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RC planes for beginners into aeromodelling

Updated on May 9, 2011

The most important thing which I would suggest for the beginners who are into aeromodelling is to check out a shop called India's Hobby Centre in New Delhi and Kolkata. The address and contact numbers are:

India's Hobby Centre (P) Ltd.

K-25, Opposite PVR Plaza, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110001

Contact #: 011-23417185

India's Hobby Centre (P) Ltd.

1/A Russel Street

Middleton Row, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

Contact #: 033-22261910

I think there would be similar establishments in other major cities of India like Mumbai

India Hobby Centre

377 Shop No 3,"mayur" Ground Floor

V P Road, Mumbai, 400004

Contact #: 022-23823125

These shops have a wide range of balsa wood planes, which you have to put together. These are extremely good for beginners.

Here is what beginners should start off with (in serial order):

  1. Static Planes: Planes, which don't fly, but will help you get the hold of sanding and assembling.
  2. Chuck Gliders: These are planes which fly, but with the help of a throw or a rubber band. These are small and easy to make and will help you to understand the basics of flight.
  3. Control Line Planes: Now these are motor-powered planes which only fly in a circular path with the help of a metallic/cloth line attached from one wing and one end is with you. These planes are fun to make and fly.
  4. Free Flight Gliders: These are as the name suggests planes on which you have no control over. One of the most toughest kind of planes to make, these depend on your assembly skill and aeronautical knowledge.
  5. R/C Planes and Helicopters: Yes, this is the final stage. You should reach this stage in a year or two depending on your interest and time. Indian models of this kind are not very reliable and pilot friendly, so I suggest you order these kinds of planes from sites like hobbico and great planes.

Yes, they'll leave your wallet thinner no doubt, but the experience would be amazing.

The address which I found for the same in USA is:

America's Hobby Center

8300 Tonnelle Avenue

North Bergen, NJ 07047

VENDORS PROVIDING RC EQUIPMENTS IN INDIA:

M/s Enr Model Aircraft

35, Lady Curzon Road

Bangalore, India

AHMEDABAD

Shivlo Hobby Center

303,Umaiya Shopping Center

Satellite Road Ahmedabad, India

JABALPUR

Mr.G.R.K.Nair 'Manglam' Denning Road

Civil Lines Jabalpur, India

INDIARC managed by Sunil Rikhe. Based in Pune.

RADICALWORKS Based in delhi, it has a vast range of products

MICROBRUSHLESS MOTOR This is a friend in BANGLORE, has developed a micro brushless motor for indoor planes which is selling like anything around the world.

Guinness Book of World Records - The largest model RC Plane in the world

RC Heli Pilot From Bangalore, India
RC Heli Pilot From Bangalore, India
Ornithopter
Ornithopter
Winghobbies.com
Winghobbies.com

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      Aermodelling 18 months ago

      There are no hard rules but essentially one that is very stable, slower flying, durable and relatively simple to operate can certainly be put right into the beginner category.

      www.rcbazaar.com

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      shadullah khan 3 years ago

      I want bough rc helicopter wakera aligen in maharashtra mumbai

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      akhilesh thripati 3 years ago

      beginner or expert in india .. for rc planes or helicopters just go to www.rcbazaar.com in bangalore or pune shop. they have their own transmitter rcb7x and rcb6i super quality at great prices..

      akhilesh (from delhi)

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      MAYANK sharma 5 years ago

      is ther any aeromodling institute or training place in delhi

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      SENTHIL KUMAR 5 years ago

      Hi i bought a rc helicopter in chennai 6 months back and now it is not working when i contacted the customer care modelart india in bangalore they are asking me to courier it to bangalore and they replied that they will charge for the repair this is not fair and i dint expect such a poor back up from such a company. highlight is they don't have a service centre in chennai and they cannot tell how much it will cost for the repair even though when i am explaining the exact problem.my contact is 9789812303.

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      ismail 5 years ago

      can you give me a plane

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      subhendu gandhi 5 years ago

      i am very happy after make this plane

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      sudha menon 5 years ago

      hii, am from Kochi, kerala.. can u tell me where to get propellers and rubber band for rubber powered models made with balsa wood. Its coming from USA, but i have no details of its suppliers in India.

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      kevin parker 5 years ago

      want to get more details about making of aero

      visit this :http://aeromodelbasic.blogspot.in/

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      shyamaprasad.k 5 years ago

      I am offering here a site details from which you can buy RC helicopters/planes with low cost. You can buy the RC Modelling tools too.

      http://urlconverter.com/rctoys

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      jayant 5 years ago

      i want to become scientist and an expert in areomodeling rc copters etc. please guide me my mobile no.9764549781 nagpur email:bhansejayant.11071998@gmail.com

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      RUDRAYYA HIREMATH 5 years ago

      Dear Friend,

      I want to have an Aeromodelling demo class with all types of models. Can you suggest any person who can help us to do so at our school campus at Turuvekere, Tumkur Dist in Karnataka. Dr. Rudrayya 09481693116

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      purvesh 5 years ago

      hey dude ur hub is really helpful to me.but will u please give me the address of hobby shop in nagpur,maharashtra.

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      soham Dutta 5 years ago

      DEAR SIR ,

      I am ten yers old and want to join aero modelling club

      contact no 07894315602 .

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      siddhanth chafe 5 years ago

      this hubpages is coolest but i want known about the parts of an air plane in mumbai near goregaon or kandivali ? if you know plese send a email to 1102521925

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      sushant 5 years ago

      i want a rc plane . but i don't know how to buy .

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      jayson 5 years ago

      md faiyaz.. check out rcbazaar in bangalore www.rcbazaar for rubber powered planes and other planes.. they have the largest collection there and are the dealers for guillows USA in india

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      Md Faiyaz Hossain 5 years ago

      a robber band plaen

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      Animesh sharma 5 years ago

      hi!! i m from Assam and i want to fly my own aeromodel.PLEASE provide me some info. mob.8876034701 email id:animeshsharma72@gmail.com

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      $umit 6 years ago

      heya !

      I have made a pentacopter using 5 rotors, it raises to some extent but do not gain much height due to the short size of the rotor blades . .

      Can u kindly tell me where can i get or buy rotor blades of my pentacopter. . I read in xi th stndard(sci)

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      Soumya 6 years ago

      Hi Friend,

      I am at Bangalore and intrested of making my own rc plane. So please,can you send the details of the shops and someone who guide while making plane in bangalore .

      so please drop at my mail

      mail-id:- sri.soumyamohanty@gmail.com

      Thanks in advance...

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      prashant 6 years ago

      hi,

      i am new to this field, and i from hyderabad, is there any center in hyderabad, plz let me know my no 9885113146

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      Ajinkya 6 years ago

      Thanks!really grateful soni that i found your hub here..thanks for becoming first step of mine in aeromodelling...

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      Amit 6 years ago

      Guys check out www.rcbazaar.com this is one of the largest if not THE largest in India. Excellent service and superb prices. some prices lower than HK. Its a large store based in bangalore.

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      sajid 6 years ago

      hi soni,

      i would like to buy rc air plane model, Bellanca Decathlon 480 RTF i live in hyderabad is there any dealer nearby

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      advaitgb 6 years ago

      hello sir,

      thanks for sharing the hobby shops address with us.I have only made one balsa and glue airplane which i found in hobby ideas,mumbai. I could not find any place where i could get the airplanes.Thank to you i found another shop in mumbai.thanks a lot!

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      raj 6 years ago

      hello sir,

      may i want to know where do i get the remote control for rc plane in Maharashtra.

      i am in mechanical engg. n right now i m trying for the rc plane project....so it will b a great pleasure for me if i get the address of shops where i can get those stufs thank you

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      katy 6 years ago

      dear soni

      I live in sydney do u know any shopes I can buy rubber band airplane for my project?

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      sam 6 years ago

      if any body needs help of any planes or stuff please talk to me

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      sam 6 years ago

      hey soni do u know any rubber band airplane websites

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      sam 6 years ago

      this is cool

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      NAVEEN DABAS 6 years ago

      SIR I LIKE TO FLY THE RC PLANE I M FROM DELHI I PLAN TO PURCHASE IT FROM BANANAHOBBY.COM BUT ASK YOU THAT IF IT IS ARRANGED IN DELHI AT EFFECTIVE COST SO WHY WE PURCHASE IT FROM ELSE WHERE PLZ TELL ME THE ADDRESS THNX

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      Pranav Pednekar 6 years ago

      Will You Suggest a Place in Mumbai Where I can Buy Rc Helicopter Parts or Kits??? Please Kindly Do it Fast

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      Divij Pawar 6 years ago

      Please tell me a site for buying Rc Helicopters in Mumbai.I have to build it for a competition.Please Help!1

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      yashwant kosare 6 years ago

      what is praise of rc plane

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      arun 6 years ago

      hi , i am a beginner. don't now how 2 start. i should start with rc heli r rc aero. And want to make that myself... pls suggest me ur idea, and where can i buy parts at cheap price from chennai. i went to rotor sport but its very costly. pls help me in rc making...

      my id . ap_cdm@yahoo.co.in

      09944975599

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot for your comment and visit friends/.

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      Mayur 6 years ago

      I like aeromodelling also i made a rc plane like the plane of write brothers. I want membership?

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      Sarthak 6 years ago

      I want on of those planes...

      I live in Mumbai and don't have a very big budget...

      I can stretch maximum till 2000 rs.

      please help me find a good plane and also the dealer in Mumbai.....Contact me on Facebook....

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      Basant gupta 6 years ago

      I wants to mak rc helicoppter. I want training n helpp.call:9981846450

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      Pratik Bandivdekar 6 years ago

      Hi i am Diploma in Mechanical Engg

      i am interested in construction of RC Planes & Jets. I am from Mumbai Plz provide any info.

      My cont No-9869223303,9969942769

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      shankari vaidya  6 years ago

      i am a 8 standard student from thane.i am interested inthis aeromodeling workshop pleASE LET ME KNOW THE DETAILS ON MY EMAIL ID SHANKARIVAIDYA@GMAIL.COM AND MY COTACT NO 25398210,25398210, 9833117171,

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      Mrs.Vijayalakshmi Narendraraj 6 years ago

      hey iam Mrs.Vijayalakshmi Narendraraj, my son is 14yrs old interested in making an rc plane do u know place where he could learn in chennai.

      with regards,

      Mrs.Vijayalakshmi Narendraraj

      contact no: 9677055592

      9444156686

      e-mail id: vijinaresh@yahoo.in

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      Pranjal Borthakur 7 years ago

      Well i would be grateful if u could kindly let me know how to start aeromodelling for my son who is 7years of age, n we live in tezpur assam n from where kits would be available. thankx

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      Nitesh 7 years ago

      i m interested in makin an rc plane do u know place where i can learn it in Mumbai and frm where i can get the parts(somewhere near to Bandra)

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hello Akshay, read these hubs:

      https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/RC-airplanes-bu...

      https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/how-to-design-a...

      @Naresh, search for India Hobby Shop in your area.

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      naresh 7 years ago

      Dear Sony, I am located in Ahmedabad and very much interested in aero modelling. can u help me from where to buy the stuff

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      akshay shelke 7 years ago

      thanks soni, am waiting for your response.............where you have written " how to make plane by own" .....plz specify

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      akshay shelke 7 years ago

      thanks soni, am waiting for your response.............

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Okay Akky, I will contact you. Thanks for the visit.

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      akshay shelke 7 years ago

      hi soni, i have a great interest in aeromodelling ...... write now m doing my B.E in mechanical ........i don't know how to start ......i m living in nagpur, maharashtra......i have financial problem too....but still i want to do ........help me......you can contact me at my id ......akkydude007@gmail.com

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure Somaya.

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      somaya 7 years ago

      Thanks a lot for providing the address and contact no. of India's Hobby Center in New Delhi.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes the above address will definitely help you. Just check it out Shiva.

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      shiva 7 years ago

      dear soni,

      i want to build an aircraft with a wings span of 32m but in very light in weight, will the above address help me.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I have written several articles on making aeroplane by own. You just need to go through them. Read more hubs by me on remote controlled and radio controlled.

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      zeeshan hasan  7 years ago

      i want to learn how can i make aeroplane by own.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Check out at India Hobby Centre

      377 Shop No 3,"mayur" Ground Floor

      V P Road, Mumbai, 400004

      Contact #: 022-23823125

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      Kaiser 7 years ago

      Hi i am looking for this particualr model can ne one help where can i find this as i am mumbai awaiting your reply email kaiserlokhandwala@hotmail.com

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Elly Wen for providing this information. I will look into all the details today.

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      Elly Wen 7 years ago

      Dear Sir/Madam

      We have obtained your name and address from the Internet . We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our company and products.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes prasoon, check out http://www.spherehobbies.com for details on aeromodelling institutions in ahmedabad.

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      prasoon 7 years ago

      are there any aeromodelling institutions in ahmedabad?

      i need a certificate in that course becoz i want to pursue aeromodelling in canada.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I will definitely go through your mail to check out the attachment for the pics of propellors. I think you can shop for RC propellors online. Here is the link to some cheap Chinese propellors: http://www.lightinthebox.com/producttags/Rc-Propel...

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      jignesh 7 years ago

      I m building a 4 rotor RC helicopter named Quadcopter.

      for that i need 2 clockwise & 2 counter clockwise rotating propellers.

      this is my final year project, so please kindly reply this mail if u have d propellers.

      size are (9*4)

      kindly see attachments for pics of the propellers.

      kindly reply as early as possible.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      For BANGALORE

      Model Art

      http://www.modelartindia.com

      New #206, Forum Mall, Hosur Main Road, Koramangala. Tel 080-41120305

      RC Dhamaka

      http://www.rcdhamaka.com

      E N R Model Aircrafts

      35, Lady Curzon Road. Tel 080-41120305 Email: enr@vsnl.com

      New India Hobby Center (Mr Sampath)

      #37, Main Channel Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore - 560008 Tel:080-25911811/41133708/09845296906

      Your Hobby Shop

      http://www.yourhobbyshop.com

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Dear Sunil,

      http://www.vegakitindia.com/ has launched whole bunch of RC aeromodeling kits plus they also deal in parts for assembling your own RC planes.In Bangalore, Kwality electronics and Om electronics are authorized dealers for RC parts. I hope the above will help people like you engaging in aeromodelling projects.

      Plus below is the link to mega list of RC outlets in India also selling aeromodeling design and parts. http://www.rcindia.org/rc-outlets-and-resellers/me...

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      sunil panchal AMAeSI 7 years ago

      hiii dude.....i give much respect to your hub for givin effortless info. abt aeromodels.....thanx..a lot..i hav also designed an aeromodel..with the help of ur hub...can u give me the landmark where i can get parts in bangalore

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      VJ 7 years ago

      Hi, what & how would you suggest one to get started with this sport. My son 9 years of age is very passoinate about it but i do not have any knowledge about it, so i hesitate in spending money without knowledge. Request you to guide me how should i help my son to get started this as a hobby. Also if there are any good training clubs in delhi. Thanks.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I admit JakeAuto that this, "There are probably larger secret RC plane designs the military doesn't want Guiness gabbing about." is really new info for me. I did not knew that before you told me. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge plus thanks for the microflight link.

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      JakeAuto 7 years ago from Calif.

      There are probably larger secret RC plane designs the military doesn't want Guiness gabbing about.

      The smallest RC plane appears to be the 3.6 gram "carbon butterfly" from http://www.microflight.com/

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Read my other article for buying one in Delhi. Here is the link: https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/RC-toys_

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      MF 8 years ago

      hey buddy, i recently developed interest in RC helicopters, i am dying to fly one, i never touched such toy, i have heard that it is banned in india, i am in delhi and if it is available can you tell me which model should i go for and i much it costs, what important things should be kept in mind while buying.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot friend that you found my hub helpful.

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      wholesale cell phones 8 years ago

      hey man.. really nice informaiton .. I want to buy some RC helicopters in india. and i was searching for it ... and found your hub here..really helpful

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Ashley,

      If you live in USA, you can visit http://www.ahc1931.com to buy or shop for an RC plane. You can also get the address of the vendors for America Hobby Center in this site's contact us page..

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      Ashley Joy 8 years ago

      Nice info here. My step-son is really into planes and this would make an excellent gift for him. But I knew nothing about shopping for a plane for him to get started with before.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Katie thanks for dropping by and writing out this story. Really I not only like but I really love this wonderful tale of yours...... Tim is a great person as you are..

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      KatyWhoWaited 8 years ago

      Soni, I absolutely love your profile! I have a very similar philosophy.

      Re: RC flying - About 40 years ago (yikes!), I was dating a young man who loved line-controlled airplane flying and taught me how! We had so much fun. Shortly after that, he spent a long cold winter in Wisconsin building a beautiful model, putting the balsa parts together piece by fragile piece, adding shining blue mylar on the wings and doping it (I think that's what you called putting on that glue stuff. I think the wing span was about 4 ft.or maybe even six ft. It was beautiful. I had bought him an expensive Heath RC electronic kit which he put together as well. That spring we went out to a big open field to fly that beauty. I thought we should move our car since we had experienced line controlled models crashing into our batteries at the spot where we launched them, so we moved the car up the hill and far away from our launching area.

      Tim got the plane up in no time and I was delighted to see it soaring and zipping around in the air. There were football goal posts in this field and I was amazed at Tim's skill in weaving the plane in and out of the posts. I turned to look at him to say how proud I was, but what I saw was a face drained of all blood and a person who looked like he was in a catatonic shock "I have no idea what I'm doing," he said, at which point the plane turned belly-up (as I remember) with the motor still at full throttle and the whole beautiful thing now came zooming downward in an angle headed right toward the car we had just moved "out of the way." In a second came the sickening sound of a movable force crashing into an immoveable object, i.e. the window of our 60-something Pontiac. It was so completely unbelieveable that we fell down to the ground laughing. Needless to say, the laughing stopped as Tim picked up the pieces of balsa wedged into our windshield. The next day, I called the insurance company and told them the whole story, certain that we would not be covered. After a long silence (at which time I think the person on the other end was trying to restrain herself from laughing) she said, "Well, yes, we can cover that. It comes under "falling objects."

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I have updated this hub and kindly see above for details of RC equipment vendors in India including ahmedabad. For learning how to make an RC plane and group discussion, join this orkut community on aeromodeling: here is the link: http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=1877192

      Thanks.

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      neer 8 years ago

      i m interested in makin an rc plane do u know place where i can learn it in ahmedabad