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How the MASTER PARTS LIST Works

  • This is a list of everything you'll need to build the V2-V5 PDF parkjets.
  • The idea is you buy all these parts once and move them from plane to plane.
Power System
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Brushless Motor
2200kv, 30 AMP Max,
BANGGOOD
TIP: When picking out a motor, do try and get the same brand of ESC to match the motor. A motor and ESC that are made from the same company “talk to each other” much better.
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Brushless ESC
2-3 cell Li-po, 30 AMP
HobbyKing
TIP: Heat is the enemy of electronics so be sure to have good airflow for your ESC especially. After your first flight, check to see if your ESC is hot. If so, cut some small intakes in your plane so it can breath better.
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3S Li-Po Battery
11.1v, 1300mAh, 30C
HobbyKing
TIP: This the most popular sized battery we all fly. If you are looking to save weight, you can get the same kind of battery with a smaller mAh (11.1v, 1000mAh, 30C). This will shave off a couple ounces of weight (and a few minutes of runtime).
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6x4E APC Prop
HobbyKing
TIP: Should you get a “pusher” prop? No, you don’t need to. Get a normal prop and mount it with the numbers facing forward. Then reverse any 2 of the 3 ESC wires to reverse motor rotation if needed. Sounds crazy but it’s that easy!


Electronics
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2.4 GHz Radio
4 to 6 Ch Needed
HobbyKing
TIP: You only need 4 channels to fly these planes but having a 6 channel means you have room to grow in the future (spoilerons, flaps, etc). Focus on staying within your budget. You can always upgrade later.
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2.4 GHz Receiver
4 to 6 Ch DSMx
HobbyKing
TIP: The radio needs a receiver to send your control commands to. These work well for our parkjets since they are so light. Keep in mind loose receivers can fall into your propeller so make sure this is taped down tight inside your plane!
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MG Servos
2 to 6 Needed
HobbyKing
TIP: The cheap servos do work and will get you in the air. The cons are they are a bit sloppy and have to be replaced with time. The high quality servos are great for the long run. Start simple and you can always upgrade later.
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Onboard Mixer
Elevon / V-tail / Delta
HobbyKing
TIP: If you want to do elevons (optional) and your radio does not have mixing, you can get an onboard mixer if needed. For starting off, you don’t need this. The Instructions in the PDF plans will help you wire up your plane.
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Li-po Charger
Charging & Balancing
HobbyKing
TIP: Your Li-po batteries are made up of 3 separate cells. Over time one can become unbalanced from the others. The cheap battery chargers/balancers work great! It’s what I use.
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5 AMP BEC
For Extra Servo Load
HobbyKing
TIP: If you are just starting off, you don’t need this. A BEC is needed when you are running more than 4 servos. The BEC helps deal with the extra servo voltage load.
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Onboard Gyro
3-Axis Stabilizer
BANGGOOD
TIP: Another item beginners don’t need. Advanced guys enjoy these for more advanced moves. In the future you might try one, they are alot of fun!


Hardware
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Foam
6mm (1/4in) 
MODEL PLANE FOAM
TIP: You are going to need a total of (2) 27x39 inch sheets per plane. Depron is our favorite build foam, but dollar foam, blue core, fan fold, craft or foam will also work. Best to start with whatever foam you can easily get a hold of.
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Carbon Tube
3mm x 30 inches
HobbyKing 
TIP: Do spend the money on some 3mm carbon tube. It makes your plane perform best (no flexing). Cut it with a fine tooth saw and be careful not to breathe the dust. Details in your PDF Instructions.
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Motor Mount
2mm Plywood
AMAZON 
TIP: If possible, get some 2mm thick plywood (or a bit thicker is fine) and use the PDF stencil from the plans. This motor mount fits our PDF planes perfectly.
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Control Horns
2mm Plywood
AMAZON
TIP: If possible, get some 2mm thick plywood (or a bit thicker is fine) and use the PDF stencil. These control horns have the best proportions of any we’ve tried.
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Pushrods
Threaded with Clevis
HOBBYKING  
TIP: Be sure to thread the plastic clevis half way down the threads. This way you can adjust them some at the field (trust me). Bend and cut to fit as noted in the Instructions.
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Control Tape
Self Adhesive High Strength Cross Filament Fiber Tape 24mm x 50m
HOBBYKING
TIP: Get the 3m extreme packing tape! This is the strongest, lightest stuff for taping your control surfaces on (as shown in the Instructions). if not, the link above is good stuff!
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Earth Magnets
Neodymium 5x2mm
HobbyKing
TIP: You can never have enough of these. They are used to hold down your battery hatch as explained in the Instructions. Get more than you need, you’ll use them around the house too.


GLUE
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5 Minute Epoxy
Quick-Cure 4.5oz
HobbyKing  OR Hobbyking
TIP: This is the “foundation glue” for building. Super strong, and gives you some time to work as you are putting the plane together.
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Hot Glue
Heavy Duty
Amazon
TIP: Use this for “gap filling” and repairs. It’s a bit heavy but as a beginner don’t worry about that for now. Build, fly, crash, repair, repeat. Your next plane can be nice.
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Foam Tac
Lightweight 2 oz
BEACON ADHESIVE 
TIP: Advanced guys love this stuff as it’s much lighter. Works great on large surface areas like KFs!
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Spray Glue
Multi Purpose 400ML 
Amazon
TIP: When you get your paper plans printed out you use this stuff to spray them down on the foam to then cut out. It’s better, faster, and easier than pinning the plans to foam. Go easy, just a light mist is needed!


TOOLS
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Razor Blade
Replaceable Blades
HOBBYKING
TIP: As the blades dull they start to “push” through the foam causing rough edges. So you want replaceable razor blades so the blade is always sharp and cutting cleanly through the foam.
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Adhesive Velcro
Heavy Duty
HOBBYKING
TIP: Stick one side of the Velcro to your battery and the other side inside your plane as shown in your Instructions. Little 1” sections are nice so if one piece comes up it doesn't all come up.
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Straight Edge
AMAZON
TIP: Cutting out the foam parts, you’re going to need a couple straight edges. A nice yard stick and also a square.
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Thin Pliers
Needle Nose
Amazon
TIP: Just simple needle nose pliers is nice for bending the pushrods to fit as noted in the Instructions, but a set will come in handy!
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2mm Screwdriver
Standard Set
Amazon
TIP: This 2mm screwdriver is used to “pluck out” the foam so there is a snug canal for the 3mm carbon to squish into. Makes sense when you see it in the Instructions. All so great for servo screws etc.
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Pins
Amazon
TIP: Some pins from your wife’s closet and some masking tape are used to hold the foam together while the glue dries during building.


Paint & Stickers
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Spray Paint
HYCOTE ACRYLIC Foam Safe
Google search for acrylic spray paint
TIP: Most paints will melt foam! Make sure your paint is foam safe and test it on some scraps first. Spray in light coats a foot away and let it dry and then repeat.
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Sheen Tape
Rainbow 60MM X 38M
HOBBYKING
TIP: We found this cool silver sheen tape that makes cool looking cockpits. Put it on before you paint. Also, black stickers or markers also make a cool cockpit.


  • Hope this Master Parts List helps! Post a question/comment on the forum.
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Boxermad84
Hey, guys! im currently updating the master parts list links. Ill be doing this over the next few days, if you notice any dead links in the future, please let us know!
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