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LIPO Battery Safety 101

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


Older and Wiser: Avios Grand Tundra has Arrived

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


Becoming a Better Pilot – Landing

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



Safety is No Accident

The flying RC aircraft comes with some inherent risk. In actual fact, everything we do comes with some level of risk that we intentionally manage and mitigate. In a car, we make sure our brakes are functioning and our tires have tread. We take care not to speed around a corner. In a similar sense, flying can be as safe or dangerous as you make it. Continue reading Safety is No Accident


Float Planes, Flying Boats and Sea Planes

Float planes and sea planes conjure up nostalgic glimpses of a bygone era. Some of the most amazing planes of the last century were float planes. The Russians take the prize for the most interesting float planes and I dreamt endlessly about making an RC Ekranoplan. Who hasn’t at least thought about making a float plane. Continue reading Float Planes, Flying Boats and Sea Planes




Building the 90mm FlyFly Mirage 2000 – A Great Builders Kit

The flyfly 90mm mirage is known the world over as one of the all-time classics. It is an exceptional flyer at both high and low speed and it can even be hand launched via a bungee cord or if you’re really adventurous, straight up vertical out of your hand. Continue reading Building the 90mm FlyFly Mirage 2000 – A Great Builders Kit


Bigger is Always Better When it Comes to Landings

Bigger wheels definitely make life easier when it comes to taking off from grass or a rough surface. Small wheels tend to be caught up in the grass that can lead to nose overs or affecting the ability of the plane to get up to speed. This is especially noticeable on EDF jets with the wheels tend to be much smaller. Continue reading Bigger is Always Better When it Comes to Landings


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