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How To Set Up Buddy Boxing for RC Radios

What is Buddy Boxing?

Buddy boxing or buddy box refers to a training system where two RC aircraft radio systems are joined together so an experienced pilot teaches a beginner pilot how to fly their aircraft.

Buddy boxing is accomplished by joining the Student and Master transmitters via cable or wireless. The instructor gives the student control of the aircraft via a switch (or button) on most transmitters. At the same time, in case the student has problems piloting, the instructor can regain control by pressing the switch.

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This guide - as the title says - is a ROUGH guide and offers a basis from which to choose a power train for your model. It is not intended to be a definitive guide but will help you get into the air with performance that will make your introduction to electric RC flying enjoyable.

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Affordable 3D Printers from Turnigy, Creality, and More: Great for Creating Spare Parts or DIY Projects!As 3D printing technology has become increasingly accessible, newer and more affordable 3D printers can empower users to build their own custom parts for RC planes, multirotors, cars, boats, helicopters, robotics, and other DIY projects. As the range of materials that can be 3D printed grows, it's now possible for 3D printers to help accommodate most hobbyist’s early projects. Can’t find a rare part for an older model or want to modify an existing piece? Check out some 3D printers for creating those parts and more!

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RC Plane: Internal Combustion Engine or Electric Motor

Back in the day, most, if not all RC planes were powered by internal combustion (IC) engines. However, today, electric-powered planes (EP) easily make up the majority of the commercial market. So, the question is: Are EP planes better than IC planes? The short answer is “NO” - they both have their own pros and cons and in today’s blog, we will (objectively) look at both power choices.

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Affordable Drones, Quadcopters, Multicopters: Great Initial Investment for Beginners and KidsContinuing a trend from the past few years, prices for drones, quadcopters, multirotors, including frame kits and spare parts are dropping. These inexpensive drones can be used indoors and outdoors, and are a great way to learn the basics of flight. These drones are all relatively easy to fly, and some even have cameras, so you can record your flights, too.

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Center of Gravity – abbreviated as CG or CoG – is a crucial concept that is often overlooked by many beginner RC pilots. When not properly balanced, your aircraft will have adverse tendencies making it uncontrollable, unpredictable, and ultimately, poised for a disaster.

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Posted on: Jun 17, 2021 | Posted in: Planes, Beginner, Educational |Tags: HobbyKing, CG, Center of Gravity |16  Leave a comment

As you may know by now, anything to do with LiPos has to be done against a strict doctrine – and throwing away your LiPos isn’t any different. You “can” be that guy who recklessly throws their LiPo into any random bin. However, this poses the risk of a fire or even an explosion which can seriously harm others who happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 | Posted in: Battery, Beginner, Educational |Tags: HobbyKing, LiPo Battery, LiPo 101 | Leave a comment

When it comes to storing your LiPo batteries, there are two aspects you need to be mindful of: the chemical aspect, and the physical aspect. Both are equally important and if either one is neglected or downplayed, your LiPos may get damaged and potentially put you in harm’s way.

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What makes a good 3D Aerobatics Plane? While basic maneuvers such as a simple loop can be achieved on most RC airplanes, three distinct features separate a true aerobatic plane from the rest. Here are the top 3 Aerobatic RC Planes at HobbyKing.

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Posted on: May 18, 2021 | Posted in: Planes, Beginner, Educational |Tags: HobbyKing, 3D Aerobatics, Aerobatic RC Plane |Leave a comment
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