You are here: Home / General

General

Great info sites, link pages, humor, videos

Links:

RC Groups - Six Keys to Success for New Pilots
Keeping these six things in mind should make your first flights much easier.
What Plane to recommend as a 1st Plane ?
Reviews of beginner/trainer planes, with some general advice on what to look for in a trainer plane as well.
RC Groups - Which ready-to-fly kit?
RTF electric parkflyers for beginners. If you are looking for your first plane, you should find something here to pique your interest.
A BASIC GUIDE
A guide for people switching from glow to electric.
Introduction to aeromodeling
This is the start of a series of articles which has the sole purpose of attracting people to the hobby and sport of model aviation.
Model Aviation: From the Ground Up
A great set of articles by Bob Aberle.
Beginners
A short but practical guide to RC flying for beginners.
EFlightWiki
Lots of great information on electric flight. You can add to the info on the site, or change and correct existing information.
You Might Be An RC Modeler If
That just about says it all.
Glossary of Airplane Terms
A comprehensive glossary.
RCU - ETOC 2005
Videos of the Electric Tournament Of Champions routines. These guys can fly! The first video in the list is an excellent example of variable pitch prop maneuvers.
Daffy Definitions
Some funny aviation terms...
Chuckles
These gems come from the world of full-scale aviation, but some of them also fit very well in our scaled-down, fly-with-your-thumbs-while-standing-on-the-ground, world.
Model Links
Alphabetic listing of lots of modelling links
Thirty Thousand Feet - Radio Control (R/C) Aircraft
Links to Radio Control (R/C) Aircraft Web sites.
Sailplane Links
Links to sailplane sites, but a lot of this is applicable to electrics.
Hacker powered videos
A great selection of big downloadable videos of planes flying with Hacker brushless motors. The Jason Schulman ones and the Diablotin video are amazing.
Futaba Glossary of Terms
Futaba has a very comprehensive list of terms used in the RC world. Well worth a bookmark if you don't know what a specific term means.
British Model Flying Association Handbook 2010
A comprehensive guide to safe model flying. Some of the content is specific to British flyers, but most is applicable everywhere.
The Oops List
Flying mishaps.