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Pumpkin drop event

New to this and want to build a fpv plane

mina

Junior Member
#1
Hey guys! Sorry if this question has been answered already. I tried using the search button or option to see if its been answered already but I couldnt.

Anyway, my question is pretty much just about compatibility. Heres the plane that i'm going to buy

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__16568__Floater_Jet_EPO_with_Motor_ARF_.html

So basically I'm just missing a couple stuffs. I will provide a link below of the item missing that I've found but not entirely sure if it will be compatible.

My TX/RX (My transmitter and receiver?)
I cant quite find a best reliable and affordable tx/rx out there. And you know I dont have any idea if itll be compatible with my plane or not. Sorry for asking all these stupid question. T_T

20A Brushless ESC
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__11615__Turnigy_AE_20A_Brushless_ESC.html


4 X 9g Servos
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__662__HXT900_9g_1_6kg_12sec_Micro_Servo.html


1600~2200mAh 3S Lipoly
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8932__Turnigy_2200mAh_3S_20C_Lipo_Pack.html


Charger? Id figured I do not have any charger (lol).
Would this be good for my 2200mAh 3S Lipoly? and what about my transmitter charger? Do i have to buy a separate charger for it?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=49338&aff=1356229

If im missing anything else, please do tell. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
And please forgive my english, as this is not my first or 2nd language.

Soon when I know how to fly an rc plane. I will buy an item like a camera that has tilt mode and other things so that I can ultimately enjoy this hobbit. ^_^

Thank you very much in advance. Have a good day everyone!
 

ZoomNBoom

Senior Member
#2
That charger only supplies 1.2 A. So a 2200 battery is going to take ~2hr to fully charge. If you dont mind that, and/or are on a really tight budget, go for it, but otherwise spend a little more for a 4 button charger. As for the tx battery, it will depend, some transmitters have their own built in charger (usually only for NiMH), others will require an external charger. And since lipo batteries arent ideal for a transmitter, and thats the only thing your linked charger can do, again consider a 4 button charger that will let you charge all types, including LifePo4 (generally best choice for transmitter) and NiMH.

As for which transmitter; its a question that comes up often, you can search this forum. But there is no radio I can really recommend for the reason that all <$200 radio's will most likely be 'throw away' radio's that you will grow out of quickly, especially if you intend to get in to FPV. So instead of buying a new crap radio that you may end up throwing away after a few weeks, consider buying a used radio. Just about any $50 2.4GHz computer radio will get you started. Then after a while, if you get hooked on the hobby, look in to buying a taranis and be set pretty much for life for $200.
 

mina

Junior Member
#3
That charger only supplies 1.2 A. So a 2200 battery is going to take ~2hr to fully charge. If you dont mind that, and/or are on a really tight budget, go for it, but otherwise spend a little more for a 4 button charger. As for the tx battery, it will depend, some transmitters have their own built in charger (usually only for NiMH), others will require an external charger. And since lipo batteries arent ideal for a transmitter, and thats the only thing your linked charger can do, again consider a 4 button charger that will let you charge all types, including LifePo4 (generally best choice for transmitter) and NiMH.

As for which transmitter; its a question that comes up often, you can search this forum. But there is no radio I can really recommend for the reason that all <$200 radio's will most likely be 'throw away' radio's that you will grow out of quickly, especially if you intend to get in to FPV. So instead of buying a new crap radio that you may end up throwing away after a few weeks, consider buying a used radio. Just about any $50 2.4GHz computer radio will get you started. Then after a while, if you get hooked on the hobby, look in to buying a taranis and be set pretty much for life for $200.
First of all, thank you for replying!

I suppose you wouldnt mind,just a couple more question?

As for the charger would this be the one youre trying to describe?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=58457

As for the RX/TX. Which one do you think is the best?

HobbyKing HK6S 2.4Ghz FHSS 6Ch Tx & Rx (Mode 2)
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__16239__HobbyKing_HK6S_2_4Ghz_FHSS_6Ch_Tx_Rx_Mode_2_.html

or

HobbyKing HK6S 2.4Ghz FHSS 6Ch Tx & Rx (White) (Mode 2)
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__47080__HobbyKing_HK6S_2_4Ghz_FHSS_6Ch_Tx_Rx_White_Mode_2_.html

Taranis TX looks promising. I will definitely buy one, once I got the budget for it!

Thank you again for helping me with my problem!
Have a good one!
 

makattack

Winter is coming
Moderator
Mentor
#4
Welcome to the forums Mina! It's a great community, and a fun hobby. Your enthusiasm for jumping in straight into FPV flying is great, but I would recommend before you even purchase that plane, try out a RC simulator -- there are many free ones out there, and if you have a tablet or computer with a USB game pad type controller, that would approximate a RC transmitter/controller. I used this free one to learn on:

http://www.flightgear.org/download/

I approximated RC flight by flying from "Tower View" zoomed in. It's a bit more realistic than needed, but is great. Once you want to learn FPV flight, it's great to fly from the cockpit to learn that.
 

ZoomNBoom

Senior Member
#5
As for the charger would this be the one youre trying to describe?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=58457
Yeah, one like that, but keep in mind that one requires a power supply (or you can charge of a car battery or some other 12V supply).


As for the RX/TX. Which one do you think is the best?
They look identical other than the color? I find it hard to recommend that one though. I know, its cheap, and you're on a budget, but it doesnt even have expo. At least consider something like this:
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor...HDS_Transmitter_and_6CH_Receiver_Mode_1_.html
(and Im hardly vouching for that one)
 

mina

Junior Member
#6
Yeah, one like that, but keep in mind that one requires a power supply (or you can charge of a car battery or some other 12V supply).

They look identical other than the color? I find it hard to recommend that one though. I know, its cheap, and you're on a budget, but it doesnt even have expo. At least consider something like this:
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor...HDS_Transmitter_and_6CH_Receiver_Mode_1_.html
(and Im hardly vouching for that one)

Yeah I noticed that too. Would you mind recommending a specific charger to charge these? You see, this is all very new to me and therefore very confusing.

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8932__Turnigy_2200mAh_3S_20C_Lipo_Pack.html


Turnigy TGY-i6 AFHDS Transmitter and 6CH Receiver (Mode 2)
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__62710__Turnigy_TGY_i6_AFHDS_Transmitter_and_6CH_Receiver_Mode_2_.html

Okay so I decided to choose this. Even though you hardly vouch for it. Seems like a reliable cheap transmitter.


Hmm, am I missing anything else?

This is the plane that am going to buy and all the requirements I need are all cross out.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__16568__Floater_Jet_EPO_with_Motor_ARF_.html

Your own TX/RX - Transmitter comes with receiver right?
20A Brushless ESC -
4 X 9g Servos
1600~2200mAh 3S Lipoly

I want to be all set before simultaneously buy all these. ^_^
Thanks again! I really really appreciate your help!
 
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mina

Junior Member
#8
Welcome to the forums Mina! It's a great community, and a fun hobby. Your enthusiasm for jumping in straight into FPV flying is great, but I would recommend before you even purchase that plane, try out a RC simulator -- there are many free ones out there, and if you have a tablet or computer with a USB game pad type controller, that would approximate a RC transmitter/controller. I used this free one to learn on:

http://www.flightgear.org/download/

I approximated RC flight by flying from "Tower View" zoomed in. It's a bit more realistic than needed, but is great. Once you want to learn FPV flight, it's great to fly from the cockpit to learn that.
Thank you! It sure is. Yeah its always been a dream of mine to fly an rc plane up in the sky.

I will immediately try it, after I get home! Thank you again!