Oct 29., 2017 / Rc Planes
How To Choose My First Rc Plane. Coach
At the moment of beginning with these exciting hobbies that is the aeromodelismo we present a very important doubt to us; good and where do I start? Well the answer to this question depends a little on what we hope to achieve with this hobby.
There are people who just enjoy flying planes and not building them and another that enjoys flying and building them.
When we start in this world first we must learn to fly and for this we must acquire a series of knowledge that will also facilitate a later construction of an airplane.
It is important that we are not in a hurry to achieve our goal that is to fly our plane. It is highly recommended to have people around us who know the subject to advise us and teach us how to fly, however I know people who have learned to fly by breaking planes. Nowadays, not just the kids, but adults too have the craze to learn flying toy planes and with regard to the subject of learning, we have something easier since there are many flying toys for kids and adults in 2017 available in the market or on the internet.
Aircraft With Tail Wheel
In the case of airplanes with tail wheel to take off we should accelerate pulling the depth (the lever on the station) down to keep the tail glued to the ground while catching speed and be able to straighten the plane down the runway. Once we have enough speed we will release the depth a little so that the tail will rise and we will pull it again to air. If we lift the depth lever a lot after gaining speed, the plane will flicker resulting in a propeller breakage and even a possible breakage of the tail steering rudder. In addition to the roll on the track as the fact of turning towards for example the right turns the tail to the left at the beginning can create confusion.
Tricycle Train Aircraft
With the tricycle train aircraft we have two wheels under the wings anchored to the fuselage or the wings themselves and a steering wheel in the front of the plane. With this configuration the plane will never flip unless we do it by purposely chopping the plane (the depth knob up). In addition the airplane will gain speed with all three wheels perfectly in contact with the track allowing us to rectify its direction, until we pull deep in the moment of taking off the ground. If we build the plane we must place the rear train behind the center of gravity of the plane but not too far away since then the four produced by the center of gravity of the plane and the support of the wheels would be very large and would make the airplane it was very difficult for him to lift his nose off the ground to take off.
With all this we will choose our airplane trainer with ailerons and tricycle landing gear. As for the motorization I advise you the combustion engine, this will allow you to fly with a bigger aircraft and therefore more stable. For large airplanes the electrical equipment is expensive (variator, batteries of lipo, motor) and for me it is easier to lower the plane to the ground to fill the deposit and to return to fly instead of waiting to recharge the batteries, forcing me to have several of them (more money), but eye this is a matter of taste, there are people who enjoy a lot with the electric models but I think that to begin we need a plane of a wingspan of between 1.20 and 1.50 meters to be very stable and for these cases using electric propulsion would be very expensive or at least more expensive than acquiring a combustion engine.
For glow fuel engines the ideal is to have a .40 or .46 engine that will be more versatile then when buying another type of aircraft, although with a .25 we can already fly a trainer calmly 1.20 meters wingspan. We must abide by the recommendations of the aircraft manufacturer or those specified in the drawing if we are building it ourselves.