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L-39 Board MCB-E Issues?

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  • We have encountered some customers who have been having issues with their L-39 MCB-E control box.  The customers who call with problems are connecting everything to the control box and putting the gear down and immediately noticing they can’t steer the front gear.  It sounds like the rudder and steering servo are out of sync. The procedure to put them in sync is the following.  Do this with the radio on and battery connected to the ESC of the plane (do not power down plane or radio during tests).  For safety, use throttle lock on your radio. Remove steering servo wire from the steering servo port on the MCB-E and connect the steering servo wire...

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    Overamped? You Could Be Headed For Disaster

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

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  • Not too long ago I heard about someone who crashed their plane during the landing sequence.  Everything was going just fine when suddenly the plane lost power/control and torque-rolled in on the base leg right before turning to final for what should have been an uneventful landing. The pilot surmised it was the receiver.  Instead, a closer examination ultimately discovered the true source of the problem:  The UBEC overamped causing a brown-out condition where all controls were momentarily lost.  This is never a good situation to be in but when turning onto the base leg to set up for final...

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    What and When Is The Next Big Release?

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  • Over the past couple of years our relationship with Freewing has resulted in the  development of some fantastic and even award-winning scale EPO models.  We couldn't be happier and more proud of these models, especially when we hear from our customer family how happy they are owning and flying them.   Our success is in direct relation to our customer's perpetual confidence and satisfaction with these models.  As R/C pilots ourselves we too get to enjoy these models first-hand so that confidence and satisfaction is felt and appreciated by all of us. We are often asked when and what the next big release...

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    Filming Your Flights: Lights, Camera, Action!

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

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  • 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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    Things You Might Not Be Doing (But Should)

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

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  • Whether you are just getting started in the hobby or have been flying R/C models for years there's always good practices, tips and tricks that come along that are worth knowing about and utilizing in your every day processes and procedures.  Here are a few to consider.  I will add more tips and tricks to this article as time passes.  Balancing Your Propeller Consider this in the "mandatory" category.  Not everyone balances their propellers but they should be.  While some come from the factory already balanced, most are not and require balancing to avoid excessive vibration in flight.  An unbalanced propeller can lead...

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    How To Find Out The Scale Of Your RC Model

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

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  • There are times when you need to find out what the scale of your model is.  For myself, often times I am wanting to replace the stock pilot but it doesn't do me much good if I don't know the scale of my model.  Below you will find a simple three step method that will supply you with your answer so you can make the right choice for your model. Let's say I want to find out the scale of my Freewing P-38 Lightning.  Let's use millimeters since that is the most common wing measurement for RC electric airplanes.Step 1...

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