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    Having one hour flytime with a flying wing 
    Hi there I`m asked to make a flying wing that must be able to fly for 1 hour... I can design and make wings with balsa wood at any size.... But the …

    Adding a motor to a glider 
    Hi I Built a fairly large RC glider with approximately a 1.5m wingspan a couple of years ago, but I'm planning on some tinkering. I want to add a motor …

    Rc plane help 
    Couple of questions, I bought the nitroplanes fiberglass f4 phantom and have been working on it for a while and cannot seem to get it to fly. Is it a …

    P-51 choices 
    Hey Gang, I'm trying to decide which P-51 Mustang to purchase. The models that I'm deciding on are: 1. FMS FMM008PBBD "Big Beautiful Doll" PNP V8 …

    Newb teen first time flying kit help 
    Here's the scoop. I work in the mental health field and am continuously looking for hobbies to get some of the kids I work with involved in. I know there …

    old rc airplane fuel tanks 
    I am building one of the old Nobler U-control airplanes and I have been unable to find a fuel tank for it. In the airplane plans it mentions three different …

    FAA RC Regulations 
    What is the latest update for FAA RC Regulations? I fly standard .40 and .60 size planes for fun. Sherman

    Model Airplane Balsa Parts source 
    I have been given an old RC Model Airplane Kit that is approximately 40 years old. Manufactured by 'Top Flight Models, Inc.', it is completely BALSA. …

    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 …

    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 …

    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 …

    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. …

    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 …

    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 …

    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. …

    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?

    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!

    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, …

    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 …

    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 …

    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 …

    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 …

    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 …

    Radian Pro Aileron Problems 
    Just put together a Radian Pro and in checking it out the ailerons only work for a right turn, tried switching leads with same results. So could it still …

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    Hobbyzone super cub prop runs all the time 
    I have a supercub from Hobbyzone. I have been flying it for two months now. I went to fly it today and when I turned the Spektrum DX4e on then plugged …

    outrunner motor size 
    decided to learn about electrics by building an electric trainer. I have a 795 W, 530 KV outrunner powered by a 4000 ma 5S lipo. The completed airplane …

    simulator rc plane handling versus same plane in real flight 
    I have a list of favorites on my flight simulator, mostly warbirds like P-51, P-47 T-bolt, and T-28 Trojan. They all handle differently and my preference …

    Dynam P 51 with electronic retracts help left landing gear won't open 
    I have a Dynam P 51 with electronic retracts that bought used a few weeks ago. Got a Spektrum DX5E DXMS Mode 2 with a Spektrum AR6100 6 channel receiver. …

    OS Engine Crankshaft End Play  
    have 2 os rc engines-10 & 40 2 cycle nitro abc....older engines having low to no run time on them. both have end play in the crankshaft, and rattle on …

    Total newbie needing help with setup of ares decathlon 350 
    I just bought this decathlon 350..hubby W/ rc car experience put it together for me but the tail as it sits is lopsided.... It leans down on the right …

    Hobby King J3 Cub 1400mm problems 
    Okay so I've recently purchased the 1400mm HK J3 cub. Got it all assembled and I have a problem. I have the HK Orange RX dsm2 comparable and I plugged …

    DhC-2 Beaver Taxies Backwards? 
    I have a DhC-2 Beaver plane. When I try to taxi the planes goes backwards. How do I get the to go forward and take off?

    Safe receiver in a Carbon Z Cub 
    I'm in the process of installing an Eflight Apprentice receiver in a Carbon Z Cub. I have noticed others online that people have relocated the control …

    "SAFE Technology" on A 10? 
    Think its possible to use the "safe" from a delta ray on another plane? I really want to fly a large a10 but, i realize my limitations at this point. …

    LiPo Battery C Rating Confusion 
    Hi - firstly may I say that I've found the information on your web site the most comprehensive and understandable that I've found on the web. I'm new …

    Best to Learn With Airplanes or Helis? 
    Hi, my problem is knowing just where to start the hobby. I'm in my 50's now but from being a lad I've always had a desire to fly models. About 10 …

    What engine size to use in a RC plane 
    All RC planes give an engine range size. Since I'm still learning I usually go with the smaller engine. But I realize that putting a larger engine in …

    Good Cheap RC Batteries? 
    eBay has some cheaper batteries Anyone have any good/bad brands I should look at?

    RC Airplane Motor Will Not Stop 
    How do I slow down my electric motor? It runs at about half speed at lowest speed setting.

    Using Fuel Dot Flood Carb? 
    Thanks for the draft on Fuel Dots but dont you flood your carby when filling via the dot an tee piece? I may have missed something. I have been using …

    RC Simulator for Mac??? 
    Get Aerofly Pro Here Hello I am new to this RC/simulator world so I don't know what is possible. My goal is to buy a RC flight simulator for …

    What is a good second RC airplane? 
    Looking for direction on choosing a good second RC airplane. Just wanted some advice on the next step up. I have had a Super Cub electric for some …

    Chuck Cunningham's Big Lazy Ace Engine Selection Not rated yet
    I have been modelling and flying all my life with a few forced stops here and there.I have only ever built one kit,my first,a KKPhantom with a K 1.9 power. …

    Robart #145-6 P-51 Pneumatic Main Retracts 6" Offset Wheel Not rated yet
    I am curious where I could list a set of these retracts to sell that would get the most traffic? The retracts are out of a 110" Giant scale P-51 that …

    WARNING my fated conscendo s glider by HOBBYZONE Not rated yet
    hi everyone.....can i tell you a story about my conscendo s electric glider. Having recently spent a lot of money (£200) on my new glider, this price …

    Textile Gyroscope Wing Not rated yet
    I would like to develop Textile gyroscope wings and then have an RC model build with 4 TGWings. I want to build this as an open project and am looking …

    problem with a conscendo s powered rc glider Not rated yet
    my conscendo hobbyzone glider crashed recently(as they do) ive got it all back together again but apart from some initial twitching of the control …

    FPV Sensor Mount Not rated yet
    Hi, I would love any tips on how you would hook these sensors up to your ground station. You mentioned some great sensor options so wondering now …

    new plane dont know what it is Not rated yet
    Can someone tell me what plane this is. I purchased it and the cowl is messed up and needing to be replaced. Thank you for your help.

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    Common Flying Mistakes and how to Avoid Them Not rated yet
    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 …

    Help Me Identify My New RC Plane Not rated yet
    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

    Plane Mathematics Not rated yet
    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 …

    Solar Powered Amphibious RC Aircraft Not rated yet
    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 …

    Auto Start for DLE 111 Not rated yet
    I am adding a new giant scale addition to my hanger. The power will be supplied by a DLE 111. I always push the envelope with every plane I build and …

    Passing of a fellow RC enthusiast & his celebration of life Not rated yet
    Hello all, My name is Andi & I'm writing about the death of my dad, known in other forums as Sonsight I am the (step)daughter of Jake (Sonsight), …

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