The following are some articles we havebeen provided to help you get better acquainted with Radio Control Hobbies. All were written and prepared by Jim Ewing, Great Hobbies.
Radio Controlled Aircraft is one of the mostexhilarating hobbies you can take part in and encompasses so many exciting areas, both artistic and technical. Let us introduce you to this wonderful pastime.
To many, there is nothing more peaceful than
enjoying the art of silent flight. Learn how you can keep your glider
aircraft aloft with only your skill and the natural lift that is around
you. Flying R/C Gliders may be just your thing.
Radio Control helicopters have really made
some advances in the past few years. Working with and flying the model is
just like the real thing, but better! Here we will introduce you to the
basic operation of choppers and what you'll need to get started.
Certainly one of the most popular facets of
radio control, especially for the younger generation, is R/C cars and
trucks. Off-Road, On-Road, Stadium Racing, Monster Crushing . . . find out
here about the different kinds of racing and what you'll need to join in
The relaxation of sailing, the craftsmanship of building a scale model, and theexhilaration of deep vee and hydro racing are all available to you with R/C boats. Here we will give you a brief introduction to these and other segments of this great hobby.
Your radio is the link between you and your
model. Here we have outlined the basics of how your radio works and
introduces you to the components that make up your radio system. We will
also get you familiar with the terminology of radio control and how to
select the right system for you.
Whether it's glow powered, gas powered, diesel
powered or an electric motor, the powerplants used in our hobby are
miniature marvels. Here we have describe some of the basic principles of
model engines, how to operate them and some of the terminology.
There is some equipment that is necessary to
operate your model once you get to the field. Here we describe each of the
most popular items used in a field box, what they are used for, and give
you an indication of what you will need on your first visit to the flying
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