Whether you're looking for beginner RC airplanes or you're a
seasoned professional in the world of RC planes, this site is what you're
looking for! From indoor RC planes to giant scale RC. From RTF planes to
designing your own, here are the tips and tricks to ensure your success.
The world of RC airplanes covers a huge field, from the smallest of indoor RC
planes to giant scale RC and RC jets.
Many people are intrigued with the concept
of flying RC model planes, but premature and maybe fatal crashes (at least for
the model!) can make them quit the hobby early. Failed attempts soon lead them to think that learning to fly RC is very
difficult and only possible for a handful of experts. Here's the truth though-
Anyone can learn to fly RC!
We will show you, how to start in this wonderful hobby, with every chance of
initial success and continue with you along the road to your own model aviation
Valhalla-what ever that maybe!
I, personally love all types of scale RC airplanes and if it flies, in a realistic
manner, then all the better! However, you can find much information, on this
site, on many classes and types of models.
If your preference, is to buy a completely ready to fly RC airplane, then you
can find valuable information, on these pages that will assist you in reaching
that first flight with a minimum of fuss. The
Parkzone range of RC electric planes are all completely ready to fly,
right out of the box!
I've been building and flying model aircraft for a long time. I 'm now retired, but I began my love for model airplanes, in the UK, when I
was a young teenager. My first efforts, were with control line models (or U-control, as it is known
in North America). It was not until we immigrated to Canada, in the mid sixties,
that I became involved in radio control.
In those days, it was something of a miracle, to get a flight, without some
kind of "glitch". What a contrast to today's radios-literally "plug n play". The early radios, I used (and sometimes built myself), were known as
"Galloping Ghost"-if you know what that is, then be careful, you may be
revealing your age!
Today I enjoy designing, building and flying
scale RC models, usually of the 1/5 or 1/4 scale size. Some of
these plans will be made available from this web site. Full details of the plans
available will be found on this page-Remote
Control Airplane Plans of Scale Aircraft.
What's on this Site?
There was a time, when there were a number
of magazines devoted to RC model airplanes and I used to buy 5 or 6 every month.
I would collect them and store for future reference. They were full of tips and
articles on all aspects of the hobby. Today there are just a few and these do
not contain any where near the amount of technical information that was
available in the "Good Old Days"
I will try, on this site, to write as many
pages as I can, that reflect the old magazine style. I hope you will all find
this useful and I welcome your comments and suggestions for future topics that
you would like to see here. Just write a short note on the "Contact-Us-Page"
You will also find here a lot of
information on many RC airplanes. I will attempt to list as much information as
possible about a typical airplane or RC helicopter. I will "surf" the net so as
you will not have to!
Some pages, such as -"The
RC P-47 Thunderbolt" have details of many models of the P-47, as well
as notes and links
to sites with details of the full size machine. The idea is that
all the information required to produce a detailed scale model is there, on that
Please note that we are NOT an RC hobby
shop! You will notice advertisements all over the site for some of the finest,
on-line RC hobby stores in the industry. We are 'Affiliated" with these stores
and have found them to be 100% reliable and always ready to help you.
If you can't find what you are looking
for, then use the Google Search Box, at the top
of the right hand column. This opens on a custom page on this site and
searches this site only.
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There is no extra cost to you. Because my integrity and your satisfaction are
very important to me, I only recommend products or services I use
personally or would purchase, and believe will benefit my readers. This income
is used to help pay for this site. For more information please
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