Learn to Fly Day, August 21 2021

TCRCM, Hobby Town and Horizon Hobbies hosted a learn to fly day at the TCRCM flying field on Saturday August 21 2021. The day was a huge success with lots of visitors showing an interest in model aviation. Many members of the club brought out different aircraft for all to see and the club instructors... Continue Reading →

Pilot Solo

The 11 year old son of Brian Putt -- Skyler Putt -- executed a very successful solo flight.  He made three perfect landings, one touch and go.  Showed good judgement and control when waived off twice. 

LIPO Battery C Rating

We all know that the claimed "C" numbers of LiPo batteries are fallacious. Some brand are more outrageously exaggerated than others. If your charger can measure the cell IR (Internal Resistance) of you can use this online tool to calculate the REAL "C" value - as well as establish the maximum amp draw your batteries... Continue Reading →

Get The Power

To get off the ground, your R/C airplane or helicopter needs power — whether from an electric motor, a gasoline engine, or most frequently, a glow engine. The size and type of engine will be determined by the size and type of aircraft. Helicopter engines are designed specifically for the space, weight and power requirements... Continue Reading →

RC Glow Engines

What is a Glow Engine? Electric models use small motors, powered by battery cells. Those motors should not be confused with glow engines — which are actual internal combustion power plants that form the heart of any "gas" or "nitro" powered R/C model.  Most nitro R/C models use a 2- or 4-stroke glow engine, sized... Continue Reading →

Slow Survival Combat (SSC)

Slow Survivable Combat (SSC). SSC is the most popular class RC Combat has to offer. Only having a .15 engine and a rpm limit (17,500) reduces the speed and the severity of the crashes that are bound to happen. Thrill of the chase and cut The objective of SSC is to recreate the excitement of... Continue Reading →

Clyde Crash Cup Contender

Ever have one of those days when you really want to go to the field, but now that you shouldn't. Well yesterday was one for me. I arrived at the field around 10 am, weather ok, winds very low. Shortly after arrival, a single cloud opened up and it started to rain. Another sign that... Continue Reading →

Easy Tips for Balancing Propellers

When operating RC airplanes, properly balanced propellers are very important. Having a balanced prop helps prevent excessive vibration which can cause electrical connections to loosen, fuel in your gas tank to foam up, and can even cause structural damage.  Balancing your propeller helps avoid all these problems and it is very easy to do by following this two-step... Continue Reading →

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