RC Fuel Tank Inspection & Replacement

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Articles | No Comments

A common cause of engine problems in rc aircraft is improper inspection and care of the aircraft fuel tank and fuel lines. As pilots, we take great care to ensure that our fuel is correct and that we have a fuel filter in place for dirt and grime but, sometimes we overlook that fuel & […]

Castor Oil vs. Synthetic Oil

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Articles | 15 Comments

Editors Note: Mechanical Engineer, TimBle (his RCUniverse.com handle) has worked in Product Engineering for both Lubricants and Fuels for 2 major petroleum companies over the past 11 years. Prior to his petroleum career he worked 4 years in the Aerospace industry. What is the difference between castor and synthetic rc fuels? Does it matter which […]

Radio Control (rc) Trainer Airplanes

Posted by on Jan 15, 2010 in Beginner | 5 Comments

Researching your first radio control (rc) trainer airplane is exciting however, it can sometimes be hard to find a starting point from which to begin your search. Below is a continually updated list of rc trainer aircraft for both glow and electric. We’ve included wood rc kits, almost-ready-to-fly rc kits, and ready-to-fly rc kits. This […]

Starting An RC Engine

Posted by on Oct 15, 2009 in Beginner | 3 Comments

Editors Note: The following article is not a step-by-step guide for engine break-in procedures. Instead it is an article discussing safe techniques for the starting of an rc airplane engine. For proper break-in procedures of any rc airplane engine please refer to the engines manual. Safety should be paramount when it involves radio control airplanes, […]

Hangar 9 Piper J3 Cub

Posted by on Aug 20, 2009 in Reviews | No Comments

Pilot Skill: Intermediate Manufacturer: Hangar 9 Power: Evolution .46NX 2-stroke (OR) Saito .62 4-stroke glow engine Wingspan: 80 in. Kit Includes: Covered kit, fuel tank, wheels & landing gear, Hardware Overview Hangar 9 has done a great job in detailing the Piper J3 Cub to match the real thing, especially given the price tag of […]

Prop’r Propellers

Posted by on Oct 31, 2008 in Articles | 4 Comments

Speaking in very broad terms, a propeller is an airplane wing traveling in a circle. If you were to slice a propeller’s blade in half, you would find that it looks like the cross-section of an airplane wing.┬áTaking that same wing and twisting it as it extends farther from a center point, gives the wing […]

E-flite Piper Pawnee 15e

Posted by on Oct 3, 2008 in Reviews | 14 Comments

Pilot Skill: Intermediate Manufacturer: E-flite Power: O.S. .25 2-stroke glow engine Wingspan: 62 in. Kit Includes: Covered kit, wheels & landing gear, hardware Editors Note: This article only covers modifications and flight characteristics of the E-flight Piper Pawnee 15e when converted to glow power. Overview The Pawnee is a very unique aircraft for the radio […]

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, […]