How-To’s


11 Ways to Crash Your RC Plane!

11 Ways to Crash Your RC Plane!

One of our favorite YouTubers Tim McKay is at it again with fun, tongue-in-cheek video on how to to crash your plane. If you want to guarantee a ground collision, Tim recommends skipping the pre-flight checklist, don’t worry about the weather, and never check your batteries. Plus several other “tips.” But as usual, there’s some […]
Dollar Store Foam Glider Transformed!

Dollar Store Foam Glider Transformed!

Watch one of favorite DIY RC Youtubers, Tim McKay, tries to transform a Dollar Store foam glider into an RC flier. In this video Tim takes you through the build, lessons learned and the “Dollar Glider” test flight.

Can you fly RC in your backyard? Yes and no.

Can you fly RC in your backyard? Yes and no.

One of our favorite YouTubers explains controlled vs uncontrolled airspace, temporary flight restrictions, the B4UFly app, and everything else you need to know. Check out Tim McKay’s video before you take off in your backyard!
Continuing Education: RC Aerodynamics

Continuing Education: RC Aerodynamics

Watch as expert RC hobbyist Tim McKay takes you through the RC aerodynamics basics. While aerodynamics is one of the more complex aspects of the hobby, Tim has a knack for giving us practical advice and understandable explanations. Everything from airfoils, thrusts, wing dihedral, flutter, trim and more. Don’t skip this class!  

Safety First! Your Pre-Flight Checklist

Safety First! Your Pre-Flight Checklist

Another great instructional video from Dag, one of our favorite RC plane YouTubers. Here Dag goes through his top tips and advice before you take to the skies. Create your check list here!
Back to School! RC Airplane Flaps 101

Back to School! RC Airplane Flaps 101

One of our favorite Youtubers and RC expert, Dag, is back at it with a terrific video on flap basics. It’s great for newbies but there’s something here for every pilot. Check it out!  

How Many Channels Do You Need, Anyway?

How Many Channels Do You Need, Anyway?

One of our favorite YouTubers, Dag, is back at it and answers the question of “how many channels do you really need?” As always, Dag brings us good insights. Watch and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

One of our favorite YouTubers is back this week with more pro advice, this time on taking video with your RC plane. As per the norm, Dag’s video is packed with great tips. As a side note, we ran into Dag at the Southeast Electric Fun Fly (SEFF) event in Andersonville, Georgia. It’s a small […]

Giant-Scale Considerations

Giant-Scale Considerations

Thinking about getting into giant-scale RC? Check out the latest from Dag on everything you should consider before taking your big flyer to the field!  
Materials for Your RC Scale Build

Materials for Your RC Scale Build

Dag, one of our favorite YouTubers, is back with another insightful video. Here he takes an in-depth look on materials to use when building your own RC scale plane. Everything from types of glues, woods, foams, fiberglass, and coverings. This guy is a walking RC encyclopedia and we’re glad he’s out there sharing his knowledge! […]
RC Pre-flight Checklist!

RC Pre-flight Checklist!

Responsible pilots always walk the four corners of their aircraft prior to takeoff. Check out one of our favorite YouTubers, Dag214, going though his RC pre-flight checklist in full detail. Guaranteed to reduce your crash risk!
Mending Broken Wings

Mending Broken Wings

Let’s face it. If you fly RC airplanes, sooner or later, you’re going to damage your model. Knowing how to deal with common damage inflicted on our models saves you money and extends the life of your plane. So why buy a replacement wing when you can fix it yourself? Here’s our damaged wing. This […]
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