Gas Rc Airplanes

Friday, August 25, 2006

Gas Rc Airplanes

RC Jet Information for Beginner Pilots by Michael Cottier

RC jets are by far the most exciting and exhilarating of any remote control airplane that a person can fly. Radio controlled jets come in many different sizes, engine types and shapes. The most amazing thing about these toy jets are that they can reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour! Of course that isn't the average speed for all remote control jets, but it does give you an idea of what you can do in the future when you get to be a more experienced pilot.

So you want to fly RC jets? Well then I can help you by teaching you the basics that you need to know too get started. First off, you need to learn about the different types of RC jets that exist on the market, and what type of engine powers them.

Ducted fan jets are the most popular among hobbyist, and are very easy to fly also. Plus, they are a lot less dangerous, since the propeller and engine is located inside of a duct, which protects adults and children from it. Ducted fan jets also are very quiet and operate smoothly, requiring very little maintenance and fine tuning.

The next type of jet is called pusher jets, and they are much easier, slower and inexpensive then ducted fan jets are. RC pusher jets have a propeller dead center in the back of them that just pushes it along through the air. Plus, with an aerodynamic design, it gives the jet that extra speed and maneuverability that we all love about them.

Last but not least we will talk about turbine ducted powered RC jets, which are as close as you can come to owning a real jet. Turbine ducted engines use real jet fuel and run just like a real jet engine does. For hobbyists who want the realistic jet flying experience, this type of R/C jet is for you. Of course, you need experience flying and operating remote control airplanes before you progress to turbine ducted jets.

The speeds of turbine engines are very fast and can actually turn your model jet into a lethal weapon if you can't fly it properly. This means that you could get seriously injured if you don't know what you are doing. So if you are going to get into remote control jets, start with a pusher, then progress to a ducted fan jet. After you have gained experience from those crafts, then you should move onto turbine ducted engines.

The next important thing to discuss is about RC jet maintenance and what you need to do too take care of your jet properly. You should always use a good, high quality, fuel that has the right amount of oil in it. Also, make sure turbine ducted engines have the proper fuel and air mixture going through its engine.

Another good maintenance tip is to keep your engine properly tuned if it is a fuel powered turbine jet, but if it is electric, just make sure that you keep it in a cool dry place so the motor will stay operational.

Remote control jets can be so fun sometimes that it is scary, but every flyer needs to always keep in mind that it can be dangerous if flown near people, because of the speed of them. Also, remember that jet engines, electric or gas, operate at very high speeds, so to much use in one flight can cause your engine or motor to overheat and fail.

Read more about RC jets on Michael's website. Plus, you can get more information on RC model airplanes by exploring the rest of his site.

If your interested in electric rc airplanes, you can vist my other blog.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Gas Rc Airplanes

Gas Rc Airplanes

The Pros and Cons of Gas rc airplanes by Michael Cottier

Gas rc airplanes, also known as nitro planes, are very realistic and are the most popular type of airplane amongst remote control hobbyist. The only problem is that many beginners buy one without ever having a clue to what work is really involved with a fuel powered RC airplane.
First off beginners need to know that owning gas rc airplanes is actually like owning a real airplane. You have to maintain it, refuel it, keep its oil clean and adjust certain parts to achieve the best possible flight. Some may be turned off when they hear that, thinking that is too much work for a hobby!

Well the fact is some people actually like that and they enjoy taking care of an rc airplane. You may even be one of those people and don't even know it.

It is enjoying too get your hands dirty and actually build and repair something. That is why many people get into hobbies, to build things. But then again, it is also nice to just go to a park, or your backyard, and have a quick flight without the hassle that comes with fuel powered engines. Electric powered rc airplanes don't require much work at all, and will have you flying in minutes, so that is the best alternative.

There are many ups and downs to gas powered rc airplanes, so let's discus them now, starting with the bad side to them. First off they are noisy, which can actually be a problem for some people who live in an area where noise is a concern.

The next bad thing about nitro planes is they cost more to buy and keep operational compared to electric rc airplanes. Finally, another con to gas rc airplanes is that they take a much longer time to construct and put together. Sometimes they can come with just balsa wood, and you have to cut out each piece yourself. Some people will actually not even be able to do this because of lack of tools and skills.

Now let's talk about the good side to gas rc airplanes and why they can be a good choice for some beginner pilot's. The best thing, in my opinion, about nitro planes is that they can fly for a much longer time then an electric engine that is powered by a battery. This is ideal for people who want to spend hours flying, not just fifteen or twenty minutes.

The next best thing is the authenticity that comes with a gas powered engine and plane. If you are one of those people who want the most realistic experience possible, then you definitely want a gas rc airplane. Not only do they sound authentic, but they also fly and operate like a real airplane does. Unfortunately it also comes with the maintenance like a real plane does, but like I said before, some people find that enjoyable.

Last but not least, gas rc airplanes have much more speed and torque then a measly electric engine ever could have. This makes it ideal for pilot racers or people who just want a fast airplane. I have even seen some gas rc airplanes before that actually could go hundreds of miler per hour, and even required real jet fuel!

Now I will end this discussion with some final words of wisdom that I hope every pilot will take into consideration. Make sure you keep your gas plane and engine as clean as possible, and properly maintained before and after every flight. You also need to remember to keep the oil changed so your engine stays clean on the inside. Proper tuning is also very important to make sure that your engine runs at maximum speed and uses as little fuel as possible, plus it needs to have the proper fuel and air mixture.

Learn about gas RC planes and more at Michael's remote control airplane web site. Plus, get updated news about RC model airplanes in his blog.

Gas Rc Airplanes

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Gas Rc Airplanes

Gas Rc Airplanes

Welcome to the gas rc airplanes blog. On this blog I will be posting articles related to gas rc airplanes.

Gas Rc Airplanes