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Learning To Fly Model Planes

Mar 28, 2008
The thrill of taking off a model plane, flying and then landing it safely can be incomparable for any first time learner. Even though it is a challenging task, you can make it easy with practice. Before you start flying a model airplane you must make yourself aware of the local laws. You will also require a proper flying field, especially for RC airplanes. If you have small electric aircraft then a park or your backyard will also be sufficient. Some of the tips you can follow are:

- If you are a beginner then buy one or two channel airplanes
- Make sure that there is no other person operating within the same radio frequency
- Before starting, your plane must be properly balanced and trimmed
- Battery of an electric plane must be well charged and in case of a gas plane, the tank should be full
- Before taking off, the antenna must be fully extended
- Never fly anywhere near objects or people

As far as taking off is concerned, it is easier than you think. In fact, most of the RC airplanes, take off slowly. All you need to do is apply full throttle. But don't forget to maintain pitch and heading. It is easy to take off into the wind and not down the wind so, keep this in mind and then get in the right direction with the radio controlled plane, giving slow and full power to the engine. Once the plane starts to head down the runway, you will see that it is trying to pull a little to the left side. In order to correct it, move the rudder to the right. With the airplane getting light on wheels, the elevator stick should be pulled back with the noise rising. The wings must be kept at a level and fly the model plane at approximately 20 to 25 degree angle to the ground. Ease of the elevator stick in case the model starts climbing at steep of an angle. The plane must be turned around, when at 125 feet.

Land with the nose into the wind so that, the airspeed of the plane is high while the ground speed is less. When the plane is in front of you and at far side of the runway, pull back the throttle to half and pull the elevator stick back for slowing down the model. Just before the model touches the ground, gradually flare up the nose and let it glide down gently. This will prevent excess speed that might result in the airplane bouncing back into the air. Landing is very important when flying model airplanes. With practice you will be able to fly your airplane without any hesitation and difficulty.
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