For Indoor R/C Flyers

Going to Toledo? Watch for this neat book on CD
Bob Aberle's new book on Micro/Indoor Flying that John Worth is going to
sell on CD discs. It has 118 pages and 138 photos. John will have these
CD's at the booth he will be sharing at Toledo with Roland Friestad (FULL
SIZE PLANS). Only $10.
Index gives you an idea of what it contains:
INDEX (BY MAIN SUBJECTS)
Your local hobby
dealer......................................................................................................
1
About the inserted
photos.....................................................................................................
1
RC Micro World Free
Article.............................................................................................
2
What is a micro/indoor model
aircraft.................................................................................
2
What size and weight aircraft are we specifically talking
about?........................................ 2
Sub Micro
category..............................................................................................................
2
Micro Indoor
Category.........................................................................................................
2
Standard Indoor
Category....................................................................................................
3
Open Indoor
Category..........................................................................................................
3
Parking Lot and Backyard
Flying.........................................................................................
4
Types of
Aircraft..................................................................................................................
6
Indoor Facilities ? Where to
fly!..........................................................................................
8
Size of Indoor
Facilities.....................................................................................................
10
Primary advantages of indoor/micro
flying........................................................................
11
Audience for this
book.......................................................................................................
11
How best to get
started.......................................................................................................
11
ParkZone
Cessna................................................................................................................
12
ParkZone
Citabria..............................................................................................................
13
ParkZone
Ember.................................................................................................................
13
ParkZone
Vapor.................................................................................................................
14
Kyosho
Cherokee...............................................................................................................
15
Plantraco
Butterfly.............................................................................................................
16
Mini Room
Flyer................................................................................................................
17
E-Flite mCX
Helicopter.....................................................................................................
19
What type RC
Equipment...................................................................................................
20
2.4 GHz Spread
Spectrum..................................................................................................
20
Plantraco 900
MHz............................................................................................................
21
Plantraco 900 MHz spread spectrum
mod..........................................................................
21
Specific
Equipment............................................................................................................
22
ParkZone
Brick..................................................................................................................
22
Falcon
Brick......................................................................................................................
23
Discrete RC
Components...................................................................................................
24
Receivers...........................................................................................................................
24
Servos................................................................................................................................
30
Connectors.........................................................................................................................
34
Mounting techniques for RC
components...........................................................................
35
Magnetic
actuators.............................................................................................................
37
Wire gage and
soldering....................................................................................................
38
IR RC
systems....................................................................................................................
39
What type power
system?...................................................................................................
39
Brushless outrunner
motors................................................................................................
43
Motor
mounting..................................................................................................................
51
Props..................................................................................................................................
54
Prop adapters and prop
savers...........................................................................................
54
Electric motor speed controllers
(ESC?s)..........................................................................
56
Hooking up the ESC to your
motor.....................................................................................
59
Batteries and in particular
Li-Poly.....................................................................................
61
Chargers.............................................................................................................................
64
Load
capability..................................................................................................................
66
Calculate motor run
time....................................................................................................
66
Li-Poly battery
sources......................................................................................................
67
Alternate power
sources....................................................................................................
69
Getting down to more specific aircraft
recommendations.................................................. 70
For the rank
beginner.........................................................................................................
70
For the RC sport flyer who already has experienced model aircraft
flight......................... 70
ParkZone AR6400 6 channel
brick....................................................................................
72
ParkZone 1.5 gram $20 micro
servo..................................................................................
72
ParkZone Sukhoi RTF 4
channel........................................................................................
73
Actual aircraft recommendations by
weight.......................................................................
74
Truly micro aircraft from several grams up to 2 ounces total
weight................................. 74
2 to 6 ounce aircraft
weight................................................................................................
78
6 to 16 ounce aircraft
weight..............................................................................................
82
Construction materials and
techniques...............................................................................
85
Foam sheet
material...........................................................................................................
86
Shaping foam
sheets...........................................................................................................
87
Purchasing airfoil shaped
foam..........................................................................................
87
Selecting lightweight balsa and
foam.................................................................................
87
Weighing your balsa
wood.................................................................................................
88
Cements..............................................................................................................................
89
Paints.................................................................................................................................
89
Carbon fiber tape for
reinforcing.......................................................................................
90
Iron-on
covering.................................................................................................................
90
Tissue
covering..................................................................................................................
91
Accessory items to
consider..............................................................................................
91
Control surface
hinging......................................................................................................
93
Balancing a model (CG
location).......................................................................................
94
Building
light.....................................................................................................................
94
How to size an electric power system to a particular weight model
aircraft..................... 95
Power loading parameter
table..........................................................................................
97
Comments on the
table.......................................................................................................
98
Flying.................................................................................................................................
98
Other aircraft
considerations..............................................................................................
99
Helicopters........................................................................................................................
99
E3D/F3P aerobatic
aircraft..............................................................................................
100
EDF (electric ducted
fan).................................................................................................
101
ROW (rise off water indoor
flying...................................................................................
103
Old-timer
aircraft.............................................................................................................
105
Nostalgia RC
aircraft.......................................................................................................
107
RC indoor pylon
racing....................................................................................................
107
Electric power indoor controline
flying...........................................................................
107
Attending indoor
fly-in?s..................................................................................................
109
Indoor
contests.................................................................................................................
111
Future of indoor/micro
flying...........................................................................................
111
Publications and columns (indoor/micro
activities)......................................................... 112
All about RC MICRO
WORLD.......................................................................................
112
Reference major indoor related
websites........................................................................
114
Source and vendor
references..........................................................................................
115
Joining the
AMA..............................................................................................................
115
About the
author...............................................................................................................
117
About the
publisher..........................................................................................................
118
An added bonus ---- since this book was done on Microsoft WORD, it is
possible to use the ?FIND? command to locate specific items throughout the
book. To do this first go to ?EDIT? at the top left corner of your screen.
Then drop down and select ?FIND?. You will receive the response, ?FIND WHAT?.
In the box type in the word or words you want to find, then click ?FIND?.
You will be directed to every place where the word or words appear in
sequential order from page 1 until the end of the book. You may at times get
more than you need, but this feature can be helpful in supporting the more
generalized index.
Reply to
Red Scholefield
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Looks really interesting, but I am not going to Toledo. Is there any other way to get this CD?
Red Scholefield wrote:
Reply to
Larry Farrell
This is a good place to start looking. Bob edits this magazine and has contributed an article similar to his new CD here.
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Going to Toledo? Watch for this neat book on CD
-- Ray
Reply to
Ray Haddad
Thanks for the article. I haven't done a point for point comparison between the article headings and the chapter titles on the CD but it appears to me that the CD is much more inclusive. I didn't see any comment about the CD in the article so the question remains. Is there any way to get the CD without going to Toledo?
Ray Haddad wrote:
Reply to
Larry Farrell
It wasn't at all meant to be a comparison but a means to contact the creator of the CD. Go there and contact him directly. Perhaps he'll send you one for the cost plus postage. I live in Australia at the moment and won't be going either. The CD looks very interesting. -- Ray
Reply to
Ray Haddad
The book has 118 pages with 138 photos. It will be on a CD disc so that it can be sold for just $10.00. John Worth will have the first 100 CD's with him for distribution.
Reply to
sfrank69
That wasn't the question, Sandy. The question was can it be made available somewhere besides "Duncie." -- Ray
Reply to
Ray Haddad

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