It has long been said that the key to a good landing is a good approach to the runway, in other words, one that requires few corrections. Landing is not hard when the pilot can get the airplane to the runway without having to make many corrections.
So you are interested in taking up the sport of Radio Control Model Flying. Your interest could have developed in many ways. It could be you passed a newsstand and saw one of several fine RC Modeling magazines on the shelf.
Are you interested in knowing what the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has to offer? This video, which was created by AMA's Mark Benson, showcases the various types of model airplanes that members of the AMA community fly and shows how fun flying is!
This student-produced video details the students' research, using a student-built subscale flying-wing sailplane that proved that proverse yaw can be achieved just as birds achieve it -- through wingtip aerodynamics alone.
Helios: Creating a Model of NASA’s Solar-Powered High-Altitude Flying Wing
This project is part of a NASA grant for which the AMA has partnered with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Jeff helped the National Model Aviation Museum build a scale model of Helios, which is a solar powered flying wing designed for NASA by AeroVironment, Inc. As Jeff worked to complete the project, he posted updates on a forum called “72nd Scale Aircraft”. The information in this article is copied directly as it was written by Jeff and appears on the forum.
When preparing for take-off for the first flight of your model, it is important to make sure that everything on your plane is in place so you will have a safe flight. This article explains tasks that need to be completed before your model flies for the first time. Since there are many tasks to complete, a maiden flight checklist is included in the article, so it will be easier to remember all the tasks that need to be completed in order for your first flight to go smoothly.
Friday, April 4, 2014 to Sunday, April 6, 2014
The Toledo Show: R/C Model Expo is North America's largest and longest running R/C model expo. This three day event showcases all types of R/C models, including planes, cars, and boats. Along with the all the exhibitors, there is a R/C model competition, speakers, swap shop, and an auction. This event is fun for the whole family.
The first National Aeromodeling Contest was held in 1915.