An unbalanced fan sounds terrible and yet many modellers don’t realise just how easy it is to get a fan to sound like a turbine. Most model aviation clubs are close to residential dwellings and so noise must be reduced. Many clubs have adopted strict noise policies in order to keep the surrounding neighbourhood happy. Continue reading The Art of Balancing an EDF Fan
You’re not going to get very far in this hobby without a good LIPO charger but there are so many to choose from. So what do I need?
There are hundreds of chargers on the market but how do we sort the wheat from the chaff? Chargers are chargers are chargers right? Wrong. Continue reading What is the Best LIPO Charger?
We take the humble speed controller for granted but it hasn’t always been this easy. Speed controllers have been around since Adam, however, they were nowhere near as sophisticated as today’s modern Electronic Speed Controllers. Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC)
Model RC Aircraft are subject to punishing extremes that take a toll on the components and the airframe. We have all seen landings where a plane hits the deck hard only to bounce back into the air, stall, and bounce on the runway again. The corpse of the crippled aircraft, along with any lost limbs is dragged from the strip to be put back together in a makeshift field hospital. Continue reading Model Aircraft Maintenance
Durafly has finally released the highly anticipated Bf.109 and it’s sure to excite. This model is highly detailed and so well finished that it’s sure to excite even the most discerning scale aficionados among us. Like their previous warbirds in this class, they left no detail out and the scale nuts will want for nothing. Continue reading Soar Through History with Durafly Bf.109 1100mm
LIPO batteries are found in just about every modern convenience these days and whilst we don’t pay much attention to them we really should. Proper care dramatically extends their usable lifespan and given batteries are so expensive its worth looking after them so that they give you reliable service for years to come. Continue reading How to Tell If Your Lipo Battery Is Good
Losing a propeller in flight is a nightmare situation. If you intend to fly another day you’ve got to think quick because you only get one go at it. In this article, we look at causes and solutions. If you have the height you should be able to land when you have an engine failure or lose a prop and If you’re like me your emergency landings are always your finest landings. Continue reading How to Stop Your Propeller Falling Off in Flight
H-King has just introduced another Cessna into their already impressive and ever-growing lineup of model aircraft. The H-King Cessna Skylane is fitted with tricycle landing gear and is designed for a very affordable 800-1000mah 3s battery. The PNF model is equipped with a powerful 1200kv brushless outrunner, 20A ESC, LED nav lights and scale wheel pants and only requires a receiver and battery of your choice and you’re good to go. Continue reading H-King Cessna Skylane (965mm) Review
Heat shrink covering film is one of the easiest materials to apply, yet to many, it seems daunting and beyond their ability. It easy to understand just how this lost art has become so foreign to the RC aero-modeler. With the rise and rise of the foam PNF model many people never cut their teeth on a balsa kit. This article is not about the pros and cons of balsa kits, we’ll leave that debate for another day. Continue reading How to Apply Covering Film to a Model Aeroplane
They say, taking off is optional but landings are mandatory. The more landings you do the better you’ll become at it, as practice makes perfect. Landing your RC plane is without a doubt the hardest and most nerve-racking part of the entire flight, particularly when you’re just learning to fly control airplanes. Continue reading How Do You Land an RC Plane?