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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 →

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 →

Building Plans

Comment from Dan Royer: At the weekly lunch with the club members I told several where you can find Goldberg Plans free. I have attached the listing of the plans available and where to get them to download; www.outerzone.co.uk CAD conversions are sent to OuterZone, here is the list so far. Bridi Flipper - Hand Launch... Continue Reading →

2020 Polar Bear Fly

New Years Day 2020 brought sun shine and wind, neither of which stopped the 25 or more club members, wives and visitors that showed up to support the event. On arrival at the site, the tumble weeds had gathered in protest of the day's events, but Charles and I were able to overcome them and... Continue Reading →

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