Electric Remote controlled airplanes are so easy to fly that you’ll be flying them like an expert the very first time. When I got my first electric airplane, I didn’t know anything about flying it, but in no time at all, I was flying it with ease and landed it without crashing. You might be wondering why it’s so easy. Well… the electric airplane I was flying was simple to operate. It came with only two controls that operated the speed and steering. You can pick to go as fast or slow as you want and concentrate on the direction you’re headed. Nothing could be simpler.
Of course, other electric airplanes have a multitude of controls which you can build or buy that will operate everything just like a real airplane. These planes are preferred by experienced flyers that don’t want to contend with the mess of gas engines. It’s advisable for the beginner to start off with an electric plane and progress to the more complicated types after some experience is under their belt. Although, you may continue with the electric type and avoid the mess and expense associated with the gas types. Whichever you decide to progress to, let’s look at the electric ones for now.
Electric airplanes, as with their gas counterparts, can and do come in a few different types. You have the slow flyer, park flyer, regular electric and the advanced electric remote controlled planes.
If you only have a small area to fly in, like a park or playground, the park flyer works best. When you want to fly a plane indoors, the slow flyers fit the bill. Slow flyers are great for Winter when it’s just not enjoyable to get out in the cold.
The first electric airplane I flew was a regular electric, and that’s the best type for beginners. They run around fifty dollars and are well suited for beginners since they only have two controls. These airplanes are usually constructed out of Styrofoam and have a minimum of metal parts. Care needs to be taken while flying these planes. Of course, if you crash, and you will, duct tape will make any necessary repairs. That’s why I suggest on keeping a roll of duct tape with you at all times. Believe it or not, I still have the first electric plane I owned and it’s still flying despite the fact I’ve broken the wings twice. Duct tape to the rescue!
Advanced electric remote controlled airplanes are best suited for the experienced flyer who rather not mess with a gas engine. They also have the plus of being super quiet which is ideal for areas that don’t allow the scream of gas powered planes. The advanced planes are bigger than the regular types because they have to house more electronics and are more detailed. They are usually constructed with balsa wood and plastic. The controls will normally have five or six channels to them.
In general… if you’re looking for some quick flights for now and then, get a park flyer. If you only want to fly indoors, get the slow flyer. If you’re serious about the hobby and at the beginner stage, the best are regular electric remote controlled airplanes. Finally, if you find yourself hooked on this hobby and you have some experience under your belt, go for the advanced models and experience flying in a whole new way.