Electric Flight Questions and Answers

The other day I ran across this website by a fellow in Australia that is heavily involved in Electric flight. One of the best parts of the website were his answers to questions concerning RC electric flight including everything from beginning in RC to many commonly asked questions about battery cells and motors.  Since I would not take anything for granted, I did notice that most of his answers were very easily understood for the novice. Take a look for yourself, you might find some tidbit of information that will help you.

This is Peter Pine and his Electric Sailplane

This is Peter Pine and his Electric Sailplane


The fellows name is Peter Pine and he lives in New South Wales Australia.  By the way, wouldn’t it be nice to be down there right now at a flying field? They are just coming into their spring weather.

Happy Flying




New Seagull Showstring 75-91 ARF

Seagull 143 Showstring ARF

Seagull 143 Showstring ARF radio control aircraft

Hello everyone.

Seagull has introduced the Shoestring 75-91 ARF ( SEA143 ), a scale replica of the famous Formula 1 racer. This Shoestring delivers great scale looks and excellent performance with a number of scale details, including a detailed cockpit with pilot figure. The aircraft is made of balsa/ply construction is covered in UltraCote® covering. The factory painted fiberglass cowl finishes the front end and all hardware needed to finish assembly is included. This is a great looking kit and should fly as well as it looks.
Here are the specifics of this ARF:

Multiple power system options for sport or pylon racing
Balsa and balsa plywood construction makes it lightweight and strong
Bright visual scale color scheme and colorful scale decal sheet
All necessary hardware and accessories included so no need to purchase additional parts to complete the assembly
A motor mount and Electric Power battery tray are included for electric conversion
Cockpit with pilot and racing helmet
Covered UltraCote® for a high quality finish
Painted fiberglass cowl gives the plane a high quality finish
Wingspan:63.0 in (160 cm)
Overall Length:54.5 in (139 cm)
Wing Area:725 sq. in. (46.6 sq. dm.)
Flying Weight:8.80 – 9.70 lb (4.0 – 4.4 kg)
Engine Size:0.61-0.75 2-stroke; 0.91-1.25 4-stroke
Motor Size:Power 60
Radio:4-channel minimum radio system
Servos:5 standard digital (4 standard digital for EP) servos required
Trim Scheme Colors:UltraCote White (U870)
CG (center of gravity):3-11/16 in (94mm) behind the leading edge at wing root
Prop Size:Evolution 61: 13 x 8; Saito 125: 16 x 8; Power 60: 14 x 10
Spinner Size:86mm
Speed Control :60-Amp brushless
Recommended Battery:22.2V 6S 5000mAh 30C LiPo
Control Throw (Ailerons):Low: 3/8 in (10mm); High: 1/2 in (12mm)
Control Throw (Elevator):Low: 3/8 in (10mm); High: 1/2 in (12mm)
Control Throw (Rudder):Low: 13/16 in (20mm); High: 1-3/16 in (30mm)
Minimum Age Recommendation:14 years
Experience Level:Intermediate
Recommended Environment:Outdoor
Assembly Time:10-15 Hours
Is Assembly Required:Yes
We currently have this in stock.  Only 289.99