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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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RCPilot.com: A Social Media Platform for RC Pilots

Meet RCPilot.com

Log On, Take Off: A Social Media Platform for RC Pilots

RCPilot.com is the newest and most innovative online platform for RC enthusiasts ever to hit the internet. That’s a bold claim by the creators of RCPilot that we wanted to test. Here’s what we found.

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 Harvard MK IV

In 1964, Bill Stead organized an air race near Reno, Nevada, and the Reno National Championship Air Races were born. Since then, Reno Air Races, officially known as the STIHL National Championship Air Races, takes place every September at the Reno Stead Airport a few miles north of Reno, Nevada with races in 6 classes and demonstrations by airshow pilots.

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Outerzone is... sharing

What is Outerzone? Outerzone is a database containing model RC aircraft plans from vintage or defunct plans. Since 2011, Outerzone is an RC-community-backed site that started mainly as a repository for free flight, control line, radio control, and Round-the-pole airplane plans for balsa models to keep those plans from being lost in time and for future pilots to enjoy. Outerzone.co.uk now has over 13,000 plans for download and regularly receives new plans from the community.

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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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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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Center of Gravity (CG): How to Balance your RC Plane

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 |17  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

It is a prerequisite for all UA operators to complete an online theory test and pass the online examination before flying under the open category. In this blog, we will look at the training requirements needed to operate in the open category. 

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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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