New Park Flyer

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Last Updated 27-12-2012

New Flyer

Okay, you have the flying bug, and you have passed the point of wanting
and have moved to the needing stage.

I have a few park flyers to recommend:


ParkZone Slo-V Electric RTF

ParkZone Slo-V Electric RTF

Bryan's Pros & Cons
Pros: Ready to fly, everything included.
Cons: You are not able to move the flight pack to another plane very easily.


·        Ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge the battery

·        Includes fully proportional 3-channel FM transmitter, batteries and DC peak detect field charger

·        Transmitter selectable Mode Change Flight Control™ System

·        Fully proportional elevator, rudder and throttle

·        Factory-applied decals

·        370 motor with gear reduction

·        Carbon fiber fuselage

·        Powerful enough for the park

·        Slow enough for indoor flight

·        X-Port enabled for aerial combat and bomb dropping



Slow Stick ARF Park Flyer, Red

Grand Wing System U.S.A. GWS1040

Bryan's Pros & Cons
Pros: Tough, good flying plane.
Flight pack can easily be moved to another plane.
Cons: You will need to provide the Radio system, speed controller, battery, and battery charger.


  • Wingspan:46.3 in
  • Overall Length:37.6 in
  • Flying Weight:11.9 to 15.5 oz
  • Motor Size:EPS100C or EPS300C Power System
  • Radio:3-Channel
  • Wing Loading:3.39 oz/sq ft

Up, Up, and Away!!!

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Indoor / Outdoor Planes

ParkZone Vapor RTF

ParkZone Vapor RTF


·        Can be flown almost anywhere—a living room, a basement, even a garage

·        Spektrum DSM2 radio technology eliminates interference so you can fly multiple planes at the same time

·        Ready-to-fly right from the box—everything you need is included inside, even the batteries

·        Single-cell Li-Po charger safely and conveniently charges the battery in approximately 20 minutes

·        Great-looking without any gluing or painting required

·        Throttle, rudder and elevator provide true 3-channel flight and maneuverability

·        Fully proportional, super lightweight servo motors with feedback potentiometers give you precise control

·        Fuselage and tail/wing framework made of lightweight carbon; wing and tail surfaces covered in lightweight and durable PET film



The Vapor is not really a park flyer because you cannot fly it in much wind, but we still fly it and the ParkZone Micro Cessna 210 just before sunset when the air tends to be more still. (Lots of fun)


ParkZone Micro Cessna 210 RTF

ParkZone Micro Cessna 210 RTF


·        2.4GHz technology eliminates interference allowing multiple planes to be flown at the same time

·        Ultra-micro, 18 g, so small you can fly it in half a basketball court

·        Ready-to-fly right from the box, everything you need is included

·        Micro 3.7V 70mAh Li-Po battery pack

·        Available in three attractive trim schemes

·        Throttle, elevator and rudder—provide true 3-channel flight and maneuverability necessary for indoor flying

·        Fully proportional, super lightweight servo motors with feedback potentiometers allows precise control

·        Scale appearance and details so it looks great right out of the box

·        Attractive display stand houses the DC charger and charges the battery pack in only 15-20 minutes

·        Digital trim adjustment on the transmitter


I would also recommend time on an RC model simulator


I highly recommend getting a flight simulator if you have never flown a model plane because while in flight the planes’ controls reverse depending on which direction you are flying. This has caused many new model flyers to crash.  By spending time on a simulator, you can reduce errors of this nature and build confidence in your abilities.


Great Planes RealFlight G5 RC Flight Simulator

Compatible with Windows Vista, XP and Windows 7 Local administrator access required

All RealFlight Expansion Packs are compatible with G5 None of the add-on discs are compatible with G5

Not compatible with Windows NT, Mac platforms or Windows emulators such as Virtual PC on a Mac.

RealFlight performance will be greatly limited if used with a Netbook

New features of the RealFlight G5 include;
**Six New Aircraft;** ThunderTiger Innovator, Sopwith Pup, Sig Seniorita Dynaflite Super Decathlon, Multiplex Parkmaster 3D and Easy Star
**Four Different Combat Events
** Machine Gun, Rocket, Streamer Cut and Paintball
 **Three New Flying Sites
** Boneyard, Apocalypse, Construction Site
**First Person Video**
**Targeting System**


If you can find a copy of G4 it will do the job and would be cheaper!
G3 or G3.5 will upgrade for free most times.
G2 still does a good job.


Hangar 9 Planes and Accessories


Transmitters and Receivers


There are two types of systems: fixed frequency and Spektrum (Auto channel finder type). With the fixed frequency systems, you have to make sure that no one else is using the same channel that you are because if two or more people turn on their transmitters at the same time, the receivers will be acting on the commands from all of the transmitters. In most cases, this causes one or more crashes. L Therefore, if you have the means, I recommend a Spektrum system, which auto selects an open frequency and prevents the above-mentioned crashes.

With the DX8 or DX7, you’ll be able to fly anything from micro electric helis to big gas-powered IMAC planes without regard to frequencies and free from fear of interference. Calling this kind of thing “revolutionary” just doesn’t cut it. It is nothing less than a quantum leap in RC technology that will change how you fly forever. Never again will the availability of a frequency pin dictate when you can take off. Never again will you have to ask, “What channel are you on?” Never again will your flying experience be interrupted by model-generated RF noise, interference from commercial broadcast towers, or anyone on another RC system.

Spektrum DX8 New



Type: Radio

Number of Channels: 8

Band: 2.4GHz

Model Memory: 30

Modes: Selectable 1, 2, 3 or 4

Modulation: DSM2

Programming Features: Airplane and Heli

Receiver: AR8000


DX7 still a great radio, DSM 7Ch Radio with MicroLite Receiver (SPM6100) and 3 S285 Servos (JRPS285)



·        20-Model memory

·        Airplane and Heli software

·        Switch assignment

·        P-mixes

·        3-axis dual rate & expo

·        3-position flap (Airplane)

·        5-point throttle curve (Heli)

·        3 flight modes plus hold (Heli)

·        Gyro programming (Heli)


Spektrum DX6i 6 Channel Full Range w/o Servos MD2

(Transmitter only)


Spektrum DX6i 6 Channel Full Range w/o Servos MD2


·        Full range 2.4GHz DSM2 6-channel radio

·        10-model memory

·        ModelMatch

·        ServoSync

·        Roller/selector user interface

·        Attractive and ergonomic design

·        Proven DSM2 technology

·        Rudder dual-rate

·        Large LCD display

·        Integrated timer

·        Contrast Adjustment

·        Dual-speed trim scroll

·        Model name and type

·        Throttle cut

·        Trainer Mode

·        Model Copy

·        Travel adjustment

·        Sub-trim

·        Servo monitor

·        Dual rate and exponential

·        Compatible with any existing DSM and DSM2 receivers

·        Airplane Programming Features: Flaps, P-mixes, Dual aileron, V-tail, Delta, Differential

·        Heli Programming Features: Gyro adjust, Graphic throttle curve, Graphic pitch curve, P-mixes, Revo mix, Swash type (Normal, and CCPM 120)

·        Adjustable stick length

·        Direct trim access display



Spektrum receivers I use mostly in park flyers


AR6100 & AR6100e (4.4grams)

Key Features

  • Super lightweight 3.5 grams
  • DSM2 technology
  • Compatible only with DSM2 aircraft radio and module systems
  • 6 channels
  • Compact design 19 x 30 x 9mm
  • Short 29mm antennas for mounting convenience




Indoor and light flyers

*** Warning different servo connector type ***

Key Features

  • DSM2 Spread Spectrum

  • Only 2 grams

  • JST connectors

  • Extremely thin and compact




Receivers compatible with Spektrum DSM2


 Rx33 £26 0.65g 13.3 x
15.7mm 1.0mm JST SH (IDC)
-Spektrum & Falcon servos Yes Yes 0.4mm
(4 plugs) Instructions (v3.2)
Instructions (v3.3)


Rx34 £26 0.68g 11.7 x
16.5mm 1.25mm MOLEX PICOBLADE
-Futaba/Walkera/HobbyKing Yes Yes 0.4mm
(4 plugs) Instructions (v3.2)
Instructions (v3.3)


Rx35-V £25
£26 0.35g
0.71g 12.1 x
17.0mm 1.5mm JST ZH
-as used on Spektrum AR6300
-Vertical or No connectors Yes Yes 0.4mm
(4 plugs) Instructions (v3.2)
Instructions (v3.3)


Know your micro connector



Flight Pack options from


(Light) flight pack setup, for an airplane weighting 2oz or less.
10 gram motor 18-11 2000kv Micro Brushless Outrunner (10g)

12A_Brushless_Speed_Controller TowerPro 9g w12A Brushless Speed Controller
Rhino 360mAh 2S 7.4v 20C Lipoly Pack
Rhino 360mAh 2S 7.4v 20C Lipoly Pack
3.6 gram servo Arrow  3.6g / .5kg / .12sec Micro Servo
(Medium) flight pack setup, for an airplane weighting 3oz to 6oz.
19 gram motor equal to cdrom TURNIGY 2204-14T 19g Outrunner
12A_Brushless_Speed_Controller TowerPro 9g w12A Brushless Speed Controller


Rhino 460mAh 2S 7.4v 20C Lipoly Pack Rhino 460mAh 2S 7.4v 20C Lipoly Pack
6 Gram servo BMS-306 Micro Servo 0.8kg / .11sec / 6g


Connectors for the speed controller and battery

For park flyers which normally draw under 6 amps of current from the battery. I use the pins from the following two connectors from RadioShack, and solder on the wire and then cover with 3/32 heat shrink tubing. I cover the soldered area on the males and the complete connector on the females.

RadioShack 25-Position Female Crimp D-Sub Connector
Model: 276-1430  |  Catalog #: 276-1430

25-Position Female Crimp D-Sub Connector - Female

RadioShack 25-Position Male Crimp D-Sub Connector
Model: 276-1429 | Catalog #: 276-1429
25-Position Male Crimp D-Sub Connector - Male


Here is the normal way I put on connectors.

---< = Female
---> = Male     


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