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Old 04-17-2004, 04:40 PM
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Wayne,

TNX for taking the time to make the list...

Might I suggest "PC". It means "Percussive Maintenence" or the act of smacking the stuffing out of some electronic compenent in an attempt to get it working again...
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Old 04-17-2004, 04:57 PM
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Would it not be easier and far less open to mis-interpretation if we just used the actual words rather than the idiotic abbreviations?

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Old 04-17-2004, 05:38 PM
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Hi Ed,

Your right, but unfortunately some people are using the short forms or acronyms. I had found I had difficultly following some of the posts and thought a list may be helpful.

Professionally, you should always list the full term and the acronym together the first time it is used in correspondence so the reader has a reference for the rest of the document.

Since this was not being done, I started the list in hopes to prevent others from getting lost. I hope it has helped.

I've sent you a personal email since we live fairly close. I would like to know where your flying field is.

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Old 04-19-2004, 09:47 AM
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Yesterday I bought a used RTF GP Ex300s from the LHS. It has a BB OS FS 70. The AUW is good but the CG is aft. I will put 2-3 Oz in the fore end of the plane. It has TF MK with a red fuse and stab and stripes that run from the LE to the TE. I usually prefer H9 UC. At WOT, this should spin an APC 14x4 prop at 10K RPMs. The power to weight is yet TBC. The Tx is a JR XP622 w/ STD 700 NiCd batt. The Rx batt is a 1800 mah NiCd. To save weight, I'm gonna add custom CF LG and a NiMh batt. FYI I'm ROFLMAO now. I guess I have TMTOMH. (too much time on my hands) THX, CYA!
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:00 AM
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Thanks Tim,

Enjoyed your post, I've added the ones that I didn't have, and will post the new list this weekend.

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Old 05-02-2004, 09:38 PM
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ORIGINAL: Stick Jammer

Quite a list indeed. It could be just me, but I'm thinking that LOL - Laugh out loud, IMHO - In my honest opinion, JMHO - Just my honest opinion.
THats right,this term comes from years back from IRC(interner relay chat) .
ROFLMAO-Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off
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Hi Mitty,

Before I add your new term I just want to confirm. Is IRC(interner relay chat) correct, I'm not familiar with "interner", what does this mean? Should it be "internet" or "internal".

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Old 05-04-2004, 04:58 PM
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IRC is internet relay chat. mIRC is a client program to access IRC.

and yes, the small m is intentional
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Old 05-07-2004, 11:03 AM
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OMG -Oh my God!, expression of shock and/or dismay
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Old 05-07-2004, 09:53 PM
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Hi,

Please find the new list below. Again, to copy the list to your word processor. First hilight the list with your mouse, then push CNTRL-C to copy, open your word processor, and push CNTRL-V to paste.

Thanks for everyone's input.

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Acronyms, Abbreviations, Short Forms

ABC – Aluminum, Brass and Chrome
ABL - Advanced Bimetallic Liner (bimetallic is brass and nickel)
ABN – Aluminum, Brass and Nickel
AC – Alternating Current
AFAICT – As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK – As Far As I Know
Aft – Back of boat, plane etc.
AKA – Also Known As
AMA – American Modeler’s Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics
AOA – Angle Of Attack
AR – Aspect Ratio, relationship between the wing span and the wing chord
ARF – Almost Ready to Fly
ARC – Almost Ready to Cover
AIUI – As I Understand It
AUW – All Up Weight (total weight ready to fly. some include fuel, some don't... should include fuel though.)
AWOL – Absent Without Leave
BB – Ball Bearing
BC or B/C - because
BEC – Battery Eliminator Circuit
BTW – By the Way
CA – Cyanoacrylate Adhesive (a quick setting glue)
Carb – Carburetor
CCW – Counter Clock Wise
CF - Carbon Fiber
CG – Center of Gravity
CGM - Carl Goldberg Models
CP – Center of Pressure, or Coroplast (it’s like a plastic cardboard they make signs out of)
CRS – Can’t Remember Stuff (or substitute β€œstuff” with your locally used word)
CW – Clock Wise
CYA – Cover Your Aft (substitute β€œAft” with your locally used)
DC – Direct Current
Dead Stick – Motor stopped, flying without power
Dialed in – The model is perfectly tuned
Diameter – In regards to propellers, the distance from tip to tip of a propeller
DIY – Do It Yourself
DSQ.-. disqualified or disqualification
E – Voltage (Example formula: E=IR)
Elevons – When aileron and elevator functions are combined. Example - delta wing aircraft
EPA – End Point Adjustment
ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
ESC – Electric Speed Control
F2F – Face To Face
FAI - FΓ©dΓ©ration AΓ©ronautique Internationale
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
FCC – Federal Communication Commission
FFF – Fan Fold Foam
FG – Fiberglass
Flame – To insult or vent disapproval
Flaperons – Using ailerons as both ailerons and flaps
Flute – The veins in coroplast (the plastic cardboard) that is used in making SPAD model aircraft
Forward – to the front of boat, plane etc.
FSW – Forward Swept Wing
Fuse – Fuselage
FWIW – For What It’s Worth
FYI – For Your Information
g = grams
G = Gravity force factor. Example 1G = normal weight, 2G = two times weight
GB – Gear Box
GP = Great Planes Mfg. Co.
H9 = Hangar 9 Mfg Co
HOC – Hot Off the Charger
HTML – Hyper Text Mark-up Language
I – Current in amps (Example formula: I=E/R)
IIRC- If I Recall Correctly
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion or In My Honest Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO – In My Opinion
IPR – Intelligent Power Reduce
IRC - internet relay chat
ISP – Internet Service Provider
ISTM – It Seems To Me
JMHO – Just My Humble Opinion or Just My Honest Opinion
JMO – Just My Opinion
LAR – Looks About Right
LCD – Liquid Crystal Display
LE – Leading Edge
LED – Light Emitting Diode
LG – Landing Gear
LH – Left hand side (in reference to ships and airplanes – left hand side of pilot facing forward)
LHS – Local Hobby Shop
LiPo, or Li-Po, or Li-Poly – Lithium Polymer battery
Li-ion – Lithium Ion Battery
LMFAO – Laughing My β€œFreaking” β€œAft” Off, (substitute freaking and aft for locally used words”
LOL – Lots Of Laughs, or Laugh Out Loud, or Lots Of Luck
LOA – Length Over All
LVC – Low Voltage Cutoff circuit
LWL – Length at Water Line
MAAC – Model Aeronautics Association of Canada
MAC - Mean Aerodynamic Chord (I think this is the center of gravity/balance point?)
mah – Milliamps per Hour
Max – Maximum
Min – Minimum
mIRC - is a client program to access IRC
mm – millimeter
MK = Monokote
mv – millivolt
MCP- Mousse Can Pipes (mufflers made from hair style mousse cans)
Mode 1 – Transmitter with Aileron and Throttle on right stick, Rudder and Elevator on left stick
Mode 2 - Transmitter with Aileron and Elevator on right stick, Rudder and Throttle on left stick
Mode 3 – Transmitter with Rudder and Throttle on right stick, Aileron and Elevator on left
Mode 4 – Transmitter with Rudder and Elevator on right stick, Aileron and Throttle on left stick
Mode Single stick – see single stick
Newbie – A new person or beginner
NA or N/A – Not Available
NIB – New In Box
NiCd – Nickel Cadium
NiMh – Nickle Metal Hydride
NP – Neutral Point
OAN - On another note
OHV – Over Head Valve
OMG -Oh my Gosh (or substitute β€œgosh” with your locally used word)
OTH- On the other hand
Oz – Ounces
P – Power in watts (Example formula: P=EI)
PBF – Pizza Box Flyer
Pitch – In reference to propellers, the angle of propeller blade, the higher the number the greater the angle
Port – Left hand side (when pilot faces forward), or an opening in a boat or plane, or boat docking area
PPM – Pulse Position Modulation
Prop - Propeller
R – resistance in ohms (Example formula: R=E/I)
RCU – RC Universe
RFI – Radio Frequency Interference
RH – Right hand side (in reference to airplanes – right hand side of pilot facing forward)
RO - radio operator
RPM – Rotations Per Minute or Revolutions Per Minute
RPM/V – Rotations Per Minute per Volt or Revolutions Per Minute per Volt
ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO - Rolling On Floor Laughing My β€œAft” Off (or substitute β€œaft” with your locally used word)
ROG – Rise Off Ground
ROW – Rise Off Water
Rx – Receiver
RTF – Ready To Fly
RTFM – Read the β€œFriendly” Manual, (substitute β€œfriendly” for locally used words)
Sec – Seconds
Single Stick – Transmitter with one stick, Aileron and Elevator on X and Y axis, Rudder Knob on end of stick and Throttle (a trim lever type control on the case)
Semi-Symmetrical wing – A wing with bottom airfoil not the same as top airfoil, will be less on bottom
SPAD – Simple Plastic Airplane Design
Spec – Specification
S-PPM – A JR receiver fail safe mode that will cause the servos to β€œhold” then go to a programmed preset position after a predetermined period of time
SSS - Sudden Silence Sucks
Stall – In aircraft, the point where there is not enough lift to keep it flying
Starboard - Right hand side (when pilot faces forward)
STD – Standard
Stick Time – Time spent flying
Symmetrical wing – A wing with same airfoil on top as bottom
T – Teeth (usually number on a gear)
TBA – To Be Announced
TBC – To Be Calculated
TBD – To Be Determined
TE – Trailing Edge
TF – Top Flite
TIA – Thanks In Advance
TMTOMH - Too Much Time On My Hands
TNX - thanks or thank you
TO – Take Off
TOC – Tournament of Champions
TOF – Time of flight from leaving ground to touch down. Calculation for electric TOF in minutes is: battery capacity in amps, divided by average current draw in amps, times 60
TPTB – The Powers That Be
Trammeling – Aligning fuselage, wings, horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer and landing gear
Troll Post – A bulletin board posting designed to create controversy and may or may not be related to fact
TVM – Thanks Very Much
Tx – Transmitter
UC = Ultracote
URL Uniform (or Universal) Resource Locator
V – Volts
V1 - Rotate
vs - versus
VMGM –
VTOL – Vertical Take Off and Landing
WIG – Wing In Ground Effect
*** – What The Fudge (or substitute β€œfudge” with your locally used word)
WOT – Wide Open Throttle
WW1 – World War One
WW2 – World War Two
YCD – You Can Do
YHM – You Have Mail
Z-PPM – A JR receiver fail safe mode that will cause selected servos to β€œhold”, and other selected servos to go to a programmed preset position after a predetermined period of time


The above is to the best of my knowledge, and should be considered a starting point. Please let me know any changes you would like to see, any suggestions are welcome.

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Old 05-10-2004, 11:21 AM
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YMMV - Your mileage may vary
*** - also Who the Fudge
FOAD - Fly Off and Die. (Substitute Fly Off with locally used words)
IRCHA - International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association
IMAC - International Miniature Aerobatics Club


What I want to know is *** E-TOC is. I am assuming European Tournament of Champions. Is that correct?
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:49 AM
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Hi Bgruenba,

I've added your suggestions to the list and they will be on the new list. I usually wait a couple of weeks before posting, so everyone as chance to let me know of any new additions.

I'm sorry, I don't know what "E-TOC" is, Hopefully someone can help us.

BTW, I like your "ARF to KIT converter" signature, I'm sure we can all identify with it.

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Old 05-10-2004, 11:59 AM
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I'm sorry, I don't know what "E-TOC" is, Hopefully someone can help us.
Electric Tournament of Champions.

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Hi Ed,

Thanks for the information, I've added it to the list.

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Hi,

The below is the latest list. Hope your finding them useful!

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Acronyms, Abbreviations, Short Forms

ABC – Aluminum, Brass and Chrome
ABL - Advanced Bimetallic Liner (bimetallic is brass and nickel)
ABN – Aluminum, Brass and Nickel
AC – Alternating Current
AFAICT – As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK – As Far As I Know
Aft – Back of boat, plane etc.
AKA – Also Known As
AMA – American Modeler’s Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics
AOA – Angle Of Attack
AR – Aspect Ratio, relationship between the wing span and the wing chord
ARF – Almost Ready to Fly
ARC – Almost Ready to Cover
ASAP – As Soon As Possible
AIUI – As I Understand It
AUW – All Up Weight (total weight ready to fly. some include fuel, some don't... should include fuel though.)
AWOL – Absent Without Leave
BB – Ball Bearing
BC or B/C - because
BEC – Battery Eliminator Circuit
BTW – By the Way
BUHOR – Big Ugly Hell On Rails
CA – Cyanoacrylate Adhesive (a quick setting glue)
Carb – Carburetor
CCW – Counter Clock Wise
CF - Carbon Fiber
CG – Center of Gravity
CGM - Carl Goldberg Models
CP – Center of Pressure, or Coroplast (it’s like a plastic cardboard they make signs out of)
CRS – Can’t Remember Stuff (or substitute β€œstuff” with your locally used word)
CW – Clock Wise
CYA – Cover Your Aft (substitute β€œAft” with your locally used)
DC – Direct Current
Dead Stick – Motor stopped, flying without power
Dialed in – The model is perfectly tuned
Diameter – In regards to propellers, the distance from tip to tip of a propeller
DIY – Do It Yourself
DSQ.-. disqualified or disqualification
E – Voltage (Example formula: E=IR)
Elevons – When aileron and elevator functions are combined. Example - delta wing aircraft
EPA – End Point Adjustment
ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
E-TOC - Electric Tournament of Champions
ESC – Electric Speed Control
F2F – Face To Face
FAI - FΓ©dΓ©ration AΓ©ronautique Internationale
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
FCC – Federal Communication Commission
FFF – Fan Fold Foam
FG – Fiberglass
Flame – To insult or vent disapproval
Flaperons – Using ailerons as both ailerons and flaps
FOAD - Fly Off and Die. (Substitute Fly with locally used words)
Flute – The veins in coroplast (the plastic cardboard) that is used in making SPAD model aircraft
Forward – to the front of boat, plane etc.
FSW – Forward Swept Wing
Fuse – Fuselage
FWIW – For What It’s Worth
FYI – For Your Information
g = grams
G = Gravity force factor. Example 1G = normal weight, 2G = two times weight
GB – Gear Box
GP = Great Planes Mfg. Co.
H9 = Hangar 9 Mfg Co
HOC – Hot Off the Charger
HTML – Hyper Text Mark-up Language
I – Current in amps (Example formula: I=E/R)
IIRC- If I Recall Correctly
IMAC - International Miniature Aerobatics Club
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion or In My Honest Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO – In My Opinion
IPR – Intelligent Power Reduce
IRC - internet relay chat
IRCHA - International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association
ISP – Internet Service Provider
ISTM – It Seems To Me
JMHO – Just My Humble Opinion or Just My Honest Opinion
JMO – Just My Opinion
LAR – Looks About Right
LCD – Liquid Crystal Display
LE – Leading Edge
LED – Light Emitting Diode
LG – Landing Gear
LH – Left hand side (in reference to ships and airplanes – left hand side of pilot facing forward)
LHS – Local Hobby Shop
LiPo, or Li-Po, or Li-Poly – Lithium Polymer battery
Li-ion – Lithium Ion Battery
LMFAO – Laughing My β€œFreaking” β€œAft” Off, (substitute freaking and aft for locally used words”
LOL – Lots Of Laughs, or Laugh Out Loud, or Lots Of Luck
LOA – Length Over All
LVC – Low Voltage Cutoff circuit
LWL – Length at Water Line
MAAC – Model Aeronautics Association of Canada
MAC - Mean Aerodynamic Chord (I think this is the center of gravity/balance point?)
mah – Milliamps per Hour
Max – Maximum
Min – Minimum
mIRC - is a client program to access IRC
mm – millimeter
MK = Monokote
mv – millivolt
MCP- Mousse Can Pipes (mufflers made from hair style mousse cans)
Mode 1 – Transmitter with Aileron and Throttle on right stick, Rudder and Elevator on left stick
Mode 2 - Transmitter with Aileron and Elevator on right stick, Rudder and Throttle on left stick
Mode 3 – Transmitter with Rudder and Throttle on right stick, Aileron and Elevator on left
Mode 4 – Transmitter with Rudder and Elevator on right stick, Aileron and Throttle on left stick
Mode Single stick – see single stick
Newbie – A new person or beginner
NA or N/A – Not Available
NIB – New In Box
NiCd – Nickel Cadium
NiMh – Nickle Metal Hydride
NP – Neutral Point
OAN - On another note
OHV – Over Head Valve
OMG -Oh my Gosh (or substitute β€œgosh” with your locally used word)
OTH- On the other hand
Oz – Ounces
P – Power in watts (Example formula: P=EI)
PBF – Pizza Box Flyer
PDQ – Pretty Darn Quick (or substitute β€œdarn” with your locally used word)
Pitch – In reference to propellers, the angle of propeller blade, the higher the number the greater the angle
Port – Left hand side (when pilot faces forward), or an opening in a boat or plane, or boat docking area
PPM – Pulse Position Modulation
PQHOR – Profile Quick Hell On Rails (a SPAD aircraft)
Prop – Propeller
Prop Wash – The wind created by a propeller when it is turning
R – resistance in ohms (Example formula: R=E/I)
RCU – RC Universe
RFI – Radio Frequency Interference
RH – Right hand side (in reference to airplanes – right hand side of pilot facing forward)
RO - radio operator
RPM – Rotations Per Minute or Revolutions Per Minute
RPM/V – Rotations Per Minute per Volt or Revolutions Per Minute per Volt
ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO - Rolling On Floor Laughing My β€œAft” Off (or substitute β€œaft” with your locally used word)
ROG – Rise Off Ground
ROW – Rise Off Water
Rx – Receiver
RTF – Ready To Fly
RTFM – Read the β€œFriendly” Manual, (substitute β€œfriendly” for locally used words)
Sec – Seconds
Single Stick – Transmitter with one stick, Aileron and Elevator on X and Y axis, Rudder Knob on end of stick and Throttle (a trim lever type control on the case)
Semi-Symmetrical wing – A wing with bottom airfoil not the same as top airfoil, will be less on bottom
SPAD – Simple Plastic Airplane Design
Spec – Specification
S-PPM – A JR receiver fail safe mode that will cause the servos to β€œhold” then go to a programmed preset position after a predetermined period of time
SSS - Sudden Silence Sucks
Stall – In aircraft, the point where there is not enough lift to keep it flying
Starboard - Right hand side (when pilot faces forward)
STD – Standard
Stick Time – Time spent flying
Symmetrical wing – A wing with same airfoil on top as bottom
T – Teeth (usually number on a gear)
TBA – To Be Announced
TBC – To Be Calculated
TBD – To Be Determined
TE – Trailing Edge
TF – Top Flite
TIA – Thanks In Advance
TMTOMH - Too Much Time On My Hands
TNX - thanks or thank you
TO – Take Off
TOC – Tournament of Champions
TOF – Time of flight from leaving ground to touch down. Calculation for electric TOF in minutes is: battery capacity in amps, divided by average current draw in amps, times 60
TPTB – The Powers That Be
Trammeling – Aligning fuselage, wings, horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer and landing gear
Troll Post – A bulletin board posting designed to create controversy and may or may not be related to fact
TVM – Thanks Very Much
Tx – Transmitter
UC = Ultracote
ur – Short form for β€œyou are”
URL Uniform (or Universal) Resource Locator
V – Volts
V1 - Rotate
vs - versus
VMGM –
VTOL – Vertical Take Off and Landing
WIG – Wing In Ground Effect
W T F – What The Fudge or Who The Fudge (or substitute β€œfudge” with your locally used word)
WOT – Wide Open Throttle
WW1 – World War One
WW2 – World War Two
YCD – You Can Do
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
YHM – You Have Mail
Z-PPM – A JR receiver fail safe mode that will cause selected servos to β€œhold”, and other selected servos to go to a programmed preset position after a predetermined period of time

The above is to the best of my knowledge, and should be considered a starting point. Please let me know any changes you would like to see, any suggestions are welcome.

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Hi,

This is the latest list as of June 4. As described before, cut and paste to your word processor for printing.

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Acronyms, Abbreviations, Short Forms

ABC – Aluminum, Brass and Chrome
ABL - Advanced Bimetallic Liner (bimetallic is brass and nickel)
ABN – Aluminum, Brass and Nickel
AC – Alternating Current
AFAICT – As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK – As Far As I Know
Aft – Back of boat, plane etc.
AKA – Also Known As
AMA – American Modeler’s Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics
AOA – Angle Of Attack
AR – Aspect Ratio, relationship between the wing span and the wing chord
ARF – Almost Ready to Fly
ARC – Almost Ready to Cover
ASAP – As Soon As Possible
AIUI – As I Understand It
AUW – All Up Weight (total weight ready to fly. some include fuel, some don't... should include fuel though.)
AWOL – Absent Without Leave
BB – Ball Bearing
BC or B/C – because
BEC – Battery Eliminator Circuit
BF – Short for Bayerische Flugzeugwerke Bavarian Aircraft Works - Willy Messerschmitt's company and makers of the Messerschmit ME109
BS – Bull Stuff (or substitute β€œstuff” with your locally used word)
BTW – By the Way
BUHOR – Big Ugly Hell On Rails
BYOB – Bring Your Own Bottle
CA – Cyanoacrylate Adhesive (a quick setting glue)
Carb – Carburetor
cc – Cubic CentimetersCCW – Counter Clock Wise
CF - Carbon Fiber
CG – Center of Gravity
CGM - Carl Goldberg Models
CP – Center of Pressure, or Coroplast (it’s like a plastic cardboard they make signs out of)
CRS – Can’t Remember Stuff (or substitute β€œstuff” with your locally used word)
CW – Clock Wise
CYA – Cover Your Aft (substitute β€œAft” with your locally used)
DC – Direct Current
Dead Stick – Motor stopped, flying without power
Dialed in – The model is perfectly tuned
Diameter – In regards to propellers, the distance from tip to tip of a propeller
DIY – Do It Yourself
DSQ.-. disqualified or disqualification
E – Voltage (Example formula: E=IR)
Elevons – When aileron and elevator functions are combined. Example - delta wing aircraft
EPA – End Point Adjustment
ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
E-TOC - Electric Tournament of Champions
ESC – Electric Speed Control
F2F – Face To Face
FAI - FΓ©dΓ©ration AΓ©ronautique Internationale
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
FCC – Federal Communication Commission
FFF – Fan Fold Foam
FG – Fiberglass
Flame – To insult or vent disapproval
Flaperons – Using ailerons as both ailerons and flaps
FOAD - Fly Off and Die. (Substitute Fly with locally used words)
Flute – The veins in coroplast (the plastic cardboard) that is used in making SPAD model aircraft
Forward – to the front of boat, plane etc.
FSW – Forward Swept Wing
Fuse – Fuselage
FWIW – For What It’s Worth
FYI – For Your Information
g = grams
G = Gravity force factor. Example 1G = normal weight, 2G = two times weight
GB – Gear Box
GP = Great Planes Mfg. Co.
H9 = Hangar 9 Mfg Co
HOC – Hot Off the Charger
HOR – Hell On Rails
HTML – Hyper Text Mark-up Language
I – Current in amps (Example formula: I=E/R)
IIRC- If I Recall Correctly
IMAC - International Miniature Aerobatics Club
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion or In My Honest Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO – In My Opinion
IPR – Intelligent Power Reduce
IRC - internet relay chat
IRCHA - International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association
ISP – Internet Service Provider
ISTM – It Seems To Me
JMHO – Just My Humble Opinion or Just My Honest Opinion
JMO – Just My Opinion
Kg - Kilograms
LAR – Looks About Right
Lbs - Pounds
LCD – Liquid Crystal Display
LE – Leading Edge
LED – Light Emitting Diode
LG – Landing Gear
LH – Left hand side (in reference to ships and airplanes – left hand side of pilot facing forward)
LHS – Local Hobby Shop
LiPo, or Li-Po, or Li-Poly – Lithium Polymer battery
Li-ion – Lithium Ion Battery
LMFAO – Laughing My β€œFreaking” β€œAft” Off, (substitute freaking and aft for locally used words”
LOL – Lots Of Laughs, or Laugh Out Loud, or Lots Of Luck
LOA – Length Over All
LVC – Low Voltage Cutoff circuit
LWL – Length at Water Line
MAAC – Model Aeronautics Association of Canada
MAC - Mean Aerodynamic Chord (I think this is the center of gravity/balance point?)
mah – Milliamps per Hour
Max – Maximum
ME – Short for Messerschmit the ME-109 was designed by Willy Messerschmitt
Min – Minimum
mIRC - is a client program to access IRC
mm – millimeter
MK = Monokote or Mark (as in Mark II)
mv – millivolt
MCP- Mousse Can Pipes (mufflers made from hair styling mousse cans)
Mode 1 – Transmitter with Aileron and Throttle on right stick, Rudder and Elevator on left stick
Mode 2 - Transmitter with Aileron and Elevator on right stick, Rudder and Throttle on left stick
Mode 3 – Transmitter with Rudder and Throttle on right stick, Aileron and Elevator on left
Mode 4 – Transmitter with Rudder and Elevator on right stick, Aileron and Throttle on left stick
Mode Single stick – see single stick
Newbie – A new person or beginner
NA or N/A – Not Available
NIB – New In Box
NiCd – Nickel Cadium
NiMh – Nickle Metal Hydride
NP – Neutral Point
OAN - On another note
OHV – Over Head Valve
OMG -Oh my Gosh (or substitute β€œgosh” with your locally used word)
OMP - Ohio Model Planes
OTH- On the other hand
Oz – Ounces
P – Power in watts (Example formula: P=EI)
PBF – Pizza Box Flyer
PDQ – Pretty Darn Quick (or substitute β€œdarn” with your locally used word)
PIA – Pain In the Arm (or substitute β€œArm” with your locally used word)
Pitch – In reference to propellers, the angle of propeller blade, the higher the number the greater the angle
Ppl – Short for β€œpeople”
Port – Left hand side (when pilot faces forward), or an opening in a boat or plane, or boat docking area
PPM – Pulse Position Modulation
PQHOR – Profile Quick Hell On Rails (a SPAD aircraft)
Prop – Propeller
Prop Wash – The wind created by a propeller when it is turning
R – resistance in ohms (Example formula: R=E/I)
RC – Radio Control or Remote Control
RCM – Radio Control Modeler (a magazine)
RCU – RC Universe a web site for radio control enthusiasts
RFI – Radio Frequency Interference
RH – Right hand side (in reference to airplanes – right hand side of pilot facing forward)
RIP – Rest In Peace
RO - radio operator
RPM – Rotations Per Minute or Revolutions Per Minute
RPM/V – Rotations Per Minute per Volt or Revolutions Per Minute per Volt
ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO - Rolling On Floor Laughing My β€œAft” Off (or substitute β€œaft” with your locally used word)
ROG – Rise Off Ground
ROW – Rise Off Water
RTV – reference to β€œRTV Silicon Adhesive Sealant”, and is similar to other silicon rubber sealant products. RTV - Room Temperature Vulcaniztion
Rx – Receiver
RTF – Ready To Fly
RTFM – Read the β€œFriendly” Manual, (substitute β€œfriendly” for locally used words)
Sec – Seconds
SPFBD – Simplified Plastic Flight Box Design
Single Stick – Transmitter with one stick, Aileron and Elevator on X and Y axis, Rudder Knob on end of stick and Throttle (a trim lever type control on the case)
Semi-Symmetrical wing – A wing with bottom airfoil not the same as top airfoil, will be less on bottom
SPAD – Simple Plastic Airplane Design
Spec – Specification
S-PPM – A JR receiver fail safe mode that will cause the servos to β€œhold” then go to a programmed preset position after a predetermined period of time
Sq in – Square Inches
SSS - Sudden Silence Sucks
SST – Super Sonic Transport
Stall – In aircraft, the point where there is not enough lift to keep it flying
Starboard - Right hand side (when pilot faces forward)
STD – Standard
Stick Time – Time spent flying
Strk – Stroke as in 2-strk or 4-strk
Symmetrical wing – A wing with same airfoil on top as bottom
T – Teeth (usually number on a gear)
TBA – To Be Announced
TBC – To Be Calculated
TBD – To Be Determined
TE – Trailing Edge
TF – Top Flite
TIA – Thanks In Advance
TMTOMH - Too Much Time On My Hands
TNX - thanks or thank you
to or t/o – Take Off
TOC – Tournament of Champions
TOF – Time of flight from leaving ground to touch down. Calculation for electric TOF in minutes is: battery capacity in amps, divided by average current draw in amps, times 60
TPTB – The Powers That Be
Trammeling – Aligning fuselage, wings, horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer and landing gear
Troll Post – A bulletin board posting designed to create controversy and may or may not be related to fact
TVM – Thanks Very Much
Tx – Transmitter
U – Short for β€œyou”
UC = Ultracote
ur – Short form for β€œyou are”
URL Uniform (or Universal) Resource Locator
V – Volts
V1 - Rotate
vs - versus
VMGM –
VTOL – Vertical Take Off and Landing
WIG – Wing In Ground Effect
W T F – What The Fudge or Who The Fudge (or substitute β€œfudge” with your locally used word)
WOF – Wood Over Foam
WOT – Wide Open Throttle
WW1 – World War One
WW2 – World War Two
www – World Wide Web
X-wind – Cross wind
YCD – You Can Do
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
YHM – You Have Mail
Z-PPM – A JR receiver fail safe mode that will cause selected servos to β€œhold”, and other selected servos to go to a programmed preset position after a predetermined period of time

The above is to the best of my knowledge, and should be considered a starting point. Please let me know any changes you would like to see, any suggestions are welcome.

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ORIGINAL: Mitty

ORIGINAL: Stick Jammer

Quite a list indeed. It could be just me, but I'm thinking that LOL - Laugh out loud, IMHO - In my honest opinion, JMHO - Just my honest opinion.
THats right,this term comes from years back from IRC(interner relay chat) .
ROFLMAO-Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off
Mnay of these terms come from even BEFORE IRC stuff. Anyone remember dial up bulletin boards?
At that time, we also had no graphics, so "smileys" were again nothing more than two or three keystrokes. I owned/operated one on a two line system for many years.

Ahhh, nostalgia....

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Wayne Miller,
I am sure many others, myself included, very much appreciate what you are doing here! I am sure it can be a bit time consuming at best, keeping up with all the posts.

One "term" I cannot believe that has not been submitted to this point is xTAL, XTAL, xtal. Meaning crystal. It took me the longest time to figure that one out!

IMHO, it would also be VERY useful if this thread was possibly cross-posted in the begginers forum.

You have done a great service here, with regular updates. I commend you for it!

I found it very interesting that your original post included I, E R, and P. Many out there do not have any electrical/electronics background (I do).

Once again, you have done a great service with this (bet you didn't expect such a response ) Keep it up...

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Hi Dano13,

Thank you for taking the time to write, I really appreciate your comments and your input. I have added XTAL etc. for the next posting.

The thread was started in hopes to help others. I had to struggle through the acronyms when I first visited RCU, and thought the list might help others.

So many people have helped me during my years of modeling, I think I should try and give back something.

I did do a post and linked this with the Electric FAQ for beginners, feel free to post the link where you see it may be needed.

Again, thanks for your comments, it makes it all worth while.

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Hi,

Please find below the latest listing of the "list". Thanks for everyone for helping me with new definitions.

Again, to get the list, hilight it, push "CNTRL C", open your word processor and paste it "CNTRL V" into your word processor.

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Acronyms, Abbreviations, Short Forms

AAC – Aluminium, Aluminium and Chrome
ABC – Aluminum, Brass and Chrome
ABL - Advanced Bimetallic Liner (bimetallic is brass and nickel)
ABN – Aluminum, Brass and Nickel
AC – Alternating Current
AFAICT – As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK – As Far As I Know
AFR – Adjustable Function Rate, used to adjust servo end points
Aft – Back of boat, plane etc.
Ailerons – Control surfaces at back of wing. Note: When standing at back of plane looking forward, and the right aileron moves up, and left goes down, plane banks to right
ATV – Adjustable Travel Volume, limits servo travel distance either side of center
AKA – Also Known As
AM – Amplitude Modulation, an alternative transmission method to FM, not used very much
AMA – American Modeler’s Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics
AOA – Angle Of Attack
AR – Aspect Ratio, relationship between the wing span and the wing chord
ARF – Almost Ready to Fly
ARC – Almost Ready to Cover
ASAP – As Soon As Possible
AIUI – As I Understand It
AUW – All Up Weight (total weight ready to fly. some include fuel, some don't... should include fuel though.)
AWOL – Absent Without Leave
BB – Ball Bearing
BC or B/C – because
BEC – Battery Eliminator Circuit
BF – Short for Bayerische Flugzeugwerke Bavarian Aircraft Works - Willy Messerschmitt's company and makers of the Messerschmit ME109
BS – Bull Stuff (or substitute β€œstuff” with your locally used word)
BTW – By the Way
BUHOR – Big Ugly Hell On Rails
BYOB – Bring Your Own Bottle
CA – Cyanoacrylate Adhesive (a quick setting glue)
Carb – Carburetor
cc – Cubic CentimetersCCW – Counter Clock Wise
CCPM – Cyclic Collective Pitch Mixing, a mixing of three servos to control helicopter
CF - Carbon Fiber
CG – Center of Gravity
CGM - Carl Goldberg Models
CP – Center of Pressure, or Coroplast (it’s like a plastic cardboard they make signs out of)
CRS – Can’t Remember Stuff (or substitute β€œstuff” with your locally used word)
Crow – When flaps go down and ailerons go up, gliders usually use this as an air brake
CW – Clock Wise
CYA – Cover Your Aft (substitute β€œAft” with your locally used)
DC – Direct Current
Dead Stick – Motor stopped, flying without power
Dialed in – The model is perfectly tuned
Diameter – In regards to propellers, the distance from tip to tip of a propeller
DIY – Do It Yourself
DR or D/R – Dual Rate, usually a switch on the transmitter to allow longer/shorter servo travel
DSC – Direct Servo Control, control of servos by a cord from transmitter without transmitting a signal
DSQ.-. disqualified or disqualification
E – Voltage (Example formula: E=IR)
Elevator – Horizontal control surface at back of plane. Note: When back of elevator goes up, plane goes up.
Elevons – When aileron and elevator functions are combined. Example - delta wing aircraft
EPA – End Point Adjustment
ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
E-TOC - Electric Tournament of Champions
ESC – Electric Speed Control
F2F – Face To Face
FAI - FΓ©dΓ©ration AΓ©ronautique Internationale
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
FCC – Federal Communication Commission
FFF – Fan Fold Foam
FG – Fiberglass
Flame – To insult or vent disapproval
Flaperons – Using ailerons as both ailerons and flaps
Flute – The veins in coroplast (the plastic cardboard) that is used in making SPAD model aircraft
FM – Frequency Modulation, most common method of transmission used today for Radio Control
FOAD - Fly Off and Die. (Substitute Fly with locally used words)
Forward – to the front of boat, plane etc.
FS – Fail Safe, usually a preset position for servos to move to when radio transmission is lost
FSW – Forward Swept Wing
Fuse – Fuselage
FWIW – For What It’s Worth
FYI – For Your Information
g = grams
G = Gravity force factor. Example 1G = normal weight, 2G = two times weight
GB – Gear Box
GP = Great Planes Mfg. Co.
H9 = Hangar 9 Mfg Co
HOC – Hot Off the Charger
HOR – Hell On Rails
HTML – Hyper Text Mark-up Language
I – Current in amps (Example formula: I=E/R)
IIRC- If I Recall Correctly
IMAC - International Miniature Aerobatics Club
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion or In My Honest Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO – In My Opinion
IPR – Intelligent Power Reduce
IRC - internet relay chat
IRCHA - International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association
ISP – Internet Service Provider
ISTM – It Seems To Me
JMHO – Just My Humble Opinion or Just My Honest Opinion
JMO – Just My Opinion
KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid
Kg - Kilograms
LAR – Looks About Right
Lbs - Pounds
LCD – Liquid Crystal Display
LE – Leading Edge
LED – Light Emitting Diode
LG – Landing Gear
LH – Left hand side (in reference to ships and airplanes – left hand side of pilot facing forward)
LHS – Local Hobby Shop
LiPo, or Li-Po, or Li-Poly – Lithium Polymer battery
Li-ion – Lithium Ion Battery
LMFAO – Laughing My β€œFreaking” β€œAft” Off, (substitute freaking and aft for locally used words”
LOL – Lots Of Laughs, or Laugh Out Loud, or Lots Of Luck
LOA – Length Over All
LVC – Low Voltage Cutoff circuit
LWL – Length at Water Line
MAAC – Model Aeronautics Association of Canada
MAC - Mean Aerodynamic Chord (I think this is the center of gravity/balance point?)
mah – Milliamps per Hour
Max – Maximum
ME – Short for Messerschmit the ME-109 was designed by Willy Messerschmitt
Min – Minimum
mIRC - is a client program to access IRC
mm – millimeter
MK = Monokote or Mark (as in Mark II)
mv – millivolt
MCP- Mousse Can Pipes (mufflers made from hair styling mousse cans)
Mode 1 – Transmitter with Aileron and Throttle on right stick, Rudder and Elevator on left stick
Mode 2 - Transmitter with Aileron and Elevator on right stick, Rudder and Throttle on left stick
Mode 3 – Transmitter with Rudder and Throttle on right stick, Aileron and Elevator on left
Mode 4 – Transmitter with Rudder and Elevator on right stick, Aileron and Throttle on left stick
Mode Single stick – see single stick
MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures, a rating given by manufactures for failure rates
MTTR – Mean Time To Repair, the time for the average repair of an item
Newbie – A new person or beginner
NA or N/A – Not Available
NIB – New In Box
NiCd – Nickel Cadium
NiMh – Nickle Metal Hydride
NP – Neutral Point
OAN - On another note
OHV – Over Head Valve
OMG -Oh my Gosh (or substitute β€œgosh” with your locally used word)
OMP - Ohio Model Planes
OTH- On the other hand
Oz – Ounces
P – Power in watts (Example formula: P=EI)
PBF – Pizza Box Flyer
PDQ – Pretty Darn Quick (or substitute β€œdarn” with your locally used word)
PIA – Pain In the Arm (or substitute β€œArm” with your locally used word)
Pitch – In reference to propellers, the angle of propeller blade, the higher the number the greater the angle
Ppl – Short for β€œpeople”
Port – Left hand side (when pilot faces forward), or an opening in a boat or plane, or boat docking area
PPM – Pulse Position Modulation
PQHOR – Profile Quick Hell On Rails (a SPAD aircraft)
Prop – Propeller
Prop Wash – The wind created by a propeller when it is turning
R – resistance in ohms (Example formula: R=E/I)
RATO- Rocket Assisted Take Off
RC – Radio Control or Remote Control
RCM – Radio Control Modeler (a magazine)
RCU – RC Universe a web site for radio control enthusiasts
RFI – Radio Frequency Interference
RH – Right hand side (in reference to airplanes – right hand side of pilot facing forward)
RIP – Rest In Peace
RO - radio operator
RPM – Rotations Per Minute or Revolutions Per Minute
RPM/V – Rotations Per Minute per Volt or Revolutions Per Minute per Volt
ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO - Rolling On Floor Laughing My β€œAft” Off (or substitute β€œaft” with your locally used word)
ROG – Rise Off Ground
ROW – Rise Off Water
RTV – Reference to β€œRTV Silicon Adhesive Sealant”, and is similar to other silicon rubber sealant products. RTV - Room Temperature Vulcanization
Rx – Receiver
RTF – Ready To Fly
RTFM – Read the β€œFriendly” Manual, (substitute β€œfriendly” for locally used words)
Rudder – Back vertical control surface at back of plane. Note: When back of rudder goes right, plane will be directed right, works with nose wheel on tricycle gear or tail wheel on tail dragging airplane.
Sec – Seconds
SPFBD – Simplified Plastic Flight Box Design
Single Stick – Transmitter with one stick, Aileron and Elevator on X and Y axis, Rudder Knob on end of stick and Throttle (a trim lever type control on the case)
Semi-Symmetrical wing – A wing with bottom airfoil not the same as top airfoil, will be less on bottom
SPAD – Simple Plastic Airplane Design
Spec – Specification
S-PPM – A JR receiver fail safe mode that will cause the servos to β€œhold” then go to a programmed preset position after a predetermined period of time
Sq in – Square Inches
SSS - Sudden Silence Sucks
SST – Super Sonic Transport
Stall – In aircraft, the point where there is not enough lift to keep it flying
Starboard - Right hand side (when pilot faces forward)
STD – Standard
Stick Time – Time spent flying
Strk – Stroke as in 2-strk or 4-strk
Symmetrical wing – A wing with same airfoil on top as bottom
T – Teeth (usually the number on a gear)
TBA – To Be Announced
TBC – To Be Calculated
TBD – To Be Determined
TE – Trailing Edge
TF – Top Flite
TIA – Thanks In Advance
TMTOMH - Too Much Time On My Hands
TNX - thanks or thank you
to or t/o – Take Off
TOC – Tournament of Champions
TOF – Time of flight from leaving ground to touch down. Calculation for electric TOF in minutes is: battery capacity in amps, divided by average current draw in amps, times 60
TPTB – The Powers That Be
Trammeling – Aligning fuselage, wings, horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer and landing gear
Troll Post – A bulletin board posting designed to create controversy and may or may not be related to fact
TVM – Thanks Very Much
TTYL – Talk To You Later
Tx – Transmitter
U – Short for β€œyou”
UC = Ultracote
ur – Short form for β€œyou are”
URL Uniform (or Universal) Resource Locator
V – Volts
V1 - Rotate
vs - versus
VMGM –
VTOL – Vertical Take Off and Landing
VTR – Variable Trace Rate, allows different servo speeds for each half of transmitter stick
WIG – Wing In Ground Effect
W T F – What The Fudge or Who The Fudge (or substitute β€œfudge” with your locally used word)
WOF – Wood Over Foam
WOT – Wide Open Throttle
WW1 – World War One
WW2 – World War Two
www – World Wide Web
X-wind – Cross wind
XTAL, xTAL, or xtal – Short for β€œCrystal”, this typically is a plug in component that determines the channel (frequency) for your transmitter and/or reciever
Y-Harness – A harness that plugs into receiver and has servo two plugs, used for two servo ailerons
YCD – You Can Do
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
YHM – You Have Mail
Z-PPM – A JR receiver fail safe mode that will cause selected servos to β€œhold”, and other selected servos to go to a programmed preset position after a predetermined period of time

The above is to the best of my knowledge, and should be considered a starting point. Please let me know any changes you would like to see, any suggestions are welcome.

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How about UWYH - Use what you have. Heck we all have a big box of stuff that we need to use!
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Hi Rragmanliam,

Consider it done!

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FUBAR...Fouled (right) Up Beyond All Recognition - We all do that to our planes from time to time.

FIDO...Forget () It, Drive On

Kinda suprised those have been overlooked.
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Hi Doug,

Thanks for the new definitions, they have been added to the list. I'll be publishing the new list shortly.

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what about ttt? iv seen guys say it in other fourums but not known what it meant
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