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Transmitter for a newbie!, Motor sizing etc...

dmanmtl

Junior Member
#1
Guys - Love the forum and have learned so much here. Up until now my son and I have been flying RTF models - parkzone mostly.

This spring we plan to step up to some more complex models and we would love to build a microaces sptifire. We also need to acquire a proper transmitter and I have been drawn to the Turnigy 9x which seems to be highly recommended and has a great price point.

My questions:

1) With something like the 9X can you use Spektrum receivers - I realize the MIcroaces require the purchase of a separate receiver that has integrated servos, is there any way to get the turnigy to talk to these. I really don;t want to fork out the dough for a Spektrum transmitter.

2) Does anyone know of a place to purchase a Turnigy transmitter in Canada - the shipping costs from HobbyKing are almost as much as the transmitter and I have no idea about duty costs...probably another $30. Alternately, I travel to London for work a lot and could pick one up there.

3) Motors: Is there a useful resource somewhere to explain and help estimate motor sizes - we would like to build our own "nutball" style plane but the motor sizing is a bit confusing at times.

Thanks in advance for your advice!

DM
 

robschonk

Senior Member
#2
1. You can buy the Orange Module for the 9X or 9XR in order to use Spektrum receivers.

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

2. Have you looked into buying one from the USA warehouse?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...Module_Mode_2_v2_Firmware_USA_Warehouse_.html

Otherwise, try buying one used on Rcgroups classified section.

http://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-general-radio-equipment-fs-w-215/

3. Try searching the threads here on flitetest to see what motors others are using, or go to rcgroups and do a search on nutball. You should be swamped with info.