Getting Started.

Ok, so you want to fly a model aeroplane or helicopter. So where do you start and what do you do?  Well I can tell you speaking from experience, there is the painful expensive way, or there is the enjoyable way.

 

 

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The normal route for beginners nowadays is to purchase a purpose designed trainer model in the 40 class or electric.  This means it is a good compromise size, about 60 inch wing span and designed for a 0.40cu in (6cc) 2-stroke glow engine . The main structural components will already be built for you and there are many available to buy at a high standard, leaving just the fitting of radio gear and engine to be done by you.

 

 

Never jump straight in a buy a scale Spitfire, Mustang or any other Warbird; it will only end in tears.

 

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These aircraft are for when you have learnt to fly and are not thinking about what your hands are doing.

 

If you are interested in flying and hopefully building radio controlled models, then membership to a club is in reality the best way to succeed.  Talking to club members and getting the benefit of their knowledge and experience without spending unnecessary time and money makes good common sense.  Remember all club members were new members once, so before spending any money or even if you already have, then why not come along to the club field and have a friendly chat with the existing members.

 

Another very useful tool in learning to fly and worth its weight in gold is to use an RC flight simulator program.  These can vary in price, but again club members can advise on what simulator to get that suits your needs and budget.  A good thing to remember with flight sims is that they will accelerate your learning, enhance your hand-eye co-ordination and flying ability without the expense of crashing your plane.

 

Still interested? Then don't delay, for any information feel free to make contact as set out on the contacts page .