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Value is King: Turnigy Nano-Tech (5pcs)

The Turnigy brand is renowned for its strength, power and its serious performance. It’s the go-to battery of choice for many hobbyists, myself included.

The nano-core technology in the Turnigy Nano-tech batteries is through the application of nanometer conductive additives. Continue reading Value is King: Turnigy Nano-Tech (5pcs)


How to Balance a Brushless Motor using your Phone

The most simple method I have found to balance a brushless motor is using an application on my mobile phone. By simply running up the engine while the application records vibrate, I slowly adjust the vibration with a small piece of tape repeating this process until the vibration measurement is at its minimum. Continue reading How to Balance a Brushless Motor using your Phone



Everything You Need to Know About Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC)

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)


Solarfilm Announce it will Cease Production

UK-based model accessories company, Solarfilm, has recently announced that as of 12th February 2018 it will no longer sell to wholesalers and it will cease products of all the brand’s products. The company, which began over 50 years ago saw substantial success throughout the late 80s and early 90s with soaring sales. Continue reading Solarfilm Announce it will Cease Production


How Brushed and Brushless Electronic Speed Controllers Work

An electronic speed controller (ESC) is an electronic circuit whose main purpose is to vary the speed of an electric motor and it’s direction. Whether the ESC is for a brushed motor or brushless the ESC interprets control information. Continue reading How Brushed and Brushless Electronic Speed Controllers Work


Model Aircraft Maintenance

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


Valentines Gift: Hint away through HobbyKing

If you are like me, then you too have been stuck in the awkward situation of pretending to like a gift you have received that in reality, you absolutely hate. There is nothing more uncomfortable than having someone excitedly give you a present that they are sure you are going to love, only to see the bemused look on your face when you don’t. Continue reading Valentines Gift: Hint away through HobbyKing


Flying a Drone with Consideration and Responsibility

The sport of model flying has undergone some significant changes over the last few years and none more so than the advent of the multirotor (drone) which is very high technology based. The developments of motors, batteries and in the case of drones the control systems have gone ahead in leaps and bounds. Continue reading Flying a Drone with Consideration and Responsibility


Soar Through History with Durafly Bf.109 1100mm

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


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