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Below are various links for information you may find useful in building, finishing and flying your model aircraft.  If you have information that others may find useful send them by email to webmaster at Nacaeromodelers

Thanks to Paul Geders of the Spirit of St. Louis R/C Flying Club, Inc. for permission to use their excellently built web site information much of which is below!  For a look at their complete informational page click on "A Collection of Interesting Things!"

AERODYNAMICS AND OTHER GENERAL MODEL AIRCRAFT INFORMATION:

Aerodynamics for Model Aircraft  This is a very good web site about model aircraft, airfoils, propellers, cox engines, aerodynamics, and lots other.

Balance  This is a brief but concise explanation of balance as it relates to the center of gravity for airplanes.

Calculations for RC  Various calculations for such things as pylon rc course set-up, control line speed, propeller tip speed, etc.

Center of Gravity Calculations NASA  How engineers determine the location of the CG for an airplane.

Finding the "Center of Pressure"   How do engineers determine the location of the center of pressure for an aircraft which they are designing?

Finding "Mean Aerodynamic Chord"  
This CG Calculator calculates the CG of a wing as well as the Mean Aerodynamic Cord of a wing.

Latex House Paint for Models Part 1    This is part 1 of a 2 part document in PDF format on how to finish a model airplane using latex house paint.

Latex House Paint for Models Part 2    This is part 2 of a 2 part document in PDF format on how to finish a model airplane using latex house paint.

Scaling Laws by Dave Harding  An understanding of the scaling laws and how they apply to model aircraft.

Solartrim Insignia Booklet  How to make insignias from Solartrim material.

ENGINE, FUEL, PROPELLER AND CARBURETOR INFORMATION:


Facts About Fuel  A very good discussion of model airplance fuel.


Glow Plug Heat Ranges  An explanation of how glow plugs work and a list of common heat ranges.

How to adjust a two needle carb  Ten easy steps for setting up just about any "2 needle" carburetor.


Piston Ring Installation Instructions  Step by step instructions from K & B Engines of how to install piston rings.


PROP Chart  An excel spreadsheet propeller chart for both 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines.

Conversion of 2 blade prop to a 3 or 4-blade equivalent  How To Convert the Size of a 2-Blade Prop to a 3 or 4-Blade Equivalent by Paul Geders.


Rear Updraft Carburetor Set-up  JPG photos of rear updraft carb set-up.

Torque Wrench and Torque Values for Model Engines   Screw your head on right - but not too tight!

Winterizing Model Airplane Engines   How to properly winterize your engine and how to "after-run condition" with ATF (mystery marvel oil).



ELECTRIC FLIGHT INFORMATION:

Electric Flight  A basic guide to electric flight - a web site page on Hobby King's website.

Lithium Battery Secrets   A PDF file of tips for extending the life of your Lithium Ion batteries.

RADIO AND SERVO INFORMATION:

Differences Between Digital and Analog Servos  An explanation of the differences, advantages and disadvantages between digital and analog servos.

The Servo Chart  Use this to look up almost any old or new servo to determine torque and other interesting information.



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