Oct 6, 2016

HobbyWing RPM error fix

Some of you have had issues with the V4 HobbyWing ESCs not properly outputting the RPM signal to your FBL systems. This can cause all sorts of issues to errors in the governor logs, hunting head speed, tail twitching, and lack of spool-up all together. This problem was most prevalent when being used with the… more »

Sep 11, 2016

3Digi Gov with Hobbywing V3 ESC

The 3Digi has recently received a fully functioning governor with firmware/software V1.2.  Make sure you go to www.3Digi.de/en and click downloads.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and download the newest version of the terminal software.  When you attempt to connect your 3Digi to the terminal software it will tell you firmware is outdated… more »

Feb 9, 2016

Throttle calibration with the V-Control and HW 160A ESC

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to calibrate the throttle endpoints when using the HobbyWing 160A (or any HW ESC honestly) with the V-Control.  I should also note that if you want to use the autorotation bailout feature in the HW governor you need to set your Throttle Hold percentage to 30%. – Nick

How to figure true pack capacity for use with a current sensor

Pack capacity will degrade over time through both use and even just sitting on the shelf.  This can be a problem when your’e using a current sensor like the Mikado U/I sensor to figure your flight timer.  In order to make accurate use of the U/I sensor you need to take some time to figure… more »

Sep 25, 2015

All-Things Speed Flying!

All-Things Speed Flying! Introduction Speed flying in helicopters has been around for a while now in various forms, but only in the last year or so has it begun to gain more widespread acceptance as a pastime within the hobby. The concept is rather simple: How fast can a helicopter travel through a course of… more »

May 4, 2015

Mini VBar Power Bus

So we’ve all heard the rumors and speculations. Some people report problems, and others report it working fine but at the end of the day the question still stands, “Is a Mini VBar safe on a big heli?”. With a couple small workarounds I believe it can be done safely, but if not done then… more »

Mar 30, 2015

Don’t fight your canopy!

You’ve finished your build and are ready to slide that shiny brand new canopy into place and you find out that while it may look great… it fits horrible! Maybe it rubs the main gear? Maybe it’s a chore to get your quick release mounts to lock in?  Maybe it rubs your servos on the… more »

Mar 2, 2015

ESC Cooling

There’s no question that heat and electrical components don’t get along and the cooler we can keep our ESC’s the better.  I’ve ran across more than one person who had an opportunity to keep their ESC a LOT cooler for no extra cost but didn’t even realize it.  Enter the “aluminum ESC tray”.  An aluminum… more »

Jan 19, 2015

The RCHN Pilot Proficiency Program

  So, you’re looking to improve your flying, huh? Well, look no further than the RCHN Pilot Proficiency Program. Below, you’ll find PDF’s of each of the seven levels as well as a master check sheet so that you can take the whole program with you to the field to guide your training. We’d like… more »

Nov 11, 2014

Drill and Tap a Hole

Many times in this hobby, I have found myself needing to drill and tap a hole. Whether this is because the previous hole is stripped and I want to install a larger screw or maybe I need to pin the tail case on to the tail boom. One situation I ran in to recently was… more »