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WHICH PLANE TO START WITH - The Su35 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 F22 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.
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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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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
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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
- 7x3.5x3, Amazon, 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)
- 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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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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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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