Learning To Fly RC Airplanes Successfully
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Learning To Fly RC Airplanes Successfully

Learning how to fly RC airplanes is not as complicated as most people imagine. The only unfortunate thing is that most people get overexcited with this great hobby that they end up crashing their new planes fast. This is usually the case if you do not do enough homework to learn how these planes are flown.

Below are some important pointers that you ought to understand before attempting to fly your RC plane in order to do in the right way.

Understanding how they work

In order to fly RC planes perfectly, you should first of all have to understand thoroughly how these planes work. It would be important to ensure that you learn all the different parts of the plane and understand what each of them does.

You should try as much as possible to get to understand the physics behind these airplanes flying and the different functions each flight control surface plays.

Your First RC Plane should be good

If you want to learn how to fly an RC plane well, you should ensure that you get a good RC plane in the first place. The best one should be the one that is self correcting, stable and forgiving in order to assist you get the loops.

You should not go for an RC jet or a highly aerobatic plane that is unstable as your first since you would not be able to learn how to fly it well. This is a very common mistake that most first timers make but you should avoid it.

Working with a RC Trainer or Park Flyers

If you have a good and experienced RC pilot by your side then you could opt to learn flying an RC plane using a RC trainer that is glow powered. They are usually larger and powerful than the park flyers and that means they require a large space for flying them safely.

They can cause an extensive damage were they to crash into someone or something. This is the reason why it is imperative to work with an experienced RC pilot if you choose this type of a RC plane. Park flyers on the other hand are perfect to learn how to fly RC.

They are smaller and hence are safe to fly in the park or in your yard if it is large. They are also damage-resistant as they are made from foam or plastic.

Learn the Controls

Ensure that you familiarize yourself with the basic remote controlled airplane controls of your transmitter. It is the transmitter that usually sends signals to the receiver found inside the plane to control it. It controls all the functions and control surface that a pilot does in a real plane.

You should find out which transmitter mode is used in your country as different countries have different settings. For example in the United States, the Transmitter mode 2 is usually used whereas there is another transmitter mode 1 for other areas.

Find yourself a Flying Club for RC planes

Once you get the basics, you can look to join an RC plane flying club which is awesome. You will be able to interact with other like-minded addicts who love to fly their RC planes on the weekend. You will benefit a lot from mingling with these experienced pilots.

You will get to see more cool planes, learn more about RC planes and get to learn more tips and tricks on how to fly them.

All the above pointers will assist you in learning to fly RC airplanes successfully.


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