David Vaught

MPI’s LiFe Charging Switch and LED

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments

If you fly LiFe battery packs, you will love the newest addition to the MPI’s lineup of charging switches.  These switches include an LED readout with green, amber and red lights to let you quickly know the condition of your flight pack.  Check out their complete lineup of charging switches for all types of batteries. [...]

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Hot Wire Foam Factory Styroplast

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments

Hot Wire Foam Factory recently introduced their new Styroplast two-part coating for all foams.  When mixed you have about 12-15 minutes of working time and when cured the coating becomes fire-proof, water-proof, and hardens to protect all foam surfaces without adding a lot of weight to the foam.  The possibilities for use are extensive and [...]

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How Big is Your Fuel Tank?

Dec 15, 2011 1 Comment

I see this often and that is a kit with a fuel tank that is not labeled or identified in the instructions as to the size in ounces.  There is an easy way to resolve this simply by weighing the tank both empty and full.  Fuel (15%) is typically about 20 grams/ounce.  Be sure to [...]

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Hobby People DHC-2 Beaver .46 in for review

Dec 06, 2011 4 Comments

VQ Models has just released their DHC-2 Beaver in British Military colors.  I will be reviewing the .46 version from Hobby People.  Here are some details: Specifications • Wingspan: 63.7in ( 1620 mm) • Length: 43.9 in ( 1115 mm ); • Engine: 46 two stroke, 52. 4-stroke; • Motor: 4120/05 and 5 cells 5000mah [...]

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Get your CG Correct Early in the Build

Nov 26, 2011 No Comments

I build a lot of planes each year.  One of the best things I have available to me not just after I build, but while I build, is the CG Machine.  I say this because many times instructions are arbitrary in the fact they suggest components, and the variability of these components may cause issues [...]

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Cleaning the Workshop

Nov 11, 2011 1 Comment

Over the years I have built most of my planes in my garage.  Air conditioning was pretty easy as I just turned it on when I needed some relief, but heating was another story.  So now I am installing a new wood furnace to keep the garage warm day and night.  It seemed like a [...]

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Who Mentored You?

Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

When I was about eight or nine my good friend Wes and I would spend countless summer hours in his attic looking at old issues of Model Airplane News from the 1950′s and 60′s.  We soon were building rubber powered silk span planes and .049 control line combat planes that we flew in the neighbor’s [...]

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What’s on your Holiday Shopping List?

Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

I am seeing those holiday commercials so it must mean we are approaching the season of giving.  I hope you will join in here and provide some of the items you think should be a part of every RC hobbyist’s wish list.  Let me start by making a few suggestion of items I use all [...]

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