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FAA Issues Interim Final Rule for External Marking Requirement

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  • Category: Regulations and Safety
  • The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has published a notification from the FAA which outlines their Final Rule for External Marking Requirement. As of Monday, February 25th 2019 the FAA requires all law-abiding drone and model aircraft pilots to display their FAA-issued registration number on the outside of their aircraft. For more information click on the following links.  FAA Issues Interim Final Rule for External Marking Requirement (AMA) FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change (FAA)  

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    How To Adjust Your Flap/Elevator Mix - IN FLIGHT!

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • Sounds a bit like science fiction doesn't it? We are all used to tinkering with the flap-to-elevator mix settings in our radio when our model is firmly planted on the ground of course. While it's flying? Why that's just crazy talk! Isn't it? Guess again. Thanks to Hobby Squawk forum member andrew_flyguy for bringing this to our attention. All you need is a computer-driven RC radio that allows you to calibrate mixing, two free mixes and an unassigned knob, switch, slider, etc. To learn how to achieve this cool and convenient trick, check out the YouTube video below from Andrew...

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    How To Waterproof Your Float Plane

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • (Thanks to Peter Taylor for submitting this article) When flying from water the biggest issue is keeping water spray out and there are a few things that you can do to help with this: Tape over the edges of any access hatches that you do not need regular access to, servo covers, equipment access hatches etc. Carefully adjust the edges of the battery hatch to minimize the possibility of water getting in there. Pack pushrod exit tubes with petroleum jelly (Vaseline) and check regularly as this will collect dirt that may bind the pushrod. Renew as required. Insert the receiver...

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    Did You Know? The Importance Of The Support Tab

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • There's a section of our website which is probably not being noticed as much as it should be. That section is the Support Tab, which is found on the product page of every aircraft and many electronics. The Support Tab is the section we use to house vital product information. Here is a list of just some of what you might find in the Support section of each aircraft's product page: Owner's Manual, Quick Start Guides, Addendums, etc. (usual in PDF format) Software Upgrades / Updates (where applicable) Tech Notes and Miscellaneous Product Information  Manuals and Guides The Support Tab...

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    Reviewing The FlightLine Warbirds

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Product Reviews
  • In early 2016 we announced a new line of quality foam warbirds from FlightLine. These models are carefully researched, designed and developed by the partnership between Motion RC and Freewing Models. Freewing, well established as leaders in quality scale foam jets across the industry, created FlightLine as a way to focus the same attention they give their award-winning jet models to the propeller-driven warbird. Our primary goal was to offer our customers a diverse line of quality, scale, well-engineered model aircraft with superb flight performance and characteristics. From the first-ever modeled foam Russian La-7 and German Focke-Wulf Ta 152H to the iconic...

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    Reviewing The Freewing 80/90MM EDF Jets

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Product Reviews
  • There's just something about a scale military jet in R/C form that excites the senses.  We have all fantasized about strapping in to the real thing but alas, outside of some media members and VIPs, that honor is bestowed only to a very select few in the world. So the next best thing is strapping on your radio and flying the model version!   Freewing has been delivering fantastic semi-scale military jets in the foam class for years, and their recent releases just keep getting better and better with modern day amenities like 9-to-12-blade EDF fans that offer a much more...

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