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What Battery/Battery Charger Should I use???

#1
Hi, I am 13 years old and really want to get into the hobby of flying RC planes. The plane I want is the Corsair from Hobby King (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__18035__Micro_F4U_5NL_Corsair_550mm_PNF_.html). It says I need a 4 Channel Radio and 450mAh 2S Lipoly Battery. The transmitter/reciever I want to get is a Hobby King 6 Channel (https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__16239__HobbyKing_HK6S_2_4Ghz_FHSS_6Ch_Tx_Rx_Mode_2_.html).

I just have a single problem....I don't know what battery/battery charger to use. Will this battery work???

(https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=26734)

But the real question is will it work with any of these chargers???

(https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__22410__HobbyKing_B3AC_Compact_Charger.html)
or
(http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor...3S_Balance_Charger_Direct_110_240v_Input.html)

Thanks In Advance, I look forward to hearing your response!;)
 
#2
Welcome fly guy, if you look at the picture of the plane where the hatch is open you will notice the red connector. This is for the battery. If you scroll down to the bottom of that page right under the add to cart button you will see a battery and acc tab.. this battery http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__11896__Turnigy_nano_tech_460mah_2S_25_40C_Lipo_Pack.html is in that link and the better of the 3 but anyone of those well work fine.

As far as chargers go this one will get you going with multiple adapters to charge various batteries.. so this charge should grow with you as you get other planes and batteries.http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__22297__Hobbyking_ECO_SIX_80W_6A_2_6S_Battery_Balance_Charger_AC_DC_w_PSU.html

Also may I suggest this plane. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19322__P_47_Ultra_Micro_4CH_400mm_RTF_Mode_2_.htmlit comes with everything you need in the box, and extra batteries are only $1.13.. if this is your first plane I'd buy this and a few extra batteries.. it's small so it won't be able to fly really well in wind.. but they are so light if flown over high grass it should hold up pretty good.. large plants like the one in you link are larger and hit the ground hard.. the plus is both can normally be back in the air in minutes after some clear tape and foam safe ca glue.
 
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#3
Another good thing aboutthe smaller plane it can be flown in a small space like a baseball field at a park.. I learned on a park zone ultra micro P-51 mustang.. I found to if I use batteries for the my blade 120 on my ultra micro that I get 30 minute flight times. :D
 

earthsciteach

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#4
TheFlightGuy - While this is a nice looking airplane, it is not a good first airplane, in my opinion. Save this for your second or third. One of the best beginner planes on the market, both in terms of cost, performance and long-term enjoyment is the Bixler/Sky Surfer: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=40255

The small Corsair will be very difficult to fly for someone with no prior flight experience. It will likely end up severely damaged on the first flight. I know its hard to do, but wait to buy the one that has really caught your eye. You can build up to it. A good first airplane is one that is stable, forgiving and can take a serious beating. The Bixler is one of those planes!
 
#5
Dear Earthsciteach,

Thanks for the info and the bixler link. I am only looking to spend about $75 in case I crash. Once I get the hang of flying, I think the bixler will be a great plane to add to my collection.


Dear Epic.engineering,

I think I am going to go with the plane you recommended even though the Corsair is very cool! I watched the daily on it and it comes with the next box that I can use as a carrying case. It also has the snap off propellers in case I crash.

I still have two questions...

1)Can I put a neckstrap on the transmitter?
2)Does the battery really charge in the controller???

Thanks,
The Flight Guy
 
#6
Dear Epic.engineering,

I think I am going to go with the plane you recommended even though the Corsair is very cool! I watched the daily on it and it comes with the next box that I can use as a carrying case. It also has the snap off propellers in case I crash.

I still have two questions...

1)Can I put a neckstrap on the transmitter?
2)Does the battery really charge in the controller???

Thanks,
The Flight Guy
No there isn't space for a neck strap, but you won't need it the remote looks really small.. but most cheap ready to fly rc do. And yes they charge from the remote.. my ultra micro charge from battery chargers that take 4AA batteries.. just like the remote..
 

xuzme720

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#7
Dear Earthsciteach,

Thanks for the info and the bixler link. I am only looking to spend about $75 in case I crash. Once I get the hang of flying, I think the bixler will be a great plane to add to my collection.
I understand where you are coming from but the electronics that are in the Bixler/Sky surfer/etc. are interchangeable where a lot of the cheaper ready to fly planes are more of a "that plane only" nature. Which means that when you crash, and you will, those electronics go into the trash with the remains of your former plane. The flipside if you get something like Earthsciteach recommended, even if the plane is a total loss, chances are the components are still fine and can be moved to a new airframe which is much cheaper that buying a whole new RTF setup...
I'm not trying to talk you out of buying a plane but I do want you to have the best chance for success. Have you tried any simulators yet?
 
#8
I understand where you are coming from but the electronics that are in the Bixler/Sky surfer/etc. are interchangeable where a lot of the cheaper ready to fly planes are more of a "that plane only" nature. Which means that when you crash, and you will, those electronics go into the trash with the remains of your former plane. The flipside if you get something like Earthsciteach recommended, even if the plane is a total loss, chances are the components are still fine and can be moved to a new airframe which is much cheaper that buying a whole new RTF setup...
I'm not trying to talk you out of buying a plane but I do want you to have the best chance for success. Have you tried any simulators yet?
Xuzme makes a good point I learned to fly on my ultra micro, when I did buy a parkzone p51 a much larger, much, much larger plane and did total it..eventually I was able to use the battery, servo, motor and speed control in a scratch build plane.. so that is something to consider
 
#9
I think I am going to go with the P-47 Ultra Micro since it is small. I want to get the hang of flying first with a plane that I can't run into anything because of it's size. After I get the hang of flying I want to build the swap-able planes! I know I can use the parts,but like I said I want to get the hang of flying because it is my first time on the field. Also, I am planning to buy this simulator...

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__20951__Hobbyking_6CH_RC_Flight_Simulator_System_Mode_2_.html