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Covering The Distance With Your RC Electric Model Plane

Mar 28, 2008
Electric RC model planes are fun and easy to fly and hence are most preferred to gas models. Electric batteries power these electric models. The batteries used in these planes are not the normal ones we get in the shops nearby. They are very special and have more power capacity than the normal ones. There are three main types of batteries, one can use for these model planes. These types are Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nikel-cadmium (NiCAD), and the latest one, Lithium Poly cells.

If you are new to the world of electric RC planes, you should first have an overall knowledge about the models, which are suitable for you. Before you buy your model, you should consider various factors. Firstly, since there are many chances of your plane crashing, while training, you should always go for the ones, which can be repaired easily. So, it's important to buy a model with fewer parts, which can be fixed easily. You should also choose a plane, whose parts are easily available, so that you don't end up dumping your new plane in the garage, just because its parts are not available in the stores. Your plane should also be stable enough while in flight, to make it easy for you to control.

A very good example of such a plane is the Firebird. This plane is easy to fly, even when you don't have an instructor. It has a 40- inch wingspan and its fuselage is quite big. The model is also easy to assemble and will be airborne in few minutes after unpacking. If you have some experience in flying, then opt for the Fighterbird combat aircraft. This model has amazing maneuvers to keep you busy for hours and it's designed elegantly to enhance your pride of owning it. A very unique aspect of this model is its Sonic Combat Module, which is capable of zapping another Fighterbird combat aircraft with sound waves, and in the process disables the engine of the other plane for around 8 to 9 seconds.

The Cessna 182 RTF 4 CH Electric AirPlane park flyer and X-EC Diversion are some of the models that are suitable for beginners. Of course, they are many other models for beginners, but these ones are easy to fly and maintain. The models are equipped with the latest engines for easy controls. For example, the XEC-Diversion, which is made by Megatech, has a processor that makes controls easier to handle, especially with its auto-landing feature. The company has employed the space shuttle technology and it can withstand violent landing easily.

If you are an experienced flier, then you can go for the Capital Flyer, another ready to fly model from Megatech. This plane is made from very durable materials. It is still affordable and has a flying range of 300 feet. In the almost ready to fly category, Mini Piper is ideal for beginners, while Nikko Windjammer is good enough for experienced pilots.
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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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