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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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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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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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Dave Patterson

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I flew the Maker Trainer 2 for the first time this weekend. Fulfilled a childhood dream I've held for 35 years. Took a couple of launches to dial the trim but once I'd got it true it flew great. I even managed loops and roles. Massive thanks to Lucas. I've had a smile on my face ever since. 
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I think I'm up to about 5 hours of flight time so far. I had to rebuild the fuselage after the first outing but since then the airframe has been holding up well. The reinforced packing tape has patched a few cracks around the engine mount but other than that its solid.
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Evan Hughes

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I'd like to install rudder servos on my Maker Trainer 2, but I'm not sure where they should go. Is there a PDF showing that anywhere?
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Mine is pictured elsewhere on this site. I followed Lucas's build and setup video's to the letter. I used the exact same motor, etc. Unfortunately mine is not yet a great flier. I think I will be with the larger motor I've ordered. Be careful of the C.O.G. and good luck.
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Scott Reston

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I'm getting ready to make the Trainer 2 with my kids now that summer break is starting. I've got the kit from Russ, but when I look at Heads Up Hobby, some of the parts are out of stock (motor, battery) and one of the links (ESC) doesn't work any more.

Does someone maintain an updated parts list that I can cheat off of? I'm really just doing this by following instructs - don't know the ins-and-outs of picking alternative parts.

Also - any recommendations on a controller? Thanks!
 Please Allow 2-3 Week Lead Time from Purchase Date The Maker Trainer 2 Kit accompanies the Maker Hangar 2 series and supplies all of the hardware to assemble the plane. You will have to supply your own foam and electronics but this plane is still very inexpensive. The Maker Trainer 2 can be used for FPV or just having fun while flying a small, acrobatic, and easy to fly airplane. Electronics Are Not Included
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If you look at the international parts link on his page, you can now get them from Hobby King. They have three warehouses and you have to make a separate order from each warehouse but you can get all parts.
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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.

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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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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Hi there people..
Here is an update-video on my RCEplorer V3 + Naze32 build project :)  Bare in mind that I have no experiance with the Naze boards other then this build..
As you'll see.. there is some tweaking left to be done, but I'll talk you through that at the end of the video :)
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EC White

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Here is my Maker Hanger 2. Once complete I though it looked like a OV-10 ish. So I painted it in camouflage. Unfortunately it flies like a lead brick. I have the Orange RX transmitter and Lemon RX receiver and set it up exactly as Lucas. It's a good looking model and easy to build but not much of a flyer.
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I installed the Sport 400 with larger ESC yesterday. Last night (Thursday) is our club's regular flying night. I hoped the larger motor and 7x6 prop would make the difference. Unfortunately it did not. It did have a bit more speed but does not fly well enough to continue. So, for now I've pulled the plug and it will fly on from the ceiling of my shop. Interesting project, easy build, if I revisit this in the future I will build it with a longer wing, smaller ailerons and a thicker KF step. I've build a number of aircraft using KF airfoils, they work really well with Adams (DT) foam board.
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