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|DISCOVERING MY RC JET AIRPLANE!||Published: 19/03/10|
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Finally, a small break in the weather and a great day to head out to our local RC airfield. The time had come to fly my new HPI 456MB Delta Twin RC Jet airplane. I have been waiting all winter for this opportunity and was totally pumped. I was greeted at the airfield by an old friend who is considered to be an expert in flying RC jet airplanes and since this was my first RC jet, help was in order and welcomed. The Delta twin model I purchased was RTF brushless, so there was nothing to do but review the manual, checkout the engine, connectors and control transmitter and we were ready to fly. Taking the transmitter, my friend instructed me in the skills required of flying a RC Jet airplane. You should have been there to see this baby perform. Getting altitude, dives, loops rolls the whole nine yards. Here is the best part, after a brief indoctrination, I was flying this RC Jet airplane alone and with great confidence. What a great combination, learning and flying!
A few tips before you run out and buy your own RC jet airplane
First, if you are a beginner just getting into RC jet airplanes, do your research and learn carefully about all the different models currently available for sale today. The knowledge you gain will help you make a informed decision. Your local RC airfield is a great place to start. Experienced RC pilots will greet you with a warm welcome and answer your questions about this exciting hobby.
Don’t try to buy the fastest and most expensive RC Jet airplane out there. You can get a wonderful RC jet airplane for under $150. Like any other RC hobby, learn the basics first and when you are comfortable with the high speeds you will be able to progress. Radio controlled jets are fast and can fly at speeds of up to 100 miles an hour. You will need good reactions to maintain control. Beginning pilot thinking of flying a fast radio controlled plane should start off with something a little slower.
RC jets airplanes come in many different sizes, different engine types and plane shapes. As you would expect one of the most popular choices is the RC jet fighter airplane. You can get the popular ducted fan RC jets that are easy to fly in comparison to the other types. Ducted fan jets are safer to use since, both the propeller and engine are tucked away inside a duct out of harms way. Next would be the pusher versions. Pusher jets are a bit slower than the ducted fan jets and are easier to operate. This is your cheapest option. Pusher jets have their propeller right in the center of their backs and work in a simple way. The propeller pushes the RC jet through the air. So, even beginners can fly these RC jets and make the hard banking turns with unbelievably quick moves. Turbine ducted jets more challenging to fly. They use real jet fuel and will fly at incredibly fast speeds. They are the kings of the sky RC jets but you must have a great deal of experience to fly one. Turbine ducted RC jets are not planes for beginners; they can very quickly turn in to a lethal weapon if they get out of control!
Enjoy your RC Jet experience, what a thrill.
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