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The Types Of RC Jets

Mar 28, 2008
Flying is an awesome hobby. Words cannot describe what one feels while flying an RC. It is a sport or hobby that captivates you and leaves you completely in love with it. For someone who loves the skies and is willing to invest, why not let your dreams take flight. You actually feel as if it were like flying the real thing. It is completely awesome, and an out-of-this-world experience. If you are a lover of speed and have the confidence of a professional, then you may think of flying a jet. It is definitely not for the weak hearted and especially beginners. They have not been created for learners, but for experienced RC pilots.

There are three types which are globally available in the market. But both require the necessary experience needed for flying. You either have them powered by gas turbine engines or electric fans. Do not think for a second that they are simple to handle. Both are very complicated and need the right kind of expertise to fly them safely. I will give you an insight on all of the engines.

Firstly, gas turbines are only a recent addition in the RC arena. Before it use to be propelled like a rocket and its journey was short lived. Today, its sound gives you the feeling that you are listening to a real jet. They are almost like the real thing and are not very cheap, so be prepared to spend a bomb. But they do make it more realistic. It is mainly fueled by kerosene (specially made for jets). This is ignited in a combustion chamber, which is then pushed through a series of blades in the turbine. You find them as single engine, twin engines or the impressive four engines.

The electric fan jet on the other hand works at a high speed within an area in the fuselage. Air is sent into the engine by an electric motor which increases the speed with the help of the fan. The exhaust that is then created is more than enough to give it a good thrust, in order to fly. The speed of your jet will depend on the size of the nozzle, as the tinier the nozzle, the more the thrust and because it contains no fuel, due to a moderate temperature, avoids the jet from getting damaged or spoilt early.

Lastly, the pusher jets have a propeller attached to the rear end of the plane to help push it through the air. It is the slowest of the three, but was one of the first ones to be invented. Now with the turbine engines come in, it has lost its importance. I would definitely advise you to please utilize this plane, if it is your first time. All the trial and error can be afforded on this one, as it is much cheaper. Then maybe you can go for the gas turbine after you have got all the knowledge and confidence you need.
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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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