Hi, I am new to this hobby and hope to get some advise here.
I am planing on building a DIY drone of course, so i just bought myself an EasyStar kit.
After doing some research, this is the setup I am planning to buy for it:
Futuba 6EXP, 6EXG or 7C. (Will come back to this later.)
1: Is this a good setup for a newbie who first wants to learn to fly the plane, and the begin playing with ArduPilot?
2: Which connectors and stuff would you recommend for what? Or do they come with the kit?
You will need to match the connectors from the motor to the ESC and from the ESC to your battery
Also match the connector from the battery to your charger. Put the female connector on the battery side.
4: Can I mount the plane without glue so I can open it later, or if not, what glue should I use?
There is a lot of room in the cockpit area so you might not need to open it later.
I glued mine up and used packing tape, with the filaments, to make it crash resistant.The plane can be built with Super glue. I used the medium thickness.
5: Is there something else missing, or do I have everything I need to get flying if I buy this?
You will need some Superglue and some packing tape.
Wait for a light to no breeze day as this plane can scoot pretty fast.
Remember to take off into the wind and when landing land into the wind.
This plane can take a lot of crashes as I have proven many times and it still keeps flying.
I have bought this set (only some batteries and ESC from another brand), and cant wait to get it.
I also bought some 3.5 bullets for connecting the motor to the ESC, and some Dean's to connect the batteries.
But again, 2 questions:
1: Did you tape around the whole plane, or just some random places?
2: I bought this glue, do I need some kind of activator/kicker to use it, or does it work without it?
Thank you, I had a separate topic about it here.
It ended up with that I got a bargain on a Hitec Optic 6 Sport, so I bought that instead.
It also has a 3 way switch, but if this one is possible to use as a mode selector for ArduPilot is jet to see.
But anyways, I got it very cheap, and I can always buy and 7C later if not.
That glue will work fine. The kicker just makes it harden faster. You don't need it if you want to hold the parts together as it sets.
I put the tape on the undercarriage so it slides on the grass or cement and doesn't hurt the body.
I also tape the leading edges of the wing and the elevator.
I land in grass a lot and the tape keeps the leading edges in good shape and doesn't let the foam get nicked and cut.