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07-29-2007, 04:30 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,603
Posted By Cheap Guy

First flight...ever!

This past spring I assembled an E-starter with Futaba electronics. Been so busy I never got a chance to fly it and everyone warned me not to try it alone. I saw the Parkzone Cessna on a video the...
Forum: Power Systems
02-26-2007, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,783
Posted By Cheap Guy

Went with powerpoles

Well, I scraped all of the JST connectors on my batteries and went with Anderson/sermos powerpoles. I also cut off the Dean Ultra connector from my ESC and used powerpoles for that too. Iíve read...
Forum: Beginners
02-25-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By Cheap Guy

I also tried the Exacto knife, but I found out...

I also tried the Exacto knife, but I found out the regular sized box cutter type knife gave a smoother cut. As far as the torque rod, I used my rotary tool and a pointy stone bit to groove out the...
Forum: Beginners
02-25-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By Cheap Guy

Thumbs up All Done!

Well, itís all together, but it wasnít as easy as I thought. Not saying itís HARD to put together, but there were a lot of unexpected problems or glitches, which resulted in quite a few trips to the...
Forum: Power Systems
02-20-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,783
Posted By Cheap Guy

Changing connectors

I purchased a GWS E-Starter 400 GWSESEPS400C and decided to run 11.1v 1000mah Lipo batteries with JST connectors. The ESC I purchased is a Great Planes ElectriFly C-25 Mini Brushed ESC w/BEC which...
Forum: Beginners
02-14-2007, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By Cheap Guy

Post Final Purchases

After a bunch of research, I finally got all the pieces ordered or delivered for my E-Starter. Hereís what I bought or ordered (shipping cost in parenthesis):

GWS E-Starter 400 GWSESEPS400C...
Forum: Beginners
02-12-2007, 03:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,050
Posted By Cheap Guy

Decathlon Review

Here's a review:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596630

I guess the video with the roll is a plane equipped with the "optional" ailerons.
Forum: Beginners
02-11-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By Cheap Guy

Okay, here's what I've decided on (I think): ...

Okay, here's what I've decided on (I think):

Even though I wanted to stay with Nimh, LiPo were almost the same price, all things considered. e.g., weight, price of charger.

Batteries:
...
Forum: Beginners
02-09-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By Cheap Guy

Nope, haven't bought the batteries, charger or...

Nope, haven't bought the batteries, charger or ESC yet because I'm still back and forth whether to go LiPo or Nimh. I've flipped through the Tower Hobbies catalog looking for all three and so far...
Forum: Beginners
02-04-2007, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By Cheap Guy

Still surfing forums

Sky Sharkster - You're probably right about the 10 minute flight deal. I think that comes from my gas plane flying coworker who still looks down on parkflyers. :)

I'm still surfing. I think...
Forum: Beginners
02-04-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By Cheap Guy

Estarter - Second Thoughts b/f first flight

Iíve read three different RC forums over the past week, read a bunch of magazines, visited the local hobby shops and spent quite a few hours grilling a coworker who has flown RC aircraft for more...
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