Quick Shop Tips — Transmitter Tricks

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Readers of our magazines are always coming up with useful tricks of the trades to get the most out of the hobby. Maximizing safety and convenience is often very easy. Check these out.

Throttle Safety

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Quick Shop Tips — Transmitter Tricks

When you fire up your radio and then turn on your model’s receiver, you always want to have the throttle set at the full off (idle) position. This is especially important for electric models. One of the simplest ways to keep that throttle stick in the safe position is to use a rubberbands to hold the stick down. Easy and safe.

Michael C. Beckmann, Kokomo, IN

Quick ID Check

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Quick Shop Tips — Transmitter Tricks

If you have been in the hobby for a while, chances are you have a few radio systems spread over your collection of RC model airplanes. A quick and easy way to choose which radio you need without having to power it up and enter the model memory menu is to apply a label on the bottom or back of the radio case with your model’s names and memory numbers printed. As you change your model memories you can simply apply a new label.

Randy Kohler, Pottstown, PA

Updated: April 2, 2012 — 10:29 AM
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