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Old 08-26-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I have been throwing around the idea for a while, how nice it would be to have an RC Wiki. A single place to find facts, history, and specs on all things related to RC.

Well, I've stopped thinking and started doing.

I have created http://www.rc-wiki.com, a new website dedicated to RC info. My hope is to expand it to all things RC, including planes, boats, helicopters, drones, etc. but for now I'm working on surface RC.

The site is setup as a true wiki, meaning that any registered user can add and edit any page and it will never at anytime have advertisements. I'm putting my faith and trust in the RC community to build this site up as a truly massive and useful site to learn everything about RC. From how things work, biographies on well known (and not so well known) figures, to product descriptions and specifications.

The idea is to have a good site to find out all things RC. I hope to be able to answer questions like:
Who is Mike Reedy?
How many IFMAR titles does Masami Hirosaka have?
How does a servo work?
How do I care for LiPo batteries?
How do I charge NiMh batteries?
Who is RC Rick?
What's the story behind the Cactus Classic?

I'm posting it here asking all of you to check it out and help write some articles and get it filled up with helpful information.

If you think this is a stupid idea, or it's already been done, or whatever, let me know that too.

I've added a bunch of content to get it started, but there are still some dead links pointing to pages that haven't been created yet, but I'm working on it!

http://www.rc-wiki.com
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:58 AM   #2
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Very cool!
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Awesome! Hope alot more gets added!
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #4
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Hi Guys,

I have been throwing around the idea for a while, how nice it would be to have an RC Wiki. A single place to find facts, history, and specs on all things related to RC.

Well, I've stopped thinking and started doing.

I have created http://www.rc-wiki.com, a new website dedicated to RC info. My hope is to expand it to all things RC, including planes, boats, helicopters, drones, etc. but for now I'm working on surface RC.

The site is setup as a true wiki, meaning that any registered user can add and edit any page and it will never at anytime have advertisements. I'm putting my faith and trust in the RC community to build this site up as a truly massive and useful site to learn everything about RC. From how things work, biographies on well known (and not so well known) figures, to product descriptions and specifications.

The idea is to have a good site to find out all things RC. I hope to be able to answer questions like:
Who is Mike Reedy?
How many IFMAR titles does Masami Hirosaka have?
How does a servo work?
How do I care for LiPo batteries?
How do I charge NiMh batteries?
Who is RC Rick?
What's the story behind the Cactus Classic?

I'm posting it here asking all of you to check it out and help write some articles and get it filled up with helpful information.

If you think this is a stupid idea, or it's already been done, or whatever, let me know that too.

I've added a bunch of content to get it started, but there are still some dead links pointing to pages that haven't been created yet, but I'm working on it!

http://www.rc-wiki.com
Nice idea but in bold is the issue.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:38 PM   #5
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I know I've seen at least one of these before, not sure if this one is it.

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I love the idea and your initiative to actually start such an awesome, but overwhelming project.

Why not add to Wikipedia?
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Racer1812, I know, I though a lot about that. I figured I can always change the edits to need approval at a later date if it turns out to be spammy. I am hoping (trusting) that the RC community will do a good job. I'm not really a very good writer and I don't have a whole lot of free time so hopefully the community will get on board and make this an awesome resource.

Dave H, I have seen that one, it's ok, but ultimately it's very amateurish. The design is poor, it's loaded with advertising, and it's a sub-domain rather than a "proper" second-level domain. The one I created doesn't have, and will never have, advertising.

Jato, the idea is to have an exclusive-to-rc wiki, I site that is dedicated only to RC without any of the extra noise.
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More power to you!
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I like it, should be a nice resource once it's built up
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I love the idea of wikis, kudos to you for stepping forward and setting this one up. I know that I will definitely be contributing to it
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Best of luck. Update us all in 6 months..I will
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