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Wayne Miller 02-14-2004 04:53 PM

RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Hi,

Please find at the end of this thread an updated list of RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms that I have collected since I started with RC Universe. I've seen questions about what they mean and thought I should post them for everyone's benefit.

To copy the list, first highlight it with your mouse, then copy it with (ctrl c), open your word processor and paste it into the word processor with (ctrl v). To print it directly to your printer, first highlight the list then select "FILE" from the upper right of the screen, then select "PRINT" from the menu, then "PRINT SELECTION".

If you know of other terms that you would like to see added, please post them and I'll update the list for everyone.

I hope you find this useful.

Wayne Miller

MinnFlyer 02-14-2004 06:24 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Thanks Wayne. That's a pretty comprehensive list. I think I'll make it a stickie for a while.

Here are a few more too:

GP = Great Planes Mfg. Co.

CGM = Carl Goldberg Models

MK = Monokote

UC = Ultracote

H9 = Hangar 9 Mfg Co

4* = Four Star 40 (or 60) = A popular second airplane

Wayne Miller 02-14-2004 09:00 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Hi Mike B.

I've added them to my list and wait untill I get more before I post a new list.

Thanks for your input.

Wayne Miller

perdo 02-14-2004 11:37 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
And to think that I thought that AMA was Academy of Model Aeronautics.
I guess after 20 years as a member I could be wrong



LOL

3DFanatic 02-15-2004 01:00 AM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
CP can also be center of pressure. But you don't see that term much in R/C.

Wayne Miller 02-15-2004 10:26 AM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Hi Pedro and 3DFanatic,

I'm a Canadian and took a guess at AMA definition - I've put them both in the new list - just to be safe. I'll remove the remove the first definition if you think it shouldn't be there, let me know.

Thanks for the new definition 3DFanatic.

Best regards,

Wayne Miller

Stick Jammer 02-15-2004 12:26 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
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. :D

DOH_Blk_Adder 02-16-2004 12:39 AM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Rotate . v1:eek:

Wayne Miller 02-16-2004 10:19 AM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Hi Stick Jammer,

I've added your definitions as an "or"

Its getting close to publishing a the new list with all the new additions and changes.

Thanks for your help.

Wayne Miller

volkan 02-16-2004 12:53 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Quote:

ORIGINAL: DOH_Blk_Adder

Rotate . v1:eek:
i think its:

V1 Rotate
:)

3DFanatic 02-16-2004 11:13 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Actually, V1 Morph :D

Mike Bogh 02-17-2004 05:41 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
IMNSHO....In my not so humble opinion....

3DFanatic 02-18-2004 12:51 AM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
That's me. My opinions are NEVER humble :D Well sometime they are ;)

Kickin Chicken 02-18-2004 11:26 AM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Thanks Wayne,

Thank You, for taking the time to put this together, I'm sure we all can use it.

Charlie

Wayne Miller 02-18-2004 05:11 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Hi Charlie,

Thanks for your kind words, I'm thinking the biggest task will be the maintaining of the list!

Fly 4 Fun,

Wayne

aps f4u 02-18-2004 11:13 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
in another forum I belonged to,LOL means"lots of luck"especially when some one is frustrated with something,and someone replies with"lots of laughs"laughing is the last thing I want to do when I've spent all day at the field trying to get a engine running or something of that matter and when I ask for help,and people reply LOL,I allways assumed it was"lots of luck"well stupid me!:eek:

Wayne Miller 02-19-2004 07:39 AM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Hi Aps f4u,

I agree, I think it can mean lots of luck as well. What I did with the new list is put it in as an "or".

It seems a lot of the acronyms mean more than one thing. I think the best thing to do is to assume it has the meaning with the "best fit".

Thanks for your input. I'll be publishing the new list shortly, the contributions have slowed down.

Best regards,

Wayne Miller

DustOffUH1 02-19-2004 05:27 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
I always thought lol was laugh out loud :D,, pretty much the same as lots of laughs. In any case thanks again for the list .Its very helpful to us new-comers.
Joe

Wayne Miller 02-19-2004 07:14 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Hi Joe,

Thanks for the definition, I've added it for the updated list. I'll put it in the post tomorrow. Today I was busy doing impact test on my plane (not intentionally of course!;)).

Best regards,

Wayne

3DFanatic 02-20-2004 01:16 AM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
ouch

Wayne Miller 02-20-2004 09:13 AM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Hi,

Aaron, nothing to serious, just the tail section is loose, ripped out landing gear, broke the prop and spinner. Should be up and running in a day or two.

Some people have suggested I add V1, meaning rotate or verticle to the abbreviations. I can't seem to locate this anywhere. Can anyone expand on the meaning or help me with this - such as when it is used?

Thanks,

Wayne

DOH_Blk_Adder 02-20-2004 11:04 AM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
ok how do i stop the emails.........................never mind

Wayne Miller 02-20-2004 05:25 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Hi,

Here is the latest list, please advise of any additions or corrections.


ABC – Aluminum, Brass and Chrome
ABN – Aluminum, Brass and Nickle
AC – Alternating Current
Aft – to the back of boat, plane etc.
AMA – American Modeler’s Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics
AOA – Angle Of Attack
ARF – Almost Ready to Fly
ARC – Almost Ready to Cover
AUW – All Up Weight (total weight ready to fly. some include fuel, some don't... should include fuel though.)
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 (its like a plastic cardboard they make signs out of)
CW – Clock Wise
DC – Direct Current
Dead Stick – Motor stopped, flying without power
Dialed in – The model is perfectly tuned
Diameter – Regarding propellers, the distance from tip to tip of a propeller
DIY – Do It Yourself
E – Voltage (Example formula: E=IR)
ESC – Electric Speed Control
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
FFF – Fan Fold Foam
FG – Fiberglass
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
I – Current in amps (Example formula: I=E/R)
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
JMHO – Just My Humble Opinion or Just my honest opinion
JMO – Just My Opinion
LAR – Looks About Right
LE – Leading Edge
LG – Landing Gear
LH – Left hand side (in reference to ships and airplanes – left hand side of pilot facing forward)
LiPo, or Li-Po, or Li-Poly – Lithium Polymer battery
Li-ion – Lithium Ion Battery
LOL – Lots Of Laughs, or Laugh Out Loud, or Lots Of Luck
LOA – Length Over All
LVC – Low Voltage Cutoff
LWL – Length at Water Line
MAAC – Model Aeronautics Association of Canada
mah – Milliamps per Hour
Max – Maximum
Min – Minimum
Mm – millimeter
MK = Monokote
mv – millivolt
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 Elevator on right stick, Aileron and Throttle on left stick
NIB – New In Box
NiCd – Nickle Cadium
NiMh – Nickle Metal Hydride
Oz – Ounces
P – Power in watts (Example formula: P=EI)
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
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)
RPM – Rotations Per Minute
RPM/V – Rotations Per Minute per Volt
ROG – Rise Off Ground
ROW – Rise Off Water
Rx – Receiver
RTF – Ready To Fly
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
SPAD – Simple Plastic Airplane Design
Spec – Specification
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
T – Teeth (usually number on a gear)
TE – Trailing Edge
TO – Take Off
TOC – Tournament of Champions
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
Tx – Transmitter
UC = Ultracote
V – volts
V1 - Rotate
Vs - versus
VMGM –
VTOL – Vertical Take Off and Landing
WOT – Wide Open Throttle

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.

Wayne Miller

AirGar 02-20-2004 05:37 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
This may be nit pickin'..... ;)

RPM always meant "revolutions per minute" to me, of course, I come from the old school. :D

Either way, they mean the same.

Gary

Wayne Miller 02-20-2004 06:54 PM

RE: RC Universe abreviations, terms and acronyms list
 
Hi AirGar,

I think your right, I'll add it with an "or" for the next update. The list came from definitions I found throughout RCU and there may be several different interpretations, however, I hope the list will be a good start and take out some confusion for new people to RCU.

Thanks for your help.

Best regards,

Wayne


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