You’ve probably seen paramotors in movies, for example in the James Bond film The World is Not Enough when KGB agents swoop in on powered paragliders while firing machine guns at the British spy. Continue reading New Product Warehouse Drop: RC H-King Paramotor
The first flight of Boeing’s iconic 737 took place over 50 years ago and they are still being built, delivered and flown today. The Boeing 737 continues to make a massive contribution to today’s commercial aviation. The company had already successfully delivered two multi-engine jets in the 707 and 727, however, the latest plane looked like a miniature version of its 707 predecessors and was nicknamed “The Baby Boeing.” Continue reading The Baby Boeing: Boeing 737
No matter how good the decals are they can lift from the model and take away from the scale look and feel. The good news is that it’s easy to fix and you might even have everything you need in the workshop.
There is no particular reason that decals come off. Continue reading Fixing Decals that Lift
There are many things I wish I had known earlier in the hobby. The things that the old hands know and if you’re lucky they share with you; workbench tips is one those things I wish I knew. Continue reading Hobby101: Workbench Tips
Before we dive into my review of HobbyKing’s new Moonbeam McSwine – I thought I’d share a bit of the history behind the model and where it originated.
Moonbeam’s history dates back to October of 1944, when it was manufactured in Inglewood, CA. Continue reading Review: H-King P-51D Moonbeam McSwine
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. 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?