A grown-up spin on an old classic, the RC or radio control model airplane is popular among young-at-heart adults because, aided by electric motors and aerodynamically engineered body styles, radio control model airplanes can actually fly.
The use of radio control dates back to 1888, and was used further throughout World War II. In regard to radio control model planes, they work the same way: a hand-held radio transmits signals to a device inside the plane, which controls what the plane does.
Thanks to advances in technology, smaller parts, and a variety of uses, RC or radio control planes are growing in popularity. Now, you can use your computer for radio frequencies, allowing you to store memory information for several radio control planes.
In order for RC or radio control model planes to actually be able to fly, they must be constructed similarly to how real planes are. Thus, keeping in mind scale and proportion is very important.
Radio control model planes come in a variety of materials and manners of controlling them. Typically, these model plane radio transmitters have three or four channels, depending on how many aspects of the plane you are controlling with the radio. You can control the RC plane's lights, wings, flight pattern, and more. Plus, with your radio control model plane, you can often paint and decorate it yourself, creating a beacon in the air.
The excitement of "piloting" radio control model airplanes bring many people to this hobby. Whether you choose an RC plane made from plastic or balsa wood, once it takes flight, you too, will feel the excitement.