May 30

Welcome To Rookie RC Flyer

Dedicated to helping you learn to fly rc model planes. Flying radio control model airplanes is an intriguing and addictive sport that will provide untold pleasure and satisfaction if approached

with the correct attitude and willingness to learn.  First of all let me say congratulations on considering a fantastic hobby.

Let me state from the outset: RC MODEL AIRPLANE FLYING IS NOT EASY!

If you fail to take a common sense approach, accepting advice and help, it will cost you dearly and you will probably become rapidly disillusioned.

My aim is to provide you, the newcomer, with good sound advice and pointers to help avoid the pitfalls that face all rookies. I have seen so many beginners try to go it alone and fail miserably at the first hurdle. If you are in any doubt as to my ability to provide the help you need, visit my “About Me” page.

So, again, welcome aboard and lets hope I can provide the guidance you need to succeed in the least expensive way. As with most hobbies, there is a cost to getting started but you can minimize your expenditure by ensuring you buy the most appropriate gear for your purpose.

Ok, so I hope you are with me and you will let me help you enjoy your journey to that first solo flight and the wonderful sense of achievement it will give you.

Lets get started


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16 thoughts on “Welcome To Rookie RC Flyer

  1. Sonia

    My brothers used to have RC cars. They never tried the plane because as you said it can quite difficult to master the flying a plane without crashing.

    What do you think, is it easier to flight a plane or a drone?

  2. Emanuel

    Finally I found a website with all the information that I was looking for.
    You have some great information here! I am just learning about how to fly rc models, so I learned a lot. Thanks!
    You saved my day.

    1. Colin (Post author)

      Thankyou for your great comments. It makes it all worthwhile to know it is helping at least one new RC flyer. Please feel free to ask questions if you are unsure of anything.

  3. Stephen

    I’m so happy I found your site! I used to fly RC when I was a kid. But that was decades ago. Now I have nieces and nephews and I think they would love it.

    I’ve been looking for a site with all the information in one place. I think I just found it. I can’t wait to look through all the posts you have here.

    Thanks again for showing a rookie RC Flyer, the way!

    1. Colin (Post author)

      Hi Stephen, Thanks for your comment and so glad you think it will help you. There’s an awful lot of information in the site so take your time and try to work through it stage by stage. I’ve tried to make it flow logically. Please don’t hesitate to leave comments or ask questions on any page if you need help.

  4. Chris

    Awesome stuff – I visited your site the other day for my son and I didn’t spot this page first time around!!!!
    I see you state that flying these types of plane is not easy but my ten year old son has had his heart set on one for the last couple of years.
    What would you suggest as a basic starting model for him to learn off?

    1. Colin (Post author)

      Hi Chris, Thanks for your great comment and question.

      This page is only the introduction to the rest of the site content. I suggest you progress through the site using the links at the bottom of each page. This way you and your son will learn everything you need to know about flying model planes. If you look down the menu on the left side of the Welcome page you will see a page “Suitable RC Planes for Beginners”. I think this is what you need to answer your question.

      Don’t hesitiate to ask any questions by leaving them as comments on the appropriate pages. thanks again.

  5. Fito


    WOW! What a great discovery this site is!

    You have a lot of great material in here! Thanks for taking the work of putting all this together!

    The beginners section is plain amazing! Very easy to follow, and lot and lot and lot of material to dive into.

    I have a 4 year old boy, and this a hobby I want to share with him.

    1. Colin (Post author)

      Hi Fito,

      Thanks for your encouragement and kind remarks. I hope your son takes to model flying and enjoys it as much as I do. If you need any more help or advice don’t hesitate to leave your questions at the bottom of the appropriate page in the comments section.

  6. John

    I like to fly RC planes, helicopters and cars. I even own a tank that shoots BB’s. I see this site as a way to make my flying experience a little better.
    My dad was flying string model planes in the 50’s.
    Flying RC planes is somewhat like flying a real plane, it does take more concentration because of the wind factor. The wind pushes around the RC plane more.

    1. Colin (Post author)

      Thanks for your kind comments John. I’m glad you think my site can help you flying experience. The principle purpose of is to help newcomers master the hobby as painlessly as possible.

      If there is anything you feel I can help you with, please don’t hesitate to leave a request in the comments section on any of the pages.

      Also take a look at the follow on posts that I am putting up weekly.



  7. PansyB

    Your blog on the operation of RC model is very detailed yet simple. Reading the information on your blog is like reading one of those “How To” book for dummies.

    I must tell you that I am not a fan of flying RC Flyer. However, my grandson has an interest in this.

    Therefore, I will refer him to your website which I found to be very interesting and informative. I am certain that he will spend some time here.

    Keep up the good work.

    1. Colin (Post author)

      Thank you for the kind comments on my website. Tell your grandson that if he needs any help to contact me via the comments facility on any of my pages.


  8. Jack Taylor

    There’s nothing better than a day at the field flying your favorite planes. I’ve been flying RC planes for over 20 years and love it even more today.

    The technology has come a long way since I first started. Some of these planes can actually land themselves. Anyways, I saved your site to my favorites. Keep teaching the hobby!



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