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Feb 21, 2017

Building RC Aircrafts

Hi There , So I am building an RC Aircraft for participating in a national level competition held by Boeing every year in my country . Now , the competition

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Feb 19, 2017

OS 25 Starts Up Nicely then dies and will not start again.

I have an os 25 max fs. Starts nicely and runs for a few seconds very good. Then when I throttle down it will die and I CANNOT get it to start again.

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Feb 19, 2017

OS 55 Ejected GlowPlugs

I have been having a few starting and running issues with my OS 55 AX. Today it spat out three Glow plugs. Does anyone know why?

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Jan 21, 2017

Need some help with my father's planes

I'm trying to sell my father's planes. About 16 of them. Do I need to worry about which controller is paired with which plane? Are the transmitters on

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Jan 21, 2017

Cost of Flying RC

Today is the last day of my being able to enjoy our hobby of RC Airplanes. Being retired and on a fixed income, the cost of membership to the AMA and

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Jan 21, 2017

Old Enya 40 4c

Idle and mid speed running is a little choppy and bouncy, but at full throttle it surges a ton. The high speed needle Dosent change it at all. I can keep

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Jan 21, 2017

Goldberg Eagle 2

I've been flying for over 20 years and this is still my most favorite airplane. I've built 3 over the years and each was a pleasure to build and fly.

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Jan 12, 2017

ESC 3.5mm Bullet male to EC3 female Connector Adapter

Anybody know where I can order a ESC 3.5mm Bullet male to EC3 female (and female to Male) Connector Adapter ?

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Jan 12, 2017

Electric Motor Issue on Twin Engine Blimp

We are flying a twin engine electric blimp. Each engine is on its own channel mixed in the transmitter. Works perfect 99% of the time. Occasionally one

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Jan 12, 2017

Common Flying Mistakes and how to Avoid Them

Constructing Model Aircraft It’s not easy to build or construct model aircraft- especially if you do it from scratch with your own electronics and know-how

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Nov 26, 2016

looking for accessories for older Helicopters

Hello I have 2 helicopters that is making me pull my hair out looking for some parts for them. One is a Dragon fly or schweizer 300 c heli that calls for

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Nov 26, 2016

Leo .40 engine running problems

I have a leo .40 engine and its lucky if its had 20 mins running time in 7 years. I have aquired this project from my dad to kill time however i can get

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Nov 06, 2016

Question about RC Helicopter Frequencies

I have several helicopters and was wondering I bought another heli that has no transmitter.The frequency sticker on the heli says 27mhz and it is white.

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Nov 06, 2016

how to set up a seperate switch for a gyro so I can set up gain

Hi,I have a spectrum dx8 radio that I would like to be able to adjust the gain on the knob switch on this radio.The gyro I want to us the power box 3e

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Nov 06, 2016

Museum Manager ISO Giant Scale DC-3

At our museum in South Texas, we are building a permanent exhibit commemorating the Pan Am hub that was located in Brownsville Texas for many years.

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Nov 06, 2016

Best (appropriate) R/C Radio to buy

Recently returned to aircraft (electric) modelling after many years and now building a park flyer The Tiger Moth and confused as to which radio would be

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Sep 18, 2016

Low end Mixture meter setting on Thunder Tiger 50

I have a 50 size heli with super tiger 50 engine. Getting it to run is just giving me fits. I have set from the closed position 3 turns out for the high

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Sep 18, 2016

Bigger Prop Better for Walko Biplane

Bigger prop better? I have a Walko biplane that has a 1610 prop on it and the only complaint I have is that it doesn't want to slow down and is very

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Sep 05, 2016

Asp 75 wont prime or hold a prime

I have a ASP 75 that's been setting for about 10 years , I put it on my bench test stand tried to get it to prime and hold a prime, it's not pulling up

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Aug 28, 2016

OS AX .46 Kicks/Whacks at idle

I have have an OS .46AX having quite some running hours. On medium and high speed the engine runs smoothly (smooth rpm), but on idle it is sort of kicking/whacks.

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Aug 14, 2016

EDF Vacuum Cleaner for Model Railroad

Hi, I'm not an electric flyer but a model railroader with an idea. My idea (not original by any means) is to build a vacuum cleaner for my train tracks.

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Aug 14, 2016

OS 46 LA dies when climbing or verticle poistion

Well my OS 46 LA runs as close to perfect as it gets on the ground. Idle is great, slow to fast speed is great, and she is just between rich and lean right

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Jul 17, 2016

What Motor for My Biplane?

I HAVE BUILT A BEA12A BIPLANE 49 INCH WINGSPAN AND I AM HOPING YOU CAN HELP ME CHOOSE A ELECTRIC MOTOR TO GIVE ENOUGH POWER TO FLY IT. ALSO HOW DO I CHOOSE

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Jul 10, 2016

TT 46 Pro Engine wont tune

I've messed with the low end needle of my TT 46 Pro Engine have got it so when I pinch the line it rises barley and then goes back to a nice idle. But

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Jul 04, 2016

Help Me Identify My New RC Plane

Hi, a very old model I picked many years ago and would like to know what it is? I'm sure someone would recognise it? Many thanks Dion

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Jul 04, 2016

Receiver battery pack

Need a light receiver battery pack to run 4 micro-servos ( 4.8 to 6 volts) for 15 minute flights. I am running an .049 glow plug engine and trying

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Jun 25, 2016

Nitro or Gas RC Airplane?

When looking RC planes to buy, some say that they are nitro/gas. Does this mean that I can install either a nitro engine or a gas engine in it?

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Jun 25, 2016

DX5 with Turnigy Receiver?

I have a dx5 transmitter. The range of receivers is confusing. Will any turnigy receiver bind to my radio. I am a new guy. Help!

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Jun 25, 2016

Brushless outrunner motor specs

I have a couple brushless motors and being new to this, I wanted to know what the first numbers mean? I have a 2808-660 motor. I assume the 660 means KV,

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Jun 18, 2016

Airplane vs Multi Copter Propeller

I am a newer for RC Tech. I want to know , Can I use Multi copter propeller for Airplane(correct rotating side )? 'GWS 10x47 ' propellers for Multi copter

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Jun 08, 2016

NiMH battery packs in Tandem

Can NiMH battery packs be used in tandem, and if so how do you tie them together to use?

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May 21, 2016

ASP46S 2 stroke surges at full throttle

Engine surges when on full throttle after 5-6 seconds. Idles perfectly runs up to full throttle perfectly 10%nitro mix of castor/synthetic No7 Modeltechnics

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May 19, 2016

Some Information About Me

For those of you who are curious, here's a litte background on me and why I started this website.

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May 18, 2016

replace the motor on a flyzone switch

Trying to replace the stock motor on my flyzone switch to get more power. I have a 30 amp esc. What would be a good, more powerful replacement.

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May 11, 2016

Saito FA-56 Stall When Snap Rolled

I have a Saito FA-56 in a Four Star Forty with Sullivan 6 oz tank (That is the tank that came with the kit). I have flown this plane over 200 times without

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May 11, 2016

Review: Hobbico's Sensei FS

Hello, My name is Stephanie and i represent Hobbico's PR company. I wanted to know if you would be interested in reviewing Hobbico's Sensei FS http://www.flywiserc.com/products/index.html

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Apr 28, 2016

Plane Mathematics

Probably like many others I have been hunting for answers to questions that I can't answer. Don't get me wrong. I'm not an aeronautical engineer or an

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Apr 28, 2016

Servo cable orientation on Hobby King 6 channel RX

Using a Hobby King 6 ch receiver. The servo cables with the 3-wire RED / BLACK / WHITE wires seem to fit into the header on the receiver , either

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Apr 28, 2016

Solar Powered Amphibious RC Aircraft

I have always had the desire to build an amphibious model plan powered by solar Planels on the wings and use the plans to build the real thing from the

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Apr 21, 2016

OS-46 AX Engine Dies When Airplane is Nose Down

Hello, I have an OS-46 ax mounted in a world models skyraider. It runs fine nose up , upside down , sideways and level flight but as soon as I point the

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