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Jul 16, 2018

Power requirment

Wing In Ground(WIG) effect craft, lao 49.25, hull 30.5 x width 5 with two sponsons approximately 2 from main hull. Would like an opinion as to how much

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Jul 16, 2018

Volantex Ranger 1600 KIT Setup?

I'm looking in to getting the KIT version of this plane but I'm not sure what parts to get, I've put a list together of parts I'm leaning towards but I'm

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Jul 16, 2018

Converting Goldberg Anniversary J3 Cup to Electric

Hi, A friend gave me an old Goldberg kit for the J3 Cub. I have built the plane but can't figure out what servos, batteries, motor to use, although a few

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Jul 16, 2018

Gentle Lady glider

I am building a gentle Lady glider from scratch having secured some plans a while ago. I want to electrify the model. I will use a three channel setup

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Jun 24, 2018

HobbyZone Cub Servo Flutter

When the rudder servo is not connected up to anything, it moves freely and fine. However when I connect it up to the horn on the rudder at the back of

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Jun 24, 2018

Dynam Cessna 182 Sky Trainer Instructions

I had a Dynam Cessna 182 Sky trainer RTF given to me for Christmas. I'm 80+ and it's 60 odd years ago since I did any model building. I've always been

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Jun 24, 2018

Futaba T9CAP Crystals

Have a old futaba T9CAP and trying to find a receiver with 75 MHz 39 or matching pair , does any body know where to find them?

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Mar 26, 2018

ZTW Beatles 20A Brushless ESC for RC Airplane

ZTW Beatles series ESC is a beginning level product line for fixed wing. This line product is specially designed for the beginner who is sensitive to price

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Mar 26, 2018

I have an airplane project in my art class and it's super important please help!

Hi I have a project to do which is due next week. Here are the materials and characteristics of the plane we HAVE to have/use 1) you cannot lock the pilot

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Mar 13, 2018

Scratch Built Waco YMF-5

118 inch WS 48 LBS Built from a Peter Barth Kit. Great kit all CNC Router cut parts fit great DA150 Engine JR 11 X radio with power safe receiver Flies

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Mar 13, 2018

Hitec Ikonnik KA-6, can you buddy

Hi I am new to the RC planes and have bought a trainer so my 10 year old can learn to fly. I recently read that you can buddy/link transmitters to teach

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Mar 13, 2018

Spinner for Durafly 1100mm "Ferocious Frankie" P-51.

Anyone know where I can get a spinner for the Duraffly 43 P-51 Ferocious Frankie Mustang? I stripped out the base where the nut on the engine shaft slides

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Feb 05, 2018

outputs on receiver for 3 way switch on transmitter

Hi!..old..new flyer built p51 30 years ago. flew for 6 month got to close to a building with a remote control crane...you can guess what happened...lol

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Feb 05, 2018

Servo Requirements

Hi I am building a model with a 6foot wing span and twin engines, I would like to know which servos to use to operate flaps ailerons,rudder,elevators

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Feb 05, 2018

receiver wont bind

HI GUYS AND GALS,I NEED HELP TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY MY SPECTRUM AR400 RECEIVER WONT BIND UP TO MY SPECTRUM DX6 DSMX RADIO. I ASKED THE MAN IF THIS

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Feb 05, 2018

Linking & Binding Transmitter to Receivers

I have an impossible problem. 2 Futaba Transmitters and 1 Spektrum will not bind or link. All Transmitters indicate they are sending (1x Futaba T10CHG;

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Feb 05, 2018

Os 46 AX. will run when primed then die

Os 46 AX. I can cover the carb with my finger and it will prime and then start right up. But as soon as it runs through the prime it dies. I can see the

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Feb 05, 2018

Plug and Play Binding Question

You know when you get a plug & play elec plane, you bind the radio to the plane and then you have to deal with all of those settings. could you explain

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Jan 14, 2018

Performance changes after a couple of minutes in the air

I have a vintage 20cc Super Tigre that has been rarely used since new. Getting correct idle and full throttle settings on the ground is difficult as the

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Jan 14, 2018

Spektrum TX/RX Troubles

I am having some issues with the electric RC plane I built. It's a House of Balsa T6 Texan (44 wing span). After the plane sat for a couple years, I

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Dec 31, 2017

Model Pilot Figures

I have these 2 MGA pilot figures. Can someone give me some information about them? What kind of pilot they are? Is is worth it to sell them? I just don't

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Dec 31, 2017

Taranis qx7 Range Check advice

I have a mini apprentice s with safe and I bought a Taranis QX7 and an IrangeX 4 in 1 module to bind with it and expand into warbirds. The problem is

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Dec 31, 2017

Balence issue with p-51 D mustang from harbor freight

My girlfriend bought me a p-51 D mustang harbor freight cheapy mega issue with nose weight. Won't taxi at all likes to drop the nose a break the prop.

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Dec 31, 2017

Largest/Most Powerful Available EDFs

Hi! I'm fairly new to EDFs, but I've looking for a large and powerful EDF/motor combination, and finding anything larger than a 127 mm/12 pounds combo

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Dec 31, 2017

E-Flite Icon A5

Hi I am Titch. I am only been flying for a few months now and learnt to fly with the Cessna 182. I have had the A5 for a few months now and I fly it

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Oct 31, 2017

starting out?

Im looking into getting a 6 CH BlitzRCWorks F-117 Stealth Fighter V2 RC EDF Jet was curious what all i would need to get started. the plane is a arf model.

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Oct 31, 2017

I have a flute power 15, EPLM4015 E, brushless outrunner

For a special application i need to run this motor from a LiPo battery. I have a EFLA, 1015 E ESC. For my situation I need to energize motor for a short

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Oct 08, 2017

OS 91 max fx - no smooth run at half throttle, however engines sounds fine in idle and high speed position

My engine runs very fine in idle and full open throttle Position, but at keeping constant half throttle the rpm changes when model is at ground (without

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Sep 13, 2017

Chuck Cunningham's Big Lazy Ace Engine Selection

I have been modelling and flying all my life with a few forced stops here and there.I have only ever built one kit,my first,a KKPhantom with a K 1.9 power.

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Sep 13, 2017

Robart #145-6 P-51 Pneumatic Main Retracts 6" Offset Wheel

I am curious where I could list a set of these retracts to sell that would get the most traffic? The retracts are out of a 110 Giant scale P-51 that I

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Sep 13, 2017

Tuning problem - OS Fx .91

I have 6 years RC experience and 15 planes with a mix of 2 and 4 strokes, mostly O.S. The problem is my 2 O.S. Fx .91 two stroke engines. I love 'em,

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Aug 16, 2017

Having one hour flytime with a flying wing

Hi there I`m asked to make a flying wing that must be able to fly for 1 hour... I can design and make wings with balsa wood at any size.... But the plane`s

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Aug 16, 2017

WARNING my fated conscendo s glider by HOBBYZONE

hi everyone.....can i tell you a story about my conscendo s electric glider. Having recently spent a lot of money (£200) on my new glider, this price

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Aug 16, 2017

camber mix

I have a Great Planes Zlin Acrobat. Fun to fly but lands like a rocket. Has anyone had success with using camber mix for landing this airplane?

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Aug 16, 2017

Battery in a Radio transmitter

I am into Nitro easy going high wings mainly and my Trannie has given up after 30+ yrs. I now want a 2.4 Mode1 and have picked a Futaba 6K.Now,having

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Aug 16, 2017

Old PCM "Airtronics Quantum"

The rudder servo will not operate properly.The others are okay. Is this a receiver problem? Can a new receiver be used with the system. If the crystal

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Aug 16, 2017

problem with my new conscendo s powered glider

Hi from uk wherever you are??......ive recently bought a brand new conscendo s glider with a as3x receiver ...ive flown it three times and crashed

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Aug 16, 2017

Using a Y splitter cable for LED's

Hi; I'm new to flying and I bought a Hobby-zone Delta Ray. I am really enjoying flying this trainer and it's giving me a lot of confidence to move through

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Jul 11, 2017

Textile Gyroscope Wing

I would like to develop Textile gyroscope wings and then have an RC model build with 4 TGWings. I want to build this as an open project and am looking

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Jul 11, 2017

problem with a conscendo s powered rc glider

my conscendo hobbyzone glider crashed recently(as they do) ive got it all back together again but apart from some initial twitching of the control surfaces

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