There are many Thousands of great RC instructors who keep our sport alive. And there about as many valid instructor techniques as well. Maybe more. But here is how pro instructor Dave Scott, competition pilot and the founder of a very successful RC school, has taught over a thousand students to fly RC in less than 10 days each.
Constructing an Almost-Ready-to-Fly (ARF) kit has several advantages that Ready-To-Fly (RTF) pilots miss, one of which is that it allows the pilot to select an upgraded radio system and engine. Learn how to here.
Electric power has become increasingly popular in recent years because of the many technological improvements in motors and batteries.
Learn about more advanced RC systems. You will be pleased to know that many of these advanced radios are simple to operate and are comparatively inexpensive.
Despite its different appearance and sound, the model four-stroke engine is identical to its two-stroke cousin except for the manner in which the fuel/air mixture enters the combustion chamber and the way in which the burnt gases escape the chamber after combustion.
This month (the eighth installment I’ve written) will be devoted to the all-important battery basics. In the previous seven chapters I’ve referred to the RC-system batteries and the electric-motor batteries on many occasions.
Last month, we left our fuel tank filled and in the right place to insure trouble free operation. The tank setup is good, we already know how to set the high and low-speed needle valves and the proper glow plug is in place. Now we just need to get the engine started to have a really great flying day.
Choosing your first training model can be daunting. Learn all the pros and cons of various airframes so you can get the basic trainer you want without frustration and extra expense.
So you are interested in taking up the sport of Radio Control Model Flying. This first article covered some aspects of the non-model part of getting started in RC.
Learn all the details of how to operate an RC system.