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This is where you will find audio shows that teach and inform our listeners with useful tips to enhance the enjoyment of advanced Radio Controlled hobbies. There are currently three different shows. You can automatically get these shows for FREE by subscribing. They are described below:


RC Aerobatics PodCast is an ongoing informative discussion about 3D, pattern and IMAC radio controlled aerobatics. We will discuss tips and techniques for advancing ones skills flying RC Aerobatics with world class aerobatic pilots and ask them the questions you want answered. Our goal is to offer a unique show that will make you a better pilot and to do so in shows that are under 30 minutes.


The RC Quick Tips Podcast takes the best tips we find and bring them to you in short quick useful segments that you can listen to whenever you have a few spare minutes.


RC Electronics Tips PodCast is a short quick tip designed to help you understand the electronics knowledge you need to advance in RC. We discuss batteries, speed controllers, metering equipment and more so you can get the most out of your equipment.

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RCET 006: Understanding Motor Specifications

Al Tejera discusses on this episode  how to understand motor spec terminology like Kv, Rm, Io,weight, efficiency, thrust, stator dimensions, maximum amps and cell count. Practical and useful information to help you make informed decisions when selecting motors is the emphasis in this minimally technical explanation.

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RCQT 003 George Hicks Shares the Secrets of Harrier Setup

This episode features our guest and dear friend, George Hicks, taking on a listener question from Bill Lairsey in Portland Maine. Bill asks for some setup techniques to minimize wing rock during harrier maneuvers. George answers the question and shows us how setup and several other key factors are critically linked to producing amazing harrier and elevator maneuvers.

George describes the proper way to perform the maneuvers, radio setup, airplane design attributes and flying techniques that will help you perform harrier maneuvers just like the pros.

If you want to submit a question to be on our show, go now to the “Contact Us” section of RCPodcast.com. Here you will be able to write or call in your question to be answered on one of our upcoming shows by an expert in the field. Don’t forget, if your question is selected, you will win a free gift for your contribution to the show. Check the  “Contact Us”  page for more details.

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We were unable to find the full paper mentioned in the podcast but we did find a pdf of the first page of Characterizing Wing Rock with Variations in Size and Configuration of Vertical Tail by Baron Johnson

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RCET 005: Parallel Charging

This episode discusses everything you need to know to safely expand your lithium charger to safely charge multiple packs simultaneously.

Al Tejera covers the  advantages, and disadvantages of parallel charging. He explains what ”parralalel  charging” actually is. Then he discusses how to actually set the Voltage and current on your charger.  There is even a discussion on the issues with using a balancing charger and how to work around them.

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Get our FREE eBook  on our homepage www.RCPodcast.com

Watch Parallel Charging Video to actually see a live setup.

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RCQT 002: George Hicks Secret to learning the Anti-Torque Roll

George Hicks shares his secret technique to learning how to do an anti-torque roll. In this RC Quick Tips discussion George goes into depth giving an intuitive explanation on how to slowly test the unique characteristics of your plane to anticipate the abnormal tendencies of torque rolling in the opposite direction.

Don’t know how to hover or torque roll at all? Check out page 43 here in the Tensor 4D manual for George’s step by step direction on learning how to hover. This literally gave me the motivation to keep trying to learn this impressive maneuver.

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RCET 004: Understanding Digital Servos

Al Tejera discusses what makes a servo “digital” and separates the “hype” from the truth. In this discussion he goes into depth giving an intuitive explanation on how the receiver signals the servo to turn. He goes into the core differences on how digital servos get their performance and why.

Listener Questions:

One of our listeners Jeff Maruschek won a free tiny Ultra-Micro Camcorder (see amazing videos)valued at $49.99 by writing in a 3 part question concerning optimum servo resolution, ESC resolution, and wants to know a procedure for adjusting travel, servo throws,  and linkage ratios.  Al Tejera gives a definitive answer along with a sound procedure for maximizing mechanical advantage and resolution.

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Great printable info from Futaba about digital servos with pictures!

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RCET 003: MORE POWER from your Electric Motor

Al Tejera  shows you how to  use the magic of the power formula Watts = Volts X Amps to get more power (or more run time) from your electric motor. He discusses how changing pitch and diameter affect power and also how changes in battery voltage affects power and run-time.

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A rule of thumb for power conversion of glow to electric motors is to simply multiply the engine displacement by 1000 or 2000 to get approximate watts for that size motor. Ex: 60 size engine = 0.6 cu in X 1000 = 600 Watts or 0.6 X 2000 = 1200 watts for the high end.

A simple rule of thumb for picking the proper motor power for specific size plane can be found here along with other useful ways to use a watt-meter

To save money when experimenting with motors, props and batteries two great programs you can use to play “what if” games are MotoCalc and the Scorpion Calc over at www.Innov8tiveDesigns.com

A written pdf covering both part I and II of the  basics in electronics may be downloaded here.

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RCAP 002-Unedited: Indoor to Giant Scale with Mike McConville

This is the original unedited version of our interview with Mike McConville. In our first release of this show we removed a new product announcement made by Mike  during the interview. We did this rather than delay the entire podcast because Horizon wanted to officially release the product in the US market at a later date. We can now release the unedited version. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have  caused.

Show Notes

Mike McConvilleWe talk to Mike McConville model designer for Horizon Hobbies and world class aerobatic champion to find out what he has been up to. Mike announces a new product to be released shortly. Mike shares his tips for those entering Giant scale. He also explains how to optimize  control throws for precision to 3D flying on the same plane. Mike  also shares his techniques for using flight modes from foamies to IMAC.  Mike then gives his recommendations for learning 3D .  He discusses what he sees as the new 3D maneuvers. He also tells us his routine and goal setting for more effective practice for competition. Finally he shares one of his favorite maneuvers, the Knife Edge Pop/Slide.

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We want this to be your show, so we are asking you, our listeners, to send us questions for our guests. You can leave them on one of the forums or send us a direct email. We’ve even set up a special voicemail account so that you can be a guest on our show. Just  leave your question on our RC  Podcast Questions Hot line.  If your question is selected for the show you will receive $40 off any regular priced TME product. And just for submitting a question, you will be automatically entered for a grand prize giveaway this December where one lucky winner will win their choice of a TME  Xtrema xG charger or two SmartSmoker Simple Smoke Pump systems.

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RCAP 002: Indoor to Giant Scale with Mike McConville

NOTE: This Show has been superseded by RCAP 002-Unedited:

The complete unedited interview may be found here.

Show Notes:

Mike McConvilleWe talk to Mike McConville model designer for Horizon Hobbies and world class aerobatic champion to find out what he has been up to. Mike shares his tips for those entering Giant scale. He also explains how to optimize  control throws for precision to 3D flying on the same plane. Mike  also shares his techniques for using flight modes from foamies to IMAC.  Mike then gives his recommendations for learning 3D .  He discusses what he sees as the new 3D maneuvers. He also tells us his routine and goal setting for more effective practice for competition. Finally he shares one of his favorite maneuvers, the Knife Edge Pop/Slide.

Show Sponsor:

TME is offering FREE downloadable Secret Smoke Tips and a special offer on TME’s SmartSmoker for our listeners

We want your Question:

We want this to be your show, so we are asking you, our listeners, to send us questions for our guests. You can leave them on one of the forums or send us a direct email. We’ve even set up a special voicemail account so that you can be a guest on our show. Just  leave your question on our RC  Podcast Questions Hot line.  If your question is selected for the show you will receive $40 off any regular priced TME product. And just for submitting a question, you will be automatically entered for a grand prize giveaway this December where one lucky winner will win their choice of a TME  Xtrema xG charger or two SmartSmoker Simple Smoke Pump systems.

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RCET 002: Basics of Electronics – Part II

Charge CaptureAl Tejera continues covering the basics in this second RC Electronics Podcast. Going a little further into DC electronics he discusses common battery ratings like mAh (milli-ampere-hour) and maximum C charge and discharge rates as applied to lithium polymer, Nickle Cadmium and Nickle Metal Hydride batteries.

Now that the basics are covered the show will feature a quick single electronics tip that will benefit anyone interested in RC. That means we won’t just be covering electric power systems but instead we will discuss a variety of topics like glow starters, servos, ignition systems, power distribution systems, speed controllers and more.

A written pdf covering both part I and II of the  basics in electronics may be downloaded here.

We mention our friends at the ATTF and InsideHeli podcasts at www.allthingsthatfly.com

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RCET 001: Basics of Electronics

In this new podcast we look at  the ground level  electronics knowledge you need to advance in RC. We start at the basics so that all our listeners will have the same understanding of Volts, Amps, Ohms and Watts. The classic water analogy is used to describe these terms in an intuitive way.

A written pdf covering both part I and II of the  basics in electronics may be downloaded here.

We mention our friends at the ATTF and InsideHeli podcasts at  www.allthingsthatfly.com

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