That looks a lot like a 3D plane, which are prone to stalls, and require exceptional flying skills. Strongly advise you stick it in the cupboard until next year. I've been flying 2 years now, and would be loath to touch a 3D plane yet. At the very least, put some serious hours (100+) in on a simulator before you fly it.
Sorry to be a killjoy, your call of course but I'd pick up something else that's fun but more forgiving.
In other news, after snapping the wing on my Middle Phase, and repairing it really rather well imo... I've discovered that I've somehow severed the servo lead, which is embedded in the wing . NFC how I'm going to replace that without completely butchering the wing.
and I've never ordered anything, you just download the plans online, find somewhere that sells foamboard (or depron) and make it yourself. I recommend creating a template out of hardboard first, it's marginally more effort but makes building future planes trivially quick.
I learned to slope soar using a flite test versa wing that cost a total of £18 to build. Including servos, receiver (the vast bulk of the cost) and battery, so insanely cheap to build.
I built my first one a couple of months ago and was running it on an 1806 Emax/Dys (I forget) quad motor that I had spare. With a 1300mah battery (much higher than recommended) I was getting 15+ minutes flight time, but it wasn't exactly rapid. Destroyed that one pretty quickly (the first build is always the worst, you learn so much for the second/third builds, hence my recommendation to build a solid template) and built another which I've got a 2206 motor and I've just bought my first couple of 4S batteries, so looking forward to seeing how fast it is with that setup.
Mate built one as well, and whilst it's great fun flying low and stupid (it costs nothing, so flying it amongst the trees is great fun, and a risk free learning curve) on your own, when you get a buddy into the mix, that's just fucking ridiculously fun. Trying to knock each other out of the sky in dog fights is soooooooooo cool.
I've heard about all the problems with flying wings just now from my friends irl
I'll give it a try it's quite cheap. Luckily there are also other plans for the "Mighty mini" series so if the Arrow doesnt work I'll just try something else!
Anyways I've printed the plans for it now. Next step is ordering everything from HK since I dont have any spare servos, motors, speed controllers or anything at home (except for receivers and batteries).
I'll order enough for three separate models. Cant wait!
Now, assuming you have mountains/hills near you, also build a Versa wing and go slope soaring, you'll love it.
hm. I need some help. What's the HK equivalent of this motor http://www.banggood.com/EMAX-MT1806-...-p-933931.html
I dont want to order from some random Chinese store
I'm really bad at this and just cant find it?
All comparable motors are made for multirotors. Would something like this do? https://hobbyking.com/en_us/qav1806-2300kv-cw.html
I just downloaded entire set of Flight test models and tryed them in a sim. Mini Arrow is super fast lol
I think My project should be something else :P
Maybe the DR1 triplane or SE5
Oh and you can get the models here: http://forum.flitetest.com/showthrea...C-(Model-Index
The sparrow looks fun to fly, keep meaning to knock one of them up.
I had an "incident" with my Phase 6, and it's now being slowly rebuilt. Fuck knows whether it'll fly properly once it's done, but gotta give it a go. I lost signal and the failsafe kicked in 50m above the slope. It spiralled into the ground vertically and dug itself a neat hole. Unfortunately the rest of the plane carried on going once the nose had embedded itself, so the fuselage ended up in about 4 pieces and the wing snapped near the servo too.