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Where to Buy Batteries and Chargers

Posted by James on 2nd Apr 2020

Where to Buy Batteries and Chargers
We currently do not stock batteries or chargers on the Vintage Model Co website. While we search for reliable suppliers, we recommend you get these from other distributers online. We can help you with these recommendations for our current range of R/C models and power systems: Batteries Legends of Flight SE5aThe SE5a uses a 2s LiPo battery with an XT30 discharge connector.We recommend this 2s batteryBalsa Basics SimpleSimple Cub The Cub uses a 3s LiPo battery (with Power Pack B)We recommend this
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How To Build the Balsa Basics Simple Cub

Posted by James on 19th Mar 2020

How To Build the Balsa Basics Simple Cub
Here is how to build your new Balsa Simple Cub kit! If you need any help, make sure to join the Vintage Model Co club to talk with people who can assist you with questions and quieries. Cub Kit - https://www.vintagemodelcompany.com/42-balsa-basic...Electronics Pack - https://www.vintagemodelcompany.com/flite-test-pow...Transmitter Set - https://www.vintagemodelcompany.com/42-balsa-basic...
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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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