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
People have been flying model aircraft for almost as long as the first successful flight of the Wright Brothers. As technology became available, a smart chap strapped a noisy little internal combustion engine to the model and enjoyed and the trend caught on. Fast forward a few decades and land has become more scarce as the urban sprawl continued into rural areas. Continue reading Reducing RC Model Noise at Clubs
There is no doubt that a well-finished model railway is simply stunning and something that can be admired by fellow hobbyists and just about anyone that casts an eye over the layout. It is the additional detail that people admire and appreciate. Continue reading Airbrushing Model Railroads