RC planes are model aeroplanes that are controlled remotely, usually with a hand-held transmitter and a receiver within the RC airplane. RC planes come in all shapes and forms, wide variety of models and styles are available when looking for your own RC plane.
Flying radio controlled aeroplanes, or RC airplanes as they are called in US-English, is a popular hobby that has been growing very popular worldwide. During the last couple of years, more efficient motors, lighter batteries and improved radio control systems have been designed and brought to the market, at the same time making the start of a new RC hobby less expensive than it was, say three years ago.
So today, you can start a new hobby with RC aircrafts with a fraction of the cost, get a lot more value for your money and get started a lot faster, as very good value ready-to-fly RC kits are available everywhere.
It’s truly a hobby that keeps on giving, as no flight is the same, the weather and the wind are always changing, different flying spots offer different challenge, etc. The initial steps might be rough, but this blog will help you get started and find the right plane, whether you are a seasoned radio controlled aeroplanes hobbyist or a new enthusiast, ready to get started with new, and fun hobby.
When starting out, it’s good to find a local RC hobby club or spend some time in related forums, like RCGroups.com. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you’re new. You might also consider setting yourself up with a RC simulator, which will help you get used to the controls and aerodynamics before flying a plane for real. Ask from the local RC club if they have a simulator there, buy one from the local shop, or order one online.
There are free RC simulators (software, like flying simulator games, but more real, and specifically simulating RC aircrafts) out there, but to get the most out the experience, you need to plug in real RC controller or similar. If you have a gaming pad for your computer, it’ll close, but if you go and get a good RC transmitter, you might be able to use that with the simulator = perfect, as you’ll get used to your own controlled, but don’t risk flying your brand new RC plane to the ground.
But without further ado, whether you’re into non-RC model aircrafts, RC helicopters, or RC planes, welcome to the blog – yes, don’t let the planes fool you in the blog name, they are all great, as long as they fly or look like one :) And in case you love them wheels too, the RC forums covers those too.