Radio Control (RC) takes up the major portion of current interest in the hobby of flying model airplanes. This article will give an introduction to how electrical power systems work in modeling. Topics include advantages and disadvantages, the components that make up an electric power system, and the basics of charging.
Herb W. Ziegler III, a secondary-level physics teacher at Pocono Mountain West High School, describes the process of a project that he administered with his Spring Semester 2013 2nd period Honors Physics class. This project involved the 23 students in the class designing and constructing a plane so that it would have the ability to successfully drop 400 plastic eggs at once.
The AMA has developed recommended duties and responsibilities for its Leader Members (LM) to best serve its members, clubs and programs. This article explains the vital role that a Leader Member plays in the AMA community.
When using public transportation to travel with your model aircraft, it is important to know the specific laws that the United States Transportation Security Administration enforces. This article discusses these specific laws and provides recommendations for traveling with your model aircraft.
Starting school clubs might be easier than you think. The Camelot Knight Flyers, at Camelot Elementary School in Orlando, Florida, is a great example of a parent-and-teacher partnership where the students benefit and are introduced to modeling in a positive way.