Why build radio control models?

Our world today is so fast paced at times that weeks go by, where thoughts of anything but work, the bills or the next place we have to get to by 6pm etc is the only thoughts we have.

If you are in this group of folks, that all you’re waking moments are taken up by these thoughts.  Read on…..

I have always been intrigued with how aircraft work and fly. My start in aircraft model building was first inspired by my brother, who showed up at our house one weekend in July with a Radio Control Model Airplane. His attempts to fly the model were unsuccessful that weekend, but I was intrigued with his explanations of the building and preparation involved in getting the model ready for the sky’s. The concept of having my own creation take to the sky’s was very appealing.

Looking back (hind sight is really great) I now see the great stress reduction that building models have given me at times. Building Aircraft of any size or type that are intended to fly requires a lot of focus on the project at hand.

I have found that if I work on a model a few hours a week, the concentration required to do a good job allows the tuning out of the rest of the world for a few hours. The best part is this is done in the comfort of my home. With no time limits attached to the project, there is no pressure. I have had conversations with modelers about there creations that have taken 20 years from concept to completion. I personally have a couple that is past the 5 year mark. They are always there when I need to escape for a few hours. Although these are very complicated models, they will eventually get finished maybe.

Most folks complete an airplane kit build in 4 to 6 months working a few hours a week. My suggestion is to start with a trainer kit, such as a Sig Manufacturing Kadet LT 40 or Great Planes PT 40. Both these manufactures supply these kits with instructions tailored to the novice builder. These models can be found in most Hobby Stores that carry Radio Control Airplane Products.

Everything required to build, finish and have the model ready to fly will cost less than $600.00 for the first one. Additional models will be in the $200.00 to $300.00 range if staying within the 40 size arena.

Many modelers agree that building Radio Control Models is the most relaxing and rewarding form of recreation they have tried. Stop in at your local Hobby Store and have a look at some of the wonderful flying machine kits available, that you can turn into a real flying airplane.

The finished airplane will be a source of praise for you’re skill from others. But the journey to that point will most certainly be some of the most relaxing hours you may get to spend in this hectic life style we all seem to be caught up in. Above All be sure to HAVE FUN

More articles by Brian can be found at http://www.rcflyingtoys.com

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