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    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 …

    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 …

    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. …

    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 …

    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 …

    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 …

    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 …

    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 …

    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 …

    I need help with a digital servo project 
    Friends, I have a Zenith 750 aircraft i am building and I have a project I am working on. I would like to use a digital servo to move a lever with …

    Super Decathlon Motor Mount 
    I have a park zone super decathlon(discontinued) and I’m wondering if the motor mount is correct. While stationary, the motor seems to be straight …

    Dynam C182 rudder servo 
    When the battery is connected there is a delay in the start of the rudder servo ,the others are ok. It does work eventually after 20 to 30 seconds .Is …

    Flying advice for EDF Jets 
    I have been flying for about two years, I have several warbirds, and can fly them fairly well, I recently purchased E-Flites F-15 EDF, and was wondering, …

    Best Brand of RC Airplanes 
    There are so many brands of airplanes (E-flite, Top flite, FMS, Freewing) which is the best?, i.e. most realistic warbirds, most reliable, etc.

    Fuel Proofing RC Airplane 
    I am trying to find out which balsa glue is fuel proof. And, is there some sort of sealant to coat the whole frame with before covering my model?

    Harbor Freight Mustang Balance 
    Harbor freight mustang. Does anybody have any actual measurements for Ballance point? Tried it set up stock, hot day, poor air density..controlled …

    hanger9 p51d-60 Enging Cowling 
    I need the blue engine cowling for the cripes-a-mighty p51d. just opened the box and its not here!! company says good luck!!its 10 years old but n.i.b….thank …

    Battery Capacity for a 20cc RC airplane 
    Hello, I am putting together a 20cc plane in which I installed 5 servos hitec HS-5645MG and a receiver spektrum AR620 with a ubc of 6 v output for receiver. …

    my RC plane seems to not fly (please help) 
    Hi, I know that this may not be your main type of question but here we go. I recently purchase the RC Flight Test tiny trainer glider. I was super excited …

    FPV RC Plane Black Box (LOVE IT!) 
    I just got the Black Box by PinPointRC and I love it! I had one of their older products, but their new update is amazing. I fly long range FPV planes, …

    Help choosing a piper cub kit 
    Looking for help choosing the best Piper Cub. I want to buy a balsa wood kit that can be built from scratch and flown for my husbands birthday. Looking …

    Piper J-3 Cub 40 with an Evolution .46 stalls at half throttle  
    I recently built a Piper J-3 Cub 40 with an Evolution .46 cc 2 cycle glow engine in it. After about 10 mins of flight (at half throttle) the engine stalls. …

    HZ Mini Apprentice S issues 
    My nephew was flying his Mini Apprentice S float plane today and it took a nose dive into the water. The glue that holds the battery compartment into the …

    Senior highschool thesis on Propeller Propulsion 
    Hi! I'm currently a grade 12 STEM student and my research title was approved but my methodology was not. I plan to do an evaluation of the performance …

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    Delta ray control problems 
    Hello,I have set my Delta ray up and am using a DX 4 transmitter,the problems is the right lever is activating ailerons and left is flaps but no power …

    Volantex Ranger 1600 KIT Setup? 
    I'm looking in to getting the KIT version of this plane but I'm not sure what parts to get, I've put a list together of parts I'm leaning towards but I'm …

    HobbyZone Cub Servo Flutter 
    When the rudder servo is not connected up to anything, it moves freely and fine. However when I connect it up to the horn on the rudder at the back …

    Dynam Cessna 182 Sky Trainer Instructions 
    I had a Dynam Cessna 182 Sky trainer "RTF" given to me for Christmas. I'm 80+ and it's 60 odd years ago since I did any model building. I've always …

    I have an airplane project in my art class and it's super important please help! 
    Hi I have a project to do which is due next week. Here are the materials and characteristics of the plane we HAVE to have/use 1) you cannot lock the …

    Hitec Ikonnik KA-6, can you buddy 
    Hi I am new to the RC planes and have bought a trainer so my 10 year old can learn to fly. I recently read that you can buddy/link transmitters to teach …

    Servo Requirements 
    Hi I am building a model with a 6foot wing span and twin engines, I would like to know which servos to use to operate flaps ailerons,rudder,elevators …

    outputs on receiver for 3 way switch on transmitter 
    Hi!..old..new flyer built p51 30 years ago. flew for 6 month got to close to a building with a remote control crane...you can guess what happened...lol …

    Spektrum TX/RX Troubles 
    I am having some issues with the electric RC plane I built. It's a House of Balsa T6 Texan (44" wing span). After the plane sat for a couple years, I …

    Balence issue with p-51 D mustang from harbor freight  
    My girlfriend bought me a p-51 D mustang harbor freight cheapy mega issue with nose weight. Won't taxi at all likes to drop the nose a break the prop. …

    Model Pilot Figures 
    I have these 2 MGA pilot figures. Can someone give me some information about them? What kind of pilot they are? Is is worth it to sell them? I just …

    E-Flite Icon A5 
    Hi I am Titch. I am only been flying for a few months now and learnt to fly with the Cessna 182. I have had the A5 for a few months now and I fly it …

    starting out? 
    Im looking into getting a 6 CH BlitzRCWorks F-117 Stealth Fighter V2 RC EDF Jet was curious what all i would need to get started. the plane is a arf …

    I have a flute power 15, EPLM4015 E, brushless outrunner 
    For a special application i need to run this motor from a LiPo battery. I have a EFLA, 1015 E ESC. For my situation I need to energize motor for a short …

    Robart #145-6 P-51 Pneumatic Main Retracts 6" Offset Wheel 
    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 …

    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 …

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    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. …

    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

    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 …

    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. …

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    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 …

    servos fail to stop working apparently for lack of current. 
    Hello, I am putting together a 20cc plane in which I installed 5 servos hitec HS-5645MG and a receiver spektrum AR620 with a ubc of 6 v output for receiver. …

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