main rotary motor to spin, but I...
  14. FlyerInStyle

    Help! Need help in designs

    I built a tiny trainer. everything went well, BUT that was until... I discovered that my plane was not turning because my tail was on crooked. the tail half of my plain was all crooked. but I only had a tiny piece of foam left. so the only type of fuselage that could fit on the piece of foam...
  15. Cpl Goertz

    I'm looking to get into 3d

    Hi guys, I have been flying RC planes for a little over a year and want to get into 3d airplanes. I have flown the hobby zone champ, FT freighter, FT sea otter, and FT Commuter. Now I want to step up to a 3D Plane specifically the Eflite Yak 54 3d. I'm not sure if this is good for a beginner 3D...
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    Help! Beginner Equipment Recommendations

    Hello my name is Rylan and I want to get into the RC hobby! I have had experience with store bought quads but that is about it. I want to build a large scale classic uav type plane but I have to get my foundation down first. I have been binging all the beginner videos on YouTube and have found...
  17. MikeyboyMC

    Solved What if I don't have a laser printer?

    I am new to the hobby, and am really looking forward to finishing my first plane, but I don't have a laser printer to cut my foam. Any suggestions?
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    I need help with duel motor synchronization

    I am building a plane for the first time and all of my electronics work properly. I have two esc's each with their own 11.7v battery (2200mAh) which are each connected to one motor like usual. I then have the two JR plugs which go into a Y-harness and go into my one single throttle channel port...
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    Help! How much thrust on my flying wing airplane?

    I bought supplies for my first plane, which is the flying wing design! It is carbon fibre and will weigh 403 grams. The tricky part is the motor i bought supplies only 285 grams of thrust. My aircraft will have just over 400mm squared of wing space not including aerons. Will it fly?
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    Help! I am making a flying wing design thrust ratio?

    Help! I bought the parts of my first plane off banggood (I wanted to do it myself and design it im sorry but it is carbon fibre ) and my plane weighs 403 grams and has a thrust of 285 grams, will it fly? I realise i was stupid not checking for weight... It is a flying wing design with a wing...