Monday, July 15, 2019

How To Choose A Model Aircraft Engine

A model aircraft engine is one of the most important parts of a model aeroplane. If the wrong size or type of model aircraft engine is fitted it could have a devastating effect and possibly end up in a crash or even a total write off of your entire model.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Plastic Model Aircraft vs. Remote Control Airplanes

Building Plastic Model Aircraft or Flying Remote Control Airplanes - do they really reject each other?

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Well, for many modellers a short answer could be - YES, but for a few, NO, NO WAY, actually. If you really love aviation, and aircraft modelling, both of them can work very well together. And I'll show you why.

Until then, let's have a brief look over the cons and pros of each of them, in case you want to choose only one form of modelling, or you want to set some priorities

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Beginner's Guide to Remote Control Airplanes Flight

Radio controlled aircraft modeling is one of the most exciting hobbies available. It involves many interests, disciplines, and skills. Some of these are aerodynamics, electronics, mechanics, drafting and design, composite material construction, and woodworking, and these are in the airplane alone. There are many other fields of interest in the hobby of aircraft modeling; far too many and too varied to try to list. Many people find that many new skills must be learned before they are ready to begin to learn to fly. The hobby is constantly changing as new technology is developed. A new modeler may become frustrated at times but certainly not bored.


To reduce the chance of frustration, a new modeler should become involved with other modelers in order to learn the necessary skills. This may involve simply visiting a flying site and becoming acquainted with experienced modelers or joining a club. These modelers are a source of knowledge and experience that can be invaluable to the new modeler when he begins to build his first aircraft and when he begins to learn to fly. An experienced modeler can act as an R/C flight instructor to teach a new person the skills required to fly the aircraft properly and to avoid the inevitable crash.
New modelers must realize that a radio controlled model aircraft is not a toy. It is a true aircraft in that it flies and operates by the same principles as a full scale aircraft with the difference being the size and weight. The average model will fly in a range of 20 to 60 MPH and weigh 5 1/2 to 6 pounds. The force of the model hitting an object can be devastating especially if it hits a person. Models must be controlled properly both for enjoyment and for safety. The skills required to accomplish this must be learned from an experienced modeler.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Remote Control Airplanes Kits - Essential Tips

Flying remote control airplanes has become very popular as a hobby over the last few years. This hobby has evolved into a passion for many over time. Flying RC airplanes is not only fun and addictive but stimulating also. The hobby is equally popular with both young and old and anyone can start with this hobby at any time. This is a very good way to utilize your pastime.

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Like any hobby before you jump into it you must be sure about all pros and cons (if any) of radio control flying, the cost involved and the type of airplanes that you can fly. You should also learn why this hobby has become so popular nowadays. I suggest that you enter the world of RC flying with the help of RC model airplane kit. You're going to get a great joy once you build and fly the first remote control airplane.

RC plane kits are generally known as ARF or Almost – Ready – To – Fly. The time required to assemble a model airplane is about 20 hrs. Once assembled the airplanes fly at a maximum speed of 30 mph and the landing speed is at 15 mph.

The cost of such kits is not very high. There are models which will cost less than 100 $ but if you are looking for a really good kit for a beginner and don’t mind spending then be ready with something like 250 $. However, a common question that usually haunts people is – how far can these airplanes fly? Let me tell you that the distance covered by an RC airplane will always depend upon the quality of the radio controller. Usually, these fly a maximum distance of half a mile but larger planes are known to fly till a distance of 1 mile.

RC model airplane kits are usually considered good for first-timers. These airplanes are controlled by a radio-controlled system that is made up of a transmitter, receiver, frequency crystals and servos. The transmitter is the device that controls the speed and steering of the plane and it is always in our hands. The servos are placed inside the airplane to control the speed of the propeller and to control the wings or rudder.
The transmitter and the receiver use a frequency crystal to determine in which the radio control system operates in. In an RC airplane the propeller uses either with the help of gas engine or electric motor. While electric motor needs a battery to work the gas engines use fuel which is specially blended for these model airplanes.

The airplane models are beginning to become a rage among the new generation. If you visit the Amazon or eBay site you will find hundreds of kits for sale at throwaway prices. Upon careful planning, you can get yourself a good deal and with it a good starter kit for a model airplane. This hobby is definitely more entertaining and intelligence stimulating than Xbox and PS3 combined.