East Coast Model Center - All About Radio Control

The following are some articles we have provided to help you get better acquainted with Radio Control Hobbies. All were written and prepared by Jim Ewing, East Coast Model Center.
Introduction to R/C Aircraft Introduction to R/C Aircraft

Radio Controlled Aircraft is one of the most exhilerating hobbies you can take part in and encompasses so many exciting areas, both artistic and technical. Let us introduce you to this wonderful pastime.
Introduction to R/C Gliders Introduction to R/C Gliders

To many, there is nothing more peaceful than enjoying the art of silent flight. Learn how you can keep your glider aircraft aloft with only your skill and the natural lift that is around you. Flying R/C Gliders may be just your thing.
Introduction to R/C Helicopters Introduction to R/C Helicopters

Radio Control helicopters have really made some advances in the past few years. Working with and flying the model is just like the real thing, but better! Here we will introduce you to the basic operation of choppers and what you'll need to get started.
Introduction to R/C Cars and Trucks Introduction to R/C Cars & Trucks

Certainly one of the most popular facets of radio control, especially for the younger generation, is R/C cars and trucks. Off-Road, On-Road, Stadium Racing, Monster Crushing . . . find out here about the different kinds of racing and what you'll need to join in the fun!
Introduction to R/C Boats Introduction to R/C Boats

The relaxation of sailing, the craftsmanship of building a scale model, and the exhileration of deep vee and hydro racing are all available to you with R/C boats. Here we will give you a brief introduction to these and other segments of this great hobby.
Introduction to Radio Systems Introduction to Radio Control Systems

Your radio is the link between you and your model. Here we have outlined the basics of how your radio works and introduces you to the components that make up your radio system. We will also get you familiar with the terminology of radio control and how to select the right system for you.
Introduction to R/C Engines Introduction to Model Engines

Whether it's glow powered, gas powered, diesel powered or an electric motor, the powerplants used in our hobby are miniature marvels. Here we have describe some of the basic principles of model engines, how to operate them and some of the terminology.
Outfitting a Field Box for Model Aircraft Outfitting a Field Box for Model Aircraft

There is some equipment that is necessary to operate your model once you get to the field. Here we describe each of the most popular items used in a field box, what they are used for, and give you an indication of what you will need on your first visit to the flying site.

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