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Electric Power questions: Soldering secrets

May 10, 2015 11 Comments

I was told that soldering a plug onto a LiPo battery could result in puffing the pack or even a fire. Is this true? Brent Paul [email]You can puff the battery by getting the wire too hot from soldering, but if you set it on fire, you might be better off never touching a soldering [...]

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AMA Expo

Jan 06, 2015 No Comments

Rapidly approaching is the first trade show of the year, the AMA expo. This event is going to be held in Ontario, California and the Model Airplane News crew will be there all three days.  We are going to find out all that you need to know from this show including new products, early releases [...]

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

Dec 18, 2014 5 Comments

This simple design can have a big impact on your aircraft’s color scheme! We start the same way by spraying the glass with window cleaner, then removing the backing from the Ultracote and then pressing it down on the glass. This will keep the covering in place while cutting out the checkerboard. Lay down a [...]

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How to: Add Square Checkerboards

Dec 17, 2014 8 Comments

This simple design can have a big impact on your aircraft’s color scheme! We start the same way by spraying the glass with window cleaner, then removing the backing from the Ultracote and then pressing it down on the glass.  This will keep the covering in place while cutting out the checkerboard. Lay down a ruler [...]

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The LA Drone Show is a Big Success

Dec 15, 2014 No Comments

The first ever Drone Expo in Los Angeles was a huge success this past weekend. Attendees flock to the LA sports Arena to check out the latest Intel on unmanned aerial vehicles.  With over 3000 people attending the arena was full of people looking for their next new multirotor aircraft. In addition there were a [...]

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Can you name four types of flaps?

Nov 11, 2014 16 Comments

Don’t feel bad if you can’t; you are not alone.  And did you know that your plane will react to the flap deployment differently depending on the type of flap you have on your plane.  For a quick rundown on these all important features, read on and see what Klaus Ronge has to say about how [...]

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Best in the West Jet Rally

Oct 23, 2014 7 Comments

Over this last weekend the Best in the West Jet Rally had its 25th event in Buttonwillow, CA.  This event drew in over 130 Pilots from all over the country and the world.  One of the many outstanding jets at this event was Barry Hou’s (Pasadena, CA) outstanding Skymaster F-14.  This great looking warbird had [...]

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Easy Custom Pushrods

Oct 01, 2014 7 Comments

Many kits are made to precise standards, and this includes the pushrods. They are perfect for the recommend servos, but when using servos that have the output arms in a different location, those included pushrods may not work as well. This happened to me, and it meant that I needed to make up my own [...]

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