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  • First RC Boat - Get Started

    RC Boats offer a fun experience for people of all ages - but before you head out onto your pool, local pond or lake, be sure to follow these tips to ensure optimum performance and prolong the life of your boat...

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  • First RC Car - Getting Started

    So, you've just bought your new RC Car and are keen to begin your RC adventure! Before you get started, here are a few things you should know to help prevent damage and prolong the life of your car...

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  • Nitro vs Electric Powered RC Cars

    The Great Debate! Nitro vs Electric Power? What is right for YOU? The oldest argument in the book surrounding remote control cars is the choice of the power plant, the rev heads amongst us will say nitro is the only way to go for a realistic experience and the tech heads will back in the incredible performance of Electric brushless systems and the hassle-free nature of electric power. There are so many factors to consider when choosing a car and the type of power system that car runs will come down to a variety of factors. Ultimately the option you choose to go with will be dependent on the experience you wish to have and the time you wish to dedicate to the R/C hobby, let’s break down some of the Pros and Cons of both options...

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  • Trimming Techniques for Multi-Channel Gliders

    A gliding retrospective Written by Mike O'Reilly The Model Make every effort to have a ‘straight’ model This was important when you built your own model from balsa and foam, but modern moulded gliders rarely have warps or heavy panels Trimming The whole purpose of the trimming process is to make your glider easy to fly in a ‘hands-off’ situation. The easier it is to fly, the better it will fly. I like my gliders to be neutrally stable so they will fly hands off. This helps you to detect thermals in the first instance and to be comfortable flying your glider a long way downwind. Tow Hook Position With very few exceptions the tow hook should be placed in front of or on the CG. The ideal position also depends on flap and elevator presets so there is no definitive position. Moving the hook rearwards will increase the steepness of the climb...

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  • STEM Education and the use of Radio Control (RC) Products

    STEM is an acronym that stands for four increasingly relevant academic disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Rather than teach each area separately, STEM education integrates these disciplines for use in real-life applications and the use of RC related products can add a fun element that students can relate to. Remote Control toys are not only fun to play with, but they’re also a great way to educate students about robotics, mechanics and how to build and design. It is a great way to develop a student’s senses, mechanical and learning skills to promote their hand-eye coordination and problem-solving ability. They can be used to encourage them to work together as a team, thus enhancing their social and communication skills. Model...

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  • RC Plane Events in Australia - 2018

    If you are looking for some RC plane events in your state, check out the below list showing events coming up in 2018: Australian F5J TrophyProudly supported by Model FlightDate: 3rd - 4th NovemberLocation: Cootamundra, NSWMore info: http://www.lsfaustralia.org.au/ Scratch & Kit Built Scale RallyDate: 11th NovemberLocation: Cardina, VICMore info: www.pdarcs.com.au/scalerally Dawn Patrol to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War 1 Proudly supported by Model Flight and Seagull ModelsDate: 11th NovemberLocation: South Hummocks, SAMore info: https://masa.org.au/ Na...

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  • What is the best trainer plane to purchase?

    This would be one of the most commonly asked questions we hear at Modelflight – rightfully so, there is a lot to consider when making this decision and with so many options available, which trainer plane is the correct one for you? We can’t make up your mind for you, but we can point you in the right direction. Here are a few key pointers which can help you make your decision and a few things to look out for. Try to keep the aircraft as simple as possible by starting off with a three or four channel plane. This will generally consist of throttle, elevator and rudder, with ailerons something to consider if you will be flying outdoors in a windy environment. We strongly recommend going with a high wing model with some dihedral to star...

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  • Understanding LiPo Batteries - What do the numbers mean and how does it affect me?

    LiPo (Lithium Polymer) batteries have become the industry standard in remote control over the last 5 or so years. Many Cars, Boats and Planes now use a LiPo battery so understanding basic LiPo care and practices are important for every RC enthusiast. Understanding LiPo battery specs are something that many people find confusing, What is "C" rating, what does 3S mean, what happens if I increase my capacity or voltage are all very common questions. Well have no fear, we are here to explain what this all means and how it affects YOU when purchasing your next LiPo. Capacity is the first thing people talk about when upgrading a LiPo, I'm sure everyone has heard or thought about how to m...

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  • DJI Drone Comparison - How do I choose the best drone to buy?

    What should I consider when buying a DJI Drone? In the consumer drone market DJI (Da-Jiang Innovations, iFlight Technology Company Limited) offers quality, innovation and constant development meaning that when you purchase a DJI drone product such as a DJI Mavic, DJI Spark, or DJI Ryze Tello, you're getting the ultimate flying camera drone! But when it comes time to choose which drone to purchase, how do we narrow down the range to find that perfect one? Luckily at Model Flight, we have you covered! Let's take a walk down the aisle of choice and figure out what Drone will best suit your needs. 1. Portability The DJI drones for sale range can be broken down in many different ways, working through it logically the most important ques...

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  • RC Plane Events in Australia - 2017

    RF Mammoth Scale Weekend - Shepparton, Vic - 9-10 September 2017 (info at http://valleyradioflyersofshepparton.weebly.com/mammoth-scale-flyin--other-events.html) Jets over Temora - Temora Airport, NSW - 22-24 September 2017 (contact jcstarkey76@hotmail.com) Qld Scale Model Muster - Tin Can Bay, Qld - 30 Sep-1 Oct 2017 (contact janeilow@eftel.net.au) Wentworth Open Thermal Glider (Rd 1 AUSTOUR 2018) - Wentworth Racecourse, Wentworth, NSW (near Mildura, Vic) - 7-8 October 2017 (contact darreldb@bigpond.com) NAAS Aerotow - NAAS Valley, ACT - 13-15 October 2017 (info at naas.org.au) Australian F5J Trophy - NAAS Valley, ACT - 4-5 November, 2017 (info at ...

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