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DJI Drone Pilots will Now be Forced to Take a Knowledge Quiz

Regulation of drone usage is not a new concept for many hobbyists. For the past few years, as the popularity of drones has skyrocketed, governments and regulatory bodies around the globe have tried to regulate and limit its use.

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Cash In with HobbyKing’s Affiliate Program

HobbyKing have just announced their new ‘affiliate’ program, which rewards you for sharing HobbyKing products with your mate. It really is as simple as that.

So basically, how it works is that HobbyKing gives you 5% (in the form of reward points) of the product sale generated from the affiliate link that you have sent to your friends and family. It literally feels like getting something for doing virtually nothing but sending a link to help promote HobbyKing. Continue reading Cash In with HobbyKing’s Affiliate Program



The Art of Balancing an EDF Fan

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. The reason we balance an EDF is similar to the reason we balancing a propeller, sound, efficiency and to minimise the wear and tear on the sensitive components in your model aircraft. Continue reading The Art of Balancing an EDF Fan


Is Drone Diving the Next Big Sport?

As we know all know, the hobby community is constantly evolving and each day a new trend infiltrates the hobby. For the past few years, drone racing was tipped to be the next big thing, with many comparing and likening the sport to the phenomenon of skateboarding or car racing. However, while drone racing had become insanely popular for a couple of years, particularly in 2014/15, interest in the sport today is slowly decreasing. Continue reading Is Drone Diving the Next Big Sport?


HKM390: Brushed vs. Brushless Motors

Today I received the HKM-390 On Road Bike from HobbyKing. As you know by now, the excitement you feel when you receive a package from HobbyKing feels as exciting as seeing on the presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Just like a kid on Christmas, I opened the box as quickly as I could. Continue reading HKM390: Brushed vs. Brushless Motors


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.

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What is the Best LIPO Charger?

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. Anything could be further from the truth. Continue reading What is the Best LIPO Charger?


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)


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