An Introduction to Flight Coach for F3A Pattern - A New and Brutally Honest Coach

An Introduction to Flight Coach for F3A Pattern - A New and Brutally Honest Coach

Competition
Feedback is essential to the progression of pattern skills. It’s also something most pilots don’t get during their practice sessions. Enter: Flight Coach
Redundant Power Systems & Why You Should Use One

Redundant Power Systems & Why You Should Use One

Derek Emmett
There are a lot of great products out there for us to use in RC, but not a lot of information...
Making Weight

Making Weight

Earl Haury
“Making Weight” is a weird term that refers to a pattern aircraft being under the maximum weight allowed by the rules...
Centering the Sub-Trim Debate: An In-Depth Analysis

Centering the Sub-Trim Debate: An In-Depth Analysis

Earl Haury
Various opinions exist as to how subtrims affect servo travel, especially when used with dual servos on elevators. This discussion shows data that can help understand subtrims...
LiPo Battery Anatomy, Fire Behavior, and Safe Practices

LiPo Battery Anatomy, Fire Behavior, and Safe Practices

Earl Haury
LiPo batteries have been overcharged, shorted, cut, nailed, etc. in numerous YouTube videos that dramatically demonstrate the potential to make smoke and fire...
Sbus Worth The Fuss?

Sbus Worth The Fuss?

Earl Haury
Are there other reasons, aside from tidiness, to use Sbus, especially in a pattern airplane? Probably...
Basic Aircraft Setup

Basic Aircraft Setup

Bryan Hebert
Trimming an aerobatic aircraft is like learning the game of golf. When you first start out, the game seems fun...
The Real Secret Behind Rudder Authority

The Real Secret Behind Rudder Authority

Bryan Hebert
This is the foundation of the problems with performance of the model versus the performance of the modeler trying to fly it...
Measuring Incidence Angles and CG Location

Measuring Incidence Angles and CG Location

Earl Haury
Does it even matter? We each may have different criteria for making these measurements...
What Does It Takes to Win?

What Does It Takes to Win?

Brett Wickizer
I’m not sure I know the full answer to that question yet. If I did I would probably be World Champion. That’s part of competition, always striving to make yourself better...
No Deference for Differential

No Deference for Differential

Bryan Hebert
I recently received a couple emails from pilots with the same question, “How much differential do you recommend on a pattern plane?” My Answer? None!...
The Job of a Caller

The Job of a Caller

Bryan Hebert
Do you know what you’re responsible for as a caller or as a pilot?...