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Radio Controlled Airplanes for Sale

Updated on August 5, 2013

A Fun Little Hobby

There is nothing more fun that getting together with some friends and flying radio controlled airplanes. It is also especially rewarding to enjoy this hobby with your kids.

They come in all shapes and sizes and in all price ranges. As a result you can get started flying no matter how much or how little money you want to spend.

Probably the most popular are the mini radio controlled airplanes. For the most part they are fairly inexpensive and you can find ones that are also durable. This means they can stand up to a few crashes and if not, there are spare parts available for purchase.

If you are lucky enough to live near a park or have a large yard, you can enjoy this hobby at anytime you like. Some of the smaller craft might not be able to be flown outdoors, but who says the family room isn't a great place to try out your plane!

ParkZone Radio Controlled Airplane

The ParkZone radio controlled airplane got a lot of positive reviews on Amazon. Here's what one buyer had to say "the Trojan is truly an amazing airplane for everyone to enjoy. This was my 2nd airplane and the first plane with ailerons. The plane flies very stable and lands well with the tricycle landing gear. Make no mistake though, the Trojan can be quite maneuverable in the hands of a skilled pilot. This is what makes the plane so fun!"

Getting Started with Radio Controlled Airplanes

If you are just beginning at this hobby you will probably want to get what is called "Ready to Fly" airplanes. This means that the plane is already assembled for the most part. All you have to do is attach the receiver to the transmitter and it is ready to go.

Another type of plane that is also a good one to buy for a beginner is called almost ready to fly. These types of planes require a little more work before you can fly them. Mostly you have to add the wings and you may need to purchase a radio or motor.

If you want to practice flying your plane without actually flying it, you can also get a computer based flight simulator that you can attach to your plane's controller. A flight simulator can give you a better idea of what it is like to fly a plane and will help you learn a little faster.

Firebird Stratos Radio Controlled Airplane

HobbyZone Firebird Stratos RTF
HobbyZone Firebird Stratos RTF

This radio controlled airplane has lots of good reviews on Amazon. People remarked that they love this plane because of its ease of flight and the fun factor. One owner called it the best plane ever and another buyer said they recommended it for beginners because it was a breeze to fly.

 

Combat Radio Controlled Airplanes

4 CH 2.4GHz Radio Remote Control Electric RC US Navy Goshawk T-45 Jet Plane RTF w/ EPO w/ High Crash Resistance + Brushless Setup
4 CH 2.4GHz Radio Remote Control Electric RC US Navy Goshawk T-45 Jet Plane RTF w/ EPO w/ High Crash Resistance + Brushless Setup

This is a great plane to fly but it is not designed for beginners. The kit is complete but there is some assembly required which should take about an hour.

 

Hog Wild Combat on Youtube

To Hog Wild Electric Combat Kits

The Hog Wild electric combat planes are designed for all out "cut throat" combat. The idea is to try to knock the other guy out of the air. These plans can reach speeds of about 60 mph so they are strictly outdoor fliers. Made of coroplast they are virtually indestructible. Some assembly required.

Flying Radio Controlled Model Aircraft

This book is all about one of the most enjoyable and absorbing hobbies out there. The book talks about the fun of building and maintaining a real miniature aircraft with the challenge of flying it. The trick is to keep the appropriate distance between the aircraft and the ground at all times! It is a flight manual and includes details that you need to know to successfully fly your radio controlled planes.

Radio Controlled Biplane on YouTube

Radio Controlled Airplane Accessories

G.T. Power RC Realistic LED Lighting Kit for Airplanes and Helicopters
G.T. Power RC Realistic LED Lighting Kit for Airplanes and Helicopters

This lighting kit is just what you need to add to any radio controlled airplane. The LED’s are fairly bright so you might just be able to fly your plane at night.

 
E-flite 3200mAh 3S 11.1V 20C LiPo 13AWG EC3 Battery
E-flite 3200mAh 3S 11.1V 20C LiPo 13AWG EC3 Battery

You can never have too many extra batteries for your radio controlled airplanes and this battery is part of E-flite's High-Power LiPo Battery Series and is considered one of the most powerful in its class.

 

Nano Insect Style Quadricopter RC Micro Drone Aircraft

Here's something completely different! The mad scientists and insane engineers have come up with a fun to fly aircraft. Easy to fly and maneuver and great for beginners or pros!

Air Hogs Hawk Eye Blue Sky RC Plane With Video Camera

Air Hogs R/C Hawk Eye

You get to experience intuitive direction control, impressive maneuverability in this action packed plane. It even allows you to take hundreds of pictures or up to 5 minutes of sky soaring video. Just charge your plane with the controller or by hooking it up to your computer and let it fly!

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Fun to Fly!

If you want something completely different in a radio controlled airplane then this will fit the bill. Lightweight and fun to fly.

ParkZone Night Vapor BNF Airplane
ParkZone Night Vapor BNF Airplane

With a 5 star rating, this radio controlled airplane offers a unique flying experience. It may be light way, but it is a tough bird! You won't be believe how much fun you can have with this plane. Reviewers on Amazon really enjoyed flying it but noted that it should be flown indoors or on days with a light wind. It even has LED lights on it so you can have fun in the dark.

 

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What is Your Favorite Radio Controlled Airplane to Fly?

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      askformore lm 

      5 years ago

      I haven't done this ... yet! - You have inspired me to try

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