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RC Basic Care and Caution
Written and Illustrations by Hoel Ibardolaza

One of the most common trouble in RC is breaking the controller antenna. Inorder to avoid this, always start extending antenna from the base (extending -3rd) to the tip by gripping on the largest cylinder and pulling the tip slowly until it reaches to its maximum extension. collapsing the antenna should also start from the 2nd thickest cylinder slowly pushing until fully collapsed and up to the last or thinnest cylinder.

Beginners should not ignore this simple process if you want your controller to last longer.

Make it a practice to always turn off the transmitter or plane immediately when at the ground. Propellers are sharp and capable of slicing the skin when transmitter is accidentaly activated. The motors can get damaged if forced to move when props are tangled in vines or plants.
Always check the battery compartment and make sure it is locked thight and it doesnt open in the middle of a flight. Use a transparent tape to wrap around and hold down compartment. Your plane has good compartment locks but it is better to make sure it holds well, so use of transparent tape as double support is highly suggested.
Landing gears are designed only for flat wide surfaces. Landing on grassy field will eventually fold and break them. it is better to design a skid (illustration below) for a grassy field landing. You can temporarily strengthen wheel support by wrapping insertable bends with tape to thighten grip (b) or place a strip of tape at the bottom of the opening (c) to prevent landing wheels from detaching incase plants or vines grabs it during landing

The Flying Fox landing gears protects the rotating tips of the propeller from hitting the base of the ground. It is nearly imposible to land on flat ground without a landing gear even on a grassy field except landing directly ontop a bush plant to serve as cushion.
How to building a skid.

Find equivalent thickness of landing wires and bend it to form skid.

b. sideview - notice skid bends curved for easy slide when landing.

c. skid base should be farther extended away from the thickness of fuselage inorder to support wing of the plane when landing. to check this, look at the planes front view and makesure the distance of the left and right wing to the ground is equal.

A tough skid can be used to land in grassy, soil and flat grounds. concrete will grind it and eventually break it over time, so its important to identify flying ground first to know which landing gears to use.

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