some thoughts, suggestions and pointers
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|Tim Mackey||22/06/2008 08:19:00|
20930 forum posts
My original thread for beginners became very unwieldy with well over 300 postings - I have therefore extracted the relevant parts and created this new version.
It's "locked" against adding comments directly - please start a new thread as recommended later on.
We get many people posting here who have little or NO experience of flying model aircraft. We welcome all responsible newcomers to the sport, for without them the sport is doomed.
Where will you fly - Is it grass or another surface?
How big an area is it compared to say.... a full size football pitch?
Do you have permission to fly there - are you sure??
What do you know about radio control systems?
There's a huge choice of aircraft available these days, from many different sources – WWW has seen to that!
1) Is there a model shop nearby?
Second part of this topic below.
|Tim Mackey||22/06/2008 08:41:00|
20930 forum posts
There is no doubt that the best way to start for most people is to find a model flying club, and get someone there to give you a “taster” on the club trainer. Also you will often find somebody there has a 2nd hand ‘plane for sale. This can be an excellent and cheap way to start. Personally, even though I am a big fan of, and have many electric ‘planes, I still feel that “fuel” type trainers - known as IC ( Internal Combustion ) often offer the best all round kit for a beginner….PROVIDING there is a proper model club flying site to operate it from. ANY model aeroplane – especially these larger fuel based ones can be lethal missiles, and flying them – especially a beginner, in a public park is NOT ACCEPTABLE. Proper model flying Insurance must be obtained and is usually available quite cheaply through a club associated with and affiliated to, the BMFA.
XX Flying model aircraft is not easy. Crashing them is. XX
For you to enter this hobby, and have a good, enjoyable and successful experience is what we all want.
P.S. If you have not already done so, please fill in a little bit of information about yourself on your profile page - I guarantee that this will get more response to your questions from other forum members .
Also, check out some of the other many threads on the forum which are aimed at beginners.
Edited By Timbo - Moderator on 07/09/2009 16:04:40
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