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A LiPo pack for a novice...

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Hand-made RC Sports Racer Boat)

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A long while ago, I and my father used to build small simple sailboats driven by battery-powered motors, etc.



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How to build a styrofoam airplane

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I’ve just looked through my writings and now I want to highlight the subtleties and techniques I haven’t mentioned before.

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Casting aluminum parts is easier than you think!

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Hello, dear RC hobbyists! In this post I’d like to describe and demonstrate the SIMPLEST way of casting aluminum parts of all complexity levels.

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Aerodynamics for Dummies

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a single RC-hobbyist-oriented article on aerodynamics in forums, diaries or blogs, and there were no good references to the subject. Meanwhile, it raises a world of questions, which particularly concern novice hobbyists, and many of those who have dismissed themselves from the ranks of newbies won’t turn a hair to peep into a textbook. Well, I’m here to fix that!)))

I won’t enlarge upon it, because it takes as much as scientific research to highlight all aspects and a whole bunch of abracadabra formulas! All the more so, I won’t obliterate you with scary terms like the Reynolds Number, about which the most curious of you can read later.

Well, let’s make a vow: nothing except the minimum RC-hobbyist-oriented stuff!)))


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How to make wheels for lightweight RC airplanes using shrink tubing and other makeshift materials.

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My first hand-crafted RC aircraft was a lightweight Cessna 150. I cut wheels out of a ceiling tile, and, even though they looked beautiful, they collapsed during takeoff. The little incident got the rats in my attic to run around for new ideas. I wanted a quick, reliable and aesthetically vivid solution. I realized that manufactured wheels were less than expensive, but I knew the delivery service was slow as hell. What I found online was the technology of crafting wheels from foam rubber or using old sneakers. In my house I found neither.

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АN-14 Little Bee: lift-off and crash

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To continue the topic of large and light aeroplane models I suggest having a look at the stages of constructing AN-14 Little Bee.
Wingspan – 2.6 m
Weight – 1.9 kg



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My Fly Baby Biplane

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I’d like to tell you about my copy of Fly Baby. In this article I will describe its construction and my competition with it in detail)

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No more drinking! Build a laser engraver out of nothing!

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So… No more booze, the cutter has been assembled, the Arduinо purchased, arms getting straighter all the time, and now it is all but a homo sapiens. And we know that it is a creature with a knack for getting in and out of trouble. The Russian way, isn't it!
The Nothing Kit includes:


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How to tighten up a brushless "bell" motor

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Once I have seen an article here; its author proposed to overlay output wires of a brushless motor with epoxy resin in order to prevent breaking away and separation of wires in the course of operation...
I do it something differently. As concerns the "bell-type" brushless motors, it is possible to do it much easier and with more elegance.

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Casting aluminum parts at home is easy! A muffle furnace and equipment.

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Here is a little story about how easy it can be to cast parts from an aluminum alloy. Particularly – at home.


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Casting aluminum parts at home is very easy! Lost-foam casting.

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This is how I cast small aluminum parts at home.

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Build your first quadcopter

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Hello!
I advise you that you let a quadcopter be your first RC hovercraft. Proper setup of its electronic components guarantees its stable work, while proper soldering and correct choice of controllers/motors ensure high integrity. Quadcopters are universally controllable: resembling a helicopter on the one hand (vertical takeoff and landing, thrust braking), a quad’s movement in the air is in a way more similar to an airplane’s. Finally, quads do not require expensive maintenance and are more crash proof. Just a little background with quads enables you to easily switch to any other hovercraft type.

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How do I build my first quadcopter without knowing jack about it? Questions you are too shy to ask.

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Well, here is my first post about quad- and other types of copters, I hope you won’t be too strict on me. I’ll try to be consecutive and concise about whatever I know about copters. Being a beginner copterologist myself, I’m here to make the whole thing easier for newbies just like me. We are going to discuss:
1. Choosing parts and components
2. Tuning a completed copter
3. Introducing 'aircraft guys’ vocabulary

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Replacement of Potentiometers in Turnigy 9X with Hall Effect Sensors

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Due to age and/or plain poor quality, potentiometers in transmitters tend to gradually fizzle out and potentially cause your most favorite model to crash to death. You can either replace them with new ones or install hall effect sensors instead (named so after a person, not the room type))) and never have to meddle with it again. Here is a list of items we’re going to use:

1. SS495A1 Hall Effect Sensors or similar ones
2. Strong rare earth magnets (10 per package) I used circular magnets, going linear and so all the way down, then shift the magnet’s center a little off from the roll axis. That’s it.
3. A soldering iron (flux and solder alloy)
4. Servo cables (or similar ones)
5. A small cross screwdriver
6. The dexterity of hand)))))

Here is a vid just for a start



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"The Hovercraft"

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Technical title of the project: NaSRu VeSDe (Nanotechnology Supersonic Russian Very Strong Destroyer). Even looking at non-standard vehicle - it is always interesting, but to build with your own hands custom vehicle even more interesting. To this day, I have never designed the hovercrafts, this is the first time. So in this article I will tell everything. Something I managed to do the right way immediately. Something I completely failed. But on some units and mechanisms I had a lot of work. From the theory of hovercrafts I knew only one thing: the hovercraft is lifted by air pressure under the bottom. Therefore, to create maximum pressure, I chose rotor with a lot of blades. Theoretically a rotor with a lot of blades should create a sufficient pressure underneath the hovercraft.


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Bee-plane

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I decided to build a "cartoon plane". Let me represent to your attention "Bee-plane".

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Stand for testing of brushless motors (part 1)

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I noticed that it is very uncomfortably to use separate devices for testing of brushless motors (servotester, wattmeter - for example). There is a problem: something constantly tries to fall down, wires are got tangled and are trying to make a short circuit. An idea has come to me: combine everything in one device.
I live in Siberia. We have a long winter so in between drinking vodka and walking with a bear... (about vodka and bear it was a joke). One winter evening I had engaged in manufacturing of this device.



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Black kites in Siberia

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Black kites - a beautiful carnivorous Siberian birds. In the summer they always accompany model aircraft in flight. The idea of the film "Black kites in flight" appeared by itself. Black kite is one of the most beautiful birds of Russia.


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AL-609 "Dominator"

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Hi, everybody! Yesterday I have lifted in the air new Al-609 Dominator model! It flew and flew not too bad. Further it was the period of tests and adjustments before coming to the level of normal pilotage.



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