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Motion RC Knowledge BLOG — Customizing and Upgrading

Airbrushing and Weathering 101

Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Customizing and Upgrading
  • When it comes to weathering my warbirds I am admittedly and pathetically late to the party.  I have no real excuse especially since I love to paint nearly all of my models.  For me that can include a complete radical departure from the stock livery at times.  For instance, I've painted several Freewing 90mm F/A-18's the Blue Angels livery from its original stock grey livery. The end result has always been rewarding for me.  Yet, for some inexplicable reason, I kept putting off investing in an airbrush system to really get into the limitless world of weathering and fine blending/gradient detail that...

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    Modifying Your Model

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Customizing and Upgrading
  • We get a good amount of customers asking questions regarding the modification of their models.  Modifying your model is a common practice in this hobby and can be rewarding and even in some cases (mainly models that have been on the market for years), necessary.  However, there's a few things you should know before considering modifying a model you have purchased from us. The models we sell have specifically been designed for the components they come with.  This includes the power system, servos and landing gear.  Especially the more current models from Freewing and FlightLine RC where we have worked with them...

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    Don't Like The Paint Scheme? How To Paint The New Livery You Want

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Customizing and Upgrading
  • I am not a builder.  Oh sure I can slap a Plug-N-Play together with the best of them but when it comes to any kind of significant build from a kit or ARF, I lack the tools, space, patience, mechanical and engineering prowess many folks display in this hobby.   One thing I do love to do is paint. Not liking or even passing on a model simply because of the paint scheme has never been a problem for me.  My dad fixed and painted cars for a living so I grew up loving to watch a car come into...

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    Adding Scale Realism To Your Favorite Warbird/Jet/Airplane

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Customizing and Upgrading
  • There are many ways to enhance the beauty of your favorite warbird or scale RC airplane/jet.   This is to demonstrate some quick and easy ways to take your RC model and make it look more scale and attractive. Although we are using the now discontinued FMS 1450mm P-38 Lightning as the sample, these easy tips and tricks can apply to many scale models.This isn't meant as a comprehensive, detailed breakdown, but a couple quick and easy things you can do to really bring added realism to your model.  For further information, search the web for "How to add scale...

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    Planning Performance Upgrades for Your Aircraft

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Customizing and Upgrading
  • The manufacturing partners we work with design their respective aircraft with components which provide the best balance between power, weight, CG balance, performance, efficiency, and flight duration. Generally, changing any component of the power system --propeller, motor, ESC, or battery-- will likely require changing other components within that system. Ultimately the additional cost, weight, and mounting challenges are counteracted by the aircraft itself (drag, servo strength, CG balance, hinge strength). Aircraft designed for more 'power' from the start will have had all those other aspects taken into consideration in their initial design, and will ultimately be a more cost effective and...

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