MASTER LIST: Getting Started

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  1. Getting Started
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    WHICH PLANE TO START WITH
    - The Su-35 V5 has proven itself to be the best beginner plane to start with.
    - The MiG-29 V5 is balanced, stable, and aerobatic. It makes a great second plane.
    - The F-22 V5 is fast with scale performance. It makes a great third plane.

    WHICH PARTS TO GET
    - All the parts we use, trust, and recommend are listed below on this thread.

    PURCHASE / DOWNLOADING
    - To get started, create an RCPowers account by entering a username and email.
    - All of your downloads will be stored within your RCPowers account.

    TIPS
    - Sign up and get started with the Su-35 V5. It’s our best starter plane!

    RELATED THREADS:
    - Downloading, Printing
    - Lost Password
    - Contact Us
     
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  2. Foam, Glue, Paint, Hardware, Tools
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    FOAM
    - Depron, RCFoam
    - Grade B, ModelPlaneFoam
    - Dollar Tree Foam Board, Adams

    GLUE
    - Hot Glue, Amazon (glue sticks)
    - Epoxy, Amazon or HobbyKing
    - Foam Tac Amazon or FRCFoamies

    PAINT
    - Testors, Amazon
    - Krylon, Amazon
    - Design Masters, Amazon

    HARDWARE
    - (2) Carbon Tubes, HobbyKing or RCFoam
    - (4) Pushrods, AMain or Amazon
    - (4) Motor Mount Screws, Home Depot
    - (1) Plywood Mount, Grayson or PDF Stencil
    - (1) Hinge Tape, Wal-Mart or Amazon
    - (2) Hatch Magnets, HobbyKing or eBay
    - (4) Control Horns, Grayson or Amazon or PDF
    - (1) Velcro, Home Depot or Amazon
    - Acrylic or Water Based Paint, Amazon

    TOOLS
    - Hot Glue, Amazon (Glue Sticks)
    - Razor, Home Depot or Amazon
    - Ruler, Home Depot or Amazon
    - 5 Minute Epoxy, HobbyKing or Amazon
    - 2mm Screwdriver, Home Depot or Amazon
    - Pins, Amazon
    - Spray Glue, Home Depot or Amazon
    - Needle Nose, Home Depot or Amazon

    TIPS
    - You need approximately 12 sq ft (3.7 sq m) of build foam per plane. Buy in bulk to save.
    - Hot Glue is great for beginners. Use Epoxy and Foam Tac as you become more experienced.
    - Some paints will melt foam. Look for an acrylic based paint. Test on scraps first just to be safe.

    RELATED THREADS:
    - Which Glue To Start With? (video)
    - What Foam Do You Use?
    - Foamboard Paper
    - FoamTac Thread
    - FoamTac Demo (video)
    - Lets Talk About Paint
     
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  3. Radio, Servos
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    RADIO TRANSMITTERS
    - FlySky 6, Amazon or HobbyPartz
    - DX6i, Amazon
    - Turnigy 9X, HobbyKing

    SERVOS:
    - 9g TGY-5009OM, HobbyKing or Amazon
    - 12.5g HK 939 MG, HobbyKing or Amazon
    - 18.7g Hitec HS-82MG, Amazon

    TIPS
    - Most guys learn to program their radios by searching YouTube tutorials on their specific radio.
    - Almost any servo will “work” but the more high quality, the longer they will last.

    RELATED THREADS:
    - Y-Connectors: Amazon or HobbyKing
    - FlySky T6 Program Video
    - DX6i Elevon Setup
    - Turnigy 9X Program
    - New DX6
    - New FlySky i6 (video)
    - OrangeRx T-SIX & Receiver
    - Best Transmitter?
    - Radio Lipo Conversion
    - What Is Expo & Dual Rates?
    - Analog vs Digital Servos
     
  4. Motor, ESC, Prop
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    MOTORS
    - D2826-6 2200kv, Amazon or HobbyKing, weight: 50g, thrust, 24oz, prop: 6x4 (most used)
    - MicroJet, Grayson, weight: 39g, thrust: 20oz, prop: 6x4
    - MegaJet, Grayson, weight: 76g, thrust: 32oz, prop: 6x4

    ESC’s
    - HobbyKing 35A, HobbyKing
    - Turnigy Plush 40amp, HobbyKing and Amazon
    - Emax Simon 40Amp, RCFoamFly Australia

    PROPS
    - APC 6x4, Amazon and HobbyKing, best all-around, (most used)
    - Sport 6x3, RCTimer or HeadsUpRC, softer pitch, less torque roll
    - GWS 7x3.5x3, GWSProps, quicker acceleration, less top end speed

    TIPS
    - A 50g, 2200kv motor is what is recommended. Use another size/kv motor at your own risk.
    - The 6x4 prop is the best all around prop for our planes. Use a larger or smaller prop at your own risk.

    RELATED THREADS:
    - Which Motor To Start With? (video)
    - NAMC Parts List
    - Motor Bench Testing
    - Prop Spinning The Right Way
    - Motor & Prop (Advanced)
    - NTM Prop Drive 28-36-2200kv
    - Dual Motors (Tutorial)
    - KV (Advanced)

    - (2) Large Connectors: Amazon or HobbyKing
    - (3) Small Connectors: Amazon or HobbyKing
    - (1) Soldering Kit: Amazon
    - How To Solder Connectors
    - BEC Tutorial (6 servos or more)
    - Connect A BEC (Diagram)

    - Props Basics
    - 3 Blade vs 2 Blade Prop
    - Prop & Thrust (Advanced)
    - Pusher vs Puller Props
    - How To Measure A Propeller
    - Propeller Pitch (Advanced)
     
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  5. Battery, Charger
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    LIPO BATTERIES
    - Turnigy 1300mAh 3S 30C, Amazon or HobbyKing
    - Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C, Amazon or HobbyKing
    - Zippy 2200mAh 3S 40C, HobbyKing

    LIPO CHARGERS
    - Simple Self Charger, Amazon or HobbyKing, no buttons, plug-n-charge, (easiest)
    - IMAX Charger/Balancer, HobbyKing, if you are flying alot you need a balancer
    - Turnigy 4 in 1, HobbyKing balance and charge up to 4 batteries at once.

    RELATED THREADS:
    - How To Choose A Lipo Battery (Tutorial)
    - Active Chargers Thread
    - How To Charge Lipos
    - How To Charge Lipos 2
     
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  6. Instructions, Ebooks
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    BASIC INSTRUCTIONS
    - All of our planes are designed around the same construction techniques.
    - The basic instructions thread has all the build steps in detail.

    PARKJET EBOOK SET
    - We have put together everything we’ve mastered from 10+ years of scratchbuilding.
    - The Parkjet Ebook Set is for serious scratchbuilders and designers.

    RELATED THREADS
    - Parkjet Ebook Set
     
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