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. For the people that turn up today, plug it in and it just works don’t know what they missed.
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. Stephen has told us before that he is aviation tragic and if this is anything to go by we should brace ourselves as new models are released in 2018 – 2019. 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. How many layouts have we seen where the train operations are wonderful but it’s the scenery and background things that are just as interesting. If you intend to build a great layout you’re going to need to become an expert with an airbrush. Continue reading Airbrushing Model Railroads
In case you missed Part 1 of our article of FPV, you can catch up here. In part two, we will explore the best type of FPV video transmitters and more.
How to Choose A Video Transmitter
The frequency of your FPV transmitter must match that of your goggles or base receiver. Continue reading What is FPV? – Part Two
FPV is a term that you will hear many hobbyists say, so it’s best you familiarise yourself with what FPV stands for, what it is and get all the details you need to know about this hobby. In Part 1 one our exploration, we will look into the FPV stands, the different types of FPV camera and whether FPV is for you. Continue reading What is FPV? – Part One
Throttle Safety Switch – Throttle Cut – Why do I need it?
If you have ever seen someone struck by a prop, it’s not pretty. If you do get struck by a prop you might be lucky and get away with a few stitches, a scar and a medical bill. The other end of the spectrum is death or serious debilitating injuries. We all know that large models can do serious harm, however, we don’t tend to be as nervous about the bulk of electric powered models. Continue reading Throttle Safety Switch
Lithium polymer batteries or LIPO batteries as we describe them, are a member of the lithium-ion battery chemistry family. There are many members of the family and each has pros and cons. Different cell formats, voltages, discharge curves, charge and discharge rates. The most common RC battery is the soft pouch format. Continue reading LIPO Battery Safety 101
I take an in-depth look at the AVIOS grand tundra, the older and wiser big brother of the Durafly Tundra.
I have had my eye on the grand tundra since it was first discussed around a year ago. I have desperately wanted to get my hands on the Grant Tundra and of course, all the stars aligned when Stephen from AVIOS offered to send me one to review. Continue reading Older and Wiser: Avios Grand Tundra has Arrived
Learning to Fly RC can be daunting and many of us struggle with landings. With the right advice, you’ll be landing like a pro.
They say, taking off is optional but landings are mandatory. The more landings you do the better you’ll become at it. Remember practice makes perfect. Continue reading Becoming a Better Pilot – Landing