Radio Propagation Theory

The most commonly discussed trait of a particular application of radio technology is “the range.” Consumer-marketed walkie-talkies often advertise a “2 mile range” and Wi-Fi range extenders will claim to extend your network by hundreds of feet. The issue exists however, that the distance over which a radio signal is useful is entirely dependent on […]

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Dollar Tree Foam Board – Half the weight is the paper!*

In designing a small, light-weight indoor RC plane, I realized that I really needed to know how much weight was added to foam board by the paper. If the added weight didn’t justify the strength and rigidity of the foam, I’d rip it off like most other hobbyists do. So, I conducted a small experiment determine with the greatest accuracy possible, […]

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