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Old 06-20-2016, 01:23 PM
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Welcome to Wattflyer. I think you will like it here. Lots of friendly people who are happy to help and eager to hear about your experiences.

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Old 06-20-2016, 03:45 PM
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:22 PM
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:17 PM
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:15 AM
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Welcome to the jungle.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:16 PM
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:43 PM
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Looking for test stand could someone pleasehelp I need a address where I can get1

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Old 07-08-2016, 07:32 PM
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What kind of test stand?

HK has a few: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...trSearch=Plane stand

My LHS has some too. Lots of different type but is that what you are looking for?
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:37 PM
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I built one fairly cheaply that uses my digital scale.



1-Motor; 2-Peg for motor mount; 3-ESC; 4-LiPo; 5-Watt meter; 6-Digital Scale; 7-Rx.

HobbyKing has one, here, for $45.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ust_Stand.html
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Old 08-08-2016, 01:41 AM
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I am new to this I am new to Electric airplanes I have a slow Mo airplane and I don't know how to make the motor run, what the arming Sequence is I'm not sure where to post to get my reply
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Old 08-08-2016, 04:08 AM
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Is this a brushless motor?
Did your bind work ?
Did you hear the beeps from the esc?

If it bound but the motor won't start, try setting your throttle trim all the way down.

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Old 08-08-2016, 03:56 PM
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Thanks for replying, I have more than one problem I think my battery set for a couple of years uncharged , Charge the battery to 9 V, I noticed the contacts looked like they were blue so I cleaned them, when I plug the battery to the plane sometimes the servos move some but not every time, I always turn on the transmitter before plugging the battery in and I do you have the throttle all the way down and the trim all the way down. Three years ago I did hook it up And somehow did the right procedure and got the motor to run but the instructions are vague, I believe it's a brushless motor , while attempting to do the Arming procedure The receiver has flashed blue but only was I think somehow my whole problem is the battery but I'm not sure . Is there a arming procedure. does the Throttle need to be all the way down and the trim need to be all the way down, I read that the Throttle after hooking up the battery might need to be activated all the way up and then down to complete the arming sequence , Thank you for your reply sorry that I am so confused ha ha
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Old 08-08-2016, 04:26 PM
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It could very well be a weak battery. You mentioned 9V. Is this a lipo ?( can't be) NiCad LIFE? ( 9.9v)

The normal voltage convention for lipos is: 7.4 ( 2cell) 11.1(3cell) 14.8( 4 cell) 18.5( 5 cell) 22.2( 6cell) etc

Contacts? what contacts? Are you using a 9 volt alkaline battery like Duracell ?

If so, , I'm completely lost and don't really know the airplane you're flying.


Anyway, the esc/throttle reset routine is:

Turn on TX
Set throttle stick to max
Plug in lipo battery
listen for beeps
then chop throttle to zero

This sets the end points.

Best of luck,

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Old 08-10-2016, 02:58 AM
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I like the philosophy of this site. I think I'll be around here often. and I will try to share a few things and I have.

greetings,my name is songom see around the forum
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:39 AM
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:26 AM
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thankyou Wattflyer

I'm a little new with things that fly, but I'm here!

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Old 08-22-2016, 03:37 PM
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new to RC flying and new here. looks like a awesome site. Glad to be here
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:18 PM
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Hello Keith and welcome to Wattflyer. I hope you will enjoy your RC flying experience. Ask lots of questions so you can avoid most of the rookie errors and it will save you money in the long run.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok View Post
Hello Keith and welcome to Wattflyer. I hope you will enjoy your RC flying experience. Ask lots of questions so you can avoid most of the rookie errors and it will save you money in the long run.
Thanks, i think i am getting the Apprentice S 15e from Horizon.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by KeithB078 View Post
new to RC flying and new here. looks like a awesome site. Glad to be here
Welcome to Wattflyer. This is a great place to learn and to hangout.

Here are a few discussions you might want to visit.

SIX KEYS TO SUCCESS FOR NEW PILOTS
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18

THINGS TO CHECK ON AN ARF
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70022

THINGS TO CHECK ON AN RTF
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26372

HOW TO FIX WARPS, DENTS, TWISTS OR UNCRUNCH FOAM PARTS
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66805

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC POWERED FLIGHT
www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by KeithB078 View Post
Thanks, i think i am getting the Apprentice S 15e from Horizon.
Good choice.

Great airplane, but dont get 'hooked' on the stabilization systems as they dont really teach you how to fly. Use them, but learn to flip that switch and turn it off as soon as possible.

Go get 'em!
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:03 PM
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Nice pick on a trainer Keith , after my son learned on one i put floats on it and still enjoy how it flys. Welcome . joe
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:07 PM
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thanks for all the warm welcomes. i forgot to mention i have a pilots license, but i got a feeling these are harder to fly. But at least i already understand aerodynamics and airplane tech a bit
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by KeithB078 View Post
thanks for all the warm welcomes. i forgot to mention i have a pilots license, but i got a feeling these are harder to fly. But at least i already understand aerodynamics and airplane tech a bit
we need a few more builders Keith just before giving you a welcome i emailed my PDF plan to staples to get it printed up for one of my winter builds, joe
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:18 PM
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i went ahead and ordered the Apprentice S 15e from Horizon

And Joe, i like building stuff
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