Keith Lightbody's
Radio Control Model Planes - Useful Links

last updated 9 May 2017

Safety (first topic on this page
- all other topics are in alphabetic order)

http://www.ef-uk.net/data/safety.htm
Avoid charging batteries unattended, in models, in cars, etc.
A nose heavy plane may fly sluggish
- but a tail heavy plane may only fly once.


A
Aerodynamics
http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/Wing31.htm

B
Balancing Propellors

http://www.droneybee.com/balancing-propellers/

Batteries
http://www.hangtimes.com/rcbattery_faq.html
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209187
http://www.rcbatteryclinic.com/
http://www.duralitebatteries.com/questions.html
http://www.rccaraction.com/articles/NiMHbatcare1.asp
http://www.dynamoelectrics.com/LiPo_Safety.htm
http://www.rc-airplanes.com/rc-airplane-batteries.htm
http://www.buchmann.ca/Chap10-page1.asp

Beginners
http://www.rcplaneguide.com/
http://www.fatlion.com/sailplanes/sailplanes.html
http://www.gettingstartedinrc.com/planes/
**Learning RC http://learningrc.com

C
Clubs
http://www.palosrc.com

Combat
http://www.fatlion.com/sailplanes/combat.html

Construction
http://www.aerotech-rc.com/htshopsetup.php?s=d030d9f7d0ee0bdbe8e300e2c5571f41&menu=402
http://www.fatlion.com/sailplanes/weights.html

Conversion
All metric units http://www.engnetglobal.com/tips/convert.asp
Online conversions (with help) http://www.metrication.com/
Weight and mass http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/weight
All units http://www.convertunit.com/
Online calculators http://www.metric-conversions.org/conversion-calculators.htm

D
Dictionary
http://www.towerhobbies.com/intros/introdictionary.html

Drones
http://www.droneybee.com/first-quadcopter-drone/

E
Electric Flight

http://www.ezonemag.com/
http://www.rc-airplane-world.com/electric-rc-airplanes.html

F
FAQ

http://www.ezonemag.com/pages/efaq.htm
http://www.drones.com/rec.models.rc.air/RC-faq.html

Flight logs

http://www.palosrc.com/manual/wings.htm
Flying Tips
http://www.droneybee.com/how-to-fly-rc-planes/

Forums

http://www.rcuniverse.com
http://www.aerotech-rc.com/htshopsetup.php?s=d030d9f7d0ee0bdbe8e300e2c5571f41&menu=402
http://www.rcflying.net/forums/index.php

G
Glossary

http://www.airfieldmodels.com/information_source/glossary/index.htm
http://www.glue-it.com/aircraft/general-information/glossary/c_summ.htm

H

I
Instruction

http://www.maac.ca/documents/doc_flight_training_course_e.pdf

J

K
Kits
http://www.justkitsandmodels.co.uk/

L
Links

** http://www.rcsail.com/otherlinks.htm
http://www.aerotech-rc.com/

M

N
Night Flying

Fiberoptics http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/
Glow Inc - Glow in the Dark Powder http://www.glowinc.com/
R_C Neon http://www.rcneon.com/
Ram Radio Controlled Models Home Page http://www.ramrcandramtrack.com/

O
Online Stores

http://www.modelflight.com.au/
http://www.e-flight.co.uk/
http://www.buygws.com
http://www.toddsmodels.com

P
Photography
Aerial Photography http://www.rc-soar.com/tech/dwaerialphoto.htm
AirFoil HeliCam http://www.airfoilhelicam.com/
Camera carrier http://www.geocities.com/roger_forgues/carrier.html
Hi Cam - Aerial Photography and Video http://www.hicam.com.au/
Ohmark Electronics - great gadgets http://www.ohmark.co.nz/
Glenn Anderson's Photo Planes http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/7376/index.html
RC-CAM: http://www.rc-cam.com/index.htm
R/C Soaring - Digital Photography http://www.rc-soar.com/tech/dwaerialphoto.htm
R/C Spray Planes, Cropdusters, Aerial Applicators... http://www.rc-cropduster.com/
Wireless Video Cameras http://www.wirelessvideocameras.com/

Plans

Plantraco RC Model Airplane Kits
http://www.microflight.com/Online-Catalog/ARF-Kits

Preflight - checklist
http://www.repairfaq.org/filipg/RC/F_RC2.html#RC_001

Propellors
http://pprcc.portage.net/fyi/prop_speed.html
http://www.airfieldmodels.com/information_source/engines/propellers.htm
http://www.uoguelph.ca/~antoon/hobby/props.htm
http://www.auf.asn.au/groundschool/propeller.html#prop_theory

Q

R
Radio
http://www.easyrc.com/radiosystems/index.html
http://www.hobbyscene.com/airplanes_radio.asp
http://www.greathobbies.com/document/intro_rc_radio.html

Repairs
-fibreglass:
http://www.resin-supplies.co.uk/hint__tips_grp.htm
http://www.fibreglast.com/contentpages-Learning-Center-286.html
http://www.airfieldmodels.com/information_source/how_to/construction/apply_fiberglass_finish/index.htm

Reference
Academy of Model Aeronautics http://www.modelaircraft.org
Education http://www.buildandfly.com/
http://www.hobbypeople.net/rcsource/rcsource.asp
Model Airplane Reviews http://www.modelairplanereview.com

S
Setup
http://www.geistware.com/rcmodeling/aerobatics/setup.htm
http://www.modelaircraft.org/templates/ama/0303_22.asp
http://www.rcplanetalk.com/trim.html
http://www.uoguelph.ca/~antoon/hobby/trim.htm

Simulators
Aerochopper http://www.wtp.net/DBEST/Aerochopperrevpage.html
All available simulators *German language site - very comprehensive http://www.szenerien.de/
CSM  http://www.rcmodels.org/csm/
Dave Brown RCFS http://www.dbproducts.com/
Easy Fly http://www.easyfly.de/
FlyRC http://www.pivot.net/~acarr/ron/ron.htm (free simulator)
Great Planes Real Flight G3 http://www.realflight.com/products/g3_main.html
http://www.modelrectifier.com/products/rcFlightSimulators/index.asp
FMS Homepage
FMS - models
Offshore Sailing - Free simulator
Photo realistic scenery *German language site - http://sceneries.jimdo.com/)
Pre-Flight (FreeDownload - buy interface kit)

RC New Zealand - skins for realflight
RealFlight Model Swap
RealFlight Home Page
Reality Craft - RC Plane Master
Reflex

Richard Pearse, Aviator - [download and fly the plane that flew before the Wright Brothers.]
Sail simulator.com - Free download
Tru-Flite Technology
Vertigo flight simulator

Speed Controllers
http://www.castlerc.com/
http://www.math.niu.edu/~behr/RC/speed-ctl.html

T
Theory of Flight (note: there is more to lift than Bernoulli!)
http://www.aviation-history.com/theory/lift.htm
http://www.av8n.com/how/htm/airfoils.html
http://www.auf.asn.au/groundschool/
http://van.hep.uiuc.edu/van/qa/section/Underwater_and_in_the_Air/Airplanes/20010610210919.htm
http://web.mit.edu/16.00/www/aec/flight.html
http://www.auf.asn.au/groundschool/umodule4.html

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