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The Top 5 Things To Help You Get Started

Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Beginner Help
  •  Getting started in electric R/C flying can be an extremely fun and rewarding endeavor.  That wasn't always the case.  Years ago technology was limited, especially in electric flying.  Thousands of potential R/C flyers undoubtedly walked away from the hobby in frustration after not seeking the appropriate guidance and training.  We've all heard the stories of the guy (let's call him "Bob") who invested in a nice model, took it out to a flying site (or perhaps NOT a flying site!) with no flying skills whatsoever and proceeded to smash it into pieces.    Angry and frustrated Bob decides the hobby is a waste of time and...

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    Besides the aircraft itself, what other electronics or accessories do I need to get started?

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Beginner Help
  • If you are new to the hobby and have settled on the aircraft you are going to learn to fly with, the other electronics and accessories you will need depends on the model you selected. For instance, if you selected an RTF (Ready-To-Fly) model, you do not need any extra electronics and accessories as RTF models include everything you need to fly right out of the box. If you’re looking to get into the air with the least expense, browse popular RTF bundles here If you have selected a PNP (Plug N' Play aka Receiver Ready) model, you will still need your own transmitter,...

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    Introducing Bancroft - RC Boats, Ships and Submarines

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: New Products
  • Conquer the waves with Bancroft, the world’s premier RC Boat brand available exclusively at Motion RC! Bancroft’s line of RC vessels is as vast as the seven seas: Specializing in super scale RC Warships such as RC Battleships, RC Destroyers and RC Aircraft Carriers, Bancroft also produces some of the world’s most detailed RC Luxury Liners, RC Tug Boats, Transports, Rescue Boats, Fire Boats, Coast Guard cutters, Submarines, and other RC maritime vessels. Wind-powered Sailing Ships and racing yachts, luxury cruisers, fishing boats, tenders, and marina ferries are just some of the variety of Bancroft’s Remote Control (RC) boats. High-performance...

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    Quick Start Guide for your 1/16 Heng Long Tank!

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • Motion RC is always in the pursuit of helping their customer family with accessing easy-to-understand information regarding the product we offer whenever possible.  In that spirit, for those of you who have recently purchased a Heng Long 1/16 scale tank, please refer to this Quick Start Guide to help you get started.  We hope you enjoy your tank and as always if you have any issues with technical support please contact our industry-leading Customer Support team with any questions.   Tank it up!

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    The Right Glue For The Task

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Product Reviews
  • Once you get started in the RC hobby, you will quickly learn the “must-have” tools and accessories you will always want on hand in your workshops and field boxes. The right glues and adhesives for the type of models you work with are imperative. Here are some of the most popular glues our staff and customers use for the types of products carried by Motion RC. Cyanoacrylate (CA) Most hobbyists refer to this as simply “CA” but even more commonly known as “Super Glue.” Hobbyists everywhere usually have some for their workshops and field boxes. Not all CA is the...

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    Loose Bearing Pockets On Your Elevator Shaft? Here's A Fix

    Posted by Wayne Mallaber on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • Recently we published a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for the Freewing 90mm F/A-18C Hornet, which in part discussed the elevator mounting plate.  If you have this model, or a similar model that uses a bearing pocket on your elevator shaft and you find that there's a bit too much play for your liking, here's a simple fix. You can add paper shims like the ones in the photos to really help tighten things up a bit.  You can use hobby scissors and tweezers to help.  Also, numerous shim material can be used such as aluminum foil, tape from a label...

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