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Regarding The Dynam V2 Retracts

Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: How To Guides - Basic, Tips and Tricks
  • It's important for customers to note that the new Dynam V2 retracts have the same 10-12 second delay as the V1 retracts.  Although the internal mechanism has been upgraded and improved, the delay is the same.  Once you plug in your retracts, wait 10-12 seconds and then you should hear a "click".  Once you hear the click the retracts are ready for cycling and should work perfectly. This delay appears to apply to digital radios only.  Using a non-computer radio (like the Gavin 6A as example) causes no delay with the V2 retracts.   We recommend that you test your Dynam V2 retracts...

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    LiPo Charger Wattage vs Amperage - max charging rates explained

    Posted by Tom Ellison on |

  • Category: How To Guides - Basic
  • Charger Wattage vs Amperage - max charging rates explained Many chargers are rated with a max wattage and amperage but these maximums cannot be realized in all situations with batteries of all sizes. How can you decipher the specifications to find the maximum amperage capability of a charger for various battery sizes? AMPS = WATTS / VOLTS Using this formula allows us to figure out a charger’s maximum amperage capability for batteries of different sizes. First, recall the voltages of various size LiPo batteries: 2 cell LiPo = 8.4V max 3 cell LiPo = 12.6V max 4 cell LiPo =...

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    Modifying Your Model

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: FAQ
  • We get a good amount of customers asking questions regarding the modification of their models.  Modifying your model is a common practice in this hobby and can be rewarding and even in some cases (mainly models that have been on the market for years), necessary.  However, there's a few things you should know before considering modifying a model you have purchased from us. The models we sell have specifically been designed for the components they come with.  This includes the power system, servos and landing gear.  Especially the more current models from Freewing and FlightLine RC where we have worked with them...

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    A Quick Review of The Freewing 80/90MM EDF Jets

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Miscellaneous Topics
  • 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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    Filming Your Flights: Lights, Camera, Action!

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: How To Guides - Basic, Tips and Tricks
  • We've all watched the ubiquitous YouTube videos of First Person View (FPV) flights where a small camera is mounted to an R/C model taking the viewer along for the ride. I've been recording and publishing some of my flights for several years now.  It's quite easy and often rewarding, especially when I go back and watch videos from years ago, bringing back many a fond (and sometimes not so fond) memory.  Here are some tips and tricks I've learned along the way that hopefully you find helpful. Camera  When I first started filming my flights I was using the really...

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    Gyros: Clearing Up The Stigma

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Gyro Stabilizers, Tips and Tricks
  • One of the most unfortunate things to happen in this modern era of high tech in our R/C hobby is the misconception surrounding gyros, especially from some of the older generations. The prevailing narrative is that gyros "control" your model, somehow removing you as the Pilot In Command.  Or that a gyro is recommended because your stick skills might be lacking.   Neither of these narratives are true.  A gyro in its simplest form is a device that helps counter the effects of variable wind/weather by making slight adjustments to the control surfaces.  These adjustments in no way hamper or override...

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