For the first-time RC modeler, today is a great time for getting started in the hobby.
The newest generation of easy-to-assemble, almost-ready-to-fly planes come in a wide variety of types and sizes. From electric- powered park fliers and micro scale designs to your basic engine-powered, nitro-burning sport and trainer planes, the amount of work on the bench is minimal.
Compared to the good old days, our newest RC planes aren’t very labor-intensive to assemble. Many even come out of the box completely ready to fly without any assembly required. “Plug and play” is a big part the hobby today, and it very easy to be successful. Really, the hardest part is deciding which model plane and radio system you want. Whether it has an electric power system or has an engine be it glow power or gasoline burning.
The first step is to check out any local hobby shops. This way you’ll be able to find a local RC club, so you can learn by doing. Many clubs will have a training program with advanced modelers who will be happy to teach you how to fly…
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