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Propeller Balancing

One of the most important things is to use balance propeller in your model. You may ask why?

Prop balance stand

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Save buying in HobbyKing.com online store. 5 ways to get a discount.

HobbyKing.com is very popular China–based online store with variety of available RC products such as RC airplanes, RC helicopters, spare parts, other RC electronics and all this stuff is usually available at affordable prices.

If you are airplane or helicopter modeler and building your own aircraft models or using pre-built ones, you are probably buying a lot of stuff at HobbyKing and probably want to pay less. Fortunately HobbyKing.com store allows to get some discounts for almost all products available on the site. I will describe 5 simple ways to get a discount.

HobbyKing one time offer

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Short overview of the Turnigy pocket anemometer

This is quick overview of the pocket and cheap anemometer that can be bought in Chinese online shops or in hobby shops. Such anemometer produced under Turnigy brand can be bought at HobbyKing.com

Pocket Anemometer

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Print big plans on small paper size

Very often plans of radio controlled model airplanes (especially 3D models from depron and EPP) are exported in PDF format and in very large paper size - A0 or A1. To print such plans as they are, you need to have in place a special printer or plotter which can handle such paper sizes. Obviously you can use printing services but this is more expensive than just printing using regular printer.

PDF XChange Viewer

So what to do if you only have a printer that can print on A4 (letter) or A5 paper size, which are much smaller than A0 and A1 sizes? You are lucky if you have tiled plan already available and all you need to do is just to send to printer.

Unfortunately Acrobat Reader program which is the most widely used to open PDF files has no built-in support to split larger paper sizes to smaller. It can only zoom which is not what we want. Of course, there are specialized programs available, but usually they are not free. This simple instruction describes a quick and easy approach to split large plans into smaller formats using free software.

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Измерение скорости ветра по шкале Бофорта

Шкала Бофорта — двенадцатибалльная шкала, принятая Всемирной метеорологической организацией для приближенной оценки скорости ветра по его воздействию на наземные предметы или по волнению в открытом море. Средняя скорость ветра указывается на стандартной высоте 10 м над открытой ровной поверхностью...

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