Many people enjoy flying RC planes, and this has become a very popular hobby. But, before you decide to start with flying, you need to cover some basics. What type of aircraft are you planning to buy, are you ready to invest some money, how will you maneuver it, is it safe for your environment and so on. If you want to become a confident RC pilot, then you need to possess certain types of skills. In this article, we are going to discuss the basic of the flying and get you familiar with RC planes.
How does RC aircraft works?
There are two main components of every airplane, transmitter, and receiver and RC stand for radio control. The receiver is located on the plane, while you have the transmitter in your hands, while you try to maneuver the airplane. These two are closely connected because receiver receives the radio signal from the transmitter. All radio signals operate on a particular frequency, which is commonly measured in kilohertz, megahertz, and gigahertz. The transmitter and receiver need to operate on the same frequency in order to work together, and the gadget that determines which frequency the radio system is using is called crystal.
How RC aircraft moves and turns?
Once you learn everything about radio signal, it’s time to find out how to move and turn your airplane. All planes have control surface which is located on the flying surface. Various control surfaces have different purposes, but the primary ones are rudder, elevators, and ailerons. The commonly used airplanes have rudder control, this is a movable section placed on a fin and at the rear end of the plane. It has the power to control left and right turns. The elevator control has the ability to point the nose of the aircraft up and down, while the ailerons are located on the wings, usually at the wing tip, and they control the roll of the airplane.
Number of channels
Every operation you conduct with RC aircraft is called a channel. The most basic planes only have one channel, while more advanced have two or more. If you want to experience the pure thrill of flying a plane, you should get an aircraft that has at least three channels. The fourth channel will have a motor power, rudder, aileron, elevator and wireless control. The vast majority of sports planes have 3, 4 or 5 channels.
Trainer RC aircraft
If you want to learn to fly these type of planes, the best option would be to use a trainer airplane. They have the best features which make them stable and easy to fly. In this case, you can buy it, or you enroll in some school which can teach you the basics. It is up to you to decide what is a more affordable option. High-wing airplanes are best for the training purposes; they are well balanced and forgiving. This type of plane will always want to level itself naturally.