Electric R/C Airplanes

I’ve been building and flying electric R/C model airplanes since 1994, starting with an electric conversion of a Goldberg Gentle Lady sailplane. As an inveterate tinkerer, I’ve designed and built a lot of my own support equipment, such as electronic speed controls and NiCd chargers, much of which is documented here. From 1997 to 2004, I wrote for Quiet Flyer magazine, and many of those articles are found below too. I’m also the author of MotoCalc, the popular program for choosing and optimizing electric model airplane power systems.

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Construction Projects and Reviews

Power System Selection

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Motors, Gearboxes, and Propellers

Batteries, Speed Controls, and Connectors

Design and Construction

Electrical Techniques and Theory

Flying and Field Equipment

Electronic Projects

R/C Aerial Photography

Electric R/C Events

Miscellaneous Electric R/C