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Old 08-30-2006, 05:11 PM
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hi i just bought a really inexpensive flight pack and crystal for $65 plus shipping off towerhobbies.com I probably going to get it in a week but i need help. In the flight pack(heres the link:http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKKZ8&P=0) it has a 6ch reciever but i want to do 4ch flying so can u tell me wat kind of transmitter that is 4ch i can use with it i might buy the GWS dreamstarter kit for $53.75 from one dealer but i dont know if it will work with a 6ch reciever well plz help me im new to 4ch and i want to be flying hopefully a day after i get everything plz check it out give me advice,help,suggestions, or anyhting thx alot later
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in a generic sense, a 4chn transmitter will work just fine with a 6 chn receiver. however not all brand xmitters will work with any brand receiver. if you bought a futaba receiver (ppm ) then any futaba xmitter will work fine
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hi i just bought a really inexpensive flight pack and crystal for $65 plus shipping off towerhobbies.com I probably going to get it in a week but i need help. In the flight pack(heres the link:http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKKZ8&P=0) it has a 6ch reciever but i want to do 4ch flying so can u tell me wat kind of transmitter that is 4ch i can use with it i might buy the GWS dreamstarter kit for $53.75 from one dealer but i dont know if it will work with a 6ch reciever well plz help me im new to 4ch and i want to be flying hopefully a day after i get everything plz check it out give me advice,help,suggestions, or anyhting thx alot later
The flight pack in the link is 'negative shift' which is the same as Futaba, Hitec, and Tower.
The GWS Dreamstarter transmitter is available in negative or positive shift.
Be sure to get the negative shift model or it will not work with the flight pack you bought.
This site doesn't break it down as positive/negative.
They simply write "Futaba Shift" and "JR Shift"
http://www.toddsmodels.com/Radios/gwsradio.htm
49.95 for the transmitter in either shift; plus shipping
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:24 PM
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oh thx alot dude i plane on building the flying lasdy bug ARF kit off towerhobbies also thats going to be kewl a flying rc lady bug lol well thx alot for the help. I feel much more confident now well later you guys are awesome for helping!!!
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If that's a GWS Lady Bug, after you destroy it in it's first flight, buy the GWS Slo-Stick next. I fly a GWS Pizza plane. Same thing thing as the Lady Bug, i think. Not a plane to learn on. The Slo-Stick is very flyable. Good as a trainer, first plane.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:57 PM
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yeah its that GWS lady bug i just want some plane that i can soon do some cool acrobatics on so i can impress my friends and family well overall i am only spending like $150 on a 4ch rc plane thats kewl well is the lady bug good to start with or should i do some training first on a simulator also how does a 4ch transmitter work ????? later thx alot
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Of all the planes I have flown, the Pizza plane was by far the most difficult to fly.

A flight simulator is a MUST if you want to learn to fly. Bphobbies has a complete flight simulator for $29.95. (soon to be available) Much cheaper to crash a plane on the simulator than the real thing.

The way the 4 channel transmitter works this way:

Right stick: Push to the right, plane goes to the right.
Push to the left, plane goes to the left.
Pull stick towards you, plane goes up.
Push stick away from you, plane goes down.

Left stick: pull towards you, motor slows down.
Push stick away from you, motor speeds up.
Push stick to the right, rudder deflects to the right, looking from behind the plane.
Push stick to the left, rudder deflects to the left. (if you have a rudder servo)(I don’t)

I believe your plane will only work if you use “elevon” mode. This requires a computerized transmitter. I think you can buy a device that you can add to the plane that enables you to fly “elevon” mode using a simple 4-channel transmitter.

On the reciever, I use channels 1 & 2 hooked to the elevon servos, channel 3 for motor speed, and I don't use channel 4. I have no rudder servo.
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Old 09-02-2006, 11:32 PM
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oh ok but what ARF plane can i buy that includes everything and the motor for less than $40 that will work with my flight pack i bought cause once i get my flight pack in im going to oreder transmitter and an ARF plane so any suggestions that are under $40 and will work wtih my flight pack not having to buy anything extra like another battery or something
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for 40.00 you might get a nice kite
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I tried.
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yeah its that GWS lady bug i just want some plane that i can soon do some cool acrobatics on so i can impress my friends and family well overall i am only spending like $150 on a 4ch rc plane thats kewl well is the lady bug good to start with or should i do some training first on a simulator also how does a 4ch transmitter work ????? later thx alot
If this is the plane, I'd consider a different choice.

GWS Easy Bug
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHCP6&P=0
This plane has been designed for advanced & expert R/C pilots

GWS Slow Stick $31.99
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHCJ2&P=0
For Beginner to Intermediate Modeler/Fliers

Planes that will allow you to learn to fly are usually not “cool looking” or extremely aerobatic. A Slow Stick will do some aerobatics, but learning to fly should be first priority.
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This is what a GWS Pizza Plane cost me:

$139.99 Futaba 4EXA radio
$34.99 GWS Pizza plane
$34.99 E-flite EFLA 20 Amp mini Electronic Speed Control (ESC)
$31.99 Cirrus MRX 6 channel single conversion reciever
$9.99 Cirrus standard reciever crystal
$49.98 Cirrus CS-5.4 Molecular micro servos (2 x $24.98)
$41.99 Kokan 1500 mAh 2 cell 7C discharge LiPo battery
$54.99 Hobbico MarkII quick field charger
$5.58 mini E/Z connectors (4)(used 2)

$404.49 Total

(could have saved $17.98 by purchasing Hitec HS-55 servos instead of Cirrus)

I have since replaced the GWS motor with Himax HA2015-4100 brushless motor and Castle Creations Phoenix 25 amp speed control. $119.99

This isn't a hobby that you do on the cheap!

Looks pretty rough, but it is 3 years old!
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oh i think i found a plane it uses everything i bought in my flight pack according to the description and its only $40 well here is the link(http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHCN4&P=0) well this is my plane the one i will probably have everything ready to go in about 1week or so mayb i dont really know all depends on shipping times i might jsut get the fastest shipping!
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REQUIRES: Radio: 4 channel radio with micro receiver
Battery: 7.2-8.4V NiCd or 8.4V-9.6V NiMH
ESC: 10A or higher ESC
Charger: Charger capable of charging selected flight battery
Servos: Three nano size servos
(1-aileron, 1-elevator, 1-rudder)
Misc. Items: building and field equipment
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hey again well i need some advice on a transmitter to buy like a futaba or hitec one cause i want to see if i can get a ch from one ofthose brands for less than the GWS brand cause i am buying the transmitter very soon well thx for all the help also what kind of charger can i buy that goes with the battery in the flight pack cause i got the filght pack already just need everything else well later
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GWS DreamStarter T-4A II $49.95
Futaba 4YF $94.95 - $119.95
Hitec Laser 4 $113.95 - $117.95

At Tower Hobbies.
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