Learn how to fly RC
There are many true “beginner” airplanes out on the market
today. They are usually electric power gliders, slowflyers, or parkflyers.
These new high technology “beginner” airplanes are so diverse and powerful that
most of them are bought by long-time expert flyers! By following these simple
instructions, you will learn to fly an RC airplane in no time!
*Flying the rc plane on the ground. A simple
and effective tip for learning how to fly is to first fly the rc airplane on
the ground. This will train you to the proper orientation of the controls and
get you accustomed to using the control sticks. You will use throttle to move
the airplane forward and the rudder to steer the airplane on the ground. First do
circles and then figure eights.
* Understanding how a plane flies. By understanding how an rc airplane
flies you will have greater control over it. When the rc airplane moves forward
the air lifts the wing up. If it moves too slowly, it won’t lift and it will
fall right out of the air (stalling the plane). It therefore needs speed, which
will come from the motor spinning the propeller, (throttle) or by descending and
gliding. All the time that the wing is moving forward it is lifting, no matter
what position it is in. It can be upside down, in a turn, inverted, or doing
acrobatics, and there is always a lift from the wing even though the lift might
not be straight up as it is when the plane is in flight. The rc airplane is
able to make a turn by tilting in the direction of the turn, so that some of
the wing lift is angled either partly to the left or partly to the right
depending on the direction of the turn. To turn the plane, you tilt the wings
with the ailerons or with the rudder, in the direction that you want the
airplane to turn. To make the airplane go up, you give the up command to the
(downstick) The elevator surface angles up, and the air that’s hitting it blows
the tail down and the nose up. As the rc airplane goes up it slows down. If it
goes too slow then the lift stops and the airplane falls-it will stall.
* Turning an RC airplane is very different than turning a RC car or a
RC boat. When you tilt the airplane’s wing in the direction that you want
it to go, the airplane will continue to tilt as long as the wing is still
angled in that direction.. To stop the airplane from turning, you move the
control stick in the opposite direction from the turn so that the wings will
level out. If you let go of the control stick, the airplane should
automatically come back to a level flight. * * Make sure to check the following
things before each flight.
Keep in mind that if you cannot fly the plane on the ground then you will not
be able to fly it in the air.
* Choose a large flying field for your flight. Don’t try to fly in your
street or in another small enclosed area, even if your airplane is capable of
flying in such a restricted place. You will need a large open, airy place for
your first flights.
* Hand launching your airplane. If you hand launch your airplane,
make sure to throw it straight ahead not up, and throw it hard. Into the wind
is best. Launching at full throttle is a good idea.
* Taking off from a ground roll. If you take off from a ground
roll, the airplane needs to build up speed before you signal “up” elevator, in
order that you know that the airplane has enough speed to fly. When it actually
takes off and leaves the ground try to climb at a very small angle, not
abruptly, because that may cause a loss of airspeed and a stalled plane.
* Don’t climb too steeply. Give very little “up” elevator as you begin
takeoff. Many beginners try to climb too steeply which makes the plane slow
down, stall and crash.
* Turns. Don’t try any turns until the plane is very high up. Just
climb straight ahead with very gentle turns. Also make sure to practice gentle
turns in the air before trying to land. Practice false landings while still
high in the air in order to get a good idea of the plane’s falling speed. If
the airplane stalls, just give it a bit of the down elevator and the airplane
will start flying again. When the airplane flies towards you, turn your body a
little, so that you can imagine right and left from the airplanes point of
view. This will prevent you from getting confused about which way to turn your
* Landing. Avoid turns when the airplane is low. Don’t try to land your
plane in a specific place. Instead just let your plane glide slowly onto the
ground ahead. The bigger the field when you fly for the first time, the greater
are your chances for success.
Brushless Motor Facts
The electric motor of your rc airplane or rc helicopter has a SIGNIFICANT
impact on how your aircraft flies. The majority of our rc airplanes and rc
helicopters come with state of the art brushless motors. Brushless motors have
more torque, greater efficiency and longer lifespan over stock brushed motors.
Since there are no brushes, there are no parts to wear out and a typical
brushless motor can run forever, if maintained properly. Brushless motors
usually see about a 30% increase in run time of over stock brushed motors, and
will see 30-40% increase in overall power.
Hobby Grade Components
All of Parkflyers RC products feature hobby grade components. This means that
all the components are separate and not integrated as some cheaper suppliers
use to save on cost. Our components are interchange-able and usable in similar
sized aircraft. We utilize high quality servos, speed controls, motors, radio
and receivers. Our batteries are pre-tested at factory to withstand high
durability and longevity through using higher quality cells.
Quality Control at factory
We take quality seriously at Parkflyers RC. All of our products have a
systematic quality control process done at the factory level; to ensure you
receive fully working items. Each card is stamped with operators name and QC
date and inserted into each kit.
Grade Power System
We take pride in providing all of our products with balanced high performing
electronic systems. This will ensure that all of our rc products have more than
enough power to perform as expected. We don't cut corners and skimp on
The majority of our rc line has a greater than 1:1 power to weight ratio.
2.4 Ghz Radio Systems
2.4 GHZ radio systems provide superior range, unlimited channel
availability and a glitch free rc flying experience. Range is 4000 feet and all
radios feature servo reversing, trim tabs and battery indicator.