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If you are interested in starting to leanr how to fly a model RC airplane or looking to get into this hobby, then you may be wanting to know what it is that you will require in order to get off the ground.

What You Will Need

Like starting any radio controlled hobby, you will need to buy some accessories to help you get started. When buying an RTF, Ready To Fly, electric r/c airplane you dont need to buy any additional equipment. as they come all set and ready. However a gas radio controlled airplane is a different, because you need all types of different accessories to get you started, ready to fly or not.

Below is a list of what is needed when buying a gas rc airplane your first time, and check out the parts and accessories page for high quality products:

  • Fuel Bottle Cap Fittings
  • Standard Fuel Tubing
  • Fuel Line Filter
  • Field Accessory Pack
  • After Run Oil
  • Nitro Airplane Fuel
  • Recoil Fuel Tubing
  • AA or AAA Batteries Required

Which Type of Model Airplane is best?

Electric RTF RC Airplanes

Being a beginner in radio controlled hobby can be tough. When first starting out in this hobby you could be better off if you buy an Electric Ready To Fly airplane. A RTF airplane is very durable, easy to control, can be flown by all beginners and like it says, it is ready to fly. Now a beginner electric RTF that I find to be the best is the Firebird Outlaw from Hobbyzone. This unique airplane is the first to effectively deliver on the promise of a successful first flight right out of the box, even if you'd never touched an RC transmitter before. And there is nothing extra to buy.

Gas RTF RC Airplanes

If you are looking for a challenge in the beginning, then a RTF gas airplane is a good choice. Success during your first few flights is really important because it lays the groundwork for a lifetime of enjoyment.

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