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Posted by Red.Sneakers | Mar 22, 2014 @ 09:44 AM | 5,346 Views

Looking at rare earth magnets but confused with all the terminology? N35, N42, N52 …

Here are a few links that may leave you technically perplexed but with a higher level of understanding.

Neodymium Magnet Safety - click here

Neodymium Magnet Information - click here

Neodymium Magnets Pull Strength Calculator - click here

Neodymium Magnet Physical Properties - click here

Glossary of Magnet Terminology - click here

Rare Earth Magnets ~ Wiki - click here
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Posted by Red.Sneakers | Mar 18, 2014 @ 07:33 PM | 5,033 Views

I present my Aeronca Champ NC

Runway Show ~ Video - click here

Original Build ~ Forum - click here

Questions about build answered ~ Forum - click here

I shall call him "Champ NC"
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Posted by Red.Sneakers | Mar 17, 2014 @ 04:04 PM | 5,781 Views

Calling all Champ lovers around the world. This is a gallery dedicated to show casing the proud owners of the Hobbyzone Champ.

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54 hanger slots available

Posted by Red.Sneakers | Mar 15, 2014 @ 12:08 PM | 5,856 Views

Screen wallpaper, soft, gentle, relaxing to the eye. Various sizes available to download. Taken Fall of 2013 over Northern New Jersey.

Posted by Red.Sneakers | Mar 09, 2014 @ 11:15 AM | 5,338 Views

Some of the very talented builders & pilots at the 2013 Red Sneakers RC Airshow Fun Fly ~ Retro
Boonton Township, New Jersey, USA

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Posted by Red.Sneakers | Mar 08, 2014 @ 07:05 PM | 5,087 Views

Some of the very talented pilots at the 2013 AMA District 2 Fun Fly
Trinca Airport, Green Township, New Jersey, USA

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Posted by Red.Sneakers | Mar 08, 2014 @ 02:45 PM | 8,246 Views

Many times folks ask what a certain LiPo voltage means in terms of "gas" in the tank. Here is a pdf chart we use at our club. Keep a copy on your smart phone or pad or wallet. All measurements are no-load with a 1s+ volt meter. Measure your voltage before & after every charge and flight.

LiPo cells should not be discharged to below 3.0v each under load. Soft Cut-Off manages the motor power and gives you a chance to land softly. Hard Cut-Off eliminates all power and a crash may be imminent. Each model is different, but typical Soft Cut-Off is 3.2v to 3.0v under load. Hard Cut-Off is typically at 3.0v under load. Check your ESC / model's manual.

Please note: For ‘deep discharge’ batteries like the Hyperion 550mah, the chart has to be adjusted by 20 percentage points when reading how much fuel is left. As an example, the mentioned battery will read 3.75v or 20% when the recharge will be close to 100% of practical capacity (80% of rated). A 3.7v reading will recharge more than 440mah which means it was discharged too far for long battery life.

Saxguy1000 has a great blog “LIPO Battery Video - Must view for beginners!” - click here
North_of_49 posted a great link to “Electric RC info, how-tos and such” - click here
Link to the AMA "How Do I Handle Lithium Batteries Safely?" - click here
Lithium Polymer Battery Storage Tips - click here

Parallel charging adapters are readily available, so that must be the best (cheapest) way, right?
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