How to get started with RC flight
I need some flying partners- here’s what you need:
Radio Rx/Tx controller 30$ (this is about the best deal you can find on a 6channel transmitter. For airplanes, you only need 3ch, but the extra will be handy for quadcopters and video cameras!)
2x metal geared servos 5.50$ each (you can get plastic geared servos for 2$ but they easily break in a crash. Metal is worth it!)
brushless motor 8$ (these are powerful and cheap… I don’t recommed this particular one for quadcopters bc the shaft sometimes comes loose. but they’re okay for planes!)
Speed controller 7.70$ (electronic speed controller “ESC”)
bullet connectors 5.44$ (solder these onto the leads of the ESC and the brushless motor to connect them quickly)
T connectors 3.77$ (solder these onto batteries and the ESC for quick connection)
3mm propellor saver 3$ (this keeps you from always breaking propellors when landing with a flexible coupling!)
LiPo battery charger 6.70$
minimum Total = 90.00$
**final note: this is the minimum to get started. You should get spare parts to save yourself time and frustration. Definitely get a spare motor, 3 of the batteries, a spare servo, and a spare ESC. recommend Total = 127$
okay… so it’s not DIRT cheap, but it’s a good hobby. If you know how to solder and repair things, you can transfer all of this equipment for the quadcopter you’ll build in the future. The quadcopter only needs 3 extra motors (+24$) flight control board (+25$), and
3 extra ESCs (I found a great solution SPECIFICALLY FOR quadcopter ESCs (+30$). So that’s all +80$ extra for quadcoptering.
Okay that’s not that cheap either… anyway. it’s fun, and way more powerful than a store-bought aircraft for the same money.
Later I’ll post how to make a plane from pink insulation foam and some packing tape! But order this shit because it takes almost a month to ship! (but it’s the best price you can find!)