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The Right Glue For The Task

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  • Category: Product Reviews
  • Once you get started in the RC hobby, you will quickly learn the “must-have” tools and accessories you will always want on hand in your workshops and field boxes. The right glues and adhesives for the type of models you work with are imperative. Here are some of the most popular glues our staff and customers use for the types of products carried by Motion RC. Cyanoacrylate (CA) Most hobbyists refer to this as simply “CA” but even more commonly known as “Super Glue.” Hobbyists everywhere usually have some for their workshops and field boxes. Not all CA is the...

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    Loose Bearing Pockets On Your Elevator Shaft? Here's A Fix

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  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • Recently we published a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for the Freewing 90mm F/A-18C Hornet, which in part discussed the elevator mounting plate.  If you have this model, or a similar model that uses a bearing pocket on your elevator shaft and you find that there's a bit too much play for your liking, here's a simple fix. You can add paper shims like the ones in the photos to really help tighten things up a bit.  You can use hobby scissors and tweezers to help.  Also, numerous shim material can be used such as aluminum foil, tape from a label...

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    How It’s Made: A Foam Electric PNP From Start to Finish

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  • Category: Product Reviews
  • This article originally appeared in the July 2019 edition of Model Aviation magazine and covers much of the non-proprietary information and processes in regards to the manufacturing of Freewing foam electric models.  Authored by Motion RC Director of Global Products and Development Alpha Enos. This is a wonderful time to be an RC modeler! As fellow hobbyists, we at Motion RC are as passionate about building, flying, and enjoying RC aircraft as you are.  Strengthened by the support of our amazing global customer family these past seven years, we are grateful for the continued opportunity to move our beloved hobby forward....

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    Buyer Beware! Is It Really Freewing?

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Tips and Tricks
  • Sometimes, for any number of reasons, folks may attempt to choose to purchase direct from Freewing. However, while Freewing manufactures these quality models they do not sell to consumers direct.   Which is why we would like to provide this friendly Public Service Announcement. We have discovered that there is an individual pretending to be Freewing with a legitimate-looking online e-commerce website with all of the various Freewing models for sale.  However, this person is NOT Freewing and is running a scam. Motion RC co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Goetze had this to say regarding the issue; "Please be aware that www.freewing-model.com is NOT Freewing's...

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    Reflex Flight Simulator Releases Free Software Update For Version 6.0

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  • Category: Product Updates
  • REFLEX XTR² is a groundbreaking RC Flight Simulator from German software developers Reflex Simulation. For over 20 years, Reflex Simulation has been a leading innovator in RC Flight Simulation software. In the early 2000's Reflex Simulation introduced the first flight simulator with photo-realistic scenery; a feature that is now common in all major flight sims. The early version of REFLEX was also the first flight simulator that could be connected to a real RC transmitter.  REFLEX XTR² recently released a free software update for their Version 6.0. The following are all of the improvements: The mouse can now be controlled remotely, so that the program can...

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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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