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Why Don't You Carry EDF Jets Larger Than 90mm?

Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • This is a question many customers have asked us over the years. Motion RC Senior Product Developer Alpha Enos explains: "To answer the question to me regarding size, bigger birds cost more to produce and more to ship, and "Free Shipping" for our customers obviously isn't free for us. Shipping cost is a sizable consideration, as is the production cost of molding an airplane that exceeds the maximum standard mold size that many industrial molding machines are designed to handle. One could chop up a larger airplane's design into more puzzle pieces, but the overall volume would still have to be distributed...

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    How To Adjust Your Flap/Elevator Mix - IN FLIGHT!

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • Sounds a bit like science fiction doesn't it? We are all used to tinkering with the flap-to-elevator mix settings in our radio when our model is firmly planted on the ground of course. While it's flying? Why that's just crazy talk! Isn't it? Guess again. Thanks to Hobby Squawk forum member andrew_flyguy for bringing this to our attention. All you need is a computer-driven RC radio that allows you to calibrate mixing, two free mixes and an unassigned knob, switch, slider, etc. To learn how to achieve this cool and convenient trick, check out the YouTube video below from Andrew...

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    How To Waterproof Your Float Plane

    Posted by Peter Taylor on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • When flying from water the biggest issue is keeping water spray out and there are a few things that you can do to help with this: Tape over the edges of any access hatches that you do not need regular access to, servo covers, equipment access hatches etc. Carefully adjust the edges of the battery hatch to minimise the possibility of water getting in there. Pack pushrod exit tubes with petroleum jelly (Vaseline) and check regularly as this will collect dirt that may bind the pushrod. Renew as required. Insert the receiver inside a balloon once everything is bound and...

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    Did You Know? The Importance Of The Support Tab

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

    There's a section of our website which is probably not being noticed as much as it should be. That section is the Support Tab, which is found on the product page of every aircraft and many electronics. The Support Tab is the section we use to house vital product information. Here is a list of just some of what you might find in the Support section of each aircraft's product page: Owner's Manual, Quick Start Guides, Addendums, etc. (usual in PDF format) Software Upgrades / Updates (where applicable) Tech Notes and Miscellaneous Product Information  Manuals and Guides The Support Tab...

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    Reviewing The FlightLine Warbirds

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Product Reviews
  • In early 2016 we announced a new line of quality foam warbirds from FlightLine. These models are carefully researched, designed and developed by the partnership between Motion RC and Freewing Models. Freewing, well established as leaders in quality scale foam jets across the industry, created FlightLine as a way to focus the same attention they give their award-winning jet models to the propeller-driven warbird. Our primary goal was to offer our customers a diverse line of quality, scale, well-engineered model aircraft with superb flight performance and characteristics. From the first-ever modeled foam Russian La-7 and German Focke-Wulf Ta 152H to the iconic...

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    Reviewing The Freewing 80/90MM EDF Jets

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Product Reviews
  • There's just something about a scale military jet in R/C form that excites the senses.  We have all fantasized about strapping in to the real thing but alas, outside of some media members and VIPs, that honor is bestowed only to a very select few in the world. So the next best thing is strapping on your radio and flying the model version!   Freewing has been delivering fantastic semi-scale military jets in the foam class for years, and their recent releases just keep getting better and better with modern day amenities like 9-to-12-blade EDF fans that offer a much more...

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