In Part 1 of this short series on contest flying etiquette, we review three areas that all fliers should know when competing. From Episode 1 of our Camber Up podcast with Gavin Trussell, we discussed what all pilots should remember in the heat of competition. You want a reputation as a great pilot, not a nightmare competitor.
FrSky's EthOS system offers most of the power and flexibility of OpenTX in a more straightforward graphical user interface. But EthOS also goes through constant upgrades as additional features are added and bugs removed. Updating EthOS on your FrSky X20 and X20S radios is relatively easy, and you can see how to do so below.
RC sailplanes strive for efficiency, especially competition models like discus launch gliders. Efficiency comes in many forms; it can be in launch height, how well the glider floats and penetrates, or even the setup of the linkages. Offsetting flaperons on a DLG uses all of the servo's deflection to maximize the control surface throw, torque, and accuracy.
Why do we need a failsafe? Setting up a failsafe for your RC glider is an easy way to minimize accidents from happening and protect the investmen...
The most popular batteries to power discus launch gliders (DLGs) are single-cell lithium polymer (1S LiPo) batteries. The typical battery capacity is 250-650 mAh, depending on the model's usable space and weight requirements.
Pull-string tail linkages are the standard on modern discus launch gliders. Of the three main types of tail linkages on a DLG, pull-string offers the lightest and most accurate performance.
What does a layup mean when describing a radio control composite glider? You've probably seen this term when browsing for your discus launch glider...
Pilots often apply gap seal to their RC gliders. What are they used for, and how do you make them?
Having the right tools to assemble your new RC gliders makes everything go much smoother. What are the essentials and nice to haves?
Contest report for the first Eurotour of 2016.
Ballast helps your DLG increase speed and stability, perfect for turbulent and windy conditions. Here's how to make your own DLG ballast set.
Modern discus launch gliders are using pull-string for tail control. Why, and how does it work?