If cars are not your thing then why not take a look at some of the planes that are available. This guide is for beginners to radio control planes and will include a number of the most commonly asked questions. It also covers a number of the best RC planes available today. These cover everything from the cheap right through to the expensive deluxe models. Please note all these planes are ready to fly (RTF).
How do Radio Control Planes Work?
Radio controlled planes fly in exactly the same kind of way as a commercial plane. The plane must create enough thrust to over come drag and enough lift to over come its weight. Whether it is an RC Plane or a 747 the idea is exactly the same.
The main difference between the two is that on a commercial plane the pilot is in the cockpit. On a radio controlled model the ‘pilot’ is holding a controller on the ground. The controller transmits the commands to the plane which then responds accordingly – hopefully without crashing.
What Material is used to make RC Planes?
As I said above the key to flight is to create more lift to overcome weight. To do this close attention must be made to the weight of the plane. For this reason materials that are both light and strong are used. The materials made to make RC Planes are materials like carbon fiber and plastics. Each model can vary so check before you buy if it is an issue.
How Fast do RC Planes Fly?
Planes can fly at a tremendous speed. Each model is different and therefor each model will have a different top speed. I have seen speeds of 40mph, 50mph, 80-120mph even 200mph mentioned. It seems it really does depend on the model. For more on this i’d recommend going to the RC Universe Forum as there may be others who can help answer this question better.
Just how good to RC Planes get?
Like most things in the radio controlled world there are many different levels. You can start with a relatively affordable model like a Predator MQ-9 or a replica Spitfire and fly round your local park or you can spend thousands and get something like the plane in the video below. This is so awesome.
Where to Buy Radio Controlled Planes?
I am guessing you do not have enough money to buy or build a replica Virgin Atlantic 747 so I would strongly recommend going to Nitrotek who offer RC Planes for sale at more competitive prices.
Prices range from around £35 up to £250 and cover a number of well known models such as the Spitfire which has to be one of the most legendary planes ever.
The following planes are available from Nitrotek
- WL TOYS XK A430 EDGE 5CH AEROBATIC RC PLANE
- SPITFIRE 5CH 2.4GHZ RTF RC PLANES WITH RETRACTS
- SPITFIRE V2 4CH RADIO CONTROLLED PLANES
- MINI P-51D MUSTANG RC PLANE
- WL TOYS XK A600 5CH REMOTE CONTROLLED PLANE
- WL TOYS X520 6CH 5G VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING RC PLANE
- RAPID RADIO CONTROLLED PLANE
- WL TOYS F949 3CH 2.4GHZ RTF CESSNA 182 RADIO CONTROLLED PLANE
- HAWKER HURRICANE 5CH RTF RC PLANE WITH RETRACTS
Radio Control Planes for Sale
WL TOYS XK A430 EDGE 5CH AEROBATIC RC PLANE
SPITFIRE 5CH 2.4GHZ RTF RC PLANES WITH RETRACTS
Made by Dyman RC this model spitfire is simply a must have. There is something about a spitfire that people love. Whether it is its distinctive wing shape of the fact it helped beat the odds in WW2 who knows. It is a huge part of British history and a much loved plane.
It is delivered ready to fly (RTF) and offers hours of fun entertainment. With an overall length of 1010 mm and a wingspan of 1200 mm this is no hand held plane. Other features to know about are its 5 channels and brushless motor no forgetting its really competitive price tag.
For a complete list of features click below.
SPITFIRE V2 4CH RADIO CONTROLLED PLANES
MINI P-51D MUSTANG RC PLANE
WL TOYS XK A600 5CH REMOTE CONTROLLED PLANE
WL TOYS X520 6CH 5G VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING RC PLANE
RAPID RADIO CONTROLLED PLANE
WL TOYS F949 3CH 2.4GHZ RTF CESSNA 182 RADIO CONTROLLED PLANE
HAWKER HURRICANE 5CH RTF RC PLANE WITH RETRACTS
Frequently Asked Questions
Are radio control planes hard to fly?
This question is a little like asking how hard it is to control a motor vehicle. My brothers found learning to drive easy – I did not. Controlling a radio control car can be seen in a similar way. Do you have good hand eye co-ordination or are you all fingers and thumbs (like me)?
Below is a video I found that demonstrates the controls needed in able to fly a plane. Watch it and ask yourself – does that look hard?
What is the best RC Plane?
The best RC Plane is a matter of opinion based on a number of factors. I can tell you that there are plenty to choose from. For me though the best plane is Spitfire 5CH 2.4Ghz RTF RC Plan with retracts. This is the most expensive Spitfire from Nitrotek. I love Spitfires as you may have noticed (I mentioned them a lot).
Is there a best plane for beginners?
I think the Predator MQ-9 3CH 2.4GHZ RTF RC Plane is a good place to start for a beginner. This is partly because it is a well known model. These are drones that the US military use to bomb terrorists. It is also affordable at £35. At least if you crash it into the side of a mountain or a telegraph pole it isn’t going to cost you a fortune. It is also ready to fly (RTF) which is perfect for a beginner.
What frequency do RC planes use?
Radio Control Planes typically use a 2.4Ghz radio frequency which is the same as good quality RC Cars.
Thank you for reading my post about RC Planes. I hope you enjoyed it and found it useful. I am still learning about RC Planes but if you have any questions please let me know using the contact me page.