Torque Matters

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Articles | 2 Comments

Like many aviation hobbyists I enjoy a challenge. Particularly I enjoy a challenge that makes me want to learn more about aerodynamics and building techniques. So when I came across a small foam glider at a craft store I thought, “I’ve converted two of these before, why not this small 24″ glider?” So without hesitation […]

Physics of Flight: The Stall

Posted by on Mar 6, 2009 in Beginner | 5 Comments

One of the more deadly physics of flying for the radio control aircraft pilot is the stall. While some pilots don’t even realize such a thing exists, others do not fully understand how or when a stall occurs. Contrary to what you may think, a stall does not necessarily mean that the engine(s) of your […]

Physics of Flight: Lift

Posted by on Nov 13, 2008 in Beginner | 2 Comments

When a beginner decides to embark into the world of rc airplanes their typical steps are: Find a trainer aircraft Choose electric or glow Get flying And while these steps are not entirely incorrect in getting started it does create a large gap in your understanding why an airplane even behaves the way it does. […]