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Welcome to the Rubicon Area Flyers' RC Links Page
If there's a link you don't see, send us a note and if it's appropriate, we will add it...
 

AMA:

Academy of Model Aeronautics, our governing body for safety, insurance and a wealth of knowledge about the RC Hobby and it's various attributes

 

Anything RC:

As the name implies, this site is for anything RC related, cars, trucks, boats and airplanes.  Dave is working on compiling a site dedicated to the hobby, complete with links that would be of interest to the RC Enthusiast

 

 

eBay:

Yes, eBay.  If you haven't looked on eBay for parts, planes, engines or anything else you are looking for - you are missing out!

 

Hobby-Lobby (Int'l):

Mostly electric plane related items, but a good mix of parts, kits, and accessories

 

JustGoFly.com:

Carries a varied assortment of parts and gear for electric planes of all sizes, from foamies to Giants.  Electric motors are hard to beat and priced VERY competitively.

 

HobbyKing.com:

Located in Hong Kong, extremely low-priced R/C related products.  Shipping times, no so great, but if you can wait and are okay with imported materials this is a site to look at

 

Maxamps.com:

Batteries, Chargers, Accessories


A-Main Hobbies:

Assortment of RC Related Parts and Accessories

 

Mobile Hobbies: R/C Planes

Overview of the basics for getting into R/C - with other links of interest

 

New Creations:

Carries a variety of parts and kits for electrics

 

NitroPlanes.com: 

Plane kits (ARFs) and accessories.  Low priced, mostly CMP (China Made Products) planes

 

TowerHobbies.com:

Pretty much one-stop
shopping for the RC Hobby 

 

WarbirdKits.com:

"400" sized balsa kits of, as the name implies, warbirds

 

RC Related On-Line Discussion Groups

 

RCGroups.com:

One of several RC Discussion groups

 

RCUniverse

One of several RC Discussion groups, also has a "blue book" feature for the marketplace, which is very useful for looking up what you want to sell, or check to see if what you are looking at is priced correctly.


Wattflyer.com:

RC Discussion group for electrics-only

 

Nitrokillers.com

RC Discussion group for electrics-only - sponsored by Maxamps.com

 Electric Power System Information
 
New to electric flying?  This document from a dual-member of RAF and Lakeland-RC may help!  

 
Lakeland RC link to an article on electrics (article II)
                                                                                                     
Drive Calculator is a tool for DC motor analysis and the computation of the complete power system for electrically powered model aircraft                         
 
Ken Myers Personal Website - some good information on electric power
 
Link to the MotoCalc website.  Free 30-day trial, check the site for current pricing after trial period and more information
 
Power, thrust and efficiency electric motor calculator
 
Thrust/RPM calculator based on prop and RPM/Thrust - interesting calculator

 
General Airplane Information/Links/Downloads
 
A FREE airfoil plotting program by Stefano Durone of Italy. Contains over 1000 airfoils that you can add to and/or modify. The program has been updated to save the file in .dxf format to import into CAD programs.

 

Free RC Plan Plans downloads

Link to a page with many links to free downloads of various planes

 
Quad Copters Information (NOTE: This is from Best Buy, please review with your local club before making purchasing decisions!!)
 
 
OTHER AREA CLUBS
 
Concord Center Dr, Sullivan, WI 53178: Radio Control Flying Model Club
 
Oconomowoc, WI: Radio Control Flying Model Club
 
Pebble Creek Flyers:
Waukesha, WI Radio Control Airplane Flying Club
 
Menomonee Falls, WI GPS Coordinates: N 43 deg 07.799 '; W 88 deg 07.408'  Radio Control Aircraft Flying Club
 
West Bend, WI