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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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Apr 17, 2016

Great website

Just a quick message to say thanks for such an informative website. I was literally tearing my hair out with an ASP 4 stroke, but with the information

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Apr 17, 2016

P-51 MUSTANG TRAINER

Im looking for any members that are/have flown the P-51 Mustang trainer with the 8cc Evolution motor. How does it fly? hows the 8cc motor run ? How

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Mar 29, 2016

Radio System Advice for My Old Planes

Thinking about getting back into the hobby and bring out my old planes ( kadet senior, p-47, pt-19, stuka, dr-8, etc.) my old radio system was/is futaba

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Mar 29, 2016

Retired VET Seeking Advice with RC Planes

I am retired Military: at 80yrs, after 24yrs in the Air Force and Army Natl. Guard.have afever to build and fly Planes I worked on, in the Service: f-102

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Mar 29, 2016

Homemade Wind Machine

Dear rc flight expert, I have been requested to build two wind sources for wind cart experiments. This experiment will be used by a physics instructor

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Mar 04, 2016

Electric Brushless Motor Won't Turn

I recently bought an ARF C182 from Lanyu.... I charged the batt, set up everything, and all is good, except that there is no rotation of the motor! I

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Mar 04, 2016

ESC OVERHEATING

Hi, I have a Bixler2 with a Hobbyking 2725 1600kv motor Max current 17A, Max power 190W swinging a 7x5 sports prop. I use a Haiyin 2200mAh lipo battery

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Mar 04, 2016

RC Plane for Stopping Tornadoes

Hi my name is curtis I am the creator of tornadodisbursement.com and I would like to work with some one who can, or has built a large enough scale model

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Feb 21, 2016

Evolution 52NX Dies with Dirt in Fuel Line

I start my engine and it'll run good for a few minutes then it will die. With close inspection while running I noticed carbon passing through the fuel

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Feb 01, 2016

Phantom 3 Drone Guidlines?

I'm looking into buying a Phantom 3 drone and was wondering if you would know the guide lines to have and fly one. I was looking at some web pages and

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