RC Planes: Makes You Fly High
No job in the world is easy to begin with but at the same time, it is not too difficult either. There is an underlining fact that people are born with different talents and it requires honing and polishing so that it can be tapped to its fullest potential.
Be it chartered accounting, engineering, medicine or any type of profession, nothing comes easy and it requires a great deal of hard work to achieve your final goals and after tasting failure at regular intervals.
Also, today’s youngsters have a hard time in choosing their career paths and keep on juggling from one to the other every now and then. The thing is that we are living in a society which wants everything done with the snapping of a finger and are unwilling to take up challenges.
For a person to learn the art of flying a plane, he has to undergo rigorous training and lots of practice in order to perfect the art and operate the controls without flaws. The pilot has to be well versed in flying a plane as it is a perfect combination of man and machine working together.
In order to learn and practice flying, the very first step is to develop interest right from childhood and be sure of what you are bargaining for as this is something that cannot be taught by even the best experts but has to be an inborn trait.
Many people who casually dream about becoming a pilot are utterly bamboozled when they do come across the plane when they come face to face with it, which is when they realize that seeing it in a photo or on television is completely different from actually seeing it upfront.
The enthusiasm and fire goes kaput when you are in the plane for the very first time and this is where things take a turn. Another hurdle is that people who are scared of heights develop the phobia of flight right from the start and are far from comfortable while traveling in flight for the first time.
So, to all the youngsters out there, before taking up piloting as a profession, be doubly sure in understanding what you are taking into bargain and the challenges and dangers involved in it.
Radio Controlled Aircraft
The plane that is the topic of discussion for today is an RC model, which means that it is controlled by radio signals. They are manually operated by the main operator who is standing on the ground while the pilot has taken flight and is high up in the sky.
They both can send and receive signals among each other and also communicate in the same manner where the operator has an automatic transmitter held in his hand, which vibrates when the sound wave of signals pass through, signifying that message has been received.
It is natural to feel nervous, or even terrified, while taking your very first flight, magnified a few times more when you yourself are the pilot and therefore are liable to take the blame in case of any mishap.
Planes that are under radio control are such that even experts with many years of experience express nervousness many times, despite handling the controls for such a long time.
When it comes to the topic of aerodynamics, you will need to lookout for a few important steps:
- The weight of the machine is what determines how long the aircraft can last when it is high up in the air
- Thrust is one strong force that propels the plane into moving forward at a slow and steady pace
- Now comes the drag, which means that more the weight, slower will be the speed
For beginners, there are certain points to keep in mind:
- Always make sure that all the controls are up to date before taking flight
- Even the best beginner RC planes are of no use if the pilot himself is light and casual regarding safety measures
- Keep the gravity center in mind, which will keep the aircraft balanced in midair.
- Keep your battery and engine full before commencing flight
- Takeoff when there is no other plane in sight in order to avoid collision
- Keep a parachute in handy in case you are forced to eject in emergency situations