There are fun ways to learn using the left stick that are effective and quick. We are going to entice you into learning rudder and throttle control by offering several easy, fun practice maneuvers and then finishing with the attractive aerobatic performance known as a stall turn.

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.

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.

Are you interested in learning about helicopters? Helicopter enthusiast John Salt describes the five main types of radio controlled helicopters, and answers the most common helicopter newbie questions.

Ed Anderson explains six keys to success for new pilots: wind, orientation, speed, altitude, over control, and preflight check.

AMA member Clarence Ragland explains his training technique to help instructors quickly teach their students how to fly model aircraft.

AMA member Clarence Ragland shares the Ragland Technique, his approach to teaching a completely new pilot how to fly independently in a very short time.

AMA member Clarence Ragland explains his training technique to help instructors quickly teach their students how to fly model aircraft.

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