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Henry0010
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« on: February 27, 2017, 09:05:21 PM »

I am interested in building a 12-16 inch wingspan RC model, but I'm unsure what equipment (motor, esc, servos, battery, etc) to equip it. I know that this has to have been covered, but... I know that there are a million (dozen) possibilities, but I am not sure what to look for. Any suggestions or a pointer to where to start? Thanks. I'm just a bit overwhelmed. When I was in high school (ooooh, so long ago...) I built the Tern Aero Ryan ST - sooo sweet and would like to adapt it to RC (or a generic plane that I drew up for another purpose).
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 09:15:49 PM »

The 16 inch is a bit on the small side for an entry level Gummy Band to RC conversion. These conversions are for the most part advance models. I do not recommend them as entry level RC models!

Have you looked at this thread ?
http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=12443.0

If you insist is do these look at the 30" plus kits as a start.

There are a lot of fine foam ARFs that make fine RC trainer in these under a meter model spans.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/umx-cessna-182-bnf-basic-eflu5650?clickpath=homepage__espot3_02032017
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 03:21:11 AM »

I agree 30" to40", So a free flight balsa /tissue would fit the bill
Go and look in the plans section, something like a mercury magna , flies a dream
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 12:50:28 PM »

Sorry that should have read: If you insist on doing these, look at the 30" plus kits as a start.

These make good first time conversions, but generally are not good beginner models for entry into R/C flight.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 10:14:37 PM »

Thank you for the input. I will check it out. I appreciate the advice on size and will take it into account.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 03:31:50 AM »

As a matter of interest are you going for full house?  With the smaller models sometimes rudder and elevator - and throttle is sufficient. 
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