RC Airplane World - Complete Beginners RC Flying Guide

Discover your Next Hobby with
RC Airplane World

Flying radio control (RC) airplanes, helicopters and other types of model aircraft has become a hugely popular pastime in recent years. Quite simply, it's never been easier and more affordable to get started - and that's brilliant news in this difficult and expensive world!

Not many hobbies have seen such rapid growth, nor are there many hobbies out there that give you as much fulfilment and satisfaction on so many levels.

RC airplanes being prepped for display

Above: Beautiful large scale rc warbirds being prepped for a team display.

But if you don't know your propeller from your elevator, trying to get off the ground in this exhilarating and addictive hobby can be very frustrating, in more ways than one.

Questions you're probably asking yourself could be -

  • How do I choose the right plane?
  • Which do I choose?
  • What's good and what's not?
  • How do I learn?!

In a Nutshell...

Well, that's what my website RC Airplane World is about - cutting through the complicated stuff and introducing you to the fun of radio control flying in a no-nonsense, down to earth way.

Yep, my aim is to get you flying quickly and safely, whilst saving you valuable time, money and the inevitable frustration!

Outlined below is a brief round-up of what you can expect to find on RC Airplane World...

Complete RC Airplane Flight School

Have a look at my rc ground school and flight school pages to get a solid understanding of how radio control systems work and how to fly an rc airplane. The pages walk you through each step and there are some simple video tutorials too.

You'll also find info on rc flight training and the different options available, such as using an rc flight simulator. And discover why joining a club is so beneficial - use my rc flying club directory to help you find one close to home.

General Background Information

Other pages of my site give you info on all types of radio control aircraft as well as different power types.

The most popular page is the beginner rc airplanes page, but you can also learn about electric planes and helicopters in general, as well as their IC (internal combustion) powered cousins.

RC gliders, a personal favourite of mine, and jets are also talked about to give you an idea of what to expect from them, should you choose these type of rc aircraft.

There's also heaps of technical information to help you understand what goes on in an rc model - having a healthy understanding of how airplanes fly and how you control your rc plane will greatly help you get the most out of your new hobby.

My RC Beginner Guide E-books

Petes popular Beginners Guide RC ebooks
My Beginner's Guide To Flying RC Airplanes and helicopters ebooks, written by Yours Truly, will save you valuable time, money and frustration.
The ebooks can be purchased safely through Paypal, and are instantly downloadable.


So as you can see, there's a lot on offer within RC Airplane World.

The pages here will help you get started in this incredibly exciting hobby, in fact you can read some nice words from others who have enjoyed RC Airplane World and found it helpful.

The fact is there's never been a better time to learn how to fly rc aircraft; the prices of radio control products are the cheapest they've ever been, and the availability of aircraft is vast. But while this availability gives us a huge amount of choice, it can also be completely overwhelming for the beginner - so follow the advice throughout this site and you'll have a much easier ride.

So please enjoy your visit and thanks for finding my website.
(By the way, my name is Pete Carpenter and I'm an rc enthusiast of 30+ years. You can read my story right here.)

Me with an Edge 540 rc plane