Using a ready to fly RC plane

These planes can be powered in two ways; internal combustion (IC powered) or electric power (EP). The material used to make their bodies is foam and come in their boxes while fully assembled.

Various types of ready to fly planes

Ready to fly RC planes come with complete remote controls there are a few under its theme that varies. These varieties include; bind-n-fly (BNF) and plug-n-play (PNP). BNF planes come with well-matched receiver already installed and all is required of you is looking for its compatible transmitter. PNP models do not come with its receiver hence the need to look for any radio controls you can find, as there isn’t a specified brand.

Transmitter modes available

The first mode available is where the left side stick controls the elevator and rudder movement of the plane while the right side sticks control throttle or the speed of engine power and the ailerons which are the sideways tilting movement of the RC plane. Unlike the first mode, the second mode left stick controls throttle and rudder while the right side joystick controls the elevator and ailerons.

Available training methods of learning to fly RC plane

Many methods are available for you to train in flying an RC planes for beginners, one of them is side to side instruction. This involves sharing a single transmitter by the instructor and you while he talks you through what he is doing. Then hand you the transmitter to do the same. There is the buddy box system where transmitters are joined together using a cable.

The instructor holds the master transmitter while you as the student holds the other. The instructor controls the plane while at the same time give or take away control from you.  The other system of training is using the RC flight simulator. A simulator used is mainly a software that is installed in a personal computer to imitate a flying plane model. Here a transmitter is connected to the computer using a USB cable to enhance realism.

Last but not least is the self-teach method where you teach yourself by using a real RC plane. Most of this plane have been modelled to accommodate newcomers to the field. These RC planes for beginners are simple electric one or two channeled. They drastically reduce the cost of introduction as a starter but unfortunately they have limited capabilities.