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Brian Jefferies

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I flew a friends quad and had a lot of fun (and didn't crash it). So, with renewed interest in a hobby I've wanted to get into, I'm looking for recommendations. I'm interested to build (and have a 3d printer) but open to buying ready to fly. I'd llike to keep it under $300. FPV (or ability to add) would be awesome. 
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Great tips, guys. Thank you!
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William Purnell

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I'm new to the RC hobby.    I built the maker trainer 1 and unfortunately bought the parts for the maker trainer 2.  The servos were the same but most everything else is different.   Can anyone recommend a source for these parts besides HobbyKing?    Primarily the NTM 28-36 1800kv engine....  I used Heads Up Hobby for my part previously http://www.headsuphobby.com/ and got them quickly.  Unfortunately, I don't know enough to pick a suitable substitute from their inventory!

The parts list was under the intro video for the Maker Trainer 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_jHo2O6CFk

NTM Prop Drive 28-36 1800KV / 438W
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

TGS Sport 6x5E Precision propeller (3)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

TURNIGY Plush 30amp Speed Controller
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

PolyMax 3.5mm Gold Connectors 10 PAIRS (20PC)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

Turnigy 4mm Heat Shrink Tube - BLACK (1mtr)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

Turnigy 4mm Heat Shrink Tube - RED (1mtr)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack (2 - More can be ordered for more time at the field)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo (4 - More can be ordered now, to add other accessories to your plane later. Order 6 servos instead of 4 to do this)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

Nylon XT60 Connectors Male/Female (5 pairs) GENUINE
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

OrangeRx R615 Spektrum/JR DSM2 Compatible 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

OrangeRx T-SIX 2.4GHz DSM2 6CH Programmable Transmitter w/10 Model Memory (Mode 2)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

Orange RX Transmitter Soft Protective Bag (Optional)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

HobbyKing 105w 7A Compact Power Supply (100v~240v) (Power cord not included)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger w/ accessories
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

Hex locknuts M3 10pc (2)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

Hex Screw M3x16 (20pcs)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

30CM Servo Lead Extention (JR) with hook 26AWG (5pcs/bag)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

JR Y Servo Lead 30CM Length (5pcs/bag)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

Hobbyking 6CH RC Flight Simulator System (Mode 2) (Optional)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

"2.0 mil White Carton Sealing Tape (2"" x 110 yards) (You can choose whatever colors you want, And one role (110 yards) of tape will make 2 airplanes)"
http://www.tapebrothers.com/2-0-mil-W...
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+Ayan Pahwa I just started 3d printing frames... no more waiting for frame parts!
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Luigi Tejeda

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Hello everyone, I recently was looking an explanation of bldc motors but gor being honest I'm a little bit confused. I sae in a video of make hangar talking about esc's and it says that the esc convert dc power to ac can somebody explain that a little bit more because if you see the name is Brushless DC motors so it doesn't make sense that the esc convert power to ac. I'm kind of dizzy on this subject please help me with that
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Lungi, the information I have given you is a condensed version of my life. Close to fifty years in the electrical industry. From maintenance electrical, to heavy construction electrical and finally machine control design. The knowledge you seek is really an electrical education. If that is your desire, an electrical education can provide you with a very good lifestyle.
If you only have the desire to know, then Google is a good place to start.
Start simple, learn the basics and become familiar with Ohm's law.
However, I have to tell you, none of this is necessary to fly model airplanes or drive model cars. Most of the hobby companies have charts and suggestions for motor/ESC combinations.
BTW, I retired from Texas Instruments.

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Harshvir Thakur

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I have accidentally ordered a motor of 26 A with a ESC of 60 A . I don't have much time to make my project , can anyone tell me what should I do now ,please help me will the motor run with it?
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Thank u very much . All of u :-) . Thanks a lot

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Halloa people :) 

a few months ago HK announced this vintage flier in one of it's daily video's, and I immediately wanted one :) A nice rendition of the famous kit-planes from the 1930's.. 
So.. the package arrived at my doorstep today :D
Unboxing time! Looks good to me so-far :)
I'll allso be doing a maiden-flight video, and possible some more, with the plane :)

Link: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__80265__Hobbyking_8482_Pietenpol_Aircamper_Old_Timer_Balsa_1370mm_ARF_.html

Specs:
Wingspan: 1370mm
Length: 860mm
Weight: 1600g
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Ron Frankel

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I built the tricopter, got all electronics working and motors bound, but I'm not sure how to wire up the flight control board. I'm using a KK 2.0hc with the OrangeRx T-Six. I'm headed to the mountains in a week and really want this bird to fly! Can anyone offer suggestions?
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Allen-
Thank you for the help. I was able to get everything connected properly and did a few very small test flights in my backyard.
 Unfortunately, the carbon fiber tail-hinge snapped. I'm not sure what caused the break but now I have to figure out how to replace that part.
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Harshvir Thakur

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can i use this motor 

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__18542__Turnigy_L2855_2300_EDF_Outrunner_450w_.html

with this ESC 
please help me i am a beginner....
Specs: Constant Current: 60A Burst Current: 80A Battery: 2-4S Lipoly / 5-12s NiXX SBEC: 5.5v / 4A Motor Type: Sensorless Brushless Size: 70 x 32 x 17mm Battery Wire: 14AWG Motor Wire: 14AWG Weight: 61g Programming Functions: Battery Type: Lipo /NiXX Brake: On / Off Voltage Protection: Low / Mid / High Protection mode: Reduce power / Cut off power Timing: Auto / High / Low Startup: Fast / Normal / Soft PWM Frequency: 8k / 16k Helicopter mode: Off ...
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+Keith Applegarth thank u very much :-)
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Dave Patterson

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Has anyone tried to scale up the maker trainer 2? I'm considering a double size build. I'm thinking the wing will need some reinforcement but other than that I'm just planning double dimensions and doubling the sheets. Any recommendations for motor & prop combinations for a plane that size?
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I built the MT 2 but didn't care for the way it flew (wing loading). I've been thinking about building a larger version and incorporating some of the design ideas of the Specter V2/V3. The V2/V3 wing is a foam core swept forward design. I like the forward sweep but I would still use the K/F airfoil.
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Ok... here is my safety tip for the day... If it is windy AND you are not a very experienced pilot, call it a day... Here is the end result of my day... Fortunately, the only casualty was my quad...
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Now all oc my quads are down. Bummer.
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Dave Patterson

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I work with a guy who flys a Phantom 2 so he came over to the park this evening and we flew together. Didn't dare fly too close - that thing would have shredded my plane to confetti.
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that was cool 
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Welcome to the Maker Hangar Community where RC plane fans can connect, share their experiences, questions, and ideas. Be sure to visit our website at makezine.com/makerhangar for information about the 15 episode tutorial series that teaches everything you need to know to build and fly a custom RC plane, the Maker Trainer.

mateo monsalve

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hello every one 
please can somebody help me  :)
I live outside the us and it is very dificult to buy this parts in my country so i bought the first maker trainer parts and then the maker trainer 2 came out and I did it but tuue thing is     .  Can I use the same motor, propeller and battery from the maker trainer 1 o the maker trainer 2? what would happen if i do this, will it go faster, slower or the same? thank you all  :D
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Ibrahim Abubkr

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thanks to all how helped me in this plane, i'm finally manged to fly my first RC plane , i know it is not good enough but it is just the beginning 
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thanks a lot , and i know those people , they tough me a lot :D 
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Harshvir Thakur

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Hey guys I am trying to make this hovercraft with 5 mm depron instead of dollar tree foam board will it work well with it ? Also share some ideas to make it work on water as well .
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try searching for minwax polyurethane sealing methods... not sure it will make it completely waterproof but it's the best thing I can think of

Edit: sorry I read it backwards!  I've never tried depron on anything. 
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Hi there :)

I was looking for a means of stabelising footage of RC-cars, and thought a simple gimbal could help..
So I got me this €43 2 axis gimbal from Banggood.. 

Link to the Gimbal: http://www.banggood.com/FPV-2-Axis-Brushless-Gimbal-With-Controller-For-DJI-Phantom-GoPro-3-p-908068.html?p=TO251813974002015038 

In this video I'll do a stand-alone review of this 2-axis Gimbal. Stand-alone means that I won't connect it to any flight controller. I'll just let it do basic Gimbal-stabelising.. 
You'll see a stabelised / non-stabelised comparison, an aerial view with the Gimbal and my final thoughts :)
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Dave Patterson

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After 5 weeks of happy flight I've had a bumpy few days with my MT2. Firstly, I fried an ESC. (I suspect I forced the JST plug in backwards.) One new ESC with a new JST female plug later and all appeared working again. I flew for a couple of minutes. Then, half way through a stall turn the plane dead-sticked into the ground. Total detonation. Hard to be sure but the JST plug was separated when I picked through the wreckage. Lesson of the day: beware cheep plugs that don't firmly snap together.
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Full disclosure: turns out the jst plug on the battery was partially melted. Fresh plug is a much more positive fit.
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Ibrahim Abubkr

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hi ,i want to ask about something and i wish i can make my self clear enough , about the aileron , what is the difference: make it start from the fuselage to the end of the wing (i mean all over the wing) or just make a small length starting form the tip of the wing to the fuselage ? 
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thanks alot 
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Willy Wijaya

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Can i buy some remote controlr
Er and servos to complete my project
I want it
Im in indonesian
Im is your vens lucas weakley. you is very greate boy smart boy i want to buy it .can you packet the remote controller and servos i will pay . transfert it

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Go to hobbyking.com. They ship internationally. 
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Jonathan Abner

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On the Maker Trainer 2, has anyone used a spray polyurethane rather than wipe on? Curious if it is faster and get the same/similar results.
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Be sure to test it on a scrap piece first. Do light misting coats.
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ciprian moloci

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Chip is a bona fide Kickstarter hit. But the tiny computer's implications go far beyond the novelty of a cheap computer.
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Dave Patterson

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After a bit of nose trauma on a rough landing I decided to try a double-skinning the MT2 fuselage walls. My landings haven't got much better but the plane is taking the punishment now. :) (Not sure if I'd do the cut-outs again. The weight saving is negligible. I was just showing off.)
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