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How to Fly RC Airplanes

From basic toy airplanes to massive RC jets, get your RC pilot's license. Learn how to taxi, fly, and land RC prop planes, biplanes, foamies, jets, and micro airplanes.

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RC Airplane Flight Simulators
If you want to hone your RC airplane or glider skills, flight simulation software lets you do it in any kind of weather and you can even fly outdoor planes in the house -- virtually, that is. Don't risk hurting your RC airplane by learning to fly it on your PC first. These RC airplane flight simulators feature either RC airplane models only, or...

What is Trim and How Do You Trim an RC Airplane?
Trim isn't about taking scissors and snipping off part of the plane -- well not usually. It's about making adjustments so your RC airplane flies right.

Where Can I Fly an Indoor RC Airplane?
Depending on the size and characteristics of the indoor RC airplane you could fly it in spaces as small as your living room or as large as an indoor sports arena.

RC Flight Simulators Simplify Learning to Fly
Staying in the air is not easy. It takes practice. Flight — including RC flying — is a gravity-defying feat that requires patience. RC flight simulation software helps you learn to fly safely without risking your new RC plane or helicopter. Learn to fly virtually before you fly your RC plane or helicopter out in the real world.

How Fast Are Indoor RC Airplanes?
Slow flyers are typically indoor flyers and as the name suggests, these RC airplanes don't go real fast.

Basic Airplane Aerobatics
Learn to do a loop, barrel roll, and stall turn.

Flying Model Airplanes - Electric RC Beginner Tips
This article covers the importance of weight and balance, preflight checks, launching, trimming, and landing.

Flying Model Airplanes
Learn the lingo, see an example of a preflight checklist, and get tips on how to taxi, take off, turn, level, and land.

RC Ground School
In this RC-Airplane-World tutorial learn the basics of RC flight, how airplanes fly, trainer planes, RC airplane clubs, and more.

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