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Old 06-30-2004, 09:29 AM
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Hi Jackal575,

I did a post to RCU and asked what it meant. It means:
To The Top example: put an item to the top a list, email or post

I've added it to the list and will be posting a new list sometime later this week.

Thanks for the input.

Wayne Miller
Old 06-30-2004, 08:39 PM
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Hi Wayne:

Minor nitpick: mah is milliamps TIMES hours, not per hour. Measures total charge. eg, a 1000 mah battery can deliver 1000 milliamps (or one amp) of current for a total ONE hour. A 2000 mah battery can deliver 1000 milliamps current for TWO hours.

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Hi Roger,

Thanks for your input. Any input and help is greatly appreciated.

I understand your description in terms of battery output, but I also want to make sure it is clear for battery charging (input). Let me try and think of a way that I can describe it clearly for both situations.

In the meantime, if you can come up with a one liner description, that will satisfy both situations and also be clear for beginners, please let me know.

Thanks,

Wayne Miller
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Hi Wayne:

Exactly the same for charging: 1000 ma (note ma, not mah!) charge rate for 1 hour = 1000mah stored charge, assuming the battery capacity is great enough to store that much charge. 1000 ma current for two hours into a 3000 mah battery means 2000 mah of stored charge, or the battery is 2/3 rds charged. This assumes an ideal battery, no losses to heat, which always occurs. Easiest way to say for both is "milliamps of current multiplied by the time it flows, measured in hours".

Roger Hill
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Hi Roger,

Thanks for the info, now the challenge is to get a short form of it all on one line for the list.

By the way, I understand that it takes (1.6 ma x C) into the battery to fully charge a NiCd or NiMh. This assumes the battery is not partially charged.

Example: A 1000 mah battery needs to be charged at 1000 mah for 1.6 hours, or a 1000 mah battery needs to be charged at 1600 mah for 1 hr. to obtain full charge.

Can you confirm the above?

Thanks for your help.

Wayne Miller
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Hi Wayne:

I think the example you give is accurate for nicads. Certainly what we have all done for years with them with our wall wart chargers. Do not know whether it is also true for other battery technologies. You might ask Red for his thoughts. BTW, I was really pleased to find your list of acronyms.
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Hi Roger,

Thanks for the information. I appreciate your comments regarding the list, it is great to know people are finding it useful. I'll be posting the updated list this week end.

I notice your from Colorado Springs. I used to travel and I enjoyed your part of the country, and at one time flew at the Black Forest Flying Club across from the Air Force Academy (I'm not sure the club is still there), and also visited the Cave of the Winds and the pottery factory, infact I have purchased pottery from there.

I originally learned to fly RC in Denver at Lowery from Lloyd Nicholson back in the late 60's and I've only been back to ski since then.

Thanks again for your input.

Fly4Fun,

Wayne
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Hi,

Please find below the latest "list".

Hope you find it useful,

Fly4Fun,

Wayne Miller

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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
bbs - bulletin board system
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)
btt – Back To Top, used to tell reader to go to the top of the post or start over
BTW – By the Way
BUHOR – Big Ugly Hell On Rails
BUMP - Any sort of text or response to get the message to the top of a forum or active again
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, Milliamps times Hours, or Milliamp Hours - a current rating used to describe the number of milliamps delivered or received in one 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)
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 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
ttt – To The Top example: put an item to the top a list, email or post
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.

Wayne Miller
Old 07-08-2004, 12:36 PM
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How a about C in terms of charging or discharging a battery? C= (charge or discharge rate in mah)/capacity of the cell
Old 07-08-2004, 01:55 PM
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Hi Mab0852,

It is strange how I miss the most obvious terms, thanks for your help.

I've added the terms and I'll be posting the new list in the next couple of weeks.

Fly4Fun,

Wayne
Old 07-12-2004, 02:20 PM
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Hi,

Here's a new list, hope you find it useful.

Best regards,

Wayne Miller

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Acronyms, Abbreviations, Short Forms

AAC – Aluminium, Aluminium and Chrome
ABC – Aluminum, Brass and Chrome
ABL - Advanced Bimetallic Liner (bimetallic typically 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
Analogue – In test equipment a meter with a dial (needle) read out. In RC a mechanical change caused by voltage fluctuation. Example: electrical motor control output to the motor.
ATV – Adjustable Travel Volume, limits servo travel distance either side of center
ATV – All Terrain Vehicle
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
b4 – Short for β€œbefore”
BB – Ball Bearing
BBS – Bulletin Board System
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)
btt – Back To the Top, used to direct reader to the top of a forum or tell them to start over
BTW – By the Way
BUHOR – Big Ugly Hell On Rails
BUMP – Any sort of text response to get the message to the top of a forum or active again
BYOB – Bring Your Own Bottle
C(number) - Capacity times the number. Example C10 is ten times the capacity of a battery in ma. That would be 30,000 ma (30.0 amps) for a 3000 ma (3.0 amp) battery pack.
C/(number) -Capacity divided by ten. Example C/10 is the battery capacity in ma divided by 10. In the case of a 3000 ma (3.0 amp) pack this would be 300 ma
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
CL – Control Line
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
Digital – In RC, a change related to pulse width, example servo movement, the longer the pulse the more movement. In everyday life a display that has numbers or can be read.
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
FIDO...Forget ( ) It, Drive On
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
FUBAR - Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition (Substitute Fouled with locally used words)
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.
Gr8 – Short for GREAT
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
ma – Milliamp, one thousands of an amp
MAAC – Model Aeronautics Association of Canada
MAC - Mean Aerodynamic Chord (I think this is the center of gravity/balance point?)
mah – Milliamps per hour, milliamps times hours, milliamps a current rating used to determine the number of milliamps delivered or received in one 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
NAR - the National Association of Rocketry
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 or ppls – Short for β€œpeople” or people’s
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, or Rolling On 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
TD – Tail Dragger
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
TTYL – Talk To You Later
ttt – To The Top, to put an item to the top of a forum, or to start over
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
UWYH - Use What You Have
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

To cut and paste the list in your favourite word processor, first highlite the list with your mouse, then push "CTRL-C", open your word processor and push "CTRL-V".

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
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I like this list but it doesn't contain "How to make a post"
I've been reading the board and want to creat a new post. I'm stuck in making replies to posts. Any help?
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Hi,

This is off topic for this post, but I'm fairly new myself and I know how frustrationg it can be. I'll try and help if I can.

I would first visit the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) found at the top, this has lots of information regarding posts, you should read this, it has lots of useful information.

Basically, to make a new post you have to go to that forum, then go to the top of the page and start searching down the left side of the page - there is a box stating "NEW POST", click on it and your off and running.

To get to the forum, you can either search the forum from the list at the opening page of RCU. As an alternative you can find an existing post in the forum that you want and click on the name of the forum, this is right beside the name of the post. Then click on "NEW POST".

Another hint. If you want to go to the last page of a post, click on the arrow at the right hand side of the title of any post listed.

Hope this helps.

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Hey Wayne, why not use the edit function to update the lists? Then you can delete the previous lists and shorten the thread.
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Hi Doug,

That's a great idea! I was thinking the same thing, but didn't know it could be done. Could you send me a private email and explain how I can do this.

Thanks for your help.

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Hey, just thought of the full-scale jet term FOD...Foreign object damage. When you suck up stuff from the runway and trash something important...
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Hi Doug,

Thanks for the addition, I've also heard of it as Foriegn Object Debris, so I've added both. I should be putting out a new list later this week.

Fly4Fun,

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Editing this was a really good suggestion, it would make it easier for us to browse the list.
Wayne, this list is awesome. I feel less Newb-ish after reading through it.

Thanks, and keep up the good work!

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MAC - Mean Aerodynamic Chord (I think this is the center of gravity/balance point?)
The center of gravitiy CG is not the same as MAC but it is usually located between 25 and 33% of the main wing's MAC.

More acronyms:
STOL - Short Take Off and Landing
PCM - Pulse Code Modulation
EMC - Electromagnetic Compliant

I don't know how it is in the US, but the electric designations here in yurope are:
Power: P - unit: W (watt)
Current: I - unit: A (ampere)
Voltage: U - unit: V (volt)
Resistance: R - unit: W (ohm)
Energy: E - unit: j (joule)
Frequency: f - unit: Hz (hertz)
Period: T - unit: s (seconds)
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Hi Adam_One,

Thanks for the input, I've added the terms. After adding them I realized I had to define the items that described the terms. This started to get complicated. I hope I've kept it simple enough for a beginner to understand.

I'll publish the new list later this week. If you see something that could be made simpler, or clearer, please let me know.

By the way, I'm having a hard time finding Yurope on the map

Fly4Fun,

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By the way, I'm having a hard time finding Yurope on the map
Hi Wayne,
I really can't blame you for that, as Yurope is quite a new country and not all maps have been updated yet…

As for the electrical units I've shown, maybe you don't need to include them all on the list.
I've just noticed that you use the letter E as designation for voltage, while we use the letter U here, but that's not a big deal as the units are the same anyway.

And suddenly I just thought about another acronym:
AC - Aerodynamic Center of the wing.


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Hi Adam_One,

I've sent you an email with your additions just to make sure they are OK. Let me know if you'd like any changes. The new list will be published later this week.

Thanks,

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Hi Wayne,

I've checked your changes and they look quite good to me.
It's a good idea to edit your last published list instead of posting a new one.
In case you don't know how: you just have to sign in and then click on "EDIT" text shown on the lower margin of your posted list beside the word "REPLY".

Cheers,
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Hi Adam,

I think I'm going to have to do something since the post is getting so long. I originally thought it was a good idea to keep the information in the post so everyone would have a history of all comments and understand the changes, but then again, I thought it would be finished after a couple of posts

Also, typically when your notified of a change to a post via email, and you click on it and takes you to the last post, if I edit the first post, people will have to be notified to go to the first post.

I'll need to discuss this with the forum moderator to see what can be done.

This has becoome a much larger project than I first thought it would be!

I'm like keeping it up and the cooperation I'm getting from all the modelers - I hoping everyone is finding it useful.

Got your email, thanks for your changes.

Fly4Fun,

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Hi,

Here is the new list. Hope you find it useful.

Fly4Fun,

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Acronyms, Abbreviations, Short Forms

AAC – Aluminum, Aluminum and Chrome
ABC – Aluminum, Brass and Chrome, or Aero Bird Challenger
ABL - Advanced Bimetallic Liner (bimetallic is typically brass and nickel)
ABN – Aluminum, Brass and Nickel
AC – Alternating Current, or Aerodynamic Center (of the wing)
AFAICT – As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK – As Far As I Know
AFR – Adjustable Function Rate, used to adjust servo end points
AFS - Active Flight Stabilization system
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
Analogue – In test equipment a meter with a dial (needle) read out. In RC a mechanical change caused by voltage fluctuation. Example: electrical motor control output to the motor.
ATV – Adjustable Travel Volume, limits servo travel distance either side of center, or All Terrain Vehicle
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
b4 – Short for β€œbefore”
BB – Ball Bearing
BBS – Bulletin Board System
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
BMFA – British Model Flying Association
BOB – Best On Board (passenger) or Bomb On Board
BS – Bull Stuff (or substitute β€œstuff” with your locally used word)
btt – Back To the Top, used to direct reader to the top of a forum or tell them to start over
BTW – By the Way
BUHOR – Big Ugly Hell On Rails
BUMP – Any sort of text response to get the message to the top of a forum or active again
BVM - Bob Violet Models
BYOB – Bring Your Own Bottle
C(number) - Capacity times the number. Example C10 is ten times the capacity of a battery in ma. That would be 30,000 ma (30.0 amps) for a 3000 ma (3.0 amp) battery pack.
C/(number) -Capacity divided by number. Example C/10 is the battery capacity in ma divided by 10. In the case of a 3000 ma (3.0 amp) pack this would be 300 ma
C/W – Complete With
CA – Cyanoacrylate Adhesive (a quick setting glue)
CAD – Computer Aided Design
CAM- Computer Aided Manufacturing
Carb – Short for carburetor
cc – Cubic Centimeters
CCW – Counter Clock Wise
CCPM – Cyclic Collective Pitch Mixing, a mixing of three servos to control helicopter
CF - Carbon Fiber
CG – Center of Gravity or Carl Goldberg (Models)
CGM - Carl Goldberg Models
Charge or Charging – To replenish or fill. In modeling, to put energy into batteries.
CIM – Computer Integrated Manufacturing
CL – Control Line
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
Current – The moving of electrons through an electrical device. Designated as I one unit is A (ampere)
CW – Clock Wise
CYA – Cover Your Aft (substitute β€œAft” with your locally used)
DC – In electricity - Direct Current, or when referring to radio receivers – Dual Conversion
Dead Stick – Motor stopped, flying without power
DGA – Damn Good Airplane (or Aircraft)
Dialed in – The model is perfectly tuned
Diameter – In regards to propellers, the distance from tip to tip of a propeller
Digital – In RC, a change related to pulse width, example servo movement, the longer the pulse the more movement. In everyday life a display that has numbers or can be read.
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)
EDF – Electric Ducted Fan
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
EMC - Electromagnetic Compliant
Energy – Designated as E and is the result of Power times Time usually expressed in Joules(j) or kilowatt Hours(kWh)
EPA – End Point Adjustment
ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
E-TOC - Electric Tournament of Champions
ESC – Electric Speed Control
f - Frequency
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
FIDO...Forget ( ) It, Drive On
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)
FOD - Foreign Object Damage or Foreign Object Debris
Forward – to the front of boat, plane etc.
Freq - Frequency
Frequency – The amount of repetitions in a specific amount of time. Designated as f, one unit in electricity is Hz (hertz)
FS – Fail Safe, usually a preset position for servos to move to when radio transmission is lost
FSW – Forward Swept Wing
FUBAR - Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition (Substitute Fouled with locally used words)
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
GG – Gorilla Glue (a polyurethane glue, another common brand name is Elmer’s Pro Bond)
GP - Great Planes Mfg. Co.
GPM – Gallons Per Minute
Gr8 – Short for GREAT
H9 - Hangar 9 Mfg Co
Hertz – A unit of frequency defined as one cycle per second
HOC – Hot Off the Charger
HOR – Hell On Rails
HS – High Speed
HSN – High Speed Needle, high speed adjustment on a carburetor
HTML – Hyper Text Mark-up Language
Hydro – short for electricity, or in SCUBA compressed air tanks (used for starting jets )short for Hydrostatic testing and must be done every 5 years
Hz – see hertz
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
In The Bones – A plane that has been build and framework completed, but is not covered yet
IPR – Intelligent Power Reduce
IRC - internet relay chat
IRCHA - International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association
ISP – Internet Service Provider
ISTM – It Seems To Me
MHO – Just My Humble Opinion or Just My Honest Opinion
J – Joule, a unit of work/energy
JIT – Just In Time, usually to receive parts just in time for manufacturing, thus reducing inventory
JMO – Just My Opinion
Joule – The work done when the force of 1 newton goes 1 meter
JR – Japan Radio
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, in model aircraft usually measured from tip of nose cone to end of rudder
LS – Low speed
LSN – Low Speed Needle, low speed adjustment on a carburetor
Lurker – A person who visits, and reads, bulletin boards and forums but never posts anything
LVC – Low Voltage Cutoff circuit
LWL – Length at Water Line
ma – Milliamp, one thousands of an amp
MAAC – Model Aeronautics Association of Canada
MAC - Mean Aerodynamic Chord (I think this is the center of gravity/balance point?)
mah – Milliamps per hour, milliamps times hours, milliamps a current rating used to determine the number of milliamps delivered or received in one hour
Max – Maximum
ME – Short for Messerschmit the ME-109 was designed by Willy Messerschmitt
MIA – Missing In Action
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
NAR - the National Association of Rocketry
Newbie – A new person or beginner
Newton – The force created by an acceleration of 1 meter per sec. per sec. by 1 kilogram
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 Products (or Planes?)
OTH- On the other hand
Oz – Ounces
P – Power in watts (Example formula: P=EI)
PBF – Pizza Box Flyer
PCM - Pulse Code Modulation
PDQ – Pretty Darn Quick (or substitute β€œdarn” with your locally used word)
Period – Usually a time period and is designated as T, one unit is s (seconds)
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
Port – Left hand side (when pilot faces forward), or an opening in a boat or plane, or boat docking area
Power – Is the work done by electricity and is the result is calculated by the Voltage (V) times the Current(I). It is measured in Watts(P). (Example formula: P=EI)
Ppl or ppls – Short for β€œpeople” or people’s
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
PSI – Per Square Inch
R – resistance in ohms (Example formula: R=E/I)
RATO- Rocket Assisted Take Off
RC or R/C – Radio Control or Remote Control
RCM – Radio Control Modeler (a magazine)
RCU – RC Universe a web site for radio control enthusiasts
Resistance – Designated as R and one unit is  (ohm). Is a value of how much an electrical device limits the electric current: One volt applied to a resistance of one ohm has a current of one ampere.
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, or Rolling On 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.
SC – Single Conversion when referring to radio receivers
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
STOL - Short Take Off and Landing
Strk – Stroke as in 2-strk or 4-strk
Sweat – To join two pieces of metal together that have been tinned. See β€œtin”.
Symmetrical wing – A wing with same airfoil on top as bottom
T – Teeth (usually the number on a gear)
TAXI – A controlled steering and moving of aircraft under power while on the ground
TBA – To Be Announced
TBC – To Be Calculated
TBD – To Be Determined
TD – Tail Dragger
TE – Trailing Edge
TF – Top Flite
TIA – Thanks In Advance
Tin, Tinned, or Tinning – To coat with solder, usually used to β€œsweat” two pieces of metal together – see β€œsweat”.
TMTOMH - Too Much Time On My Hands
TNX - thanks or thank you
to or t/o – Take Off
TOC – Tournament of Champions
Toe-in – This is a term to describing when the front of a pair of wheels on a vehicle are pointing toward each other (inward). This is needed on tail dragger aircraft to avoid poor ground handling.
Toe-out – This is a term used to describing when the front of a pair of wheels on a vehicle are pointing away from each other (outward).
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
TTYL – Talk To You Later
ttt – To The Top, to put an item to the top of a forum, or to start over
TVM – Thanks Very Much
Tx – Transmitter
U – European designation for Voltage, or in emails Short for β€œyou”
UC - Ultracote
ur – In emails, short form for β€œyou are”
URL Uniform (or Universal) Resource Locator
UWYH - Use What You Have
V – Volt, the force required to put a current of 1 amp through a 1 ohm resistance
V1 – Rotate
VIP – Very Important Person, In SCUBA compressed air tanks tanks (for starting Jets) it means Visual Inspection Process and must be done once a year
vs - versus
Voltage – The electrical force to drive current through an electrical conductor. Designated as V (North America), U (in Europe) and one measurement unit is V (volt)
VTOL – Vertical Take Off and Landing
VTR – Variable Trace Rate, allows different servo speeds for each half of transmitter stick
W/ - With
W/O – Without
Watt – The power used when 1 amp (direct current) flows through 1 ohm. A unit of measurement for power – see β€œP”
Wing Loading – The weight each square foot (or square inch) of wing has to support (carry). Formula for wing loading in ounces per square foot is: weight of plane (in oz.) divided by wing area (in sq. inches) times 144. For wing loading per square inch, do not multiply by the 144.
WIG – Wing In Ground Effect
WTB – Where To Buy
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

To cut and paste the list in your favorite word processor, first highlite the list with your mouse, then push "CTRL-C", open your word processor and push "CTRL-V".

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

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