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Assembling Your Own Servo Connectors

http://www.ncws.com/rcrock/connector.htm

Make your own servo connectors from PCB connectors, or "board mount interconnect products", by Rob Crockett.

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Automatic Foam Cutter

http://www.sea-gull.demon.co.uk/aero.htm#Auto Foam Cutter

Plans and drawings for a simple foam cutter, with PC and MAC software versions.

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Epoxy Safety

http://www.charlesriverrc.org/articles/construction/epoxygloves.htm

Tips for working safely with epoxy, including discussion of latex gloves.

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Glider Performance Airspeeds

http://home.att.net/~jdburch/polar.htm

An animated explanation of glider polar curves and how they relate to performance airspeeds.

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Hand Towing

http://www.torreypinesgulls.org/F3J.towing.htm

Reprint of a column by Michael Lachowski in Model Airplane News on F3J, hand-tow soaring.

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How to Cast Lead Nose Weight

http://www.rc-soar.com/tech/casting.htm

By Michael Shellim, a relatively simple method of casting lead noseweight to fit accurately inside the nose of your model.

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Liftroll Cookbook

http://www.geocities.com/jebbushell/COOKBOOK.htm

How to design a good wing using a vortex-lattice spreadsheet by John Hazel.

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Mark Drela's Allegro 2m

http://www.charlesriverrc.org/articles/allegro2m/markdrela_allegro2m.htm

Paper and plans describing the aerodynamics and structures of a 2m RES sailplane.

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Molded Fuselage Pictures

http://www.scrollsander.com/Soaring-Mold.htm

Pictures and information on making fuselage molds.

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NSP Tips and Treasures

http://www.nesail.com/tips.html

Collection of articles from past NSP catalogs.

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Pressure Sensor-Based Altimeter Circuit

http://www.repairfaq.org/filipg/RC/F_Altim.html

Includes introduction, what the circuit does, the circuit, the Schematic and PCB layout, tuning and adjusting, installation in the model, use, and parts list.

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Project F3F

http://www.rc-soar.com/tech/f3fproject.htm

Anatomy of a project to design a moulded F3F-class radio control slope soarer, by Adrian Bedford.

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R/C Soaring Radio Programming

http://www.orlandobuzzards.org/tips.html

Tips on programming full house sailplanes. Articles on programming the JR388 which are also appropriate for the JR783 and 8103.

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R/C Soaring UK

http://www.rc-soar.com/tech/thermals.htm

What Do Thermals Look Like by Wayne Angevine, an atmospheric physicist.

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RCFSpic

http://home.t-online.de/home/042073629-0001/rcfspic.htm

Connect R/C receiver to a joystick port on a PC.

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Sailplane Performance Analysis

http://www.rc-soar.com/tech/perfanal.htm

A theoretical study to evaluate the effect of minimum sink rate, span, and aspect ratio on the performance of a family of conventional radio controlled thermal sailplanes.

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Sailplanes Unlimited

http://www.sailplanes.com/tips.html

Listing of multiple articles and aerotow tips.

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Schuemann Wing Planform

http://www.scrollsander.com/Soaring-Articles.htm

The article by Wil Schuemann which appeared in the February 1983 issue of Soaring, published by the Soaring Society of America.

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