Category Archives: Reference Sites

Links to reference information I’ve found important in my hobby.

Understanding Wire Size

This page intended for reference purposes and will be updated from time to time. When trying to understand wire sizes, it’s important to understand the measurement system. Not all the world uses AWG (American Wire Gauge). Most wire available for … Continue reading

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Another Fantastic Wright Brothers Link

Check out the Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company history of Wright Airplanes. This is one of my favorite Wright research sites. You won’t believe how many aircraft the Wrights built from 1903 thru 1916. Did you know they attempted to build … Continue reading

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Wire Caculator AWG to Curcular Mils

A calculator published by the Mogami company. It is helpful to understand wire size a little better. For example, a solid core 22 gauge wire has a different overall diameter if it’s 16 strand or 32 strand or 198 strand. … Continue reading

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Best Wright Information Site I’ve Ever Seen

Check out the Wright Broghters Aeroplane Company website for more Wright Aircraft information in one single spot than anyplace else on the web.

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Motion Induced Blindness

I received a forwarded email from my good friend Archie Philips in Harvest Alabama. It says in part: “You may find this interesting, it explains how drivers pull in front of motorcycles and say ” I didn’t see him”. Lack … Continue reading

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Thread Tapping & Clearance Hole Chart

Tapping and Clearance Hole Chart. Useful information when picking a drill bit sizes for threading or clearance fit of a fastener. Drill it right the first time. Make better & stronger threads. Courtesy of Standford University.

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Ampeer Newsletter and EFO Website

Edited and published by Ken Meyers, the Ampeer is probably the longest running electric flight newsletter on the planet. Lots of good information. One of the few things I subsribe to. It’s free and is published once a month. This … Continue reading

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Expanding Your Airfoil Knowledge

Erik Dahl Christensen’s Airfoil History If like me, you love to design aircraft and want to get a better handle on airfoils, Eric Christensens’s site is an excellent study. Click his home link to find calculators and other sailplane design … Continue reading

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Wire Resistance and Voltage Drop Calculator

Jeff Lucius provides us with his Voltage Drop Calculator. An excellent site to help understand why wire size maters. If you have a 1000kv outrunner and your voltage drop across wires and connectors is .5v then your losing 500 prop … Continue reading

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