Have you ever wondered about the authenticity of the C rating applied to your shiny new battery pack? You might be shocked to learn that many manufacturers are rather careless when handling the truth and prefer to massage the ratings just a little. It’s a vicious cycle because as one vendor slaps on a new label others will follow. Continue reading Understanding LIPO Battery C Ratings
Let’s talk about Jets – EDF jets.
Hobbyists are spoilt for choice when it’s comes to EDF jets. Just about every manufacturer has a gorgeous temptation to tease the Benjamins from your wallet. An electric ducted fan or EDF for the initiated, Continue reading Assembling an EDF Jet
There is a saying here in Canada. We have the best restored classic cars. Why? Because we can work on them 6 months of the year. The winter of 2016/2017 will be no exception. To think this time last year I actually had to put wheels back on a few of my planes because we had no snow. Continue reading Winter Flying
You may be a park flyer and say to yourself that this doesn’t apply to me. I guarantee you that it does and there are very good reasons for you to follow these rules. I encourage you to read on and share this with your friends and fellow pilots. I’ll break this into two parts, Park Pilots and Club Pilots. Continue reading RC Flying Etiquette
Brushless motors in your car or plane take a pretty hard beating and it’s not uncommon to see a motor throw a magnet. In this article we discuss how to fix it and get back on the road or into the sky the easy way. Sure, you could buy a new motor but it might be quicker to fix the one you have. Continue reading How to Fix Loose Magnets in Brushless Motors
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?
The FrSky series of transmitters are amazing! As a low cost transmitter, it’s packed with plenty of functions and features to satisfy a beginner right through to an expert.
The radio itself can be as easy or complicated as you want to make it. Continue reading FrSky Taranis X9D – Mode Swap
In this article we cover the basics when it comes to key concepts for building the right multicopter. By understanding the key concepts, you will be able to make a more informed decision when it comes to buying components and how they relate. Depending on the type of flying you plan to do i.e. FPV racing or aerial photography, the components differ in some ways. Continue reading Multicopter Basics #8 – Key Concepts
When it comes to building a multicopter, there are other components that are important to ensure a successful flight! By focusing on each key component and exploring the basic tips below, you’re going to have a much better chance of making that first flight a success! Continue reading Multicopter Basics #7 – Other Key Components
If you’re building your own multicopter, you have many choices available when it comes to selecting a flight computer.You will find varying pricing and features which may create confusion. Some flight computers are born through open source projects and others developed under a proprietor. Continue reading Multicopter Basics #6 – Key Electronic Components