Any rc flyers out there?

pure_IMC

New Member
Im just putting together my first rc plane and have a couple of questions. If someone has any experience with them at all, pm me with your email. THanks
 

jtrain609

I'm a carnal, organic anagram.
I used to do it also. I'm sure there are a lot of us that do, post away!

Cheers


John Herreshoff
 

Sprint100

Well-Known Member
I'm still an avid RC'er. I specialize in Cars and Airplanes so if you have any questions, e-mail me.
 

kostcoguy

New Member
I had a plane, till i crashed it and didn't want to spend money on fixing it. I still use my RC car though, for anyone who does that I have a RC10 T3 pretty much loaded out. Sprint what kind of car you usin?
 

Sprint100

Well-Known Member
HPI RS4 with full ball bearings, Honda Accord body, but the rest is stock. As far as my plane; I have a Great Planes Corsair that runs on a O.S. .46 engine and 5 channel remote.
In the near future I plan to get a foam, electric powered A-10 Warthog.
 

pure_IMC

New Member
sorry took so long, but was away for the weekend. Here are a couple questions.

Ive got a t6xa futaba tx/rx. The tx crystal says 72.630 and the rx says 40. something ( dont have it handy) Dont these need to be on the same frequency to work?

I have a 0s46 engine, do you crank these to the right as viewed from behind? Havent gotten a electric starter yet.

Thats all I can think of right now, but there will be more. Thanks....
 

I_Money

Moderator
Frequencies are numbered (I was number 31). This is done so people do not use the same frequency and crash your plane. My reciever did not have a number on it; your best way to check is to charge everything up and test it.

Buy an electric start - hand propping is not a great idea. And if you are infront of the aircraft you turn it counter clockwise.

My last peice of advise - they are harder to fly then you think - get someone who knows how to fly them to help you until you have mastered.
 

Mahesh

New Member
I used to fly RC planes in high school. I has 42 for my frequency. You cna sync them by changing crystals.

I used to build all kinds of models. Freeflight, control line, RC. Then one day, I suddenly lost interest in building


Now I have taken up real planes :)

Mahesh
 

pure_IMC

New Member
well my reciever is channel 36 with freq of 72.510 and my tx is 72.630. I cant seem to get any response from my servos when I actuate the tx. Do your tx and rx have to be on the same freq to work?

Also, do you need anything from the fcc to fly legally?

thanks
 

I_Money

Moderator
Yes they have to be on the same frequency. No you do need anything from the FCC but getting some AMA insurance is not a bad idea.
 

pure_IMC

New Member
well, I bought a new crystal to match my tx and all is well. Thanks for the input all. Got the engine fired up with the chicken stick as well, purrs like a kitten. FYI if you didnt know this already, dont buy stuff on ebay. I bought the tx there, and the guy claimed it was new, but the battery shorted out when I plugged it in, the rx had the wrong crystal, and it had no servo mounting tray or anything. So I basically poured 60 in ontop of what I spent on the auction. Should have bought new. Anyway, going flying on thursday....thanks again.
 
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