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Radio-Control Airplanes

Glossary

ABS
Vacuum-formed plastic shell, often used for a hard skin around foam.

AMA
Academy of Model Aeronautics.

ARF
Almost Ready to Fly. A mostly prebuilt model.

CA
Cyanoacrylate ("crazy") glue.

CF
Carbon fiber. Tape, rods, tubes, spars. Light and strong!

Coroplast
Corrugated plastic, as in "Caution Wet Floor" signs. Not lightweight, but indestructible.

ESC
Electronic Speed Control. Throttle.

Foamie
Model made of (styro)foam, often preformed. "Flying beer cooler."

HUD
Heads-Up Display. (Easier to carry to the field than a TV, and brighter.)

LHS
Local Hobby Shop (as opposed to mail order).

Orientation
Which way the plane's pointing. If it's a silhouette, you can mistakenly think it's pointing the "other way," like the Necker Cube illusion.

Profile
Model that looks like a conventional plane only "in profile" because its fuselage is flat. Less drag, more aerobatic.

Rx
Receiver (of a radio signal).

Servo
Little box with a moving arm, which moves control surfaces on the plane.

Speed 400, -480, -...
Common sizes of electric motors. Bigger number means bigger motor.

Tx
Transmitter. What the pilot holds ("the sticks").
Also something on the plane sending data back to the ground station.


Shooting video: Keep the horizon in view. Clouds emphasize motion. Zoom slowly.
Encode at no less than 15 fps, Sorenson-1 or -3.

Onboard video: X10 CMOS cams are poor any way you measure them: get a proper
CCD cam and 2.4 GHz link like Black Widow AV's. And splurge on a good rx antenna.

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