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  1. fluffpilot

    Newbie, because everyone at the field said POST THAT TO FLITE TEST so here I am

    Hi! I was out of the hobby for like 24 years, but I'm a youtube junkie and routinely fall down aircraft related YT holes and wound up looking up a local club and getting back into it after spending two weeks watching videos and re-acquainting myself with how it's done. Anyway hi! I'm getting...
  2. muddywilson

    How hot is too hot to fly?

    Hey all, finally built my first foamie, but out in castaic CA it's regularly 90-100+ in the summer, so I'm worried about the integrity of my hot glue joints if I try to fly in this kind of weather. I guess my question is what would be the upper limit for hot weather, and would cutting...
  3. S

    Getting into FPV, and some tips from a Newbie!

    Hey folks! I've recently (a few days ago, maybe a week) gotten into flying FPV, and oh boy is it nice. I've put together a short video with some of my experiences with getting into FPV, and I'm also talking about some tips for newbies. The plane is based on an FT Explorer, but with 20cm...
  4. K

    Intermittent pulsing as I throttle up

    I bought power pack A and the mini corsair build a few weeks back. Just finished the whole project. Immediately running into a similar problem that I saw someone else hit with Power Pack C on another thread. They posted this youtube video which shows my exact problem. The build is all straight...
  5. F

    New to the forum, new to the hobby!

    Hi everyone, I am new to this hobby. Flying some DJI quadcopters for work got me into it (and flite test videos) - I want to eventually build my own surveying drone (my endgoal would be a VTOL with all the bells and whistles!) but I thought I should start from scratch! So I just finished...
  6. J

    59 year old newbie - adding more planes

    I have been wanting to fly rc since I was a teenager and I am just getting started now. I have put together a Tiny Trainer from the plans and I got the power pack and a Spektrum DX6 about a month ago. I took it out for the first time last week. My wife threw it down into the ground twice -...
  7. T

    Shipping during flitefest?

    Hi! Let me start off by introducing myself to this community. I LOVE flite test and i’ve been a fan since I was 9, which was back in 2013. After 5 long years, I finally decided to lay off of RTF planes and go build my own, since I keep finding myself clueless on how to repair them. On Tuesday, I...
  8. A

    NEED HELP REPLACING A SPORT CUB S MOTOR

    So my friend and I flew his Horizon Hobby sport cub S late last summer, and he nose dived, and wrecked it. The foam in the front came off, and the tail got completely ripped off. So today I finally came around to fix it, I fixed the tail, only to find i had another problem, the throttle wouldnt...
  9. KarlBormanAZ

    Sharp bends over spar vs. wing ribs

    Has the question ever been asked about the reason for most if not all of the wing builds using foam board utilize the method of creasing and sharp angle bending the foam over the spar as opposed to the use of wing ribs? Other than the obvious answer of simplicity and ease of build, I am at a...
  10. D

    Need help with Gremlin

    So I recently got a gremlin that was built by FT; I took it out of the box and plugged the battery in. The battery is fully charged and is a lumenier 2 cell, 400 mAh, and 7.4 volt. I was able to get my Spektrum DXe to bind to the receiver, the receiver held a solid orange light. The problem is...
  11. NewLn

    Totally New to RC, lots of questions

    HI all, I am completely new to RC and the Forums and just want to get some help setting things up. I have always wanted to fly multi rotors since I first saw it on Youtube. I got myself a little LaTrax Alias from my hobby shop just to try out quads, and I loved it. After watching many Flite Test...
  12. H

    Take 2

    Greetings!, When I was in high school, I built my first plane, a Goldberg Eagle 2. My family was not into this hobby but were supportive. I was very passionate about that plane and getting it of the ground. Ultimately, I only flew the plane twice because I was too scared to crash after creating...
  13. V

    Newly Acquired Hobby

    hello everyone, I am new to this forums. I have been into this hobby after getting an small nano 3 channel helicopter and flying and crashing it until end of it's life :p . Later on I have moved on to larger sized heli :cool: I have got bored with 3 channel flying pretty soon and got a toy grade...
  14. R

    Graupner GR-16L for Race Quad Build?

    Greetings, I am a newbie starting to get into race quads and am trying to start my first build. I was interested in building the new Flite Test Gremlin as it looked like the perfect starter kit for me. My problem is I have the Graupner MZ-12 transmitter and GR-16L receiver combo and I am on a...
  15. R

    Graupner GR-16L Receiver for Quad Build?

    Greetings, I am a newbie starting to get into race quads and am trying to start my first build. I was interested in building the new Flite Test Gremlin as it looked like the perfect starter kit for me. My problem is I have the Graupner MZ-12 transmitter and GR-16L receiver combo and I am on a...
  16. H

    Help! smoke of death wizard x220

    I plugged in the battery and something smoked don't know what. what I know so far: one of the 5v regulators which the fc is connected to is broken i think since it only output 1.04v the receiver is smoked aswell couldn't bind it to the radio and range is poor(like 40cm) the fc is getting...
  17. G

    I didn't even know this world existed!

    Hi guys! I didn't even know this world existed. Back when I was a kid, all i wanted was an RC plane! Never flew one for more than a minute. 15 years later, i'm finally pulling the trigger and buying my own plane! I just ordered a Bix 3 after extensive research and (as it's summer)...
  18. FoamyDM

    RoboCat - Burning through ESCs

    This is my first Quad Build and I am about 9 mo. into the hobby as a whole. So, maybe this should be in the newbie section. However, I have learned an amazing amount in the last 9 months. enough where I thought... "The RoboCat is a great first quad build." It's tried, Inexpensive and deemed as...
  19. tinstructor

    Hi everyone I'm tinstructor!

    Hi everyone I'm kind of a digital electronics nerd, I study EE and I felt like it was time to build my first race quad! I'm currently writing a bachelors thesis on a way to measure the efficiency of RC propulsion systems while spending the least amount of money possible (engineering trade-offs...
  20. H

    New from Toronto

    Hi Everyone, I came across the channel looking for a good starter to get my brother for his birthday. Ended up getting him a Hobbyzone Duet, but ever since i watched that episode I have not stopped watching or listening to everything Flite Test. Within a week I had a Tiny Trainer scratch built...