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Scratch Builders beginner's kit?


Junior Member
I've been looking for some advice/guidance on what all I need to stock up on in order to start building several of the scratch build ideas I'm seeing on the internet. I've got 4 different motors, 2 esc's, some batteries and a new radio on the way. but does anyone have a good list that I could take to HobbyKing or some similar site and just fill up my cart with all of the 'stuff' I need to get started? I'm thinking things like control horns, push rods, whatever wiring, etc.

This may have been asked before, but I'm still looking for a good concise list, if anyone knows of such a beast.

Thanks for any help!



Old age member
Propellers and servos are always something to add when there are some grams left in the package.

Piano wire, carbon rods and tubes, glue and hard ply is something i get locally for the pushrods, control horns motor monts and small parts.

I built my first rc plane about a month ago. it was a scratch build F22. below are the items i ordered, i had alot of help from my brother in law.

hobby king
1x #ACC6/7028 Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger w/ accessories = $22.99
1x #9052000014/20968 Hobbyking 60w Power Supply = $9.99
1x #AM2001-10x10/9707 10CM Servo Lead (Futaba) 32AWG Ultra Light (10pcs/set) = $1.99
1x #450-0024/14927 Simple Prop Balancer = $1.50
1x #CELLTKEY/19066 HobbyKing Cell Key - 6s Lipoly Cell checker = $2.99
2x #APC8x4-E/5437 APC style propeller 8x4-E = $2.00
1x #07-00502x10/8419 Control Horns 16x20mm (10pcs) = $0.97
1x #AM2001-20x10/9706 20CM Servo Lead (Futaba) 32AWG Ultra Light (10pcs/set) = $1.89

hobby partz
1 JST Lead/W female connector
1 heat-shrinkable tubing ø3---black
1 Gold connector ?2.0mm
3 GENS ECO 800mAh 11.1V 20C
1 JST-to-4.0mm banana plug Charge Harness 22awg 150mm
1 Brushless motor+18A ESC+3pcs 9g servos
1 2.4G 6-Channel Receiver (R6B) for CT6B 6-CH TX
1 FS-TH9X 2.4GHz 9CH Transmitter - RC Helicopters/ Airplanes Transmitter Receiver