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Introduction to Flying #5: Radio Transmitter

In some instances, a transmitter is supplied with most first models. These kits are especially designed for people getting into the hobby and can provide you with a cheap entry into the hobby.

However, you may want to purchase your own transmitter. Continue reading Introduction to Flying #5: Radio Transmitter



Introduction to Flying #3: Buddy Boxing

After spending some time on your flight simulator, you should spend some time at your local flying club if you have one. It’s great to meet like-minded people in the hobby and to learn from people with a wealth of experience.

Another benefit is buddy boxing! Buddy boxing… Continue reading Introduction to Flying #3: Buddy Boxing


Introduction to Flying #2: Flight Simulator

The best way to learn how to fly (and cheapest), is to purchase a flight simulator. This will allow you to develop much-needed hand and eye coordination. This by far will make the biggest impact on your first successful flight.

You should spend enough time on a simulator to the point where you can take-off, perform a figure of 8 and land. Continue reading Introduction to Flying #2: Flight Simulator


Introduction to Flying #1 – Safety

You have either seen someone flying or you have had a taste of what it’s like to fly a remote control plane! You’re excited and want to take the next steps to make your first flight. Why shouldn’t you be? Flying an RC plane is a lot of fun, gets you outdoors in the fresh air and will enable you to meet like-minded people in the hobby! Continue reading Introduction to Flying #1 – Safety



Introduction to Flying #6 – Identifying Key Components

It’s important that you know some of the key components that make your plane. In most cases, you will have to do some minor assembly for your first plane which will require some minor tweaking to get it flying right. It also may be that you crash and need to replace parts. A good start is knowing what the parts are so you can do some research. Continue reading Introduction to Flying #6 – Identifying Key Components


Finding your lost model using RSSI

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Recently during a flying day I had a tricky flight with a small very fast model in windy conditions, during a turn at the end of the field the wind caught it and I struggled to establish orientation in the poor light so had no choice but to ditch the model. Continue reading Finding your lost model using RSSI



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