Make no mistake, though. RC warbirds aren’t playthings. They are powerful, complex vehicles, capable of performing the same manoeuvres and achieving the same speeds as their modern-themed counterparts.
How Are RC Warbirds Different From Other RC Planes?
So, what sets RC warbirds apart from all the other RC plane models? On the technical level, not a lot. Many warbirds pack the same engine power and flight capabilities as all the other engine-powered RC planes. Most of the differences, then, are purely cosmetic.
The main appeal of RC warbirds, is of course, their style and design. With a military coat of paint, and the shape meant to be a faithful recreation of historic and modern aircrafts deployed to battle by the world’s most powerful militaries.
With that said, there are certain RC warbird models that are capable of things regular RC planes simply can’t achieve. For example, theSeagull Models Skyraider, a replica of the legendary A-1 Skyraider that took to the skies in 1945, has dedicated missile stores and a drop-tank release mechanism included, allowing you to take your battle recreation game to the next level.
Different Types of RC Warbirds
As is the case with most RC aeroplane models, RC warbirds come in different shapes and sizes. Not all of them are of the same quality, either. When you browse through the RC warplanes we have on offer at AT Models, you’ll quickly notice that their prices vary widely, depending on a number of different factors.
First off, there are the capabilities of the planes themselves. Just like in the case of regular RC planes, some of the more expensive RC warbird models will have additional features that will enhance your flying experience. These include, but are not limited to, things like built-in sensors or smart telemetry.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that the pricing of RC warbirds will heavily depend on its design. If it’s a 1:1 faithful recreation of an actual plane that flew for the US Air Force, for example, you’re bound to pay a few hundred pounds more than for an ordinary RC plane that’s been coated in camo. The latter might be a high-quality plane with the same capabilities, but the former took hours upon hours of careful handiwork to get just the right level of detail, hence the loftier price tag.
How to Find the Right RC Warbird
When looking for the perfect RC warbird, you don’t want to make a rushed decision. After all, these vehicles are not cheap, plastic toys or decorative pieces. Moreover, the niche of RC warbirds is incredibly wide: you can find beginner-friendly planes that can make the perfect gift for a child in your family, but also highly sophisticated, accurate replicas that should be handled with the utmost care. As you shop around for a new aircraft, keep the following factors in mind:
- Purpose:Are you getting a warbird for a kid who’s recently shown interest in playing war? If so, then your plane choice will be radically different than if you were buying it for a competitive RC pilot who wants to show up to the next tournament sporting a brand new replica of theOV-10 Bronco.
- Price:The prices of RC warbirds range from £100 to £2000 and up. With such a wide range of planes to choose from, pricing plays an important role in your decision. Even if you can’t afford the most high-end model, you don’t have to settle for a subpar model. Browse carefully; there are high-quality warplane replicas out there that you can snag for as little as £500.
Skill level:There is no point in getting a brand new high-grade model that’ll cost you upwards of £1000 if you’re a complete RC flying newbie. Get a cheaper, beginner-friendly model first, and build your way up to a 1:1 sophisticated replica from there!