Since our childhood each of us has been dreaming of flying with his Remote Control (RC) aircraft, but in the past building a Special RC aircraft’s was very difficult and required a lot of money due to lack of technological capabilities. but nowadays RC aircraft components and amateur clubs are becoming increasingly available in the United States and everywhere in the world. now we will begin to realize this childhood dream to be the truth while we enjoy the RC aircraft’s types build ass quadcopter, Airplane, helicopter. in these tutorials we will learn types of RC aircraft, building skills, required tools and materials, Motors vs Engines, Batteries, softwaries, Aerodynamics and action mechanism of the aircraft types then finally the theory of flight and control.
RC Aircraft Types
Types and classifications of actual aircraft very wide you can see them in general aircrafts classification. now we will study classifications of RC aircraft. Let’s talk briefly about classifications so most RC aircrafts have the basic elements of the aircraft such as motors but differ in some elements such as wings, landing gear and aerodynamics we can classify RC aircraft in terms of basic structure and shape as follows :
- RC Airplane.
- RC Quadcopter or Drone.
- RC Hover or Helicopter.
Also, the above types can be classified by skill rank in aviation, This rank is determined by the manufacturer’s respect to the number of components and channels that can be controlled in the aircraft is classified as follows :
- Ready To Fly RTF.
- Almost Ready to Fly ARF.
- Micro RC.
Certainly, the aircraft are classified by power type as follows :
- Electric RC or Electric Power EP.
- Mechanical RC or Internal combustion IC.
That’s not all, you can see all types and classifications in detail from this article RC Aircraft Classifications. now Let’s discuss basic structure :
Airplane has designed with wings and horizontal and vertical tail to be more stable in air , the RC Airplane has a high acrobatic flight with high speed this gives amazing fun with high adrenaline and many types of airplane are available. in the next lessons we will study how to design RC airplane and determine dimensions, motors and power units and more specific details for amateurs And engineers. the following pictures illustrate the various shapes and sizes of RC Airplane:
Now let’s start RC plane building journey, you will learn all the basics Regarding aerodynamics, wings, tail, motors, batteries, flight skills and how to buy the best components from RC Airplane.
The second type of remote control aircraft is Quad-Drone which became the most famous of RC Aircraft world, but why? The strength of the drone lies in its ease of control and its high technologies such as Digital camera, GPS, Radar, capturing at night, Use in transporting goods and more . the drone is a kind of quadcopter that means a quad that has 4 propellers maybe 3 or more. it’s very different from RC Airplane or Helicopter but it is characterized by ease of build, many applications, ease to buy and safe. the following pictures illustrate the various shapes and sizes of RC Quadcopter-Drone:
Now let’s start Drone building journey, you will learn all the basics Regarding aerodynamics, motors, batteries, propeller, flight skills and how to buy the best components from DRONE.
The third kind of aircraft is Helicopter a Hover machine that has the ability to fly and rise from the ground with Multi blades fixed above its body, which gives it the ability to rotate around its axis (rotation about x axis) to fly in the air. It is classified as a related Rotary-wing Aircraft, The basic feature of the helicopter is its rotation in the air and maintaining the lifting force without having to move forward like plane type. So you can take off and land vertically without the need for a runway so it is really a suitable plane to fly in public areas. the following pictures illustrate the various shapes and sizes of RC Helicopter:
RC Aircraft mini user guide
Here we put you the most important topics that must be studied to build any type of aircraft that we mentioned :
- Basic Electronics elements, Controllers and Remote control.
- Basic Aerodynamics (each type have different fundamentals and concepts).
- Basic power system include battery and adapters and chargers.
- Motor and Weight Calculations.
- and more topics you can find them in each case for any aircraft type.