Basics How to Avoid Destroying Your First RC Model Aircraft

How to Avoid Destroying Your First RC Model Aircraft


If you are interested in RC model aircraft flying sport, then you should also know how to avoid destroying your first RC model aircraft. Learning to fly aircraft model is similar to driving a car in a crooked hilly area. You feel like it is impossible to drive and keep the pace at the same time.

Flying the aircraft model is also looks like it impossible to fly. Because it looks like everything happening really quickly and you don’t have any time to control on stick movements. If you have no control over the remote control movements, then soon your RC model aircraft will crash. That is why it is important to get a proper training at some reliable training center before flying your RC model aircraft.

The trainer’s radio will be connected to your radio through trainer chord, the trainer holds the switch to give you the control of the aircraft. If you get into a trouble, the trainer will release the switch and takes control of the aircraft, this technique helps you save your craft from destroying or a crash.

Most of these new RC aircraft models are coming with a built-in stabilizing system that helps you fly the aircraft, and also you don’t need any trainer to take control of the aircraft. It is also useful for those individuals who have no time for training or trainer. The anticipation of your RC airplane also depends on how well you will follow the instructions and directions. Here you can find some helpful tips on how to avoid destroying your first RC model aircraft, particularly for beginners.

In general, there are various things that can crash your airplane models like a feeble link in a chain length, and other related things that can crash your RC model aircraft. Beginners who crash their RC models airplanes mainly because of CGBP (Center of Gravity Balance Point). The instructions are given clearly for an ARF plane that the balance point of all model airplanes is very important. That is why it is crucial to take time to balance your model aircraft. You can use your fingertips or balance jig to hold the airplane with the wing and find where it balances.

If the airplane tail dangles low when you place your finger at the balance point, then that means the tail of the airplane is heavy. Similarly, if the nose dangles low, then the nose is heavy, between both nose and tail, nose imbalance is slightly better. But, if the tail is heavy and it gets more imbalanced and also it gets uncontrollable. If the nose of the airplane stays high, then sooner or later the plane cracks on one side and collides. This can be avoided if you add more nose weight.

Engine or Fuel System: The engine is one of the important things to consider. Most of these model planes crash because of the unreliable engine. It can occur because of badly broken parts in the engine, an inappropriately installed fuel tank or inadequately adjusted carburetor. That is why it is important to follow each and every instructions and direction provided in your new two-stroke or four-stroke engine before you try to fly your model airplane. However, to get it right you may have to spend a lot of money on fuel and to keep the engine in condition for proper function. That is why it is important to get smooth and reliable transition so you can have full power to control your RC model airplane.

When you are using the power output, make sure to run the engine a bit rich, but not lean. When you run the engine in lean, then it can cause overheating and it can damage the engine. Also, you must make sure to install the fuel tank properly so that it could supply the fuel to engine properly. While assembling the airplane, install it correctly and make sure to install it to the middle of the fuel tank or a bit below the middle of the carburetor. The easy setup is a two-line setup with the productivity line connected to the carburetor and another line performs as a vent.

You can put the fuel in the tank by removing the carburetor line. A standard issue that most of the time you face is the fuel clunk, which gets stuck when the plane lands hard or nose over. You should always make sure that the fuel line is free to move in the tank. If it gets jammed forward, your model aircraft nose pointed up, and the fuel will move back and the thump will start to draw air and makes the engine move out and die.

Radio Battery: The radio battery powering is also one of the major issues to consider. It is also a regular failure point. The issue occurs at the onboard radio battery powering the receiver. It is important to modify your radio system when you plan to fly your model airplane and also have a battery check to check the condition of the battery pack before flying the model aircraft. It is a very common factor that the batteries will fail when the aircraft lost its control and hit the ground hard. You should always check the battery voltage with a voltmeter before flying, all that you need to do is just plug in and it will check the voltage levels. If the voltmeter shows the voltage below 4.8 volts for a four cell pack, or if it is below 6v for a five cell pack, then do not fly your model. Also, it is good to have a quick DC charger in your field box. Also, make sure to check the battery connections and switch before flying the model aircraft. Do not put a battery pack without using foam rubber padding, and make sure the pack is safely installed. Use only high-quality battery packs and high-capacity packs for the better flying experience.

Before flying the model RC airplane, make sure to check the model condition. Ensure that the servos and radio system is installed properly and also check if they are working perfectly. If you have a radio system, then make sure that you use the correct model memory for your airplane.


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