Photos tips for cell-phone cameras

by | Monday, February 19, 2024 |
Take better photos with a phone's camera!

Did you know the best camera in the world is the one you have with you? As it turns out, the cell phone camera takes superb pictures. This brief how-to shares you an insider's look at taking photos you'll be proud of using a phone.

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Rip Van Winkle, on returning to RC

by | Friday, September 4, 2020 |
Gone for 30 years? On what you've missed.

30 years is a long time in the world of technology, and RC has been no exception in advancing at a rapid pace. This brief article endeavors to help bring you up to speed regarding what you've missed!

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How to guide a rocket using servos

by | Friday, January 5, 2024 |
Launching a guided servo-controlled rocket to more than Mach 1

You've heard of big boys and big toys when it comes to model airplanes and trucks, so are you surprised the same holds true with rockets? This is the story of a 3-servo rocket hitting +14-Gs and how-to do your own.

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Extreme Flight 84in Turbo Bushmaster

by | Friday, December 8, 2023 |

Best servos for your Turbo Bushmaster? The answer can be tricky because we all have a different style and a lot of folks have strong opinions. Once you factor in price, performance, and build quality then you'll make the best decision for you *and* your budget. We show you how!

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Arrma Mojave servo

by | Friday, December 1, 2023 |
A brief how-to guide for the best servo for an Arrma Mojave

Everybody as an opinion, but this how-to guide will set you straight on spending $50, $100, or $140 is right for your Arrma Mojave because the answer for what's the best servo is always . . . it depends!

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Modeltech Dragon Lady 60 servos

by | Wednesday, November 22, 2023 |
On buying good servos without breaking the bank

An oldie but goodie that still comes up for sale occasionally, the Dragon Lady 60 is a favorite with modelers for good reason and equipping it with the right servos fro you and your budget is easy.

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Extreme Flight 69in Turbo Raven servos

by | Tuesday, November 14, 2023 |
Selecting the best mini size servos for an Extreme Flight Turbo Raven

What's the best servo? The answer to this can be tricky. Especially when so many have an opinion. We show you how to balance across the factors of price and performance to make the best decision for you and your budget.

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ProModeler vs JR DS8711

by | Sunday, November 5, 2023 |
when you want the best servo to replace a JR DS8711, ProModeler has several!

The venerable JR DS8711, released back in 2006, isn't just long in tooth, but superseded by several ProModeler servos. We help you pick the one best for you!

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AJ Models 62in Acuity servos

by | Wednesday, November 1, 2023 |

So you bought yourself a 1st class competition capable pattern and IMAC model and now you need servos. But with so many on the market, how do you get the best servos for you? We show you how!

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Hangar 9 60cc Pitts S-2B servos

by | Sunday, October 29, 2023 |
Want the best servos for the 60cc Hanagar 9 S-2B

What are the best servos for your Hangar 9 Pitts S-2B? Well, it depends on if you're a duffer, a smooth flying IMAC maven, or are into aggressive XA flight. We guide you in your decision.

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Phoenix Models 30cc Strega servos

by | Monday, October 23, 2023 |
What's the most bang for the buck servo-wise for a 30cc Strega?

Spanning nearly 70" and powered by 30cc engines, the Phoenix Models Strega represents one of the greatest air racers of all times and selecting servos isn't necessarily easy. We show you a few alternatives!

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TEKNO SCT 410 2.0 servo

by | Sunday, October 22, 2023 |
What's the best servo for my Tekno SCT 410 V2.0?

Representing a giant leap in the 410 short course truck development, the 2.0 is a leap forward from the 410.3 . . . not just evolutionary but revolutionary!

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Flex Innovations Mamba 120cc servos

by | Monday, October 16, 2023 |
Considerations when selecting the best servos for you!

Quique's design of the 120cc Mamba is a beast. Equipping it the right way can be tricky, so we help guide you into what you really need in the way of servos. How? By showing you a customer's approach to equipping his.

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Servo arms for 1/10th scale rigs

by | Sunday, October 15, 2023 |
How to select servos and arms for 1/10th scale rigs

With so many servos and arms on the market, how do you pick the best servo for your 1/10th scale rig? This brief article explores the ins and outs of how-to get the best one for your needs.

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Pilot RC Extra NG 103" servos

by | Friday, October 13, 2023 |
Selecting servos for your 33% Pilot RC Extra NG 103" model

Selecting servos for your 120cc powered Pilot RC Extra NG 103" can be tricky. Here's a brief how-to on equipping a 33% model depending on if you’re a duffer, an IMAC maven, or God’s gift to XA-flying!

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CARF Diablo 3D servos

by | Thursday, October 12, 2023 |

With the Mephisto, CARF created a stir in the acrobatic jet world. To a groundswell of demand for something more compact, the nimble Diablo 3D (using the same vector), soon followed.

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How many Amps can the servo connector handle?

by | Wednesday, September 27, 2023 |

How much current will the universal 3-pin connector handle? 3.5A continuous, 5A intermittent. At a point in time where individual servos may draw more than 10A, it's worth considering, and adopting tactical solutions. We explain how!

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On rebuilding damaged DS505s

by | Sunday, September 24, 2023 |

Have you ever wondered what goes into rebuilding a damaged servo? It's quite simple but unless you do everything right you're going to piss your money away.

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Receiver power for 33% and 42% aircraft.

by | Sunday, July 2, 2023 |
Is there a better way to power avionics in 33% and 42% aircraft?

Spending money for box system adds a lot of complexity and dependencies so that just one component failure means the model is toast. There's a better way to add redundancy!

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$14 for postage is a rip off!

by | Saturday, February 18, 2023 |
Or why you're not really being screwed on shipping

While it may seem you're being screwed when charged $14 for a small box, you're actually getting a good deal.

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All-metal versus all-steel, what gives?

by | Thursday, December 29, 2022 |
Is all-metal and all-steel the same?

Aluminum, brass, titanium, and steel are all metals - but - God in his infinite wisdom make them all different. Some are better than others for servo gears. As a rule, steel is the best. In this brief read you'll learn why!

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