The Ultimate Beginner's Guide
To Flying RC Airplanes (ebook)
If you're looking to get started in what has to be one of the most exhilarating, addictive, fulfilling and rewarding hobbies around, my Beginner's Guide To Flying RC Airplanes ebook will save you time, money and trouble - guaranteed!
With 130+ pages of easy reading and concise information, this ultimate 'rc tyro' guide will give you a rock-solid start to your new hobby.
No endless surfing around the 'net getting confused and overwhelmed - just everything you need to know in one happy place
For you, a newcomer to this fantastic and hugely popular pastime, The Beginner's Guide To Flying RC Airplanes won't overload you with all the unnecessary stuff that you don't need to know right now. It gets right to the point and answers all the 'getting started' questions that you're ever likely to have.
At only $20, it's a very small price to pay for learning how not to crash your new plane on its first flight!
This ebook can be purchased securely through PayPal (no account needed) and downloaded in just a few clicks, by using the 'Buy Now' buttons on this page.
And if you'd like to sample a few pages first, there is a free download here.
- Norm H., USA.
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Ebook Topics Include...
- Understanding RC systems & how they control your plane.
- What you need to know when choosing your first plane.
- Preparing your plane for flight.
- Finding somewhere suitable to fly.
- The essential pre-flight checks you need to know.
- Complete flight school to get you airborne safely (take-offs, flying & landing).
- How to fly some basic aerobatics.
- How to deal with a crash.
- ...and more!
What's in The Beginner's Guide To Flying RC Airplanes?
Below are some page excerpts from the e-book:
Chapter 1: An introduction to your new hobby
Chapter 2: R/C systems, plane controls & EP powertrains
Chapter 3: Methods of R/C flight training
Chapter 4: Choosing & buying your first RC plane
Chapter 5: Get to know (& assemble) your plane
Chapter 6: Preparing your plane for flight
Chapter 7: Finding a suitable flying site
Chapter 8: Pre-flight checks
Chapter 9: Getting airborne
Chapter 10: Flying and trimming the plane
Chapter 11: Landing
Chapter 12: Fly some basic aerobatics
Chapter 13: Crashing
Chapter 14: RC flying do's and don'ts
Chapter 15: Further progression & summary
Chapter 16: RC airplane glossary
Chapter 17: Useful resources & references
"Not many hobbies have the potential to teach you such a diverse range of topics, or at the same time be as simple and straightforward as you want it to be.
In other words, you can throw yourself into the model building side of the hobby as much as the flying side of it, and learn about model airplane design and construction techniques, aerodynamics, mechanical issues, model engines, electronics.... the list goes on.
Or you can just buy a simple electric Ready To Fly airplane, charge the battery and go!"
"So then, what are the differences between transmitter modes? They are....
Mode 1 : the left stick operates elevator and rudder movement of the airplane, and the right stick operates engine power (throttle) and ailerons. With this set-up the two primary flight controls (elevators and ailerons) are on separate sticks and so you're less likely to inadvertently move one while intentionally moving the other.
Mode 2 : the left stick operates throttle and rudder while the right stick operates elevator and ailerons. This set-up corresponds to a real airplane's control stick, or yoke, because the two primary flight controls are on the same stick.
Personally I fail to see the relevance of this argument though, because flying a radio control plane and a real one are two completely different things anyway, and as someone who flies RC planes and has held a Private Pilot's Licence and flown full size planes, I know just how very different they are...."
"Elevators are the most important of all control surfaces, and as a result of the nose-up/nose-down attitude of the plane they directly effect a plane's airspeed. Up elevator will reduce the speed if engine power is not applied at the same time, while down elevator will initiate a dive and hence the airspeed will increase, as gravity kicks in.
So don't just see the elevators as the things that make the plane point up or down - they really are more than that! The illustration below shows the effect of elevators on the plane's pitch attitude.
As for transmitter stick movement, pulling the stick towards you will raise the elevator and pitch the nose up, while pushing the stick away from you will drop the elevator and cause the plane to dive."
"The correct choice of RC airplane as your first one is going to have a big impact on your enjoyment of and success with getting started in radio control flying.
Quite simply, if you buy the wrong kind of plane your first flight will likely end in disaster, probably seconds after take off, and you'll possibly lose all interest. I can't stress enough the importance of taking a bit of time and care when choosing your first plane, and this is actually a downside (about the only one...) to the wide availability and choice of radio control airplanes on the market these days - you can become very easily overwhelmed by the variety of planes out there, and if you don't know what you're looking for then it's all too easy to get impatient and make a bad purchase."
"The radio control range check is a crucial one that tells you whether or not the signal from Tx to Rx is good, and hence whether or not it's safe for you to fly your plane.
When you perform a range check you're effectively sending a much weaker signal from the transmitter to the receiver over a given distance. The picture below illustrates a range check, with instructions after...."
"If your plane has ailerons, use these in conjunction with up elevator to turn. Apply aileron and elevator to turn, and then opposite aileron to finish the turn and level the wings. You probably won't need much up elevator at all throughout the turn, but this is going to depend on the plane that you have. Return elevator to neutral as you exit the turn, or as necessary to maintain a constant height. If you are using ailerons on a four channel plane, don't worry about rudder for now. Use of rudder will come with time."
As the samples above briefly show, each page takes you step-by-step all the way.
- Noel B, Australia.
Why buy The Beginner's Guide To Flying RC Airplanes?
Quite simply, because it's a damn good book - even if I say so myself
I've been helping people get in to radio control flying, via this website and my forum, for over twenty years now. I'm passionate about it, and I love it.
The ebook is a natural extension of my website, and over 4000 copies have sold to date - and I've had one person say that it didn't help them. I can live with that!
Whether you're a believer in testimonials or not, here are some nice words that readers have actually sent me after reading the ebook:
"If your plane is heading towards Mother Earth unintentionally, the other thing to remember is not to panic. Panicking really doesn't help the situation at all, if anything it will just make things worse than they already are, as your nerves get the better of you. And after your plane has impacted the ground, don't despair or break down crying! Take a few moments to gather your thoughts about what possibly went wrong, then start the ceremonial and embarrassing Walk of Shame over to the impact zone to collect the wreckage. It's never a nice task, but it has to be done!"...
Beautifully crafted! Thanks for a great read. Best regards, David H.
- Lee C, USA.
- Albert S., USA.
- Tom G., USA.
- Adrian B, Spain.
- Jim B., USA.
- Andrew L., USA.
- Tuanwah, Singapore.
- Dave B., Australia.
- John S., Canada (rchelicopterfun.com).
- Colin D., UK.
- Jack., USA.
Important Purchasing Info
Please be clear that "The Beginner's Guide To Flying RC Airplanes" is an ebook, not a hard copy book. In other words, it's a PDF file that you download and save to your computer.
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When you buy the ebook, you'll receive an automatic e-mail from pete. carpenter 12 @ gmail . com (no spaces) which contains a link to the download page.
If there are any issues with your download, or you don't receive the download email, please contact me and I'll sort it. I can either get the download email resent, or I can send the ebook through to you as an email attachment.
- Jeff P., USA.
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From time to time I get a small amount of hard copy versions printed.
Obviously the printing cost makes each book a bit more, the current cost per hard copy is US$27 plus postage.
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The Beginner's Guide To Flying RC Airplanes ebook is a very genuine and original resource for anyone looking at getting in to flying radio control planes.
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