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Dec 23, 2021

Inspecting an R/C Airplane Glow plug

I have a Jett .40 (424) motor and have been using the same plug for a while. Several times the motor quit midway through the flight and after thoroughly

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Dec 23, 2021

An old Comet Zipper

A friend of mine recently acquired a long box full of a bunch of balsa pieces. Hand written on the outside of the box was Comet Zipper and under that was

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Dec 23, 2021

Convert Old Drone into RC plane

So I have a small drone that wont fly right anymore... The trimming doesn't seem to work. So I may be being cheap but I'm wondering if there would be a

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Dec 23, 2021

E-flite UMX Turbo Timber

This plane is a small foam aircraft with an amazing design modeled after S.T.O.L (Short Take Off and Landing) bush planes. This makes it a very easy plane

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Dec 23, 2021

Carl Goldberg Eaglet 50

If you can get your hands on one, this is a great little trainer. Stable, predictable and forgiving, this trainer offered many great flights. This only

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Dec 23, 2021

Airtronic Transmitter & Receiver Frequency Question

I have two old Airtronic radio systems. These old radios were handed down to me. However, the sticker that shows the frequency of the transmitter has

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Dec 23, 2021

How to choose RC Plane Radio components

I have been out is RC Airplanes for 20 years and wish to get back into the hobby. I understand the concept of the new systems frequency hopping. That

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Dec 23, 2021

Electric Conversion Seagull 40

Can you recommend an engine,speed controller and prop' for a Seagull 40 plane. The kit was originally intended for 32 to 46 two stroke IC

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Dec 23, 2021

Motor esc prop packages

Do companies sell a power pack, for example if I had a park flyer that weighs 14 oz with no electronics and wanted to get the esc, motor, motor mount,

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Jan 09, 2021

Herr rally XP electric glider

Hello I need help with finding an electric motor ,an esc with Bec and a battery and folding prop with spinner for a Herr rally XP glider. They recommend

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Jan 09, 2021

carbon cub 1.3 battery dilemma

Greetings all Enthusiasts I have my starting plane carbon cub 1.3 s+, I have been pre-packed with an e-flite battery (LiPO 11.1 V, 1300 mAh). The flight

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Jan 09, 2021

Need props for giant scale WW2 bomber

I'm planning to build a 1/4 scale 4-engine bomber, but I can't figure out where to get propellers that big. They need to be 4-bladed, and at least 35 diameter

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Jan 09, 2021

Ultima Sport Biplane Instruction manual

I was at a swap meet and traded for an Ultima Sport Biplane without the manual. Does anybody have one they could copy and send to me? Thank you in advance!

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Jan 09, 2021

OS 120 glow dies after a few minutes of smooth operation

Airplane Engine, OS 120 glow, start properly, idle ok, scream nice at high revolution, nose up test right. I take off, a few laps with some aerobatic figure,

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Jan 09, 2021

key that holds prop mounting plate on crank shaft

Had my ASP engine running not bad. Next thing I know the prop mounting plate came off. Discovered the little key that connects plate to crank was lost.

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Jan 09, 2021

Dynam Waco problems

This plane just won't fly. It came with a crooked vertical stabilizer and rudder. The horizontal stabilizer isn't the straightest either. I've reinforced

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Jan 09, 2021

AR410 Spektrum Rx Hookup

How do I know which channel in an AR410 Spektrum Rx to plug in the various servos on my plane. I have an ESC, Ailerons, Rudder, Elevator = 4 channels.

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Jan 09, 2021

canopy for a 40 sized great planes escapade arf

Where can one find a replacement hatch and canopy for a 40 sized great planes escapade arf. I recieved this airframe for free and all that is wrong with

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Jan 09, 2021

Silver Monokote & radio interference

I need to know if silver Monokote has any metal in it. In other words, could it cause any problems with 2.4GHz radio reception, or GPS reception if these

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Jul 06, 2020

65AX Factory Needle Settings

My 65AX Mix control valve not set right, the low speeed or Mixture Control Valve has to be reste to factory. What are the factory settings? Jeff

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Jul 06, 2020

Warlock 05

Hi I'm new to building an RC plane I was given a warlock 05 about 25 years ago. At the time I really had no interest but now that I'm home and confined

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Jul 05, 2020

pnp f-15 jet.receiver

I have a pnp f-15 jet. How do I keep power to the receiver so that I can bind and fly. The battery for flight has too much power, it keeps burning my receiver

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Jun 10, 2020

T-28 Not Binding

I have a T-28 and was checking the Range for the first time and when taxing the plane away from me with reduces power it kept turning to the left and I

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May 04, 2020

Range for Radio controlled payload drop system

I am trying to build a Payload drop system for my drone. I am going to use it to drop live bait out off the beach to about Maybe 1/4 of a mile out. Now,

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May 04, 2020

Brian Taylor 81" electric powered Mosquito. Wiring Question

Hi Iam in the process of building a Brian Taylor 81 electric powered Mosquito. Was looking for a wiring diagram with contra turning props. As well as motor

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May 04, 2020

Factory settings OS 46

I have an OS46 engine and would like to know what the factory settings for both the Low and High speed needles are. The engine will start but not continue

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May 04, 2020

Ailerons and elevators work together p51

I have a brand new p51 rc plane. After checking and double checking wires to ailerons and elevator, they both move together. My other planes move separately.

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May 04, 2020

tuning problem with O.S. .91 FX

Have three of these engines. One, after many problems, blowing glow plugs, vibrating the head loose, vibrating the prop nut off, overheating and dying

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Feb 12, 2020

Spektrum AR610 Receiver

My AR9000/AR9020 have been sent to Horizon Hobby for repair. The 9020 is brand new and the other about 6 months old. When binding both the satellites

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Feb 12, 2020

Receiver and transmitter compatibility

I am new to RC Flying. I recently acquired a J3 Cub 450. I have a spektrum 6XDi Transmitter and a spektrum AR6100e receiver. They will not bind. Do

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Jan 01, 2020

RC Electrical Components

I teach in a Makerspace in MA and I have a student who is interested in creating his own RC plane from scratch. We have a number of electronic components

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Jan 01, 2020

Motor, prop, battery esc?.

I’ve been out of the RC flying for quite some time, I have a Lazy Bee with a 48 inch wing span, and the fuselage is 30 inches long, never flew it, but

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Jan 01, 2020

What lipo battery should I use with a Rimfire 80 with a 15X8 prop?

Just installed a Rimfire 80 with a 15X8 prop in my Stinger 60. It weighs in at 9.5 lbs. This is my first electric set up and I replaced a well worn MDS

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Jan 01, 2020

RotoMax 1:60 Motor voltage ?

I have a RC 9kg auw. 90 Seagull 40cc to 50cc Stuka plane. I Installed a 1:60 RotoMax motor KV/RPM-231. P/Watts-2960. 80A max current. Sugested prop-21x13

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Jan 01, 2020

Nitro to Gasoline on an Avistar Elite

So, I was recently gifted an Avistar Elite to train with and get comfortable flying. Only downside is it has a glow engine. 97% of my club fly gasoline

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Jan 01, 2020

needed help with choosing the right servos for Tiger3 nitro airplane

Hi I been getting into a new hobby and trying to put together ARF Phoenix TIGER 3.I have got all the servo wires a .91 2stroke engine other things I

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Jan 01, 2020

Getting back to RC airplanes with some older radio equipment

I have been away from RC airplanes for nearly 15 years. Getting back in is taking some study. I have Futaba 72 MHZ PCM equipment (T8UAFS/T8UAPS transmitter

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Sep 15, 2019

Selecting a Propeller

I am designing my own plane and I'm not sure what style of propeller to get. I know the thickness makes a difference, how many blades there are makes a

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Aug 19, 2019

Scratch Built Waco YMF-5

118 inch WS 48 LBS Built from a Peter Barth Kit. Great kit all CNC Router cut parts fit great DA150 Engine JR 11 X radio with power safe receiver Flies

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Aug 11, 2019

Hangar 9 Sukhoi SU-26MM

Wingspan 122 inches. Mike McConville is one of my favorite designers. Be sure to follow him on Facebook as he's always sharing something new he's building

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Let’s Go Flying!

5 Steps for Successful First Flight!

When the RC bug bites, it bites hard!

Control yourself my friend!

Save yourself much time and money by following these five steps to success!


1:Choose the Right Plane

2: Understand the Physics of Flight

3: Learn the Controls!

4: Join a Club

5: Buy a Simulator