Questions tagged [aircraft]

A vehicle capable of sustained flight which uses thrust, and usually lift, to negate the pull of gravity.

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Grinding sound on FPV motor but no apparent damage

I have been testing a new brushless motor for an RC plane. It is a 2200KV motor controlled by a 30A BLDC ESC. I heard a grinding noise coming from my motor, as demonstrated in the following video: ...
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Do aerodynamics scale for model aircraft?

If I wanted to make a scale model plane that looked like a real aircraft, could I just scale down all of the measurements of the actual aircraft to make a model aircraft with similar flight ...
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Is it possible to control an RC plane using reaction wheels?

I recently had an idea involving reaction wheels and a model airplane. Would it be possible to control an RC plane using reaction wheels rather that servos and control surfaces? Would a reaction wheel ...
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What technology offers the longest range for RC controls?

After watching a video demonstrating a jet-powered RC aircraft, I started to wonder about the maximum range available with modern RC equipment. What is the maximum range currently available, and ...