RC Airplane World - Complete Beginners RC Flying Guide

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Learn how to fly RC airplanes

- Flight School from rc-airplane-world.com

Learning how to fly rc airplanes is a truly exhilarating experience but, like any new hobby, it needs to be taken step-by-step.
These RC Flight School pages will teach you the basics and guide you through the process, from choosing and buying your first radio control plane, to flying some basic aerobatics!

As you've probably noticed, radio control flying has become a hugely popular hobby in recent years; in the early 2000's the pastime saw a massive explosion in popularity thanks mainly to the advent of electric powered Ready To Fly aircraft (planes & helicopters).
RC aircraft have become increasingly more affordable and easier to fly in over the years, a huge attraction to people thinking of entering the hobby. There's never been a better time to take up radio control flying as your new passion!

While the popularity surge is great news for the hobby, the choice of aircraft is overwhelming to the newcomer - and that's not so great. But choosing a suitable rc airplane isn't too difficult, and neither is getting it airborne - so long as you're sensible and follow good advice!

What this RC flight school will teach you

If you're thinking about learning how to fly rc airplanes then you've certainly found the right website.
RC Airplane World (www.rc-airplane-world.com) is all about helping you to get started in this exhilarating and highly rewarding pastime - radio control flying is a hobby that can take you on an exciting journey, but be warned - it's very addictive!

From these rc flight school pages, you will learn about...

  • Choosing and buying your first rc airplane.
  • Getting familiar with the plane and radio.
  • Assembling & preparing your airplane.
  • Weight and balance.
  • Finding a suitable location to fly from.
  • Pre-flight checks.
  • Hand launching and taking off.
  • Flying and trimming the airplane.
  • Landing.


Please bear in mind that these flight school pages have been written with electric powered (EP) three/four channel 'park flyer' type rc airplanes in mind. This is simply because these are the most popular type of planes that beginners learn to fly with.
Internal combustion (IC) powered rc planes are a bit more involved, although most of the flight school info within these pages is still perfectly applicable to IC airplanes.

So without further ado, let's get you started with learning how to fly rc airplanes!...

Lesson 1: Choosing & buying your rc airplane.

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Consider an RC flight simulator

When you learn how to fly rc airplanes, you need all the practice you can get. I strongly recommend that you consider buying an rc flight simulator, as they really are an invaluable aid to your learning. And all of these RC Airplane World flight school lessons can be practised in safety on a sim.

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Related (non flight school) pages

Pages that are not part of this 'flight school' section of the website but are pages you should also look at include:

Related pagesRC flight Ground School.

Related pagesBeginner rc airplanes.

Related pagesBest beginner planes.

Related pagesRC flight training methods.

Related pagesRC flight simulators.

Related pagesRC flying do's and don'ts.

Related pagesRC flying FAQ.

Related pagesRC airplane disorientation.

Related pagesRC airplane trimming.