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Radio Programming Made Easy

Radio Programming Made Easy

There are some basic radio programming features that all pilots should know to improve their airplane’s performance, and they can be used on any airplane to make flying more enjoyable. When these features are used and programmed correctly, you will experience a faster rate of learning and better results. These programming features are used by […]
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Servos 101

Servos 101

Many modelers assemble their model airplanes without ever giving a thought to their control system. They just use whatever they have, but really, this isn’t the best plan of action. To achieve the optimal performance for your aircraft, you need to use the servos best suited for your aircraft. Servos come in a wide variety […]
10 Budget Radios

10 Budget Radios

These feature-rich radios won’t break the bank! Flysky i6 6 CHANNELS The i6 front looks clean and uncrowded, yet all of the sticks, programming keys, knobs, and toggle switches are within easy reach. This transmitter is a bit smaller than others, is lightweight, and feels balanced and easy to grip. The Flysky i6 has all […]
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10 Radio Setup Secrets

10 Radio Setup Secrets

The devil is in the details. After installing your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arm is placed on the spline, it isn’t at a perfect right angle to the servo casing. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough travel […]
Radio Fundamentals: fly better with dual rates, expo & mixing

Radio Fundamentals: fly better with dual rates, expo & mixing

The goal here is to discuss the three primary features of our radios that will help us when we fly.  This article is intended for new and intermediate fliers. The three features we are going to review are rates, exponential, and mixing. LET’S GET STARTED First of all, when holding your radio during your flight, […]
Rudder Trimming

Rudder Trimming

There is a certain order to trimming a plane and that can vary a little from pilot to pilot. Most pilots will concentrate on the elevator trimming first to keep the plane flying a level path. This is especially important if the plane wants to dive, then elevator trimming becomes the primary important trim for […]
Wires out of control? Try this!

Wires out of control? Try this!

  Here are three simple ways to wrangle in those wild wires floating around inside your aircraft. From left to right: cable tie available in different sizes, Velcro cable ties and just some good old-fashioned electrician’s tape. Tidy Strips, available from Model Aviation Products (modelaviationproducts.com), are perfect for cleaning up wire (and air lines) in […]
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