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How to determine flight time for a 2S1000 LiPo?

by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019 |

Is your avionics battery pack safe for three-flights? How about five? How can you figure out if it's safe to fly a sixth time before recharging the battery pack powering the radio system? The answer determines if you drive home happy at the end of the day, or not!

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Let's gore an RF-ox!

by | Tuesday, December 3, 2019 |

Q. I'm curious what receivers and other electrical components you use, and maybe how you linked them together. In other words, what you find works well with your servos.A. Radio system selection...

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Silk and dope – demystifying modeling's classic finish!

by | Wednesday, August 28, 2019 |
Silk-and-dope the classsic model airplane finish

What's the connection between servo selection, and a brief how-to regarding the classic silk-and-dope model airplane finish? As occasionally happens, we detour through the unexpected coincidences of life before reaching an answer.

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Gasser throttle servo?

by | Monday, July 15, 2019 |

Which throttle servo would you recommend for a gasser? Many criticize using mini-servos in this application, can your mini servos take it? And because it's quite fast, what are your thoughts on using a tail rotor servo?

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Bypassing the BEC

by | Sunday, June 9, 2019 |

Since the BEC included with the ESC is usually limited to 5A of current and modern high performance servos can exceed this, bypassing the BEC and using a 2S LiPo is an easy solution - and inexpensive too.

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Are ProModeler servos programmable?

by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019 |
Programming at the transmitter is easier

A standalone servo programmer is something of a kludge because each servo must be removed from the airframe to access the lead, to disconnect it from the wiring harness and plug into the programmer. Rinse repeat for any adjustment - what a pain!.

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Fear of loss, or how to stack the odds in your favor!

by | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 |
or why otherwise sensible modelers use two batteries!

Marketing types push your buttons by using words like 'safety' to get you to ignore common sense and outfit your model with two battery packs. We explain why this is just BS designed to get rubes off their wallets.

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Servo connectors & extensions

by | Thursday, February 28, 2019 |
Why getting what you pay for can be tricky!

I occasionally field questions regarding servo connectors and extensions (especially for giant scale models). Let's briefly delve into some mechanical and electrical considerations because basically, we (all brands) play by similar rules.

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