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Feb 12, 2020

Looking for a high quality giant scale P 51 mustang .

Hello , I’m looking for a high quality giant scale P 51 Mustang . Preferably with a fiberglass fuselage . Does anyone have any sources for these kits?

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Feb 12, 2020

Spektrum AR610 Receiver

My AR9000/AR9020 have been sent to Horizon Hobby for repair. The 9020 is brand new and the other about 6 months old. When binding both the satellites

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Feb 12, 2020

Receiver and transmitter compatibility

I am new to RC Flying. I recently acquired a J3 Cub 450. I have a spektrum 6XDi Transmitter and a spektrum AR6100e receiver. They will not bind. Do

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Jan 01, 2020

RC Electrical Components

I teach in a Makerspace in MA and I have a student who is interested in creating his own RC plane from scratch. We have a number of electronic components

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Jan 01, 2020

Motor, prop, battery esc?.

I’ve been out of the RC flying for quite some time, I have a Lazy Bee with a 48 inch wing span, and the fuselage is 30 inches long, never flew it, but

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Jan 01, 2020

Erratic high speed OS 52 surpass

The high speed mixture is constantly changing. Rpms will raise and lower erratically from 1/4-full throttle. Idle seems to be perfect. I’ve tried: Multiple

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Jan 01, 2020

What lipo battery should I use with a Rimfire 80 with a 15X8 prop?

Just installed a Rimfire 80 with a 15X8 prop in my Stinger 60. It weighs in at 9.5 lbs. This is my first electric set up and I replaced a well worn MDS

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Jan 01, 2020

RotoMax 1:60 Motor voltage ?

I have a RC 9kg auw. 90 Seagull 40cc to 50cc Stuka plane. I Installed a 1:60 RotoMax motor KV/RPM-231. P/Watts-2960. 80A max current. Sugested prop-21x13

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Jan 01, 2020

Nitro to Gasoline on an Avistar Elite

So, I was recently gifted an Avistar Elite to train with and get comfortable flying. Only downside is it has a glow engine. 97% of my club fly gasoline

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Jan 01, 2020

needed help with choosing the right servos for Tiger3 nitro airplane

Hi I been getting into a new hobby and trying to put together ARF Phoenix TIGER 3.I have got all the servo wires a .91 2stroke engine other things I

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Jan 01, 2020

Getting back to RC airplanes with some older radio equipment

I have been away from RC airplanes for nearly 15 years. Getting back in is taking some study. I have Futaba 72 MHZ PCM equipment (T8UAFS/T8UAPS transmitter

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Sep 15, 2019

Grumman Firebird plans/drawings

First time entry is a tough one I'm looking for any drawings, prints, photos dimensions etc that will help me build a RC version of the Grumman Firebird

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Sep 15, 2019

Selecting a Propeller

I am designing my own plane and I'm not sure what style of propeller to get. I know the thickness makes a difference, how many blades there are makes a

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Sep 15, 2019

How much thrust is necessary?

I'm designing my own R/C biplane and I'm trying to select an engine. I know theres a lot more to thrust than the engine's horspower (like the propeller's

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Aug 31, 2019

Lanyu At-6. Flaps

Hello, I have a Lanyu At-6. I need to know where to cut out the flaps for this aircraft. Does anybody have any ideas?

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Aug 19, 2019

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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Aug 11, 2019

Hangar 9 Sukhoi SU-26MM

Wingspan 122 inches. Mike McConville is one of my favorite designers. Be sure to follow him on Facebook as he's always sharing something new he's building

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Aug 11, 2019

Super Decathlon Motor Mount

I have a park zone super decathlon(discontinued) and I’m wondering if the motor mount is correct. While stationary, the motor seems to be straight in

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Aug 11, 2019

I need help with a digital servo project

Friends, I have a Zenith 750 aircraft i am building and I have a project I am working on. I would like to use a digital servo to move a lever with no

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Aug 11, 2019

Flying advice for EDF Jets

I have been flying for about two years, I have several warbirds, and can fly them fairly well, I recently purchased E-Flites F-15 EDF, and was wondering,

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Aug 11, 2019

need electronics picks

Hi, I'm building my first RC electric plane, I have the Tom-E-Boy 150 almost built and need the electronics for it. Can you provide me with your choices/suggestions.

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Aug 11, 2019

Dynam C182 rudder servo

When the battery is connected there is a delay in the start of the rudder servo ,the others are ok. It does work eventually after 20 to 30 seconds .Is

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Jul 27, 2019

Best Brand of RC Airplanes

There are so many brands of airplanes (E-flite, Top flite, FMS, Freewing) which is the best?, i.e. most realistic warbirds, most reliable, etc.

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Jul 15, 2019

hanger9 p51d-60 Enging Cowling

I need the blue engine cowling for the cripes-a-mighty p51d. just opened the box and its not here!! company says good luck!!its 10 years old but n.i.b….thank

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Jul 15, 2019

Harbor Freight Mustang Balance

Harbor freight mustang. Does anybody have any actual measurements for Ballance point? Tried it set up stock, hot day, poor air density..controlled crash...

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Jul 15, 2019

Fuel Proofing RC Airplane

I am trying to find out which balsa glue is fuel proof. And, is there some sort of sealant to coat the whole frame with before covering my model?

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Jun 20, 2019

servos fail to stop working apparently for lack of current.

Hello, I am putting together a 20cc plane in which I installed 5 servos hitec HS-5645MG and a receiver spektrum AR620 with a ubc of 6 v output for receiver.

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Jun 20, 2019

Battery Capacity for a 20cc RC airplane

Hello, I am putting together a 20cc plane in which I installed 5 servos hitec HS-5645MG and a receiver spektrum AR620 with a ubc of 6 v output for receiver.

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May 23, 2019

T-28 Trojan S surfaces not working after binding.

I bought a T-28 Trojan S as a gift two years ago. It’s been on the shelf since and never opened. My grandson found it and asked if we could fly it. I

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May 23, 2019

Spoilers with SPEKTRUM DX6

How do I get spoilers on my RC plane? I mixed the “I” switch (Spektrum DX6) to Rudder (which is Ailerons on my left stick) so now when I push the “I switch”

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May 23, 2019

Frozen carburetor.

I'm trying to open and close the carburetor after it has been sitting for several years in the closet and as I try to open and close the carburetor with

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May 23, 2019

Gas to Electric RC airplane converting.

I imagine you get this question a lot. My Goldberg Eagles 2 has a OS 46 gas engine. I Would like to convert it to a electric brushless motor. Would like

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May 23, 2019

Volantex Trainstar Exchange Motor Problems

I have a Volantex Trainstar Exchange, and after a mild crash in the grass, the motor twitches and will not go. So I installed a brand new 1250kv motor

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May 23, 2019

Sarik 68" chipmunk kit build

Hi all I'm new to this forum, what I'm asking is has anybody built this kit , as I've just ordered one and need to know if any pitfalls i need to be aware

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May 23, 2019

3/4 scale model propeller size

I have plans to build 29 land/sea park flyer which I want to build in 3/4 scale. The 29 plan calls for 1400 kv motor with a 7/5 or 7/6 prop. Because

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May 23, 2019

Precision Flying and Engine Thrust Angles!

Do Pattern Flyers, those who fly Scale Aerobatics and 3D flyers, ever have a need, or a desire, to be able to change the engine thrust angles mid competition.

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May 23, 2019

Press fit Dubro wheel bearings on axles?

Hello, I'm currently using Dubro 249 axle shafts (3/16in) and 3.25in dia Airman wheels with 0.5in bearings (with 3/16 hole in inner race). The shafts

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May 23, 2019

Radio Choice

Getting back into the hobby I quickly learned the trends with a lot of models are BNF and PNP. Some are aimed at the Spektrum brand and others recommend

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May 23, 2019

Part List Required for Beginners wanting to fly FPV planes

Hello, I'm new to the RC world. I am eager to research which parts would be best to use but because I just starting out and have no previous experience

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Jan 09, 2019

my RC plane seems to not fly (please help)

Hi, I know that this may not be your main type of question but here we go. I recently purchase the RC Flight Test tiny trainer glider. I was super excited

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Let’s Go Flying!

5 Steps for Successful First Flight!

When the RC bug bites, it bites hard!

Control yourself my friend!

Save yourself much time and money by following these five steps to success!


1:Choose the Right Plane

2: Understand the Physics of Flight

3: Learn the Controls!

4: Join a Club

5: Buy a Simulator