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First Time Setup Help

mesolost

Junior Member
#2
Looks like it should be ok but I'm fairly new as well. Personally I'd go for a 1200kv motor, trade a little speed for torque. I have the same motor but the 1100KV version on my FT 3D with 10x4.5 prop and she gets air born no problem. ^_^
 

JUSS10

I like Biplanes
#3
I've been at this for a few months now. The motor you chose works well. I have one and use it on quite a few different models so its a good one to grow with. I have used it on a mustang, bloody wonder, FT-22. It works great. I also like this motor. Its a great motor to start with and its nice and light.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...r_1300kv_USA_Warehouse_.html?strSearch=hextro

That ESC is good. I like to run the HK 18A escs. They are like $8 and I have had good luck with them but if you were to run a 3S and a heavy pitched prop the 30A may be a good idea.

The 2200mA is going to be too big for an FT flyer. I have been running the 3s 1000mA packs and really like them. I have 6 of them now. I use them on everything except my quads and haven't really had any issues. Flight time is decent, 8-10 minutes on the lighter slower planes, 5-6 mins on the larger planes. Maybe get both?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ipo_Pack_USA_Warehouse_.html?strSearch=1000ma

servos look good. I also like the turnigy 9G servos. They are a little cheaper.

Radio is up to you. Lots of opinions here. I run a turnigy 9X with a dsmx module in it and er9x firmware upgrade. I really like it and for under $100 I think I have a really nice radio. Turnigy also just released the i6 radio which looks pretty nice and its only $55. Its programmable so you can run multiple models on the same radio. If you plan to stick with this hobby, a programmable radio is a must as you will want to have multiple aircraft around. this radio also supports basic telemetry which is pretty cool!

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...HDS_Transmitter_and_6CH_Receiver_Mode_1_.html

props look good too.

Don't forget the little things like connectors for battery and motors and I didn't see a charger listed.

All in all you would be good with what you listed, I'm just offering up a few more options based on my personal experience.

You'll love this hobby!

Justin
 
#4
I've been at this for a few months now. The motor you chose works well. I have one and use it on quite a few different models so its a good one to grow with. I have used it on a mustang, bloody wonder, FT-22. It works great. I also like this motor. Its a great motor to start with and its nice and light.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...r_1300kv_USA_Warehouse_.html?strSearch=hextro

That ESC is good. I like to run the HK 18A escs. They are like $8 and I have had good luck with them but if you were to run a 3S and a heavy pitched prop the 30A may be a good idea.

The 2200mA is going to be too big for an FT flyer. I have been running the 3s 1000mA packs and really like them. I have 6 of them now. I use them on everything except my quads and haven't really had any issues. Flight time is decent, 8-10 minutes on the lighter slower planes, 5-6 mins on the larger planes. Maybe get both?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ipo_Pack_USA_Warehouse_.html?strSearch=1000ma

servos look good. I also like the turnigy 9G servos. They are a little cheaper.

Radio is up to you. Lots of opinions here. I run a turnigy 9X with a dsmx module in it and er9x firmware upgrade. I really like it and for under $100 I think I have a really nice radio. Turnigy also just released the i6 radio which looks pretty nice and its only $55. Its programmable so you can run multiple models on the same radio. If you plan to stick with this hobby, a programmable radio is a must as you will want to have multiple aircraft around. this radio also supports basic telemetry which is pretty cool!

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...HDS_Transmitter_and_6CH_Receiver_Mode_1_.html

props look good too.

Don't forget the little things like connectors for battery and motors and I didn't see a charger listed.

All in all you would be good with what you listed, I'm just offering up a few more options based on my personal experience.

You'll love this hobby!

Justin
what battery charger would you recommend?