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« on: February 18, 2011, 21:28:32 PM »
Hi,
I started this rc website please check it out.

I'm living in cork so its pure Irish

http://www.rcrepublic.ie/

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 22:37:03 PM »
Hi Cian,

Welcome to the forum  :D

Checked the website, good stuff, but might be a bit premature to call it the Best rc plane website yet  :roll:  But I'll definitively keep an eye on it when there will be more content  :D

By the way, any photos of the plane you are going to build as a teaser ?
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 12:14:24 PM »
Quote from: "cianwoods"
Hi,
I started this rc website please check it out.

I'm living in cork so its pure Irish

http://www.rcrepublic.ie/

Cian,

It's nice to see you starting an RC website. However, I think you need to reign in your enthusiasm a little. It's got potential but so far it's no more than a template with one small page of content.

So it's seems rather silly when you come across the tag line "Irelands best RC Plane website".
Likewise I notice the following sentence in the "About" page
"I decided to make this website because I realised that there was no Rc website in Ireland worth talking about."
I think you'll find the users here will completely disagree with you on this one!

Aidan

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 13:15:51 PM »
I agree with Aidan  :D

Also, there are a few mistakes in the "plane parts" description, nothing major (like the ailerons.. They are not really make to turn...).

Anyway, a bit more work, and that should do it  :D
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 18:45:18 PM »
:D
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2011, 23:02:49 PM »
Hey guys,

Thanks for your comments on the site. I have made a few changes to it. Being a 16 year old sometimes can use a hand with thoughts on the site.


Anyways  hope you like it and I am writing posts for it almost every day.

Thanks,
Cian

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 04:15:58 AM »
Hey Cian, been reading your new site. You’ve obviously got a lot of enthusiasm for model aircraft, and that’s very good! :clap:

There are a number of points however, that you've written, that are not quite correct.
Look, this is the sort of thing I mean.

Quote from your site,….. “Battery: The batteries we use in an RC plane are called lithium polymer, usually known as lipos.”

That’s is a bit like me saying that: “Car’s are propelled by internal combustion engines that burn Petrol.”

You see,…..what I’ve just said isn’t actually true………….because some cars burn Diesel. Some don’t have internal combustion engines at all, they have batteries that power electric motors. And some have both internal combustion engines and batteries/electric motors.

Now, ……going back to your statement about RC planes using batteries called Lithium Polymer, that’s not quite true either.
Some models use Lithium Ferrite batteries, some use Nickel-Metal-Hydride batteries, and there are other types of battery that are used as well.

I suspect that when you wrote about batteries you meant that the type of battery YOU use in YOUR plane, is a Li-Po battery.

Look, here’s another mistake;

Quote from  your site: “Vertical Stabilizer: This is the tall piece on the nose. It keeps the plane balanced when in flight.”

What do you think is wrong with that statement? (There are two mistakes.)

Don’t get me wrong Cian,…..I’m not trying to ‘pure water on your bonfire.’ It’s good that you enjoy aero modelling, but if you’re going to run a good website, it’s best to be sure that the things you say are correct.
Do you think it might be a good idea that in future, before you publish an article, you get it checked by someone who’s experienced in R.C. aero modelling?

Good luck,

Keith
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 07:40:00 AM »
The most important thing is not to misrepresent yourself. I'm not suggesting you would do that on purpose but if you post information online in a website that suggests it's the best around and that tells you how a plane works and what components it uses, an unexperienced reader may assume everything they read is correct. In my opinion that puts a LOT of responsibility on the writer. You need to make your level of experience and expertise clear from the outset and be VERY confident that what you post is correct and doesn't make unwarranted assumptions.
Otherwise you could end up leading people astray and causing confusion and frustration instead of providing clarity and encouragement which I'm sure is your intention.
The hardest thing, in my opinion, when trying to explain any technical subject is simplifying your explanations to a level that's approachable for beginners without distorting the meaning or misleading the reader into thinking things are simpler or more fixed than they really are.
So in this case, if you oversimplify discussions about aerodynamics or power systems without telling the reader that you're giving them a simplified version, they'll likely end up confused or thinking they know more than they really do. Neither is good.

Like Keith, I'm not trying to put you off sharing your interest in the hobby. But I would discourage posting any information in the guise of an expert unless you are absolutely sure it's accurate. Much better, I think, to make your level of experience perfectly clear and post these things as your opinions /understandings rather than as fact.

Aidan

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 11:10:03 AM »
Thanks for the comments, working on sorting out a few things now.

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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 08:00:00 AM »
Hello young Cian, your on the right track and it is very refreshing to see young enthusiastic people joining our hobby.


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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 15:00:42 PM »
Hi Cian,

Good-on-ya-mate as they say in Aussi.
Don't worry. Make the changes, and keep improving.
I have made countless web sites, some commercial, some hobby, one that had over 1000 email newsletter list to send out every week.
And I can assure you it's impossible to get it completely right.
You just have to keep going.

Enthusiasm is the key, and you've got it.  :D  :D

Ron

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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 16:18:36 PM »
Yep, what Ron said.

Some of us are just critical bastards!
Hope my posts didn't damp your enthusiasm.

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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011, 16:22:13 PM »
Yeah!
Treat us critical bastards as your proof readers  :lol:

Ron

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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 17:54:15 PM »
Haha,

Thanks guys...I am also looking for guest blog posts for the site if anybody is interested.

I am only flying for 4 months now so still learning myslef.

Thanks,
Cian