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Tips on Choosing A Radio Controlled Plane

Mar 19, 2008
When buying a remote controlled plane for the first time you are sure to have some difficulty in choosing the right one, that will initiate you into the fun filled adventurous world of model airplane flying. Ideally you should opt for a cheap model that will give you a chance to master the art of flying a remote controlled airplane before you are ready to attempt flying the top of the line models.

The most common mistakes beginners make is buying the first one they see, this results in a disappointing experience that might put you off. It is important to know the different characteristics of different radio controlled model airplanes before making a purchase decision. I will dwell on most of them in this article. so read on and find out what you need to look for in a radio controlled airplane to have the best possible experience.

The first thing you need to do is to have a honest assessment of your building skills. There are kits available that require you to build the entire plane from scratch alternately there are kits available that require you to just snap a few parts to make your airplane. If your intention is to have a huge project to build your model airplane then you can have a kit that require a full assembly. All of this depends on your building skills. If you want a quick fix and don't want to spend time building or just don't have the building prowess, you may opt for a readymade model airplane. All you have to do is unpack the box and you are ready to fly.

Next look for something that has a fair bit of stability. Flying a model radio controlled airplane sounds easy but some amount of skill is necessary to do it right. Search for something that is easy on the beginners. Look for models that have larger wings and flies at slower speeds. a light plane with larger plane is recommended as the wings will catch more wind and it will be easier to takeoff and fly. Flat bottom planes with large flat wings attached high on the body are recommended. If you are lucky to find such a model airplane your maiden flight will be a smooth and memorable one.

The next thing to consider is the model of the airplane you would want. Replicas of almost all types of planes are available in the market today, right from the most modern military jets to the first plane flown by the Wright Brothers. The very fact that you are considering buying a model plane suggests that you have more than passing interest in planes. Go through books on planes and see which type captures your imagination, then see if you can get a kit for the chosen model.

In case you are lucky to find the kit and have assembled it according to the instructions given, then when you fly the plane for the first time it will feel like you are sitting in the cockpit and piloting the actual plane.
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for model planes and model helicopters. You can find the best marketplace for model planes and model helicopters by visiting the best sites for model planes, model fighter planes, and model helicopters.
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