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Fly RC Airplanes, Easy Learning

Fly RC Airplanes, Easy Learning by ada faulk

Flying RC airplanes as a leisure time hobby is prevailing all over the world. If you’re thinking of learning to Fly RC Airplanes, the following will give you some fundamental information that you need to understand more about the hobby, with the added bonus of there not being an exam at the end! So get yourself comfortable, grab a drink and a snack and we’ll begin! Firstly, we should grab how it works. The letters rc stand for radio control. You’ll often see rc airplanes referred to asremote control, but technically this is an incorrect term. Radio control is the correct term because the airplane is controlled by radio signals that pass through the air from the transmitter (abbreviated to ‘tx’) to the receiver (abbreviated to ‘rx’).

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The transmitter is the main box that you hold in your hands, the receiver is located inside the airplane and picks up the signals sent out from the transmitter. The radio signals are sent to the model in the same way as television and radio broadcasts are sent. Signals are generated whenever you move a stick or flick a switch on the tx, and are emitted via the antenna. All radio signals operate on a frequency, measured in megahertz (MHz*). The transmitter and receiver must be on the same frequency for them to work together, and the gadget that determines the frequency is called a crystal. Both the tx and rx need a matching crystal to function. MHz is slowly giving way to the new GHz (gigahertz) system – 2.4GHz to be exact, or ‘spread spectrum’ technology. Spread spectrum sets don’t require a crystal, as the technology is slightly different. Once the radio signal is picked up by the receiver, via the receiver antenna, it is converted into physical movement by the servos. Servos are connected to the control surfaces of the airplane by servo rods, or connecting rods, so any movement of the servo is passed directly to the control surface that it is connected to. To learn to fly RC airplanes, we should know how an rc airplane moves and turns So now you know how radio signals are sent to the airplane when you operate the transmitter, but why does the model do what it does when you move the sticks?

All controllable airplanes have control surfaces and different control surfaces do different things. The primary control surfaces are rudder, elevators and ailerons. The most basic rc airplanes will only have rudder control; the rudder is the moveable section (hinged) of the vertical stabilizer, or fin, at the rear end of the airplane. It controls the directional movement of the airplane, or yaw; when the rudder moves left, the plane turns to the left and when the rudder moves right the plane turns to the right. The elevators are the moving section (hinged) of the horizontal stabilizer, or tailplane, also at the rear of the airplane. Elevators control the pitch attitude of the airplane – whether the nose of the plane is pointing up, down or level.

When elevators are moved up, the airplane will point upwards and thus begin to climb. If the elevators are moved down, the opposite happens. When the elevators are held level, then the airplane will fly level. The ailerons are the moving sections (hinged) of each wing and are located on the trailing edge (rear) of each wing towards the outer end, or wing tip. Ailerons always come in pairs, one left and one right, and they move in opposite directions to each other. That’s to say that when one moves up, the other moves down and vice versa. Ailerons control the roll of the airplane; left aileron up / right aileron down causes the plane to roll to the left, right aileron up / left aileron down causes the airplane to roll to the right.

Ailerons used in conjunction with the elevators have the same effect as the rudder ie directional control. Practice makes perfect (almost) Once you’ve got the basic feel of flying rc airplanes, there’s one sure way to improve your flying skills – practice! But be prepared to have the odd ‘air incident’… Any rc pilot who tells you he or she has never crashed a model plane obviously hasn’t been flying one for long enough! RC planes crashes are, sadly, all part of the fun and you will damage your model at some point in time. But don’t worry! Just keep practicing as often as you can and you’ll quickly improve your skills and become much more confident with your airplane. The most important thing to do is enjoy the flying and laugh at the crashes! (so long as no-one gets hurt…) Hopefully now you know a lot more about learning to fly rc airplanes than you did before reading this part.

Now you have grab some skills, take action to practice. Better to start with RC Electric Airplanes, which are easily controlled. If you are bothered to where to get RC airplanes, well, Online Marketplace ( www. Topons. com) won’t disappoint you. Source by http://blog.topons.com/index.php/2010/08/fly-rc-airplanes-easy-learning/

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Flying RC airplanes as a leisure time hobby is prevailing all over the world. If you’re thinking of learning to fly rc airplanes



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