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Dec 04, 2018

FPV RC Plane Black Box (LOVE IT!)

I just got the Black Box by PinPointRC and I love it! I had one of their older products, but their new update is amazing. I fly long range FPV planes,

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Dec 04, 2018

Designing my first flying wing

Hello! I'm very new to RC airplane topic so excuse me in advance for my inexperience. I'm going to build a flying wing: Wingspan 40 Root chord 9.4 Tip

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Nov 17, 2018

OS.46 fuel flow

I can blow through the exhaust tube and fuel runs through the fuel line, but once I connect it to the Carb fuel can't flow nor can I force it buy blowing

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Oct 26, 2018

Help choosing a piper cub kit

Looking for help choosing the best Piper Cub. I want to buy a balsa wood kit that can be built from scratch and flown for my husbands birthday. Looking

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Oct 26, 2018

Piper J-3 Cub 40 with an Evolution .46 stalls at half throttle

I recently built a Piper J-3 Cub 40 with an Evolution .46 cc 2 cycle glow engine in it. After about 10 mins of flight (at half throttle) the engine stalls.

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Oct 26, 2018

HZ Mini Apprentice S issues

My nephew was flying his Mini Apprentice S float plane today and it took a nose dive into the water. The glue that holds the battery compartment into the

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Oct 26, 2018

Senior highschool thesis on Propeller Propulsion

Hi! I'm currently a grade 12 STEM student and my research title was approved but my methodology was not. I plan to do an evaluation of the performance

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Oct 26, 2018

Trying to Identify Vintage Model Airplane collection

Hello! I inherited my grandfather's RC airplane collection. I'd like to figure out what models they are exactly so that I can research them, find out their

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Oct 26, 2018

OS35 dies out after a few passes.

After starting on ground, OS35 engine runs well and revs up and takes off with no problem.after a few passes, engine seems to die out and when increasing

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Oct 26, 2018

Convert Free Flyer to Radio Control

First time converting free flyer to R/C so this language is confusing. Looking for type of motor and battery for lightweight R/C. This is what the kit

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Oct 26, 2018

Choosing Motor for RC Airplane

Hi, i was wondering how do i know i am getting the right motor-propeller-battery configuration for my model? when choosing the electric motor, are there

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Oct 26, 2018

From Super C S to Convergence VTOL

Hi my name is mason I am 13 and my dad told me to ask my question on here, I have a question about upgrading to a new plane. My question is... I fly a

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Oct 26, 2018

Delta ray control problems

Hello,I have set my Delta ray up and am using a DX 4 transmitter,the problems is the right lever is activating ailerons and left is flaps but no power

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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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