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Are These All Going To Work Together For RC Palne?

#1
Hello,

Thanks for the help in the previous posts, I have gathered a list of all the stuff
for my RC plane and I was wondering if it will work together and I really don't want to
fry anything, I have put a list of the components below any help would be appreciated thanks.

Motor, https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-...-p-1083190.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
Prop, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gws-ep-...144&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Esc, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy...088&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Servos, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy...762&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Battery, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy...304&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Bullet Connecters, https://uk.banggood.com/Wholesale-1...or-p-51435.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
XT60 Connecter, https://uk.banggood.com/Wholesale-1...ry-p-45394.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN


Also here is a photo of my plane if anyone can see any obvious reasons it won't fly
as this is my first attempt apart from the thin wings and current lack of flaps, lack of
wheels and poor choice of material please tell me, thanks again.

plane2.jpg
plane.jpg
 
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Merv

Well-known member
#2
The equipment you listed will work together. It the size that will work well a plane with a 40-50 inch wing span. I'm not sure how big your plane is, scale is hard to judge form a picture. I prefer a fold over type wing, over the flat wing. The fold over produces a much better airfoil and will resist wing twisting much better than a flat wing.

Here is a FT episode using cardboard.
 
#3
The equipment you listed will work together. It the size that will work well a plane with a 40-50 inch wing span. I'm not sure how big your plane is, scale is hard to judge form a picture. I prefer a fold over type wing, over the flat wing. The fold over produces a much better airfoil and will resist wing twisting much better than a flat wing.

Here is a FT episode using cardboard.
Thanks the wing span is 1 meter.
 

FL_Engineer

Well-known member
#4
Hello,

Thanks for the help in the previous posts, I have gathered a list of all the stuff
for my RC plane and I was wondering if it will work together and I really don't want to
fry anything, I have put a list of the components below any help would be appreciated thanks.

Motor, https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-...-p-1083190.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
Prop, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gws-ep-...144&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Esc, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy...088&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Servos, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy...762&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Battery, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy...304&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Bullet Connecters, https://uk.banggood.com/Wholesale-1...or-p-51435.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
XT60 Connecter, https://uk.banggood.com/Wholesale-1...ry-p-45394.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN


Also here is a photo of my plane if anyone can see any obvious reasons it won't fly
as this is my first attempt apart from the thin wings and current lack of flaps, lack of
wheels and poor choice of material please tell me, thanks again.

View attachment 168106 View attachment 168105
I think most of your parts list checks out although I think your prop is oversized for the motor. I have the same motor and it gets hot pretty easy. I'm more concerned about the airframe and lack of airfoil in the wing. You may also find it difficult to firmly attach the motor and firewall given the cardboard construction. Just my $.02
 

"Corpse"

Well-known member
#5
A 2212 spinning a ten inch prop should be ok, but you'll heat up the motor more than it normally would. I agree with @Merv that you should go with an airfoil. Maybe not this project, but if you ever do again they make planes fly so well.
 
#6
I think most of your parts list checks out although I think your prop is oversized for the motor. I have the same motor and it gets hot pretty easy. I'm more concerned about the airframe and lack of airfoil in the wing. You may also find it difficult to firmly attach the motor and firewall given the cardboard construction. Just my $.02
Thanks what prop do you use / reccomend @FL_Engineer
 

FL_Engineer

Well-known member
#7
I'm just relaying my limited experience with this motor and it gets quite warm with a 9x4.7 on my Simple Scout. My guess is it's a product of the quality of the motor and the fact my Scout is heavier than it should be. Airframe is a general term describing the structure of the aircraft (including internal formers) and a wing "generally" requires some type of airfoil to provide a low pressure/ high pressure gradient for lift. I'll leave it to more experienced modelers to suggest specific airfoils but if you look at most wings you'll see a curved, often cupped (under campered) surface. There are simple air foils such as a KFM foil that stacks layers and simulates a curved surface that are also used. The problem I've seen with cardboard is strength to weight ratio requires former similar to a balsa build and even then you still don't have much strength. This is not to get you down on what you've done, just passing on some thoughts and advice. I'm pretty new at model building myself but have spend enough time in the forums to see cardboard is a difficult medium.
 
#8
I'm just relaying my limited experience with this motor and it gets quite warm with a 9x4.7 on my Simple Scout. My guess is it's a product of the quality of the motor and the fact my Scout is heavier than it should be. Airframe is a general term describing the structure of the aircraft (including internal formers) and a wing "generally" requires some type of airfoil to provide a low pressure/ high pressure gradient for lift. I'll leave it to more experienced modelers to suggest specific airfoils but if you look at most wings you'll see a curved, often cupped (under campered) surface. There are simple air foils such as a KFM foil that stacks layers and simulates a curved surface that are also used. The problem I've seen with cardboard is strength to weight ratio requires former similar to a balsa build and even then you still don't have much strength. This is not to get you down on what you've done, just passing on some thoughts and advice. I'm pretty new at model building myself but have spend enough time in the forums to see cardboard is a difficult medium.
@FL_Engineer Thanks for the advice this is only a 'draft' or at least one I am going to try to fly I will be making another out of balsa wood this was just a test for sizes and other stuff what is the next step down prop that will fit this moter? Thanks.
 

FL_Engineer

Well-known member
#9
Gotcha, makes more sense now... I won't offer much advise on balsa except to say I would upsize your motor. My guess would be something like a 3536. There are affordable ones out there by Racerstar and Leopard but I've never used them.
 

sprzout

Knower of useless information
Mentor
#11
Thanks what prop do you recommend I am just about to buy the components.
I ran that same motor with an 8x8 prop, 30a ESC, and a 3S, 2200mAh battery on a Versa Wing in a rear facing, aka "pusher" con. It flew pretty good, but it's not something I'd recommend for a newbie to the hobby. Versa Wings fly well, but they're a handful to launch for someone brand new to flying, and not something I'd recommend as a first plane.

For that motor? I'd probably recommend something like an 8x6 prop. It's slower, but still plenty fast enough.

As for your airframe that you currently have? It's REALLY thin wing and body, and I just don't see it holding up to anything more than a glide. I'd really recommend that you build something with better materials - like the foam board you can find at Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, 99 cents stores, etc.

All the parts that you're looking at are decent components, but I think maybe you need something more like the FT Simple Cub or FT Simple Scout first. Try building one of those; plans can be found here on the forums in the Plans section (Sp0nz's plans are some of the best I've found for building).

I'd honestly recommend you start with foam board first over balsa, if only because balsa is getting more expensive as of late and if you've never flown before, it'll be really expensive to repair a balsa crash.
 
#12
I ran that same motor with an 8x8 prop, 30a ESC, and a 3S, 2200mAh battery on a Versa Wing in a rear facing, aka "pusher" con. It flew pretty good, but it's not something I'd recommend for a newbie to the hobby. Versa Wings fly well, but they're a handful to launch for someone brand new to flying, and not something I'd recommend as a first plane.

For that motor? I'd probably recommend something like an 8x6 prop. It's slower, but still plenty fast enough.

As for your airframe that you currently have? It's REALLY thin wing and body, and I just don't see it holding up to anything more than a glide. I'd really recommend that you build something with better materials - like the foam board you can find at Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, 99 cents stores, etc.

All the parts that you're looking at are decent components, but I think maybe you need something more like the FT Simple Cub or FT Simple Scout first. Try building one of those; plans can be found here on the forums in the Plans section (Sp0nz's plans are some of the best I've found for building).

I'd honestly recommend you start with foam board first over balsa, if only because balsa is getting more expensive as of late and if you've never flown before, it'll be really expensive to repair a balsa crash.
Thanks for the help
 

leaded50

Well-known member
#13
that motor (2212 1000KV Brushless Motor on 3s ) is recommended with a prop1047. The 1400Kv version prop9050 or prop1047. What prop who fist best, also is related to weight of the plane its used on.
 

BATTLEAXE

Well-known member
#14
Hello,

Thanks for the help in the previous posts, I have gathered a list of all the stuff
for my RC plane and I was wondering if it will work together and I really don't want to
fry anything, I have put a list of the components below any help would be appreciated thanks.

Motor, https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-...-p-1083190.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
Prop, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gws-ep-...144&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Esc, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy...088&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Servos, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy...762&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Battery, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy...304&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
Bullet Connecters, https://uk.banggood.com/Wholesale-1...or-p-51435.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
XT60 Connecter, https://uk.banggood.com/Wholesale-1...ry-p-45394.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN


Also here is a photo of my plane if anyone can see any obvious reasons it won't fly
as this is my first attempt apart from the thin wings and current lack of flaps, lack of
wheels and poor choice of material please tell me, thanks again.

View attachment 168106 View attachment 168105
Just a heads up with the stuff you are looking to get from HobbyKing, a few of the pieces are on back order. For the servos you can get some decent ones like TowerPro 9g, 10 for $20 or even cheaper on Bangood or Amazon. That is good info about the Racestar motor having overheating issues others have talked about. You will find in the hobby when it comes to parts, you get what you pay for. A motor like the one you posted is a really cheap price, where a $20-30 motor you are more likely to gain some reliability. Like the ESC you chose is a good one and a deal at $25, A better quality motor would be where you look. You might get lucky with it, try it out