So, you want a fast parkflyer!? Forget boring scale details and shelf queen good looks this AT6 Texan is built for speed and all out fun! Dog fight with friends on 3S or use a 4S pack for heart pounding high speed passes, either way the Fun fighters have you covered. The combination of the light weight EPO airframe, a high power brushless motor and a simple aileron and elevator setup place these models amongst the most exhilarating park flyers to hit the market this year. Dont be left out of the fun!
This model comes plug and fly and only requires a few minutes of assembly time and flies like its on rails thanks to the one piece molding technique used in the construction. All you will require to have the AT6 Texan in the air is a 3~4S 850mAh 20C Lipoly battery and your own transmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx)
I'm very new to RC airplanes so please help. I just receicved my Texan Funefighter and there are very small bullet connectors from the ESC. I have checked the HK site but could not find anything that would work and I really don't want to cut and solder. Any suggestions?
Need a little help please. I just received my AT6 and am installing the tail section. My question is do I glue the tail section to the fuse? If I do then I will not be able to access the control arm if it needs repair. Any suggestions?
Nice plane, very fast and lots of fun. Launch with 1/2 throttle to prevent torque problems. Requires a few reinforcements (wings, motor mount). I also installed a plastic tube which blows the air from outside into the ESC. Without this the ESC will not live long. Always launch and land in soft grass, it is quite sensitive to damage. I fly with 850mAh and 1000mAh S4. Recommended item!
No they are not to scary, I've been flying for about 6 months and its great, I have crashed it a few times and its very durable, get yourself some epoxy glue with the order because these mend very well, if you take CrashAces advise below and launch at about 1/3 to 1/2 throttle and slowly accelerate once you get the speed up they are very stable and easy to fly, make sure you have your dual rates and Expos set otherwise it will be very twitchy. I have the Dual rate at 60% and Expo at 35 which I find gives me a great fly, Hope this helps.
If this is the first time you have flown something quite fast and small, then you're better off finding somewhere with plenty of space first. At full throttle on a four cell battery, thee little babies scream along and can be out of sight real fast if you're not on top of your game. Start with a three cell and then work up to a four cell. Or better still* try and maintain throttle control (I bet you can't because its just so tempting to throttle up for a thrill!). :-)
Hi All. Has anyone had torque roll issues with the AT6? I originally had a faulty receiver wire that was sending the ailerons all crazy. This has been fixed but on launching the plane rolls a lot and is difficult to fly, I have dual rates at 60% and Expo at 35 to try and settle it down. I launch at full throttle but I seem to battle just to keep it in the air. Any suggestion, Thanks
Check the motor thrust angle. From the rear view of the plane it should be about 3 degree to the right and 2 degree pointing down. Also check the rudder (verticals stab) by putting the plane on the floor. Make sure it is aligned with the fuselage. Check main wings if they are mount with the same angle of attack. Lastly don't use full throttle to launch. Based on the specs and flying weight, you should be safe to use 1/3 of the throttle to launch. Just like I did on my mini swift
kekelala is right. You can launch EDF's at full power but prop plans produce unwanted toque roll. This is most dramatic at low air speed with high RPMs. 1/3rd power or maybe even a little less with these fun fighters. Launch at shallow up angle and increase throttler gradually. If you have a friend with you, ask them to launch it for you so you can keep both hands on the sticks.
I might be wrong but it is probably more like 30A divided by 3 equals 10A on each plug. Those 2mm plugs are rated for 10A in laboratory use. This should translate to something between 20A and 40A for us modellers. If in doubt buy bigger connectors. Anyways the included ESC is on rated at 20A so connectors is the least of your problems www.link 3.5mm connectors www.link
No, it's not 10A each plug. Funfighter doesn't actually draw 30A, more like 23A on a good 4S. Anyway it turns out these 2mm don't look like they carry any less current than the 3mm, while they are smaller in circumference they are much longer in length.
there are 3 spars in the wing, mine weren't glued together and the plane crashed. Hobbyking support stated they don't do warranties for crashes. Not my fault the product wasn't built correctly. Didn't see the issue till I picked up the pieces. Another dead aircraft from hobbyking due to poor workmanship. Getting a bit sick of having to pull all my new planes apart to make sure everything is perfect. A bit of common sense could go a long way
I had the same situation (helicopter experience but no planes) and I have 2 planes that I hoped to be beginner friendly but weren't. You most likely want an epo (tuff and easy to repair) slowflyer that is as cheap as possible. Try a cub or cessna, I would say. I got a merlin (kinetic 800) but it's way to fast for me.
I had someone start on a Clouds Fly. Easy and gentle plane, but fast, especially for a new pilot. The Kinetic was a lot gentler/less scary because it's light, using a 2 cell. This was just MY EXPERIENCE.
Paul is correct.IMHO Its realy hard for an experienced RC pilot to recomend a good trainer as we forget so quickly how hard it was to learn. A simulator will save you hundreds of dollars but not teach you to judge distances so your fisrt plane should still be forgiving. the trouble with cub/cesna types is the motor/ prop is liable to keep getting busted and that is discouraging and expensive. The Clouds fly is superb and can even be flown without aleron but its high glide ratio means it is tricky for a novice to slow down and land. Obviously the best trainers are never in stock. Always check out reviews.
Bill A IMHO, there´*s now way arround to start this hobby, i gues we all have to start with cessna´*s or something like it, slow plane´*s that forgive lot´*s of first mistakes, and someone with expiriense by your side to help you in a critical moment, simulater´*s can help you also to understand how to fly and get used to control´*s, practice landings aproching from every sides, but wile you are at your computer, your hearth wont be pumping 110milles/hour, and your hands wont be shaking, and your fingers getting numb and stressed out like they will be the first time you get your plane in the air, sometimes i miss those days wend planes were calm and smooth :) so take your time with a bigginer plane, sooner than you think you will be flying AT-6 , parkjet´*s skyfun´*s all kind of planes :) MINIMAG was my first i do recomend it to bigginers.
I just flew my Kinetic yesterday... My noob neighbour flew his. I was honestly wondering how a plane can fly easier than this little guy. Hand launch is extremely easy, she flies like the glider she is, landing is a piece of cake. Even the neighbour couldn't break her when he landed her a little rough. I'm not telling anybody you should start with this little glider. I'm just saying it's light, it flies easy and it's sturdy!! Lots of fun!!!!!
If you owned one of these Richard, you'd know the wing spar is 3 pieces of 3x1mm carbon set into the one piece wing with overlapped joints - mine had no glue on joins and many others on RCG are saying the same.
I do own one mine is all good after around ten flights. No issues with it or the ESC
This plane was featured as the RC Plane of the Week on the XJet YouTube channel so go watch that video for flight and other footage.
The only downside is that it will tip-stall in the turns if you slow it up too much and the stock speed controller dies if you use a 4S pack.
The good news is that a 30A HobbyKing ESC is a very cheap and worthy replacement. In fact, I'd recommend you simply toss out the stock ESC before you even fly it if 4S is what you plan to use for a battery might save you a crash.
Fast, fast, fast!
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This is one seriously fast plane - you need to be fairly competent at flying before tackling this.
Main shipping box was damaged on arrival, but no damage to plane. Didn't take long to glue together rear end. Ensure you fit the control horn and rod prior to gluing stabliser and rudder to plane as they become inaccessible after assembly.
I found the need to keep some power on during landing, otherwise it'll just fall out of the sky.
Awesome amount of fun.
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very nice looking plane, but the maiden flight was horrible. with 4S the wing broke and i had to glue. i recommend to reinforce the wing with additional carbon rods. now it is flying like funjet. :-)
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Just make sure you glue the carbon spar under the wing where the 2 pieces meet ,I did with some CA and wings are holding up fine . The stock ESC cant handle 4s lipo for more than 2 flights but other than that I'm happy with it .
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Got plane from USA warehouse. Very well packaged and nice looking plane. Quality is 10 except for the ESC(ESC1/10). If you reseached the funfighter models u will see there is some negative reviews on the esc. Probably 50/50 to be generous. Dont leap into faith as I did because the esc sucks!! Hooked up the recommended 4s Nano and it kicked ass for about 15 sec before rpms fell alot. Heat was beyond touch. Hobby King make this right!!! Look at the reviews that say replaced the esc due to failure on 4s!! I expect compensation that your product does not perform under specifications you gave!!! Give me a new esc!!!