When you consider all of the numerous pieces of equipment you need to purchase in order to participate in the hobby of radio-controlled aircraft, the cost may quickly add up to a sizeable sum. You will need to purchase not only the model of the aircraft but also all of the necessary radio and motor equipment in order to keep it in the air. After that, you will need to pay for either fuel or electricity in order to charge the battery. Overall, it is an endeavor that has the potential to be rather costly. Nothing is more disheartening than witnessing all of your hard-earned cash go to waste than to see your investment burn away in a massive conflagration after it has already been destroyed (well, maybe not the fireball part; however, you can expect all of your components to be smashed beyond any working state). Therefore, when you fly your aircraft for the very first time, you need to exercise extra care to ensure that you do not destroy your plane and, as a result, throw away your hard-earned money.
The fundamentals of controlling a radio-controlled airplane successfully
The most essential step is to deliberate about the time of day and location of the event. On a perfect day, there is not a trace of cloud cover in the sky, and it is very little to no wind. It is my hope that it is likewise warm, but even if it isn’t, the fact that it isn’t won’t put your mission in jeopardy (unless you are shaking so badly that you are unable to operate the aircraft successfully). It is recommended that you go somewhere that provides a suitable starting point of some kind. This works well on sidewalks as well as on roadways. You should also make an effort to seek a location that is not densely populated, has few trees, and, ideally, not too many other people around.
You should begin by inspecting every piece of equipment you have. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are at flying radio-controlled aircraft; if the equipment is broken, there’s nothing you can do about it. Before you give the go-ahead to launch the aircraft, everything should be thoroughly inspected. Make sure that the landing gear receives the utmost amount of your attention. Be certain that it is well-anchored and that it won’t be damaged by the impact that will be caused when the aircraft finally comes to a stop and touches down on the earth after its flight. Additionally, test each of the connections that link the engine to the source of the gasoline or the batteries. Conduct tests on every piece of radio equipment to guarantee that the aircraft can properly understand every action. Keep it in your hand while you or a companion experiment with the many knobs and levers it has to offer.
Position your aircraft on a surface that is suitable for use as a runway, and prepare to take off. If you are in a park that has sidewalks, you should look for a lengthy section of sidewalk that will provide your model airplane with a lot of space to roll, speed up, and take off. Just make sure that there aren’t any individuals strolling that may potentially get in the way. Get up to speed, and if all goes according to plan, you should be able to take off into the air with relative ease. It is my hope that you have already perused the instruction handbook that was sent with your aircraft. I am unable to provide you with specific directions about that component of the trip since every radio controller has its own unique characteristics. To find out how to do it correctly, you will need to read the handbook that came with your device.
Following the completion of the flight, you will need to do an additional check of the equipment. If it was in fine form before the beginning of the journey and the flight went by without a hitch, it is not likely to have some kind of new issue that has suddenly popped up. If the flight went smoothly, though, it is possible that it does have a new problem. In spite of this, you should always explore nonetheless, since doing so will save you some trouble in the future. You don’t have to wait until you detect anything is wrong the next time you come out to fly; you may take the aircraft immediately home and take care of the problem if you notice something is amiss right away.
It is essential that you adhere to all of these rules in addition to any local laws or regulations that can have an impact on your flying session. If you are able to follow all of the instructions that I have given, as well as any other aspects that may affect you individually, then you will find flying to be a very pleasurable and worthwhile activity. If you are able to do so, then you will discover that flying is a delightful hobby.