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How To Balance an RC Model Aircraft

Balancing RC Model Aircraft

Every RC airplane (and all other aircraft, for that matter) have a specific CG position, it’s the mean point where all gravitational forces act upon the plane, and the point where the plane balances fore-aft correctly. Continue reading How To Balance an RC Model Aircraft


How to Balance a Prop

Balancing a prop is one of the most important things when building a multicopter or a plane. In this article, I will be using a slowfly 2 blade plastic prop as an example. Please note that the method differs depending on the prop type i.e. 3 blade prop, wooden prop, etc.

It pays to have a good prop balancing tool. Continue reading How to Balance a Prop


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)


How to Apply Covering Film to a Model Aeroplane

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


RC Flying Etiquette

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


How Do You Land an RC Plane?

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?



Multicopter Basics #8 – Key Concepts

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


Multicopter Basics #7 – Other Key Components

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


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