Patrick Sherman of Roswell Flight Test Crew shares beginner tips of how to fly first-person view (FPV).

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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.

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.

Fly RC special issue "Your First Flight"

In regards to remote control (RC) airplanes, there are two types to choose from: almost ready-to-fly (ARF) or ready-to-fly (RTF) models. In this article, we will discuss the types of airframes that are available for these types of models and which are best for learning the basics of RC flight. We will also explain how to modify airframes of ARF and RTF aircraft to improve performance and durability.

The Flyzone Sensei is a ready-to-fly (RTF) model airplane that requires minimal assembly to prepare it for take-off. If you are interested in learning more about the Flyzone Sensei, click here!

Since there is a lot to know when beginning a hobby in model aircraft, it is important to receive advice from experienced participants in the hobby. This article discusses the three main categories of model aircraft: free flight, control line and radio control and provides tips for newcomers of the hobby.

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