Flying a plane is somewhat similar to driving a car. Like driving a car, it takes a lot of practice to make you feel comfortable when flying. This article discusses different techniques that you can use to fly your aircraft in a straight line and explains how to make necessary course adjustments for the flight to go smoothly.
The "Scratch-One" is a new Radio Control trainer design that Bob Aberle created. This article explains how to build this particular trainer. A list of manufacturers that sell the materials needed to assemble the Scratch-One is also included at the bottom of the article, so the construction of this particular trainer will go more smoothly.
Are you wanting to learn about gliders? This article discusses the different types of gliders that there are, the different portions of a glider, and the various glider patterns that one can use to fly.
Kurt Krempetz of AMA Glider discusses the different types of carbon fiber. Also discussed in this article are the properties of carbon fiber, as well as the benefits of adding it to a model aircraft glider design.
The AMA has developed recommended duties and responsibilities for its Leader Members (LM) to best serve its members, clubs and programs. This article explains the vital role that a Leader Member plays in the AMA community.
Are you interested in finding a new flying site? If so, please contact Tony Stillman, the AMA Flying Site Assistance Coordinator at email@example.com or 912-242-2407. To learn more about AMA's Flying Site Assistance Program, visit modelaircraft.org.
Sir George Cayley, often called the Father of Aeronautics, designed a helicopter powered by a bow-string mechanism with feather blades (similar to the reproduction shown here). Later, he experimented by flying a model with multiple adjustable surfaces, allowing him to understand how every change affected the model’s flight. This model is a ½ scale replica of his original 1804 model. Cayley used the data from these experiments to publish his On Aerial Navigation in 1809.