This collection of interesting aviation information was originally compiled by Spirits' long time member and previous Webmaster, Paul Geders. It is a very interesting collection of RC aviation, WWII aviation, full scale aviation, tips, processes, procedures and unlimited enjoyment. We at Spirits urge you to take a look at this collection and marvel at the aviation information herein.
Note: If you are looking for the links to manufacturers/distributors like OS, JR, Futaba, etc., please navigate to Links to Hobby Shops & Distributors, located under flight instruction. We have expanded the list and tried to do some sorting. Additions, deletions and corrections are appreciated. Spirits Webmaster
If you have information, photos or links you would like us to add to this collection please forward it to the Webmaster. Please no copyrighted material, unless you have specific rights to reproduce. Any links to other websites are acceptable, non-copy-righted photos and text are welcome. Please keep the subject limited to aviation, RC and full-scale. We look forward to your input and expanding this collection. Spirits Webmaster
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- Radio Control Collection
- WWII Collection
- Full-Scale Aviation Collection
- Links to Model Related Videos
Some of these links are to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. If you do not have a compatible program installed they will not open. Those links are marked with the MS Excel logo.
Excel Spreadsheet based calculators
Battery Charging Calculator by Paul Geders
RC Calc-Red by Ed Moorman (This program contains 19 different useful R/C calculators, select them by using the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet.)
Servo Torque Calculator by Craig Tenney
Fuel Mixing by Paul Geders
2-Pylon Race Course Calculator by Paul Geders
Speed on 2 Pylon Course Related to Lap Times by Paul Geders and Vic Bunze
Flight-Time-vs-Fuel-Burn-Rate by Paul Geders
FPV (First Person Viewer)
Pan and tilt mount for GoPro or other small camera by Flite Test
Advantages of Digital Servos by FUTABA
The Servo Chart by Andy Carr, use to look up almost any old or new servo to determine torque and other interesting information
Engines and Flight Performance
Convert a 2-bladed Prop to a 3 or 4-Bladed by Paul Geders
Facts about Fuel by Don Nix
Glow Plug Information author unknown
How to Adjust a 2-Needle Carb by Paul Geders
Model Engine Torque Wrench Specs JS Technology, Inc.
Model Flight Performance Chart by George Cooper
Wing Loading by George Cooper
Propeller Chart 2 & 4-Stroke Engines author unknown
Rear carb, Throttle Setup by Paul Geders
Winterizing Engines by Paul Geders
Tuned pipe calculator by Martin Hepperle
Balance a 2-bladed prop by Horizon Hobby (video)
Balance a 3-bladed Prop by Brit Charmin RC video
Aerodynamics and Weight & Balance
Aerodynamics of Model Aircraft by Martin Hepperle
Aircraft CG by NASA
Balance/Center of Gravity by Paul Geders
CG Calculator by Geistware of Indiana
Pylon Racing Lap Counter Plans by Wayne Yeager
Other Useful Links
MicroFasteners.com a great site for model screws, bolts and hardware
The Complete R/C Model Airplane FAQ site! by RCFAQ.com
72 MHz Quarter Wave Antenna Length Calculator by CSGnetwork.com
Solartrim Insignia Booklet by Solarfilm
Unbelievable Source of Information from 3-views, Color Schemes, Aviation Posters, Pictures, Artwork, to Walk-Arounds. When you log in be sure to click on the British Flag on the left hand column to convert that menu to English.
Free Plans Service You can download any one of more than 1500 model aircraft plans into a PDF file and take it to Staples, or FedEx Kinko's and have your plans run off at any size you desire.
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Dept. of Aerospace Engineering. Recently uploaded low Reynolds number propeller performance data from wind tunnel tests. The tests include small propellers from APC, Graupner, GWS, Kyosho, and Master Airscrew. Over 100 propellers have been tested, and so far data for 80 propellers is online, click here. Details about the tests were recently published: AIAA 2011-1255.pdf
Uncle Willies Plans This is where you can buy laser cut kits and look at plans of old models/kits.
Some of these links are PowerPoint Slide Shows, they should run without any issues on mist computer systems. If you have any problems please send the Webmaster a note. Thank You, the Spirits!
Amazing WWII Aircraft Facts author unknown
Gathering of Mustangs & Legends 2007 author unknown
On a Wing and a Prayer author unknown
For a site that provides good reference data , identifies national aircraft museums, etc. or, just some good browsing. See Warbird Alley
B-29's and P-51's Over Japan They sure paved the way for us to experience (and live) the freedoms that we certainly would not have were it not for them...regrettably, so many of today's generations have so little -- or no -- awareness of the fragility (and cost and blessings) of freedom. This WWII video is 36 minutes long and the documentary follows a B-29 mission over Japan. This is live footage of the 3,000 mile round trip air assault upon the Japanese mainland, with 3 bomber wings and a host of P-51's. A great compilation of combat footage from WWII. For those who would like to trace the dots from Pearl Harbor in 1941 back to Japan in 1945 -- the Last Bomb.
AcePilots.com a link to a website with mountains of information regarding Ace pilots from WWII and WWII aircraft history and other facts. Definitely worth a look.
WWII in photos a link to "the Atlantic" website that has a 20 part retrospective on WWII. A lot on interesting WWII aircraft pictured here.
Pre-WWII Aircraft, Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum 2008
Some of these links are PowerPoint Slide Shows, they should run without any issues on most computer systems. If you have any problems please send the Webmaster a note. Thank You, the Spirits!
Link to a Collection of Military Aviation Short Films found by Ken Brock
Airplane Slide Show author unknown
Russian Air Show 2007 author unknown
Aircraftguru.com website with aircraft videos, photos and information
Collectair Aviation Art and Artifacts