Electric RC – Brushed vs. Brushless

Posted by on Dec 19, 2010 in Articles, Beginner | No Comments

With technology continuing to develop light-weight and more efficient power supplies, it’s not surprising to see an increase in the number of electric powered rc airplanes, helicopters and gliders. Combine demand with continuing drops in cost, and you soon realize that electrics are a great way to get into the world of rc. Additionally, take […]

Selecting your first rc airplane

Posted by on Jan 27, 2010 in Beginner | No Comments

Searching for and purchasing your first radio control airplane is exciting, however, at times it can be a bit overwhelming, frustrating, and leave you with questions like: Where do I begin? What should I be looking for? Is this the right rc airplane? Often times beginners overlook important aspects of the hobby when they’re entrenched […]

Radio Control (rc) Trainer Airplanes

Posted by on Jan 15, 2010 in Beginner | 5 Comments

Researching your first radio control (rc) trainer airplane is exciting however, it can sometimes be hard to find a starting point from which to begin your search. Below is a continually updated list of rc trainer aircraft for both glow and electric. We’ve included wood rc kits, almost-ready-to-fly rc kits, and ready-to-fly rc kits. This […]

Starting An RC Engine

Posted by on Oct 15, 2009 in Beginner | 3 Comments

Editors Note: The following article is not a step-by-step guide for engine break-in procedures. Instead it is an article discussing safe techniques for the starting of an rc airplane engine. For proper break-in procedures of any rc airplane engine please refer to the engines manual. Safety should be paramount when it involves radio control airplanes, […]

Physics of Flight: The Stall

Posted by on Mar 6, 2009 in Beginner | 5 Comments

One of the more deadly physics of flying for the radio control aircraft pilot is the stall. While some pilots don’t even realize such a thing exists, others do not fully understand how or when a stall occurs. Contrary to what you may think, a stall does not necessarily mean that the engine(s) of your […]

Physics of Flight: Lift

Posted by on Nov 13, 2008 in Beginner | 2 Comments

When a beginner decides to embark into the world of rc airplanes their typical steps are: Find a trainer aircraft Choose electric or glow Get flying And while these steps are not entirely incorrect in getting started it does create a large gap in your understanding why an airplane even behaves the way it does. […]

Beginners Toolkit

Posted by on Sep 30, 2008 in Beginner | One Comment

It doesn’t matter if you start off with electric or glow power radio control, you’ll always be in need of a few tools for the hobby that really can’t come from the traditional tool box. Over the years we’ve assembled a handy tote of our own that has gotten compliments and a lot of use […]

Radio Control for Beginners

Posted by on Aug 29, 2008 in Beginner | 4 Comments

‘Radio’ control or ‘remote’ control… Which is it? The correct term for this hobby is radio control because of what you are controlling the aircraft with – a radio. Those who use the phrase ‘remote control’ are more or less describing how they are controlling the aircraft – from a distance or remotely. While neither […]