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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  5. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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)...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
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    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...
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    Recommandations for a n00b

    Hi, guys! Big fan here. I'm a n00bie when it comes to flying rc model aircrafts. My limited experience it's with a second-hand quadcopter which I've bought last year from a rc-flohmarkt in Germany(I'm from Romania,btw). Last time when I've tried to fly my quad it was all good, but the big...
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    Propellers, Props, or as I call them "Plastic Sticks I can break!"

    Hello all, Very new to all this, and have downloaded and printed some plans. I've previously built a Nutball and FT Flyer. Although a licensed pilot, I seem to like to land prop first in these RC planes.:black_eyed: Having bought a bunch of props initially, I am trying to figure out which are...
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    Newbie questions

    I want to get into flying warbirds but im kinda broke, I know about fms but i like bigger warbirds. So far I have flow the champ and a texan, what would be a good warbird thats semi easy to fly, is big-ish and is under 150$ (i have batteries and radio systems)
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    *NEWBIE TO BUILDING QUADS PLEASE HELP ME*

    I am building a qavr right now, and im useing emax rs2205s, littlebee 20a, and an sp f3 evo. Im using a turnigy i6 and an ia6b rx on ppm. In cleanflight, the stick inputs are correct and the motors spool up correctly when i enable motor control and use the slider. When i use the tx to control...
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    Newbie from NorCal

    Hi all, Just a quick hi from the California/Oregon border. I've been into racing quads for about 10 months now and have learned a lot from the team at Flite Test. I heard today about a Flite Fest West 2017 coming to Northern California and immediately got very excited about it. Hope to see as...
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    Newbie looking for advice on first multirotor

    I hope that I'm posting this in the right place. Please let me know and move the thread if it isn't where it belongs. I'm looking at a micro quad to learn to fly with, and am wondering what would be the best model to go with. I see lots of folks started with the Blade Nano QX, but I see that...