Learn To Fly RC Planes!

So you want to learn to fly RC Planes? You have come to the right place! I have been helping those excited to learn to fly Foam RC Airplanes & Foam EDF Jets since 2012. In that time I have come up with some progression strategies that lead to the quickest path to success and FUN with Remote Control Airplanes.

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Trainer RC Planes

Selecting the right RC Plane for beginners can be a complicated one. The questions you need to ask yourself include the following. What is my budget? Where will I be flying? How much wind is there normally where I live? Do I have someone to help me learn to fly with me in person?

Click on the link above to see a wide variety of Trainer Plane options and send me a message by using the form on the Affiliates Tab if you need help narrowing down which plane is best for you and your individual needs.

The Gold Standard for an RC Trainer plane is the E-flite Apprentice STS 1.5M RTF, but it does cost a little bit more than most of the other options. If price is a significant factor, the Hobbyzone Sport Cub S V2 RTF With SAFE or even the Hobbyzone AeroScout S 1.1m RTF for a nice balance of size for wind & cost. 

For reference, the "RTF" means that the RC plane comes ready to fly with everything you need in the box to quickly get it into the air.

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Flight Simulator

This is the flight sim I wish I had when I started flying RC Planes in 2011. I highly recommend getting this not only to learn on, but to have fun with when the weather will not allow you to fly your actually RC Planes too!

Click on the image above to learn more about the RC Flight Simulator. Those details include the current pricing, the lists of Hobbyzone, E-flite, and Hangar 9 RC Planes you get to practice on, worry-free in the comfort of your own home. The best part is the red reset button to start over after a crash!

The best part about this flight simulator in particular is the fact that it contains all of the RC Trainer Planes  you can buy in real life. If you get this software first, it will allow you to see if the price of the E-flite Apprentice STS is worth it to you or if something like the speed & price of the Hobbyzone Sport Cub S is the best choice for you and your RC Budget.

I will update the rest of this page in the near future with more details and tips, but I hope this is a helpful start.