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Until not long ago, a vast majority of RC model aircraft was sold in RC kit form. These kits were available in a cardboard box with the key components detached. These kits included the RC plane building guide and plans, an RC manual, and some accessories. These kits, which are also known as RC kits, are still very popular.
Many beginner modelers who like the challenge of assembling a new RC plane with their hands and then bring the model plane in flight buy these kits. Depending on the complexity and degree of finish of the kit, assembly can take weeks or even months. This also depends on the availability of specific tools.
For many reasons, including the lack of free time, model airplane enthusiasts are now turning to buying pre-assembled RC kits. In fact, these types of models are ideal for beginners. As they are assembled in the RC planes manufacturing factories, RC fans are buying them, as they are absolutely certain about their built.
Many new RC model planes are being built using high-quality materials, such as models in kit form. Also, since you will not build these with your hands and put your soul into it, it is less likely that you will be nervous with your first RC plane flight. Buying new RC planes which are completely assembled save a lot of time, and also, you can concentrate on learning the techniques of piloting without worrying about the basic construction of your model.
Pre-assembled RC model planes are available in several versions depending on their degree of completion.
Below are some symbols, which are most commonly used to define pre-assembled RC planes:
ARF RC plane kits
ARF stands for Almost Ready-to-Fly. Most almost ready to fly kits can be completed and taken to flight conditions in a maximum of 16 to 20 hours of work. The major structures such as wings, tail empennage, and fuselage are completely assembled and covered. The RC modeler has to simply mount each other subsets, install the engine and equipment for radio control, attach a few other pieces, and they are read to fly.
RTF RC plane kits
RTF stands for Ready-to-Fly. If you want a plane to be able to fly within 20 feet, then get a ready to fly RC plane. These models just require some final steps to complete, but much less than what is required in ARFs. The RTF also includes the most complete engine and radio control, of course, already fitted to the model.
How to choose the size of your RC model aircraft?
Size or to be more correct, the "class" of a model aircraft is the engine size needed to fly it properly. Model aircraft's engine size is expressed in hundredths of a cubic inch. Class of model aircraft, which are most popular are .20, which require .20 to .36 engines. There are also classes .40 (from .40 to .53 engines) and .60 (from .60 to .75 engines).
Class .40 engine size is recommended for beginners into building RC planes and aeromodelling. The engines of this class are very stable and reliable. They are sound enough to propel a model aircraft in conditions of a light breeze or light headwind, but at the same time, their size is small and they are of relatively low cost; therefore, they are suitable for beginners.
Advanced RC pilots employ .60-engine class for dual advantage of improved stability and visibility in flight.
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