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Suggestions Please for micro p-51 (Big newb! here)

Old 01-24-2012, 08:25 PM
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So I got this plane from tower hobbies thinking that it was small and i practice how to fly at home, but I didn't get any electronics because the kit a tower hobbies was freaking too expensive now I am ordering the setup stuff from tower hobbies and can really use some suggestions. First I wanted to see if I can put the AP05 motor on it or is that too much power and then what battery and esc I would need to get. From the manual it says to use a C05 motor a 7.4v 100-200mah lipo and a 4025 prop, but I HK dont have that motor so this is what I was thinking

Motor: AP05
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__9662__HobbyKing_AP05_3000kv_Brushless_Micro_Moto r_5_4g_.htmlESC:

BATTERY: 120mah 2 cell
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19422__Turnigy_nano_tech_120mAh_2S_25C_Lipo_Pack _E_flite_micro_series_compatible_.html

ESC: 10a HK @ 8g
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__21247__HobbyKing_10A_ESC_1A_UBEC.html

Servo: 2*2.5g
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__3714__HobbyKing_2_5g_17kg_12sec_Micro_Servo.htmlRx:

Prop: 5*3 or 4025 very unsure on this one

Rx: Orange 3g reciever
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__11972__OrangeRx_R410_Spektrum_DSM2_Compatible_4C h_2_4Ghz_Receiver_.htmlRx:
Thanks a ton guys and yea I know this shouln't be a trainer plane but I don't plan on flying it anytime soon nut until atleast master my slowstick
Old 01-25-2012, 04:57 AM
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Default RE: Suggestions Please for micro p-51 (Big newb! here)

It would help if you listed the plane's info too, like a link to it.

But just from your list of parts, the esc may be overkill. The motor is only rated for 3 amps max. Yes it's a good idea to use a larger then required esc, but at 3x the rating you are adding a lot of weight too.
Old 01-25-2012, 06:23 PM
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXZBP9

Assuming that this is the plane, I would recommend you return it and not buy any gear. Why not buy a um-Champ RTF? It will help you and has tons of power. Or a UM-Cub? The first plane seems pricey, here is the Cub, http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...ub-bnf-PKZ3980 and here is the Champ,...... The brain drain at HH seem to have killed the plane . Here is the back story, new bricks are coming out and they should allow you to fly like you knew how.
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Default RE: Suggestions Please for micro p-51 (Big newb! here)

Yeah if that's the one, I'd have to agree with Tim on it.
You are looking at around $70.00 for it and parts, plus shipping. (prop?) Then you have to make it all work.

The Champ has a huge following and an excellent rep, same for Horizon if something isn't right.

And you can walk into most hobby shops and pick one up for under $90.00 RTF. Even less if you buy it from Hobby Town, and sign up for their preferred buyer card.
That's plane, already set up, Spektrum 2.4 transmitter, batteries for the plane and transmitter, and a charger for the plane.

Love mine, it's taken more then it's share of bruises, at the hands of multiple pilots, and other then buying additional packs for it, I've not done one repair in just over a year.
Great bird to learn on, in low wind conditions, and even higher winds once you got the hang of it.

If you have time already flying, look at the micro Trojan or Mustang from Horizon. Both are 4 channel birds vs the 3 channel Tower version.

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