Today's blog is about UBECs, how they work and how to install them.
Posted by Jesse R. on 5/17/2018
A servo tester is a great addition to your RC workshop, allowing you to test any servo before installation, or troubleshoot servo problems, even test run a brushless motor.
Posted by Jesse R. on 5/11/2018
We regret to announce...
Posted by Jodi A. on 5/3/2018
On Top of the World RC Flyer Club has been a supporter of our business for several years. We were honored to vend at and sponsor their spring event on Saturday, April 23rd. There were some neat surprises that made the event a fun and unique time. Check out pictures and video!
Posted by Jodi A. on 4/26/2018
We vended at and sponsored the Ocala Flying Model Club's Spring Fling event in Belleview, FL. It was a beautiful day for flying, and we enjoyed watching the many talented pilots. Check out pictures from the event!
Posted by Jodi A. on 4/19/2018
Tri-County RC Club in Dunnellon, FL welcomed us warmly at their Big Bird Fly-In. We gave away pilot prizes and served customers all morning. The sun stuck around long enough for the pilots to get some good flying done before the wind picked up. Check out pictures from the event!
Posted by Jodi A. on 4/12/2018
We had a great time in Cape Coral with the R/Seahawks! Despite the gray weather, almost 60 pilots showed off their planes and flying skills. Check out pictures from the event!
Posted by Jodi A. on 4/4/2018
The first of our five event weekends in a row was a rousing success! We had a great time with the Flying Gators, whose field is located just outside of Gainesville, FL. Check out pictures and videos from the Warbirds in the Sun Fly-in.
Posted by Jodi A. on 3/29/2018
Did you see a product you would like to have but don't want to purchase
yet? Does your family need some ideas for your birthday or Christmas presents?
Add items to your wish list!
Posted by Jodi A. on 3/22/2018
Is your flying club hosting an event? We want to
Posted by Jodi A. on 3/15/2018
Posted by Jodi A. on 3/8/2018
What do you do when you purchase
the wrong item? Or the item doesn’t work the way you thought it would? Or you
just don’t need it?
Posted by Jodi A. on 3/1/2018
We had a great time vending at and sponsoring this fly-in. Check out pictures and video from the event!
Posted by Jodi A. on 2/22/2018
What is your plane made of?
Balsa? Foam? What kind of foam? EPP, EPO, Depron, etc.? Do you know what glue
is appropriate for your kit? Today, we will discuss four different types of
glue and their purposes in kit building.
A common question is “How will I know when an
item comes back into stock?” Here is what you can do to save yourself an email
or phone call.
Posted by Jodi A. on 2/15/2018
Posted by Jodi A. on 2/9/2018
Need an item to get you up and
flying, but it’s a little out of your price range? Make us an offer and save!
Posted by Jodi A. on 2/2/2018
We love the RC flying hobby and
the RC community. Why else would we do what we do? We have been honored to
sponsor fly-ins, vend at events, and contribute to after-school programs and
STEM class projects. In this spirit of community, we have rolled out our Affiliate
Sometimes, we pilots experience a problem that
we are not sure how to identify, much less resolve. The following flow charts
are designed to walk you through the most common power system problems and their
Posted by Jodi A. on 1/26/2018
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By registering for an account
with our site, you can take advantage of our rewards program. This program will
allow you to earn points by purchasing items you already need. Accumulate points
and use them to “buy” items. That means you can get FREE products!
Posted by Jodi A. on 1/12/2018
What does it mean to run
batteries in series or in parallel? Why would pilots do that? The short answer
to the second question is: because they don’t want to buy a bigger battery. The
first question requires some explanation.
If you have placed orders with us but haven’t
created an account, you are missing out! With an account, you will be able to see
your order history, save your address(es), participate in the rewards program,
check your gift certificate balance, update your wish list(s), and more.
Posted by Jodi A. on 1/5/2018
Posted by Jodi A. on 7/21/2017
The RC hobby is much more than getting aircraft up in the sky. If you're new to the hobby, or even if you have been flying for awhile, there is something to learn. How do you figure out the tricks that make getting your plane set up much easier? How about actual tricks with your awesome new 3D plane? What if your last prop breaks or your batteries are low? Do you just go home? It's time to join a club! There are many, many reasons to join a club, but here are my top five.
The lifespan of your battery can be lengthened through proper care. Remember: Lipo batteries are FLAMMABLE. No one wants to start their workbench/garage/house on fire, so let's take a look at what we should and should not do with our batteries.
Posted by Jodi A. on 7/18/2017
Every pilot who flies a plane is familiar with prop designations. When you buy a motor from us, you can look at the prop test data and determine whether you need a 7x5 or a 10x3.8. But what do those numbers mean in practice?
Posted by Jodi A. on 7/14/2017
You may have seen the different types of foam in an airplane listing and asked yourself, "What is the difference between EPP, EPO, and EPS foams?" Be confused no more! We're here to answer all of your foam questions.
Posted by Jodi A. on 7/11/2017
Last time, we discussed the role of the ESC in providing power to the receiver through the ESC BEC. What we didn't tell you is that not all ESCs have BECs, in which case the receiver requires a separate power source....
Posted by Jesse R. on 7/7/2017