A rc airplane is a model aircraft that is controlled remotely through a hand-held transmitter and a receiver within the plane. The receiver receives signals from the transmitter which controls the servos that move the control surfaces.
RC aircrafts was first designed for military organizations, aerodynamic modeling and testing or for spying but they have become very popular since their conception, nowadays many people fly rc aircrafts, so it has become a common hobby.
Since their origin they have grown more complex and diversivied, there are many types of rc planes in the hobby shops right now ranging from small indoor planes to spohisticated aircrafts.
There are three types of construction : RTF(ready to fly), ARF(almost ready to fly) and kits.
If you are a beginner or you have never flown a radio controlled aircraft then you should start with a RTF / ARF pack. If you are really passionate and you want to continue buying more rc airplanes then i suggest you to buy first a transmitter (Futaba or Graupner) which you can use it on any RC aircraft.
That’s a small introduction into the wonderful world of rc airplanes, and at the same time this is the first article on RC Planes Lovers. The website is kind of new so you won’t find too much content. In the next article i will try to explain more about rc airplanes and also to detail more about the types of construction.
Further details on Wikipedia here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-controlled_aircraft