Video:Overview of RC Airplaneswith Danny
Flying RC airplanes is a beloved pastime for enthusiasts of all ages. Get an overview of all ages and which RC airplanes is best for your skill level in this video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:Overview of RC Airplanes
Hi, I'm Danny from Marty's Hobbies in Thousand Oaks, CA. I'm here for About.com to give you an overview on RC airplanes.
Flying RC airplanes is an exciting pastime for enthusiasts of all ages.
RC Airplane: Super Cub
One of the most popular types is the Super Cub. Most beginners start with it, but many veterans come back to it because it's an easy flier, it's predictable, and it's also very forgiving. The Super Cub is a perfect size for park flying, and because it's electric, it's very quiet. It's a great low cost all-in-one package, perfect for anyone looking to fly as soon as possible.
RC Airplane: P-51
Another type is the P-51. It's similar in size to the Super Cub, but is geared more towards intermediate to advanced fliers. The P-51 is a sport plane and capable of high speeds, and all types of stunts such as inverted maneuvers, loops, rolls and knife edges. This plane is also electric, easy to transport and can be used almost anywhere. The P-51 is slightly more expensive and requires a bit more experience, but will always guarantee you an amazing adrenaline rush.
Safety Rules for Flying RC Airplanes
Remember, before flying any RC airplane, be sure you follow these important safety rules.
1. Do not fly over people or property.
2. Be aware of your surroundings.
RC Airplane: Extra and Yak 54
Moving over into the gas powered category, you will find planes such as the Extra and the Yak 54. These planes are for experienced fliers only, and require AMA insurance and a sanctioned airfield to operate.
These planes can do everything that the others can, but have a few additional perks. They are easier to see, much more stable, and some fliers enjoy the roaring sound of the engine.
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