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AMA member Clarence Ragland explains his method for instructing a beginner in RC flight without the use of a buddy box system.

Have you been thinking about starting to fly RC helicopters? Here is a great video series to help you get started! AMA Youth Ambassador and world-class RC helicopter pilot Nick Maxwell provides suggestions for everything from choosing your first helicopter to selecting the right transmitter.

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The first model aviation club was formed in 1908.. by a woman! Ms. Todd, from her childhood, was always interested in how things worked. She would disassemble toys, typewriters, and was once even scolded for using her mother’s scissors to cut wire. This interest in tinkering led her to design and patent a type writer copy holder in 1896. By the turn of the century her interest turned to aviation, and she began to experiment with rubber-powered models and airships. In 1906 she displayed one of her aircraft at the Aero Club of America show, held in Grand Central Palace, New York.

Learn about Life Weight and Thrust in this interactive game

Learn about Pitch, Yaw, and Roll in this interactive game

Learn to build the FPG-9 airplane in this interactive tutorial