RC Airplane First Flight Success

RC Airplane First Flight Success
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.
first flightCompared 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…
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS PREMIUM members can access this article and many others highlighting amazing techniques, RC airplane builds and projects. When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest Model Airplane News Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only special issues, and much more.

Membership includes exclusive access to our enormous collection of RC information.

  • 7+ years of digital editions of Model Airplane News
  • Flight Journal and Model Airplane News special issue digital editions, previously only available on newsstands
  • Free access to our magazine app through the iTunes Store – get Model Airplane News on your mobile or tablet device
  • Contests & giveaways only for members
  • 30 years of Model Airplane News archives
  • 10 years of Electric Flight archives
  • 5% off ALL Air Age Store purchases every time you shop


Air Age Media ©
WordPress Lightbox