Safety First: Electric Airplanes Nowadays, it is quite common to see many different electric airplanes at the local flying field, and with their increase in popularity, I would like to discuss safety. On my electric powered models, I use a feature called “Throttle Cut”. With the flip of a switch, the motor can become deactivated. [...]
I get a lot of requests from clubs for donations and am always happy to send some free subscription cards and hats to add to the event raffle or for prizes. Not so long ago we sent a care package out to the High Sierra Radio Control Club for their Roll Out Party, and club [...]
I am a long time reader of your column, first time writer. I have learned a lot from your column, and I appreciate the service you provide with your engine wisdom. I have been running four stroke model engines since my first OS FS 40 in about 1983. I have always “vented” the crankcase out [...]
We just clocked the Sundowner 35 with some 45C battery packs and found that it picked up some speed. Before with 30C packs it was clocked at 92 mph now with the 45C packs it was going 97 mph. Good information.
As many of you know, I help out the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational in my duties as the Craftsmanship Judge. I have a unique point of view and get to see “all” the Expert, Team and Masters planes up close and personal! I can tell you that this year’s crop of aircraft was the highest quality yet. [...]
Officially this week long event starts today May 7th and I will be there on Wednesday! Can’t wait to get to this “Oshkosh of RC” event! It has been years since I have attended this amazing event. This will be my first trip to the Triple Tree Aerodrome! But before I go, I have to [...]