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Foam Vs Balsa Radio Control Model Airplanes

Until several years ago, radio control aircraft models were almost exclusively constructed from balsa wood. There were some rudimentary building attempts with styrene plastic and other methods, but balsa was the preferred material. Balsa wood’s low cost, light weight and ease of use made it a natural choice to build any type of model plane.…

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Modern Radio Hobbyists

An amateur radio is called a Ham radio, and the operator is called as an amateur radio operator. They pursue the ham radio operation as a hobby, and it is a vastly popular hobby at that. The origin of the word ham for an amateur radio operator is rather interesting. Ham was used to mean…

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