Collecting and flying radio controlled aeroplanes is quickly becoming one of the most popular hobbies around. Everywhere you look you see young and older guys alike, not to mention kids and teenagers flying radio controlled aeroplanes. These model planes also known as RC planes, RC airplanes are built with a simple concept of a transmitter device and a receiver device. The model aircraft is controlled remotely by a person using a hand-held transmitter and the receiver is located within the aeroplane that you are flying. The receiver in the remote controlled aeroplanes is controlled by movements of a joystick and buttons on the transmitter. These movements that the person makes will control the RC plane to move up, down, left, right and sometimes even doing some amazing tricks on the more advanced models of Radio Controlled Aeroplanes.
Radio controlled Aeroplanes come in all different shapes and sizes. Many are modeled after propeller engine aircraft similar to what you would see private aircraft owners having. Think farmers using these types of planes as crop dusters or old WWII open cockpit double winged models. Others look like jet engines like you would see up in the sky or at your local airport. Another type you might see flying around in your local area would be an RC plane modeled after a military style plane. Whether that is a B1 bomber, an F16 fighter jet or some other type of military airplane. They are all different, but whatever model you choose to fly you can’t go wrong.
As a hobby, this is gaining more and more momentum. As technology improves and prices either stay stagnant or even go down, more and more people are taking up flying RC airplanes as a hobby. RC Aeroplanes are becoming much easier to fly. They are sturdier and weight less than they once did also. This makes it easier to learn the hobby of flying as you can crash a few times and not destroy your model plane in the process. This is especially useful if you are a child or an inexperienced flyer. There is nothing worse than getting a new toy and destroying it beyond repair before you ever get a chance to really play with it.
As far as expenses go for this hobby it is really quite reasonable compared to a lot of hobbies out there. Really the only investment is in the radio controlled aeroplanes that you buy. You can start off really simple with a very inexpensive model for under $30 and then gradually move up to more sophisticated models with greater capabilities. You just need to get your feet wet so to speak and really learn the basics of flying RC planes. Once you get the hang of it and feel comfortable then you can move up into the next level of planes that are larger, more dynamic in their flying abilities, and can do some pretty cool things like trick flying. The great thing about starting off with a “cheap” plane is that while you are learning to fly and you crash it and possibly even destroy it, you are only out 30 or 40 dollars. I wouldn’t recommend starting out with a sophisticated model aircraft that is several hundred dollars. Believe me, no matter how well off you are, you won’t be happy if you crash one of those in a bad way.
So start small, have fun with it, and then work your way up to more complex radio controlled aeroplanes. It is one of the most fulfilling hobbies around and you’ll be glad you started flying.