Thursday, July 19, 2018

RC Aircraft Modelling

a guest post by Felix Mansarda for Aircraft Modelling Universe

For a start, a radio-controlled scale model aircraft is one that is controlled remotely by use of a hand-held transmitter. It is a scale model; meaning it mimics but is certainly not the real-life aircraft. There are exceptions to this rule though. Some like the reconnaissance are purposely made for use. The transmitter sends signals to a receiver which in turn remotely controls the servers on the aircraft to adjust the rudders and wing flaps.

These aircraft come in various sizes and shapes. Some are very basic. They only serve the primary purposes of flights and maneuverability. Some, however, contains several other features much the same way as the real-life airplanes.

They are thus attentive-to-details and serve several purposes. They may, for instance, be used to take photos, film shoots, and aid in making documentaries and historical films. They are increasingly being rendered obsolete due to the continued adoption of the Computer-generate Imagery technology.
Several clubs and organizations that are dedicated to this aircraft modeling hobby do exist the world over. They bring on board all those who are passionate and enthusiastic about these issues. These models look much like simple toys. They are however very sophisticated given the incorporation of high precision and excellent aerodynamics.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Radio Control Aero Modeling

This form of aircraft modeling has been around for the entire length of time that man has contemplated flying. It is one of the most enjoyable, and exciting of all the hobbies. It also incorporates many aspects of knowledge at a time.

The hobby incorporates a host of fresh air outdoor activities, drafting, aerodynamics, mechanics, woodworks, and composite materials. They also demand those components and skills that are required to assemble all these constituent parts. You may also wish to join a local club. This will bring along new fellowships and friends. There are as a matter of fact several National Model Associations in just about every other country in the world. They are manned by volunteers and offer great participatory opportunities. The model is as such followed and fancied by many people world over.

This aircraft modeling adopts a personalized approach while tackling the models. It tackles each model uniquely and quite different from the rest. This calls for newer flying techniques, maintenance, setups, and the learning of new building skills every quite often. It also brings about endless possibilities. These come in the form of endless kinds of rockets, free flight models, gliders, helicopters, ARF airplane kits, plans, and kits available for purchase. It also allows each person to create and construct his own design.

Monday, July 16, 2018

How to Build an RC Model Jet - Aricraft Modelling Basics

Flying an RC model jet is a very exciting and fulfilling way of spending the weekends with family and friends. This is because they are designed to simulate real-life experiences. They are thus very enjoyable to control. They are also exciting and fun-filled to construct. This stems from the fact that this specific aircraft modeling construction process is a step-by-step undertaking that calls for greater perseverance and patience. Even though some aircraft take too long to build, they are very rewarding the end indeed.

Moreover, constructing the jet in and of itself is an awesome way to bond with the family. The construction process is a very big undertaking. This means each person or member of the family shall have a role to play. Even the extremely young ones will have some simple tasks to do.
They may, for instance, apply the decal stickers and glue the various parts together. Members of the family with qualified experience, however, will carry out more complicated tasks such as the assembly of the engines and the electrical works.

To do this, you will first and foremost begin by selecting the kind of jet you are looking for. There are a variety of jets available on the market today. This means you will have to invest some time to find one that suits your unique tastes and preferences. These varieties include futuristic models and camouflaged designs.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

How to Build an Airplane Model - Aircraft Modelling Basics

It is much easier to build an airplane model than is widely believed. This is especially the case if you are aware of what to look for and how to go about it. We are going to examine a few tips on how you might possibly build your own model aircraft using materials that are cheap and readily available at your local hardware store.

Many people have this mistaken notion that aircraft modeling is difficult and time-consuming to build an aircraft. In reality, though, there are easy and convenient ways to build a very strong, robust, aircraft that is easy to fly in a matter of days or less. Moreover, it is also cheaper to do so.

First and foremost, you have to select the right materials. You are strongly advised against using the balsa wood as it is very brittle and expensive to maintain in the long run. Instead, you should choose and utilize the flute box or corex. This material is light and very strong. It can also withstand strong impacts and heavy beating besides being easy to use.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Building Scale Models – Eleven Tips for Aircraft Modelling Beginners

I am and have always been passionate about aircraft modeling i.e. building plastic scale models ever since my childhood years. On the whole, building scale models is a fun-filled activity indeed. However, plastic model kits are increasingly getting scarce in stores in this day and age.

For this reason, consider searching online or looking around for a hobby shop online which deals with the sale of scale models. Certain online stores deal in specific types of plastic models. For example, certain stores stock military aircraft models only, whereas others deal in helicopter models only. This expedites the process of finding the right one.

You can get to know more about the structure you are constructing by familiarizing yourself with the names of the various components in the process of assembling them together. For example, in case you are assembling a model car, you will most likely get to know the names of the various parts of engines.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Modelling the McDonell Douglas T-45A - Aircraft Modelling Tips- Part 2

Some nice aircraft modelling tips about building a McDonell Douglas T-45A 1:72nd scale
full article in Scale Aviation Modeller, May 1995

One of my favourite aircraft flying is the Hawk trainer and over the years I have built quite a few of the RAF and foreign Hawk T.1s together with a recent conversion of the Hawk 100 (which will be reviewed in a forthcoming issue of Scale Aviation Modeller).

The Goshawk has been on my 'wants' list for a couple of years and at the IPMS show last year Hannants were selling the Scalecast conversion set and wings.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Modelling the McDonell Douglas T-45A - Aircraft Modelling Tips - Part 1

Some nice aircraft modelling tips about building a McDonell Douglas T-45A 1:72nd scale
full article in Scale Aviation Modeller, May 1995


The kit comes in the Series 1 range and costs around £8.25 The box artwork is very striking, showing the pre-production aircraft in the colours depicted on the decal sheet. As with all the kits in this range, painting instructions are on the reverse of the box. Care must be taken here as Italeri has got the red demarcation lines on the wing in the wrong position and their FS code for the US Navy red is also wrong.

RC Aircraft Modelling

a guest post by Felix Mansarda for Aircraft Modelling Universe For a start, a radio-controlled scale model aircraft is one that is contro...