When you first see someone flying a beautiful scale airplane, whether it is a precision aerobatic plane or a giant-scale warbird, it really gets the blood flowing! You might think you would never be able to do it, but that would be incorrect. All that separates you from those RC experts is experience. Learning to build a model airplane and then flying it simply requires some guidance and practice. It’s really not all that hard once you put your mind to it. With so many easy-to-build and fly trainers and sport planes available now, this is a perfect time to get started. From electric-powered park flyers to engine-powered sport airplanes, the amount of bench work is minimal. Many model airplanes even come out of the box completely ready to fly without any assembly required. “Plug and play” is common in the hobby today, making it very easy to be successful. You’ll find that the hardest part is deciding which model plane and radio system to choose. After that, you’ll need a plan for getting your RC wings. Let’s take a look at some of the basic techniques needed to be a successful RC pilot.
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