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Flight School 101 For Beginners

Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Flight School
  • Flight School 101 For Beginners If you are reading this article, chances are you or someone you know is looking into learning how to fly R/C models, or perhaps even a full sized airplane.  Either way, there are general principles of aerodynamics that apply to both small and full scale aircraft. So let's dive right in!  Since Motion RC is a distributor of R/C aircraft, we will use model aircraft for reference, however like stated previously, the same principles apply to full scale aircraft. The Forces At Work In aerodynamics, there are four primary forces at work: Thrust Thrust is the force that...

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    Passing The Joy of R/C Flying To Newer Generations

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Beginner Help
  • I remember when I was a little boy my dad and I loved watching Baa Baa Black Sheep on TV.  Loosely based on real life WWII Marines fighter squadron VMF-214, the star of the show, Robert Conrad, played Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.  Pappy was in charge of the squadron who named themselves "Black Sheep" due to the general condition of their aircraft.  Almost like cast offs Pappy and his crew went on to become one of the most famous squadrons in all of the war. Being so young at the time, it wasn't the story line so much that captivated me, but...

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    Having Trouble Flying Your Jet At Higher Altitudes?

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Flight School
  • Over the years we have received complaints from a few customers regarding poor flight performance of their aircraft, especially jets.  A quick determination would almost always inevitably reveal their flying location was at an elevation far above sea level.  This would in most cases explain the poor performance of their aircraft. Why is that?  One primary factor has to do with air density.  The higher the altitude, the less dense the air.  When air density is compromised, aircraft performance suffers.  A degrade in jet performance is especially obvious. EDF jets for example rely on RPM and forward speed to ingest and...

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    Do you have a gift guide or other list of recommended or best selling products?

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Customer Service
  • We do not currently have a gift guide for our customers at this time.  Many of our products are reviewed and highlighted in established national publications such as Model Airplane News and Model Aviation.   The easiest way to search for our best selling product is to use our drop down menu located at the top of any product collection.  The arrow is pointing to the drop down menu: You can also select other options from the same drop down menu to isolate your search such as: Top TrendingPrice, Low to HighPrice, High to LowCustomer RatingBrand, A to ZBrand, Z to ANewest...

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    What and When Is The Next Big Release?

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • Over the past couple of years our relationship with Freewing has resulted in the  development of some fantastic and even award-winning scale EPO models.  We couldn't be happier and more proud of these models, especially when we hear from our customer family how happy they are owning and flying them.   Our success is in direct relation to our customer's perpetual confidence and satisfaction with these models.  As R/C pilots ourselves we too get to enjoy these models first-hand so that confidence and satisfaction is felt and appreciated by all of us. We are often asked when and what the next big release...

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    Besides the aircraft itself, what other electronics or accessories do I need to get started?

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Beginner Help
  • If you are new to the hobby and have settled on the aircraft you are going to learn to fly with, the other electronics and accessories you will need depends on the model you selected. For instance, if you selected an RTF (Ready-To-Fly) model, you do not need any extra electronics and accessories as RTF models include everything you need to fly right out of the box. If you have selected a BNF (Bind N' Fly) model, you will still need your own transmitter (A Spektrum-compatible radio as BNF models come with Spektrum receivers), LiPo battery and compatible LiPo charger...

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