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BEC: Linear vs. Switchmode

Posted by Jesse R. on 9/16/2016 to Guide to Electric RC Power Systems
Some ESCs have a linear BEC, while some have a switchmode BEC.  What's the difference between the two?

Brushless Motor Guide

Posted by Jeff A. on 8/17/2016 to Guide to Electric RC Power Systems
Brushless Motor Guide
This article will help to explain the relationship of the power of different electric motors to the weight and flying characteristics of various aircraft.

Guide to Motor Designations

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/17/2016 to Guide to Electric RC Power Systems
Guide to Motor Designations
We stock over one hundred different motors in our store and we are often asked what the numeric designations of these motors mean.   

Lipo Battery FAQ

Posted by Jeff A. on 8/17/2016 to Guide to Electric RC Power Systems
Lipo Battery FAQ
Frequently asked questions about charging lipo batteries....

Guide to Choosing a Lipo Battery

Posted by Jeff A. on 8/17/2016 to Guide to Electric RC Power Systems
Guide to Choosing a Lipo Battery
How to choose a lipo battery for your model...

Care & Use of Lipo Batteries

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/17/2016 to Guide to Electric RC Power Systems
Care & Use of Lipo Batteries
Here are some helpful tips for taking care of your lipo batteries, so that they will last a nice long time.

ESC FAQ

Posted by Jeff A. on 8/17/2016 to Guide to Electric RC Power Systems
ESC FAQ
Frequently asked questions about Electronic Speed Controls (ESC).

Propeller FAQ

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/17/2016 to Guide to Electric RC Power Systems
Propeller FAQ
Frequently asked questions about prop size, pitch and appropriate use.

Brushless Motor FAQ

Posted by Jeff A. on 8/17/2016 to Guide to Electric RC Power Systems
Brushless Motor FAQ
In this article we will explain electric outrunner brushless motors, kv ratings, the relationship of the motor to the electronic speed control (ESC) and basic guidelines for choosing an electric motor. 

Power System Suggestions for Popular Models

Posted by Heads Up RC Pilots on 8/14/2016 to Power System Recommendations
Power System Suggestions for Popular Models
Power system recommendations for popular kits and ARFs as well as conversion info for brushed-to-brushless and gas/glow-to-brushless electric.  Recommendations include motor, ESC, propeller, battery and more...

Variations in Mounting Brushless Motors

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/10/2016 to Helpful Hints
Variations in Mounting Brushless Motors
Different motors are designed to be mounted in different ways.  This is a simple guide to the different types of motors that we carry and their designated mounting configurations.

Prop Savers -- What They Are and How to Use Them

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/10/2016 to Helpful Hints
Prop Savers -- What They Are and How to Use Them
An illustrated guide to using a prop saver.

Prop Adapters -- What They Are and How to Use Them

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/10/2016 to Helpful Hints
Prop Adapters -- What They Are and How to Use Them
An illustrated guide to installing and using a standard collet-style prop adapter.

Pusher Propellers

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/10/2016 to Helpful Hints
Pusher Propellers
A brief guide to the purpose and uses of pusher propellers.

Motor Shaft Replacement Instructions

Posted by Ray C. on 8/10/2016 to Helpful Hints
Motor Shaft Replacement Instructions
This is a simple illustrated guide to replacing the motor shaft on a brushless motor.  

Motor Rotation Direction

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/10/2016 to Helpful Hints
Motor Rotation Direction
What to do if the motor spins in the wrong direction when it is first hooked up...

Three-Blade Propellers

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/10/2016 to Helpful Hints
Three-Blade Propellers
How to select a three-blade propeller.

Hobby Zone Super Cub - Brushless Conversion

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/7/2016 to Power System Recommendations
Hobby Zone Super Cub - Brushless Conversion
We get a lot of inquiries about what is needed to convert the Hobby Zone Super Cub to a brushless set-up -- so many inquiries in fact, we have decided to create an article specifically dedicated to this subject.

Metric Conversion Tools

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/3/2016 to Tools & Calculators
A couple of handy tools for converting size and weight from English to Metric and vice a versa.

Motor Stutters or Does Not Rotate

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/2/2016 to Trouble Shooting Guide for Brushless Power Systems
What to do if the motor simply stutters or rocks back and forth and fails to spin when throttle is applied...

Motor or Propeller Vibration

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/2/2016 to Trouble Shooting Guide for Brushless Power Systems
What to do when the motor or propeller is vibrating...

Motor Spins But Model Lacks Power

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/2/2016 to Trouble Shooting Guide for Brushless Power Systems
When the motor and prop spin but there still seems to be insufficient power...

Motor Squeals or Cuts Out When Throttle is Applied

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/2/2016 to Trouble Shooting Guide for Brushless Power Systems
What to do when the motor squeals or cuts out while throttling up...

ESC Fails to Arm

Posted by Jesse R. on 8/2/2016 to Trouble Shooting Guide for Brushless Power Systems
What to do if your ESC fails to arm...