Foam Glider Conversion To EDF

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in How-To | No Comments

I use what I have With last summers successful conversion of an Air Hogs foam glider I decided to do another hand toss foam glider conversion, this time using electric ducted fan (EDF) units from 2 Kyosho Illusion kits I once owned. The concept for this build comes from my own fascination with NASAs B-57 […]

Fun Scale Airplane Details

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in How-To | 2 Comments

As an enthusiast of the smaller sized rc model, there always seems to be something missing from many of the kits I purchase – scale details. It’s not that I craved the precision found on a Top Gun Masters Class competition aircraft; rather it was the kind of scale detail that made a passerby take […]

Air Hogs Foam Glider Conversion

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in How-To | 14 Comments

Again?! You could say that this is yet another foam glider conversion to rc, and like many rc enthusiasts before me, and you’d be right. But rather then show you the end result, I want to share exactly how I built this creation. While this may not be the best airplane for a first time […]

Secure Servo Connectors

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in How-To | No Comments

Almost all rc aircraft require some type of servo extension cord to connect servos or batteries to the receiver (rx). Often times these servo extension cords are found inside the aircraft wings for aileron servos or in the fuselage to connect a rudder servo that is located near the tail. But over time and under […]

The basics of how to solder for rc

Posted by on Mar 16, 2010 in How-To | 2 Comments

Editors Note: Always wear the proper eye protection when soldering. As you become more involved with rc airplanes, its likely that you’ll need to solder some type of electrical or mechanical component at some time. This skill becomes even more important as you progress further into the world of electric rc airplanes. Selecting your equipment […]

Weathering The Model

Posted by on Dec 15, 2009 in How-To | No Comments

While many of us don’t have time to scale a cockpit interior or lay down rivets, we would like to do a little extra to make our model more personalized. Award winning scale rc modeler, Lyle Vasser, lets us in on the secrets to simple and easy weathering techniques that can make your aircraft come […]

The Basics of Weathering

Posted by on Dec 15, 2009 in How-To | No Comments

While many of us don’t have time to scale a cockpit interior or lay down rivets, we would like to do a little extra to make our model more personalized. Award winning scale rc modeler, Lyle Vasser, lets us in on the secrets to simple and easy weathering techniques that can make your aircraft come […]

Panel Lines and Wing Walks

Posted by on Dec 15, 2009 in How-To | No Comments

While many of us don’t have time to scale a cockpit interior or lay down rivets, we would like to do a little extra to make our model more personalized. Award winning scale rc modeler, Lyle Vasser, lets us in on the secrets to simple and easy weathering techniques that can make your aircraft come […]

Getting Started: The Base Coat

Posted by on Dec 15, 2009 in How-To | No Comments

While many of us don’t have time to scale a cockpit interior or lay down rivets, we would like to do a little extra to make our model more personalized. Award winning scale rc modeler, Lyle Vasser, lets us in on the secrets to simple and easy weathering techniques that can make your aircraft come […]

Quick Epoxy Mixing

Posted by on Oct 21, 2009 in How-To | One Comment

Most rc airplane pilots develop a special bond when it comes to using Epoxy resins for building and repairs. And if you know Epoxy, you know it usually requires a mixing dish in order to equally measure the resin and the hardener. But what if the amount of Epoxy you need is small? Tired of […]

Airplane Tie Down

Posted by on Sep 14, 2009 in How-To | No Comments

The simplest precautionary measure can have the greatest benefits. One of these measures is an airplane tie down. Too often we see pilots in the pits starting up their airplanes with one hand on the aircraft and in the other hand their starter and nothing securing the airplane in place in the event of something […]

GWS Foam Floats

Posted by on Jan 14, 2009 in How-To | No Comments

With winter in abundance, especially in the midwest of America, it’s time to take the landing gear off and slap some floats on your birds to prevent them from disappearing into the snow on landing. And while ski’s are nice, Control Chat finds they don’t work well when the snow is 6″ and fluffy. Unfortunately, […]

Velcro Batteries

Posted by on Oct 22, 2008 in How-To | 2 Comments

Keeping things in place when your aircraft is flying is critical. It’s especially important when one of those items is not only a major source of weight in the aircraft, but also the only source of power. For many electric park fliers that power & weight combination is usually the battery. But how do you […]

Silence the oil drip

Posted by on Sep 23, 2008 in How-To | No Comments

We know how much of a mess glow engines will make at the end of any days flying. Some hobbyist use rubber covers to cap off mufflers to avoid the oil drips and others just throw a towel down and hope for the best. And while the covers are reusable and the towels work well, […]

Break-Away Landing Gear

Posted by on Sep 12, 2008 in How-To | One Comment

Editors Note: This article is by request from Jessy M @ RC Universe. Good to hear from you! E-flight electrics are high quality, however, for the less-then-perfect pilot, the landing gear of these planes can, and will at points, fail. A gear collapse has happened to us many times with our Extra 260 on a […]