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Electric Basics

Everything you need to know about e-power


Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

It is no secret that the advantages of electric motors used with multi engine airplanes far outweigh the disadvantages when compared to glow power. First there is the clean factor; you never have to wipe oil off of your plane when using electric power, unless of course you flew too close to the overly rich […]
This MaxAmps pack has a whopping 150C charge rate, so it can be charged very quickly.

LiPo C-Ratings and What They Mean

What do charge rates mean, and is there a noticeable performance difference between high and low rated packs? Charge rates are just what they sound like. It is the amp rate at which you are capable of charging a specific battery pack. Most commonly you will see this at 1C, 2C, and all the way […]
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Increase Battery Life

Increase Battery Life

When it comes to electric aircraft, one of the key components is your battery pack. It is the only power source to keep your aircraft in the air, requires constant maintenance, and if not watched it will most likely be the first thing that needs to be replaced. But with the right care and careful […]
Electric Power questions: Soldering secrets

Electric Power questions: Soldering secrets

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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Exploit That Speed Control

Exploit That Speed Control

Modern speed controls come with a myriad of features that many of us don’t know about or use. Why? Well, most of the time the factory preset defaults are good enough, but what if they aren’t? What if we’re doing something weird or getting some weird actions from the motor and don’t know why? Check […]
Setting Up Twin Electrics

Setting Up Twin Electrics

      This A-26 from Global Hobbies is the perfect candidate for electric conversion. Plenty of room to run the wires through the wings and the batteries are located under the center hatch on top of the wing.       Easy tips for making a solid connection on multiple motor setups THIS MONTH […]
New Battery type for RC flyer?

New Battery type for RC flyer?

New battery types on the horizon? As we all know any new battery breakthrough will most likely makes its way down to the RC community and give us improved flying time, at least that is what we hope. Because of the giant push in battery power cars, there are many companies and universities out there […]
Electric Jet Power: Tips for easy success

Electric Jet Power: Tips for easy success

Text and photos by John Reid Electric jets can be as large and detailed as full turbine aircraft like this A-7 Corsair II. With the right motor combination, this aircraft will go over 160mph with turbine- like performance. ONE OF THE HOTTEST ADVANCEMENTS in the world of RC has to go to the new generation […]
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