Powerful electric motors drive these fast and flighty models.Some assembly of parts may be required for many of these models.
This compact size and a convenient carry box make the Mini Trainstar from Volantex the perfect companion for some lunchtime fun in the park Flying time of around 8 -10 Minutes.
The Thunder 180 from Tech One is a revelation, not only is it awesome indoors but you can also take this stunner outside in still conditions and amaze yourself with it’s slow speed 3D aerobatics.
Built from EPS and reinforced with carbon and balsa strips, the Thunder has amazing torsional rigidity and at only 249g is ultra light weight, making it perfect for high torque 3D aerobatics and manoeuvres.
The profile style airframe keeps air resistance to a minimum but with the large side profile you can be sure of superb knife edge performance. The large powerful control surfaces give you precise control over the aircraft.
The brushless motor provides all the thrust you need to prop hang and then to climb out with ease. Large aerobatics are easily achieved with plenty of power in reserve to pull you out if things start to go wrong.
The models detailed within these pages are generally designed to be flown within a controlled environment Model Aircraft Club. At the very least it's worth contacting you're local flying club when you're new to the hobby, just to get some help and hands on advice with flying you model.
A full list of national flying sites and aircraft clubs can be found at the British Modelling Flying Association.
Electric Flight aircraft tend to have a much more conventional shape, many being scale models of the real thing, and just like their full sized counterparts these employ typically throttle, rudder and elevator controls, with some more advanced versions incorporating ailerons to give banking and aerobatic capabilities. Whilst some models are designed around traditional electric motors, many are now utilizing new brushless motor technology, allowing for greater flight times and considerably higher performance. With a suitable 12 volt charger these models can be recharged at the flying site from a car battery, allowing for a full days flying. Flying RC aircraft as a hobby has been growing worldwide with the advent of more efficient power; electric, miniature internal combustion or even jet engines plus lighter and more powerful batteries and less expensive radio systems.
A wide variety of models and styles are available.
We also supply radio controlled aircraft simulators, so you can hone your skills before attempting a first flight, or to practice aerobatics without risk of damaging the aircraft.