The following are some articles we have provided to help you get better acquainted with Radio Control Hobbies. These articles were written and prepared by Jim Ewing, East Coast Model Center or as indicated.
With the evolution of rechargeable batteries and the increasing popularity of electric flight, knowing the ins and outs of battery chargers is becoming more and more important.
Crankshaft Thread Size Chart
This chart will help you select the right spinner nut or spinner adapter nut for your engine. Many engines listed with thread sizes indicated.
Cyclic/Collective Pitch Mixing
CCPM is a major step in helicopter technology. Utilizing the power of your computer transmitter you can reduce the amount of linkage and increase the precision!
Electric Flight Motor Controllers
Again, advancements in technology bring wonderful possiblities to electric flight. Learn what to look for in your next electronic motor controller.
Electric Wiring for Small Motor Systems
This is a how-to article for connecting your speed control to battery and motor for systems up to 5 Amp capacity.
Engine Care and Maintenance
Taking care of your model engines, whether they are two or four strokes, is the easiest way to ensure a long enjoyable operating lifespan for them. Here we give you a few tips on just how to keep your little gem performing.
Fuel, Ask the Experts
A reprint of an article from Horizon's Ask the Experts column of Product Focus publication, May, 1996. Expert advice on model engine fuel provided by Don Nix of Powermaster.
Glow Plug Problems
The nice people at Fox have graciously permitted us to reprint the following article from their Catalog. Perhaps it will help you if you are having problems with failing glow plugs.
Interesting Facts About Balsawood
The nice people at Sig have graciously permitted us to reprint this very informative article from their catalog, which will tell you all about balsa.
Maintaining Your Batteries
Rechargeable batteries are becoming an increasingly more important part of the Radio Control world. Maintaining them properly can save your model and save you money.
Making Smoke Signals
Here we describe how to make smoke with your favourite four-banger. Complete with diagram and parts list. Also available in PDF format.
NiCd Battery Seminar
A wonderful article with a great deal of insight into NiCds from Red Scholefield, a long-time professional in the battery industry.
Outfitting a Field Box for Model Aircraft
Here we will show you the bare minimum you will require to get your model flying as well as our recommendations for completely outfitting your field box, plus some optional items.
Use this chart to find the proper size propeller for your engine. Suitable for both two and four strokes.
An article by Max Feil which explains the issues involved in trying to minimize both radio frequency congestion and interference problems.
Simulators . . . Why are they so popular?
Simulators can be an invaluable tool for improving your flying skills or learning if you are just beginning. Here's why . . .
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