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

Posted by Todd Breda on |

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  • 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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    L-39 Board MCB-E Issues?

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • 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 |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • 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?

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • 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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