Here it is. The final part of building a wood trainer. We finish the covering, install the radio equipment and balance the airplane several ways. Will the modifications be worth the effort? How do they alter the airplane’s flight performance? Join us in Part Four of Building Your Own Wood Kit Trainer.
Here is Part II of Welcome Back (home) for returning modelers. This part covers the birth of RTF and the growth of ARF aircraft. Just why today’s airplanes fly so well is also covered. What happened to my .60 engines is explained. What should be my first returning airplane? Read Part II and get some ideas.
Welcome Back. We are happy you are returning to model aviation. As you have been looking around and thinking about g4etting started again, you have noticed that there are many changes since your last takeoff. This first article in the three-part Welcome Back (Home?) series explains the advancements made in radio systems, servos and batteries and then goes out on a limb making some equipment suggestions. Welcome Back, We Missed You.
Oh No! That ground loop just removed half the wing’s covering. Read this article to fix it. Tired of having the same ARF color scheme as everyone else with that airplane? Read this article to fix it. Your old airplane need dressing up? Read this article to make it look new. Want to cover a wood kit you just finished? Read this article expanded from the Model Aviation original in the Flight-Tech Section.
Movies Added! – The Hangar 9 F-22 Raptor PTS is a true Basic trainer that looks like America’s newest fighter. This follow-up review explores a way to make this fine aircraft even better. Learn how to improve its already excellent flying performance. Read this Flight-Tech article.
2.4 GHz Radio Control Systems? What are they? Why do we need to know about them? What do we need to know? Find out in this Sport Aviator Flight-Tech article designed for us common everyday, sport pilots.
ROUGHLY 18 MONTHS ago a new company introduced spread spectrum technology to the radio-control-modeling world. This first system was a surface unit for use in cars/trucks.
Noted electric power expert Bob Aberle demystifies Lithium Polymer and Lithium Ion batteries in part three of this Battery Series. Go to Sport Aviator’s Flight Tech Section to learn how to safely use the most powerful battery systems in our sport.
Part Two of this series delves into renewing batteries, how they age and how to avoid battery disasters. A primer on Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries with some tips learned the hard way. You can learn the easy way in Sport Aviator’s Flight–Tech Section
The most mysterious things in RC for a newer pilot are the batteries. But they are also the most important part of your radio system since in-flight battery failure always means instant vertical landings. What they are, how to manage them, how to test them, what are their limits and more are detailed in this article. Find this, the first of a series covering all RC batteries, in the Flight Tech Section.