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5 Reasons to Join a Flying Club

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 Dos & Don'ts of Lipo Battery Care

Posted by Jodi A. on 7/18/2017 to Batteries
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.

What Every Pilot Should Know about Propeller Pitch

Posted by Jodi A. on 7/14/2017 to Props
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?

Get Your Foam Questions Answered

Posted by Jodi A. on 7/11/2017 to Planes
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.

Power to the Receiver! All about UBECs

Posted by Jesse R. on 7/7/2017 to ESCs
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....

What Every Pilot Needs to Know about ESCs

Posted by Jodi A. on 7/5/2017 to ESCs
The ESC (electronic speed control) is an integral element to your power system. Its primary purpose is to regulate power to the motor. Most ESCs also supply power to the receiver and servos. So, how do you know what type of ESC to choose?

12 Steps to Safely Charging a Lipo Battery

Posted by Jodi A. on 7/1/2017 to Batteries
Congratulations! You just bought a new batteryIt’s up to you to get it flight-ready. Charging batteries is not difficult, but you must follow specific steps to avoid damage to the battery and danger to yourself. 

4 Steps to Choosing a Battery

Posted by Jodi A. on 6/27/2017 to Batteries
The battery is an integral part of your power system. Choosing the right one means the difference between not getting your plane off the ground (too little power) and burning out your motor (too much power). So how do you figure out what you need?