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All About Our New Beginner's R/C Range

Posted by James on 15th Jan 2020

All About Our New Beginner's R/C Range
Excitingly, our new beginner kit for radio controlled flying was released last week. It's straightforward to put together and provides you with a characterful 3-channel R/C trainer you can be proud of. James takes you through the design process.Why I Designed the CubOne thing we're all about at the Vintage Model Co is bringing balsa back. However, it can be a bit of a leap for some. On the whole, most balsa kits out there are a little intimidating, especially the radio control ones. On top of ge
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How to Use a Winder

Posted by James on 11th Sep 2019

Power It Up!Winders make the process of preparing a rubber-powered model for flight super straightforward and a lot quicker than doing it by hand. With a 10:1 wind ratio, you wind however many turns you want by multiplying by 10 - so 10 winds by your hand would result in 100 winds on the rubber. Here's a short video showing you how to hook the winder to your rubber motor and then how to then replace it with the nose block.
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Assembling Your First Model: What To Expect

Posted by James on 10th Sep 2019

Assembling Your First Model: What To Expect
What to ExpectBuilding your own flying model with balsa wood is an extremely rewarding experience. If you've never done it, or you're just getting back into it, you'll soon be enjoying the process of constructing your own super lightweight real airframe with formers, rib and stringers. How to Prepare Your Tools and WorkspaceContentHelpful tools to have might include:  Sharp craft knifeCutting mat Pin board Scissors Pins SandpaperPencil Paper - for making notesSmal
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Micro R/C Conversion Electronics: What You Need To Know

Posted by James on 10th Sep 2019

Micro R/C Conversion Electronics: What You Need To Know
What is Micro Power Pack 1?Micro Power Pack 1 is the smallest power pack we supply for R/C plane projects. It is for the class of aptly named 'micro' flyers, far smaller than your average park flyer. The pack runs off a 1s battery which are very small and light meaning micro flyers make perfect indoor models.  Which Of Our Planes Does the Pack Fit?We designed this electronics pack to power any of our Magnificent Flying Machines models. By simply creating your own custom mounts from sc
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How To Cover a Model Plane with Tissue

Posted by James on 10th Sep 2019

How To Cover a Model Plane with Tissue
Our MethodIf you'd like to know our preferred method of covering your small free flight model aircraft with domestic tissue, here's a video guide. Resources Choose your own colour of tissue paper for your next kit - EZ Dope - UHU Glue Stick -Aeromodelling Starter Pack (includes covering supplies) - 
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