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Old 11-13-2018, 11:38 AM
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Getting back to flying after 25 years and going with electric only. 2 planes for starters are Apprentice S15 e and a Night Vapor (for indoor)

Does someone have a "typical" list of tools and supplies to take to the field? I can certainly guess and build as I go but, if there is an experienced list to start with, that would be great.

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Old 11-13-2018, 11:59 AM
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I have a pretty good size tool box with all kinds of stuff in it. When I get home it sits on my work bench and becomes my tool source for every day building. When I go to the field I just close it up and take it with me. One thing I have been doing is putting together a small hand sized snap top container for each model. Inside ends up having specific spare parts you will need. Wing bolts, fasteners for assembly, engine or air frame some of which can get dropped in the grass never to be seen again. I label it and when I take that model I take the appropriate spare parts container.

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Old 11-13-2018, 02:17 PM
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Dennis,
That's probably be where I end up when I start building. All this foam, plastic, & battery accessories are new to me. I do like your idea of container specific to a model and take it wherever that model goes.

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Old 11-13-2018, 04:33 PM
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I actually have gone the opposite direction. I have a pretty extensive tool set that I keep at home and small subset that I keep in my field box. That way I always have the essentials I need when I go to the field and don't find myself discovering that I left my something on the bench when I get there (of course, that NEVER happened to me ).

The only things in my field box are:
A pair of folding hex-key sets (one SAE, one metric)
A screwdriver with multiple tips
A small adjustable wrench
A knife
Some tape
My battery charger (with assorted cables and adapters)
My LiPo Tester
A Pen and Notebook
Bug Spray and Sunblock
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Originally Posted by RegisG View Post
Getting back to flying after 25 years and going with electric only. ...
Some well-structured reading and handy e-tools for rainy/windy days. Will save you, and us a lot of questions. Notably the 'what went wrong?' kind of questions Will also prevent you from burning up several controllers and/or motors and/or battery:
E-flight primer and tools

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