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A Guideline About Our Age Level/Skill Level/Build Time Recommendations

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  • Category: Beginner Guides
  • We offer our customers 3 main classifications for each aircraft on our site as a helpful guide.  It is important to note that these are simply guidelines to help you make an informed decision when preparing to purchase an aircraft from us.   While these classifications are meant to be helpful, ultimately it is up to the customer to make the choice they feel most comfortable with.  If you ever have any questions about these recommendations our customer service staff would be happy to assist you. These are the three main classifications: Age Level There are 3 levels for Age Level:  10...

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    How To Balance Your Airplane

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  • Category: How To Guides - Basic
  • CG or Center of Gravity is one of the most vital elements of ensuring safe flight.  Every airplane has a recommended CG from the manufacturer.  Usually, the CG has a +/- factor of 10 or less millimeters both fore or aft of the CG mark.  This is because some people prefer to fly their airplanes a little on the nose heavy or tail heavy side depending on a number of factors. All aircraft have a specific CG position, it's the mean point where all gravitational forces act upon the plane and hence the point where the model balances fore-aft correctly....

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    Adding Scale Realism To Your Favorite Warbird/Jet/Airplane

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  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • There are many ways to enhance the beauty of your favorite warbird or scale RC airplane/jet.   This is to demonstrate some quick and easy ways to take your RC model and make it look more scale and attractive. Although we are using the now discontinued FMS 1450mm P-38 Lightning as the sample, these easy tips and tricks can apply to many scale models.This isn't meant as a comprehensive, detailed breakdown, but a couple quick and easy things you can do to really bring added realism to your model.  For further information, search the web for "How to add scale...

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    Proper Landing Techniques For Jets

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  • Category: How to Guides - Advanced
  • Properly landing an EDF jet is one of the most rewarding moments in all of RC flying.  Jets always get the blood pumping with their speed and performance in the air.  When you successfully "grease" a scale landing with a jet, it sticks with you for the rest of the day.  On the other hand, no matter how great the flight was, if you goof up the landing - or worse, damage the plane - upon touchdown, the whole flight feels ruined.  Here are some techniques and tips to help keep your EDF jet landings a happy event worth celebrating....

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    Proper Landing Techniques for Warbirds

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  • Category: How to Guides - Advanced
  • Properly landing a warbird is one of the most rewarding moments in all of RC flying. Warbirds have a timeless, majestic quality that spans generations and most RC pilots will tell you that there's just something special about a warbird.  When you successfully "grease" a 2-point or 3-point landing, it sticks with you for the rest of the day.  On the other hand, no matter how great the flight was, if you goof up the landing - or worse, damage the plane - upon touchdown, the whole flight feels ruined.  Here are some techniques and tips to help keep your...

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    Understanding Brushless RC Motor Specifications

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  • Category: Miscellaneous Topics
  • Brushless motors use a standard numbering scheme to describe their physical size and kV rating. For example: let's assume we have a 5055-3000kV Brushless Outrunner Motor. We break the numbers out as follows:  [50] [55] - [3000] [50] The first two numbers represent the diameter of the motor's housing in millimeters; in this example 50mm [55] The second two numbers represent the length of the motor housing in millimeters; in this example 55mm [3000] The numbers after the dash represent the kV rating of the motor; in this example 3000kV. The kV rating (not to be confused with kilo-volt) is the...

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