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.
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.
When the AMA was founded in 1936 it only cost $3.00 for members over 21. Youth memberships were only $1.50.