Tuesday , 12 November 2019
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World’s First Human-Carrying Drone

Just when we thought we were at the physical limit of transportation, here comes an autonomous aerial vehicle making its way to Dubai to prove otherwise. The Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. uncovered the Ehang 184 (world’s first drone capable of carrying a human passenger) which has been tested by the transport authorities in Dubai to be introduced by July as ... Read More »

Plugs and Connectors

Plugs and connectors make it easy to connect two or more electrical elements together, most importantly the battery and the aircraft, and in this case, there is one positive (red) wire and one negative (black) wire on both the battery and the aircraft. Some of the most well-known connectors are the; XT60, JST, HXT, EC3, etc.  Accordingly, different aircrafts and ... Read More »

Your First EDF Jet

EDF Jet

Once you’re done mastering beginner RC airplanes, it’s time you open yourself up to the thrilling Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) Jets you’ve been dreaming about. There are several varieties of EDF Jets to choose from and choosing the right one can be crucial. Take note of these factors: Wing surface: Remember, the more the wing surface, the more the lift, stability, and ... Read More »

Winter Flying Tips

Unlike the summer, winter days are rainy days and are usually shorter since it gets dark earlier. This means that the way we have to fly and use our RC planes and equipment differs from the summer. For those who are new to the hobby, haven’t flown in winter, and wish to have a good safe time flying, this is a ... Read More »

BALANCING YOUR AIRPLANE

How to balance your airplane

Every model has a Center of Gravity (CG) which is provided by the manufacturer and found in the manual. Not all aircrafts have the same CG but can mostly be found at 25-50 percent of the wing chord back from the leading edge of the airplane. Determining the right CG in your plane will give it a balance and hence, a safer ... Read More »

UNDERSTANDING THE “PARKFLYER” AND “FULL RANGE” RECEIVERS

A transmitter sends out signals which are then picked up by a small device located inside your aircraft called a “receiver”, sometimes abbreviated as “Rx”. The signals are collected to provide power and based on your stick inputs, direct your control surfaces. The Parkflyer receiver and the full range receiver are not at all similar in any way, in fact ... Read More »

PREFLIGHT CHECK PROCEDURE

Whatever experience one has in flying or whatever the case may be, it is necessary to integrate a thorough inspection on your plane and the surrounding before taking off. Certain components should be tested to ensure that they are working in the best possible way to establish a safe and enjoyable flight. Some components to cross check include: Area Scouting- The ... Read More »

UNDERSTANDING THE FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES

After assembling your model, it is important to check that your control surfaces are in good working condition that is, they are going in the right direction. First and foremost, HobbyGulf will help you understand what these control surfaces are, and their function in the aircraft. What are Flight Control Surfaces? Aircraft flight control surfaces are the movable surfaces on ... Read More »

ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR A NEW AIRPLANE BUILDER

Being new to the hobby, you will need guidance on how to build your plane and take off with your first flight. To avoid making any regrettable mistake, this article provided will guide you through. MANUAL The first and most important part is being familiar with the model you have just purchased. To do so, you need to read the ... Read More »

ITEMS TO PURCHASE AS A BEGINNER RC PILOT

This is probably one of the toughest problems you will face as a beginner. You are new to the hobby and you have no idea what to invest your money on. First of all, it is important for you as a pilot of an RC plane to understand that the same way everything comes and goes, is the same way ... Read More »