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Passing The Joy of R/C Flying To Newer Generations

Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Beginner Help
  • I remember when I was a little boy my dad and I loved watching Baa Baa Black Sheep on TV.  Loosely based on real life WWII Marines fighter squadron VMF-214, the star of the show, Robert Conrad, played Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.  Pappy was in charge of the squadron who named themselves "Black Sheep" due to the general condition of their aircraft.  Almost like cast offs Pappy and his crew went on to become one of the most famous squadrons in all of the war. Being so young at the time, it wasn't the story line so much that captivated me, but...

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    Besides the aircraft itself, what other electronics or accessories do I need to get started?

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Beginner Help
  • If you are new to the hobby and have settled on the aircraft you are going to learn to fly with, the other electronics and accessories you will need depends on the model you selected. For instance, if you selected an RTF (Ready-To-Fly) model, you do not need any extra electronics and accessories as RTF models include everything you need to fly right out of the box. If you have selected a BNF (Bind N' Fly) model, you will still need your own transmitter (A Spektrum-compatible radio as BNF models come with Spektrum receivers), LiPo battery and compatible LiPo charger...

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    What do you recommend as a first airplane or helicopter?

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  • Category: Beginner Help
  • When you are just starting out in the hobby usually one of the first questions you may have is wondering what first airplane or helicopter would be best for you.  The great news is that the hobby is loaded with trainer aircraft specifically designed to help out the beginner.  We carry a multitude of this type of aircraft so let's start with the basics and then we will offer some recommendations to help you be on your way to successful flying! For fixed wing aircraft high wing trainers are the way to go Even with the advancements in stability and training...

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    Resources for New Pilots

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  • Category: Beginner Help
  • If you are new or getting back into the hobby, we have several great resources to help you: Hobby Squawk RC Forum - Hobby Squawk is a free on-line community dedicated to the discussion of all topics related to RC Aviation. Interact with other flyers, post questions, view product reviews, share photos, and much more. Knowledge Blog - Our RC Knowledge Blog is jam packed with helpful articles for beginner, intermediate, and advanced pilots. New articles are posted each month covering a variety of radio control topics. Academy of Model Aeronautic (AMA) - World's largest model aviation association, representing a membership of...

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    The Top 5 Things To Help You Get Started

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Beginner Help
  • Getting started in electric R/C flying can be an extremely fun and rewarding endeavor.  That wasn't always the case.  Years ago technology was limited, especially in electric flying.  Thousands of potential R/C flyers undoubtedly walked away from the hobby in frustration after not seeking the appropriate guidance and training.  We've all heard the stories of the guy (let's call him "Bob") who invested in a nice model, took it out to a flying site (or perhaps NOT a flying site!) with no flying skills whatsoever and proceeded to smash it into pieces.   Angry and frustrated Bob decides the hobby is a...

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    New To R/C Flight? It's All About The Stick Inputs

    Posted by Todd Breda on |

  • Category: Beginner Help
  • When you are new to the hobby of R/C flight, there are several things you will eventually need to learn to grow in the hobby.  Today I am going to focus on one of the most important elements of flying successfully. Stick Input/Control. One of the most common things newcomers to flight think is to assume in order to properly control your aircraft (whether it's learning to fly a full scale or R/C model), you must move the stick (or yoke) in wide strokes.  This is called over-controlling, and it's quite common at first. However, you will quickly learn that an aircraft...

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