New to forum and new to rc planes. Bought 2 jets 😂

F87

New member
Hi All!

Thanks in advance.

I am new to rc planes as a whole however I am an experienced rc enthusiast. I’ve built high powered 130mph + boats so my impatient character decided that I would go straight to a jet, or 2.

I have a Habu trainer jet by e-flute and I have just ordered a Freewings Avanti S V2 that I have 8s packs to run.

I have a few questions and would greatly appreciate if anyone can offer some help

The first, I ordered from the Freewings website www.freewing.co.uk and have been speaking with someone via email which is sales@freewing.co.uk these kits obviously come from Hong Kong however I paid via PayPal and the PayPal address was hobby9981@hotmail.com which I found strange.

I asked for the PNP version and they were very helpful and arranged for a motor and ESC to be installed etc. Has anyone else ordered direct from them in Hong Kong? They have sent pictures of it packed up and shipped I just feel strange about it.

On a more positive note, if it arrives I plan to put the radio gear from the Habu (Spektrun DXS and receiver with SAFE) in the Avanti to give me some confidence and so I don’t kill anyone. Would this work? It’s a 7 channel and the Avanti requires a 6.

Any further advice would be great!

Cheers

Jack
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Hi All!

Thanks in advance.

I am new to rc planes as a whole however I am an experienced rc enthusiast. I’ve built high powered 130mph + boats so my impatient character decided that I would go straight to a jet, or 2.

I have a Habu trainer jet by e-flute and I have just ordered a Freewings Avanti S V2 that I have 8s packs to run.

I have a few questions and would greatly appreciate if anyone can offer some help

The first, I ordered from the Freewings website www.freewing.co.uk and have been speaking with someone via email which is sales@freewing.co.uk these kits obviously come from Hong Kong however I paid via PayPal and the PayPal address was hobby9981@hotmail.com which I found strange.

I asked for the PNP version and they were very helpful and arranged for a motor and ESC to be installed etc. Has anyone else ordered direct from them in Hong Kong? They have sent pictures of it packed up and shipped I just feel strange about it.

On a more positive note, if it arrives I plan to put the radio gear from the Habu (Spektrun DXS and receiver with SAFE) in the Avanti to give me some confidence and so I don’t kill anyone. Would this work? It’s a 7 channel and the Avanti requires a 6.

Any further advice would be great!

Cheers

Jack View attachment 244210
A: Please for the love of god DON’T use a jet for a first plane!!! Get an apprentice or a Aeroscout. Your receiver should work in theory.
 

Tench745

Master member
Hi All!

Thanks in advance.

I am new to rc planes as a whole however I am an experienced rc enthusiast. I’ve built high powered 130mph + boats so my impatient character decided that I would go straight to a jet, or 2.

I have a Habu trainer jet by e-flute and I have just ordered a Freewings Avanti S V2 that I have 8s packs to run.

I have a few questions and would greatly appreciate if anyone can offer some help

The first, I ordered from the Freewings website www.freewing.co.uk and have been speaking with someone via email which is sales@freewing.co.uk these kits obviously come from Hong Kong however I paid via PayPal and the PayPal address was hobby9981@hotmail.com which I found strange.

I asked for the PNP version and they were very helpful and arranged for a motor and ESC to be installed etc. Has anyone else ordered direct from them in Hong Kong? They have sent pictures of it packed up and shipped I just feel strange about it.

On a more positive note, if it arrives I plan to put the radio gear from the Habu (Spektrun DXS and receiver with SAFE) in the Avanti to give me some confidence and so I don’t kill anyone. Would this work? It’s a 7 channel and the Avanti requires a 6.

Any further advice would be great!

Cheers

Jack
I can't speak to your question about Freewings.
Adding a flight stabilizer is probably a good idea for a first jet. Using a jet as your introduction, especially something like the Avanti or Habu, is a BAD IDEA.
Your experience with RC boats will give you a little leg up because you are already used to the control-reversal when the vehicle is coming towards you, and you're used to the speed, but there is a lot more to learn about how RC planes fly. Even with your experience controlling vehicles at high speeds, you need time to think and react to the new stimuli of an aircraft. These jets have to fly pretty fast, and the acceleration on any jet lags behind your throttle inputs. To be fighting these factors while also learning how to fly will be a significant handicap to your successful entry into the world of RC aircraft.

Can you learn to fly with these large-ish EDF jets? Probaby. Will it be expensive and discouraging? Probably.

Instead, I encourage you to:
-Start with a more traditional trainer aircraft
-Practice on a simulator until you feel reasonably proficient. (Try out some trainer planes and some jets to get a feel for both before committing your brand new jets to the whims of physics.)
-Find a mentor if possible; ideally someone who has experience with jets and can buddy-box with you.
 
I can't speak to your question about Freewings.
Adding a flight stabilizer is probably a good idea for a first jet. Using a jet as your introduction, especially something like the Avanti or Habu, is a BAD IDEA.
Your experience with RC boats will give you a little leg up because you are already used to the control-reversal when the vehicle is coming towards you, and you're used to the speed, but there is a lot more to learn about how RC planes fly. Even with your experience controlling vehicles at high speeds, you need time to think and react to the new stimuli of an aircraft. These jets have to fly pretty fast, and the acceleration on any jet lags behind your throttle inputs. To be fighting these factors while also learning how to fly will be a significant handicap to your successful entry into the world of RC aircraft.

Can you learn to fly with these large-ish EDF jets? Probaby. Will it be expensive and discouraging? Probably.

Instead, I encourage you to:
-Start with a more traditional trainer aircraft
-Practice on a simulator until you feel reasonably proficient. (Try out some trainer planes and some jets to get a feel for both before committing your brand new jets to the whims of physics.)
-Find a mentor if possible; ideally someone who has experience with jets and can buddy-box with you.
I second this. Get a aeroscout and buy RealFlight Simulator. And just for laughs and giggles, don’t try any other planes except a jet for your first and see what would have happened if you tried it in rl.