Chapter 3. Recommended Configurations

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3.1. Beginner configurations
3.2. Intermediate configurations

These are configurations for beginners, and therefore we tend to recommend inexpensive and mild setups rather than excessively "hot" 3-D setups.

[Warning]Warning

Do not run R/C car-type "Speed 540" brushed motors (Atomic Force, Fusion 7, etc) on more than 8 cells. Most R/C car motors are not designed for more than 8 cells, and running them with more cells will kill the motor after only a few flights.

3.1. Beginner configurations

3.1.1. Corona - brushed configuration

  • Kyosho Atomic Force brushed motor w/stock pinion

  • Castle Creations Pegasus 35H or 35P main ESC (older Pegasus 35 has too high LVC)

  • 2 Hitec HS-85MGs for cyclic

  • 1 Hitec HS-81 for tail

  • Futaba GY240 HH gyro

  • 4 channel receiver

  • 7 or 8 cell CP2400 or RC2400 battery pack

3.1.2. Corona - brushless configuration

  • Mega Motors 16/15/3 brushless motor w/stock pinion

  • Castle Creations Phoenix 45 main ESC

  • 2 Hitec HS-85MGs for cyclic

  • 1 Hitec HS-81 for tail

  • Futaba GY240 HH gyro

  • 4 channel receiver

  • 7 or 8 cell CP2400 or RC2400 battery pack

3.1.3. FP Piccolo - brushed + Piccoboard

  • Stock Speed 295/310 motor

  • Piccoboard or Piccoboard Plus

  • 2 HS-55s for cyclic

  • GWS or Berg 4-channel receiver

  • 7 cell NiCad or 8 cell NiMH battery pack

3.1.4. FP Piccolo - brushed - separates

  • Stock Speed 295/310 motor

  • 1 Castle Creations Pixie-7P main ESC

  • High frequency tail ESC

  • 2 HS-55s for cyclic

  • Futaba GY240 or CSM LW200 HH gyro

  • GWS or Berg 4-channel receiver

  • 7 cell NiCad or 8 cell NiMH battery pack

3.1.5. FP Piccolo - brushless - separates

  • Hacker B20-36S brushless motor w/8 tooth pinion

  • Castle Creations Phoenix 10 main ESC

  • High frequency tail ESC

  • 2 HS-55s for cyclic

  • Futaba GY240 or CSM LW200 HH gyro

  • GWS or Berg 4-channel receiver

  • 7 cell NiCad or 8 cell NiMH battery pack

3.1.6. GWS Dragonfly - brushed - separates

  • Stock motor

  • GWS ICS-100E main motor ESC

  • High frequency tail ESC

  • 2 HS-55s for cyclic

  • Futaba GY240 HH gyro

  • GWS 4-channel receiver

  • 8 cell NiMH battery pack