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 →
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.
During these time of unrest and unsteady circumstances we need to stay aware of the unrelenting efforts of SCAMMERS and OVER PRICED items. Examples; Found these receivers posted for sale on Amazon Same item for sale at Tower Hobbies When purchasing items to support our hobby and your needs, be extremely careful and do some... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 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 →
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 →