I must have a special relationship with my local retailer as with the RTF models he actually buys back the spectrum Rx and I use FlySky so I actually get an additional discount, and no waiting for delivery or delivery costs.I love my dx6e. Get a good radio. Don’t get a $50 dollar radio off of Bangood. Also even if it is not your main radio get a spectrum. That way you can fly e-flite. You can go frsky or whatever you would like but I recommend getting a dxe as a side. E-flite makes too many good beginner models or advanced models to pass up.
Is that the TT I see there? Great choice in my opinion for a first plane.Ha!
In fairness I haven’t seen it in years. May have to change that ^_^
Anyway, I figured I’d have a play about and I found a pritt stick, so a thing happened....
The cat was unimpressed.
As for Tx I think you’ve just witnessed the difference between ppl, it’s really a matter of preference and budget. What I can add is that the hobby can get expensive if you fall madly in love with it so just think twice where you want to spend your money. I personally prefer to have an extra motor or servo to save my butt when I have a bad crash instead of spending loads of money for a Tx that will work just as well as a decent cheaper one.
Looking good and looking forward to seeing your maiden flight.Right, well sorry it’s been a little while.
Hobbywing stuff is still waiting to arrive, but in the meantime I figure that’s why they included the chuck glider nose in the TT plans right?
So armed with some A2 foamboard I have produced my very first plane.
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In the process I have discovered:
1. Never cut toward yourself with a brand new blade
2. Blood wiped off foamboard
3. I don’t have any packing tape left (duck tape as an overengineering substitute)
4. I can do a reasonable bevel cut.... but then I discovered I needed it at 30* not 45* and correcting it isn’t as easy
5. It’s really easy to over-score (why didn’t I listen and run the blade over some concrete?)
6. Pritt stick works well for tacking the plans but should be peeled back off structural parts (like the wing spar) before gluing - otherwise the plans stick but the foamboard doesn’t....
7. Cutting and scoring is better over three passes than one- but each pass should be one fluid motion or the foam wants to bunch up and tear not be sliced.
Above all though I am amazed, and impressed with myself. Despite dodgy crafting skills it came out square and looks like a plane.
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Now to figure out what the C of G should be and go throw it tomorrow!