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.
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.
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.