Every now and again we see something truly amazing from the RC community. Something that truly excites us and we genuinely envy his or her creation. Hans Bühr built an amazing Antonov AN-255 with a shuttle that detaches in flight. Continue reading Amazing RC ANTONOV AN-225 and Buran Spaceplane
When I first started flying RC I went through many motors. I’m sure that many of you would be familiar with this. Need more thrust = larger prop = larger amp draw = large amounts of smoke pouring out the front of the plane. Some may have given up but that wasn’t me. I still had more motors to burn out before I learnt what a thrust calculator is. More on that later. Continue reading How To: Rewind Brushless Motors
What is Differential Thrust?
Differential thrust is essentially where each motor on your aircraft can be driven with a different throttle output setting. A multirotor (or drone as the cool kids call them) is essentially an aircraft that has motors capable of being independently driven by a flight controller. Subtle differences in thrust are used for balancing and general flight. Continue reading How to Setup Differential Thrust
If you’ve read my previous articles you’ll know I’m a fan of airbrushes for painting models but it’s not always practical for various reasons, which is why I might suggest using a brush. The job or the budget might just not stretch that far so before throwing your hands up in the air there are many ways to skin a cat. The paint finish is very important because even a poorly made model, painted well looks good. Continue reading Painting Models with a Humble Brush
To answer this question we discuss basics LIPO batteries and the reasons for discharging batteries after use.
If you have been in this hobby for any length of time your first rechargeable battery was either a NiCad or NiMH battery. Continue reading Do I Need to Discharge LIPO Batteries for Storage?
Durafly are known for making stunning looking scale RC aircraft as well as some of the best flying sports planes around. I feel they always go to the next level and are never afraid to add extra detail or push boundary’s when it comes to new colour schemes. Continue reading Durafly T-28 1100mm – Naval Aviation Centennial Edition
Building turnouts or points for a model railway is actually very common and easy to do. There are many reasons that you might want to build a set of points. Not only is it considerably cheaper to build your own but there is tremendous satisfaction when the points are completed and your rolling stock runs through smoothly. Continue reading How to a Wire a Double Crossover Using Arduino and Relays
Balancing RC Model Aircraft
Every RC airplane (and all other aircraft, for that matter) have a specific CG position, it’s the mean point where all gravitational forces act upon the plane, and the point where the plane balances fore-aft correctly. Continue reading How To Balance an RC Model Aircraft
If you have been in FPV for any length of time you’ll be familiar with the cloverleaf antenna which essentially made 5.8ghz viable. Before that time, we all spent time fussing around trying to get our FPV systems to work. Just tilting the plane into a banking turn was enough to lose video signal. Continue reading Get the Lowdown on Pagoda Antennas
Breaking News – Hobbyking made a massive announcement at HK live in Sydney this week. They will be releasing a super scale Lockheed C-130 Hercules. The model is simply stunning and a credit to the AVIOS team. We all wondered what direction AVIOS would take with the new brand manager, Stephen Neill who is based in Australia. Continue reading HobbyKing Announce Avios C-130 1600mm