Whether you’re looking for an electric RC plane or a powerful aeroplane with an IC or jet turbine engine, AT Models has got you covered. Get your RC plane into the air and conquer the skies. Or, if you already have one, shop for RC aeroplane accessories and spare parts to get the most out of your flying experience!
What Is an RC Plane?
An RC plane, also known as a radio-controlled plane or remote-controlled plane, is a model aircraft that is controlled remotely by a pilot using a handheld transmitter. These planes are typically scaled-down replicas of real aeroplanes and are designed to be flown for recreational purposes or as a hobby.
RC planes come in various sizes, designs, and levels of complexity. They can range from simplefoam gliders to highly detailed and realistic replicas of military or civilian aircraft. The pilot uses the transmitter to send control signals to the plane, adjusting the throttle, ailerons, elevator, and rudder to control the plane's movements, including its speed, altitude, and direction.
RC planes can be powered by electric motors, internal combustion engines (glow or gas engines), or even jet engines for more advanced models. They are often used for various purposes, such as aerobatics, aerial photography, competitive flying, and just enjoying the thrill of flying a model aircraft.
However, as thrilling as flying an RC plane sounds, it requires some level of skill and practice, as it involves mastering the controls and understanding the principles of aerodynamics. It's a popular hobby enjoyed by people of all ages, and there are dedicated communities, clubs, and events where enthusiasts gather to showcase their flying skills and share their passion for aviation.
RC Aircraft Types
Thereare several types of RC planes available, ranging from small and simple designs to large and complex models. Here are some of the most common types of RC planes:
- Trainers: Trainers are designed for beginners and feature stable flight characteristics, making them easier to control. They typically have a high wing design and are made from lightweight materials.
- Sport Planes: Sport planes are designed for more experienced pilots and feature more advanced aerobatic capabilities. They can be used for competition flying, precision flying, or just for fun.
- Scale Planes: Scale planes are designed to look like real-life aeroplanes and feature intricate details and finishes. They can be replicas of historical or modernaeroplanes and are often used for display or competition flying.
- Warbirds: Warbirds are replicas of militaryaircraft from past conflicts, such as World War II. They often have a unique appearance and are designed for scale or sport flying.
- 3D Aerobatic Planes: 3D aerobatic planes are designed for advanced pilots and feature the ability to perform complex and extrememanoeuvres. They have a lightweight,manoeuvrable design and are often used for competition flying.
- Gliders: Gliders are designed to be flown without a motor and rely on wind currents to stay in the air. They are often used for soaring or competition flying and can reach impressive heights and distances.
- Electric Planes: Electric planes are powered by an electric motor and battery, making them more efficient and environmentally friendly than gas-powered planes. They are often smaller in size and easier to transport.
These are just a few of the most common types of RC planes. Choosing the right type of plane depends on your experience level, flying preferences, and intended use. It is important to follow manufacturer instructions and safety guidelines when operating an RC plane to ensure optimal performance and safety.
Find the Best RC Planes for Sale at Align Trex
With an extensive selection of RC plane models and accessories, all coming from industry-leading brands, AT Models is your best shot at finding the RC aircraft that best suits your needs and flying skills.
Ranging from beginner’s level trainer RC planes to powerful turbine jet planes, we have something for everyone. Whether you’re only beginning your radio-controlled flying journey or are an avid RC aircraft enthusiast, you can rest assured that you will find a model to suit your requirements.
We also offer a wide range ofRC plane parts and accessories, ensuring that you always get the most out of your flying experience. Run by radio-controlled machine enthusiasts for radio-controlled vehicle enthusiasts, Align Trex is one of the UK’s most trusted RC aircraft retailers.
Shop for an RC plane with Align Trex and experience the thrill of flying. Are you ready to conquer the skies? It’s time to get airborne!