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DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch by Breck Baldwin

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CHAPTER 6Keeping You and Your Airplane Alive: Diagnostics and Repair

Planes crash, equipment fails, and dogs eat airplanes. It is all part of living on the bleeding edge of the do-it-yourself (DIY) movement. This chapter takes you through the process of rooting out the problem and fixing it. Remember that your airplane was built from scratch, and there is nothing on it that you cannot fix or replace. You are in a powerful position to sort out problems.

Airplanes tend to degrade before something catastrophic happens, so this chapter covers several quick inspections that help to verify that everything works and is in alignment. It then goes into details about the contents of a crash kit, diagnosing problems, and fixing them. It is the knowledge ...

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