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Model Airplanes - A Great Hobby To Pursue

Mar 20, 2008
If you are truly new to flying, then buying a remote controlled glider is a much better choice, since the speed of this glider is quite slow and therefore you can exercise greater control over your flight. The remote control of these gliders normally has 2 channels to control the elevator and the rudder or aileron. The gliders too come without power or with power, i.e. it might have an electric motor fitted to it. For non-powered gliders, all you have to do is to launch it with a throw of your hand and then control the flight by using your remote transmitter.

There are also powered gliders, which have a built in folding motor. You can power the motor during take off or if your glider starts coming down. You could choose a Ready-to-Fly [RTF] glider if you do not have the confidence or time to construct your own glider. If you also want to experience the joy of building your first glider, then you could purchase an Almost-Ready-to-Fly [ARF] glider, where you might have to do the final assembly of your glider yourself!

Once you have mastered the art of flying gliders, then you can move on to flying RC airplanes. Again choose a trainer plane such as a Cessna or a Cub, which is a steady plane and is hence easier to fly. However, choose a remote transmitter with 3 or 4 channels to get better control over your plane. In future too, if you go in for a fighter plane, you might require a 4-channel transmitter and already having one will save you on unnecessary expenses. You can again start with an Almost-Ready-to-Fly plane so that you can have fun assembling as well as flying your airplane. Start with an electric powered plane before taking on a gasoline powered one. Electric airplanes are silent, reliable and easy to maintain as compared to gasoline-powered airplanes.

Get an expert to guide you while assembling and flying your gliders or airplanes or join a flying club to get started. Always learn the basics of flying before attempting any stunts such as inverted flight, rolls or loops. Flying is an expensive hobby, but if you do not damage your plane by frequent crashes, then there should not be any problem. However, take out proper insurance so that you are adequately covered in case your plane damages someone else's property or limb. Once you get enough experience, then you can even assemble your own airplane from scratch. Wood and plastic are preferred materials for making model airplanes.

The joy of creating a model glider or airplane with your own hands and then watching it take to the skies gives a feeling of immense satisfaction and it is precisely due to this reason that more people are slowly pursuing this hobby.

Victor Epand is an expert consultant for model planes and model helicopters. You can find the best marketplace for model planes and model helicopters
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