Before I start any scratch build model, I usually draw up a rough plan in CAD or computer-aided design as it helps with making the build a little bit easier. Although, at times I do love just winging it with some builds and just making things up as I go along. However, if I am going to be building scale ( stand-off scale anyway) models, they need to be reasonably accurate and well designed. Continue reading How To: Build Scale Models Using Foam
For the full C-130 Manual, click here: Avios C-130 Manual
In case you missed the news, HobbyKing has announced the release of the highly anticipated Avios C-130. Featuring a wingspan of 1600mm with fully sequenced landing gear, working cargo door, navigation lights and scale props the C-130 is a masterpiece. It is the only true scale representation of the mighty C-130. Continue reading How To Get Your Hands on the Avios C-130!
In the last article, we looked at the basics and covered the learning process at a very high level. In the coming articles, I’ll look at some of the tips and tricks to help make sure that the learning experience is as pleasant as possible. In R/C, as with many other things, you never stop learning – it’s one of the fun parts of the hobby. Continue reading Learning To Fly: Part Two
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
This is the first in a series of articles aimed at those of you looking at all of these wonderful radio controller flying machines and fancy trying the hobby. Continue reading Part One: Learning to Fly!
My first ever ‘proper’ fixed wing model was a Bixler V2. That was back in early 2014 and it became the ‘plane that helped me to get back into flying a fixed wing. It was such a great experience that these models and have become one of my top suggestions for pilots looking to learn to fly. Continue reading More Than ‘Just A Trainer’: Bixler 1.1 V2
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
The newly released T-28 Naval from Durafly isn’t a new model design, but it does sport a lively new US Navy colour scheme. Its predecessor has been through a lot with me since I got my hands on it back in May 2017 so I was keen to get the new one to replace it when it’s finally retired. Continue reading Review: Durafly T-28 Trojan Naval Aviation
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
The humble Bixler has been around for a long time and it’s no doubt helped tens of thousands of people to take to the skies and the newly released Bixler 1.1 is no exception to that.
The Bixler is well known as one of the best gliders on the market today. Although I love warbirds and larger scale planes I still have a Bixler. Continue reading Bixler 1.1: Excellent Beginner Plane