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    • Radio-controlled aircraft

    • A radio-controlled aircraft (often called RC aircraft or RC plane) is a small flying machine that is controlled remotely by an operator on the ground using a hand-held radio transmitter. The transmitter communicates with a receiver within the craft that sends signals to servomechanisms (servos) which move the control s ... Read »


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    • Radio-controlled glider

    • A radio-controlled glider is a type of radio-controlled aircraft that normally does not have any form of propulsion. They are able to sustain continuous flight by exploiting the lift produced by slopes and thermals, controlled remotely from the ground with a transmitter. They can be constructed from a variety of materi ... Read »


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    • List of radio-controlled model aircraft kit manufacturers

    • This is a list of notable companies that manufacture Ready To Fly and Almost Ready to Fly airplane kits. ... Read »


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    • 3D Masters

    • 3D Masters was an international 3D radio-controlled helicopter competition held over three days in July. The event attracted vendors, spectators, and elite model pilots from around the world. Each year, vendors use the 3D Masters to debut, demo and showcase new products, as well as sell RC helicopter-related merchandis ... Read »


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    • Radio-controlled aerobatics

    • Radio-controlled aerobatics is the practice of flying radio-controlled aircraft in maneuvers involving aircraft attitudes that are not used in normal flight. Due to its simplicity, the inside loop is among the first aerobatic maneuvers a pilot learns. It is named after a 360 degree circle with the pilot on the ins ... Read »


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    • Air Hogs

    • Air Hogs is a line of toy airplanes, helicopters, rockets, and cars manufactured and owned by the Spin Master company of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are radio controlled, free-flying, and air-powered aircraft. Several of these, especially the remote-controlled (R/C) ones, are designed to be easily flown without any ... Read »


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    • AstroFlight

    • Astroflight, Incorporated is a manufacturer of products for electric-powered radio controlled aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), brushless industrial motors, the world's first solar-powered aircraft and the world's first practical electric radio controlled model airplane. The company is based in Irvine, Californ ... Read »


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    • Buddy box

    • Buddy box or buddy boxing is a colloquialism referring to two R/C aircraft radio systems joined together for pilot training purposes. This training system is universal among the six major R/C radio manufacturers (Spektrum, Futaba, JR, Hitec, Sanwa/Airtronics and KO Propo) which means that transmitters do not have to b ... Read »


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    • Carl Goldberg Products

    • Carl Goldberg Products is a Oakwood, Georgia, United States based manufacturer of radio-controlled airplane kits and Almost Ready to Fly models. The company was formed in 1956. Carl Goldberg Models manufactures radio-controlled (RC) aircraft and components. This company was purchased by Great Planes Model Manufacturin ... Read »


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    • Coachella Valley Radio Control Club

    • The Coachella Valley Radio Control Club is based near Coachella in Riverside County, California, United States. It is one of the oldest model aircraft clubs in the United States, one of the oldest non-profit service organizations in continuous existence in the Coachella Valley and one of the few Academy of Model Aerona ... Read »


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    • Discus Launch Glider

    • A Discus Launch Glider (DLG) is a radio controlled model sailplane launched using a 'discus launch' in which the glider is held by a wingtip and rotated around the flyer by hand before release. Using this method of launching the average flier can achieve launch heights of greater than 140 feet (43 m), with the bette ... Read »


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    • First-person view (radio control)

    • First-person view (FPV), also known as remote-person view (RPV), or simply video piloting, is a method used to control a radio-controlled vehicle from the driver or pilot's view point. Most commonly it is used to pilot a radio-controlled aircraft or other type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The vehicle is either dri ... Read »


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    • Flying-Model-Simulator

    • Flying-Model-Simulator, also known as Flying Model Simulator or FMS is a freeware program written in 2000 by German programmers Roman and Michael Möller. It has since gone on to become one of the most popular downloads related to radio controlled flight. Alpha versions of upgrades are sometimes made available for t ... Read »


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    • FlyTech Dragonfly

    • The Flytech Dragonfly is WowWee's entry into remote-controlled flying toy industry. The Dragonfly has been incorrectly billed as the world's first commercially available RC ornithopter (flapping wing aircraft). It was actually preceded by several other products, including Hobbytechnik's Skybird, Park Hawk, and Slow Haw ... Read »


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    • Grand Wing Servo-Tech

    • Grand Wing Servo-Tech Co., Ltd. or GWS is a Taiwanese manufacturer of foam radio controlled aircraft and accessories, including their own line of electric motors, servos, radio systems and gyros. In the U.S., the company is known as Grand Wing System with headquarters in City of Industry, California. GWS was founded i ... Read »


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    • Great Planes Model Manufacturing

    • Great Planes Model Manufacturing of Champaign, Illinois, United States, is among the world's second largest radio-controlled model manufacturers and distributors as part of Hobbico, Incorporated. The company was founded in 1982 by mechanical engineer Don Anderson in response to what were, at the time, poorly made radi ... Read »


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    • Hangar 9

    • Hangar 9 is a line of glow/gas/electric powered Almost Ready to Fly (ARF) and Ready to Fly (RTF) radio controlled airplane models for the entry level through expert modeler. They are the creators of the (PTS) Progressive Training System P-51 Mustang model. Hangar 9 is a brand that is wholly owned by Horizon Hobby, Inc ... Read »


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    • Hirobo

    • Hirobo Electric Corporation (ヒロボー株式会社, Hirobō kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese RC model company best known for their line of high-quality radio controlled helicopter models, both glow fuel powered (also referred to as nitro powered) and more recently, electric powered. Its pare ... Read »


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    • HobbyZone

    • HobbyZone is a brand of electric-powered radio controlled aircraft, car, and boat models distributed by Horizon Hobby of Champaign, Illinois. Originally a line consisting solely of R/C aircraft, the brand name is a reference to one of three skill levels necessary to fly the various models. All HobbyZone aircraft are s ... Read »


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    • Hotliner

    • In radio-controlled aircraft, a hotliner is a fast sailplane with an electric motor. The range of what is often described as a hotliner varies from a sailplane with ailerons to 7000 watt competition F5b planes. General characteristics of a hotliner are: Hotliners have been around since the early 1990s and became popul ... Read »


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    • Inrunner

    • The term inrunner refers to a type of brushless motor used in radio controlled models, especially in reference to their use in aircraft to differentiate them from outrunners. Inrunners get their nickname from the fact that their rotational core is contained within the motor's can, much like a standard ferrite motor. ... Read »


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    • International Miniature Aerobatic Club

    • International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) is a non-profit organization devoted to flying scale aerobatic model aircraft. IMAC is the main governing body responsible for hosting precision aerobatic contests with hundreds of pilots across the United States and Eastern Canada. The organization was founded in 1974 with ... Read »


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    • Lanier RC

    • Lanier RC is a manufacturer of Almost Ready to Fly (ARFs) and kit radio controlled airplanes, based in Georgia. It is typically hailed as the first manufacturer of ARFs. The U2 Free Flight Glider, made by Lanier RC, won a Quest for America's Best award in 1997. ... Read »


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    • Model Airplane News

    • Model Airplane News is a monthly magazine focusing upon the hobby of radio control airplanes. Model Airplane News reviews radio control aircraft from backyard flyers, to giant scale airplanes, and features how-to articles, product reviews, modeling technology, and construction projects. Model Airplane News was lau ... Read »


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    • Monokote

    • MonoKote is commercially available light weight plastic shrink wrap film available in various color schemes with an adhesive on one side, used to cover and form the surfaces of a model aircraft. The material is cut to size and applied to the airframe surfaces using a hobby iron or heat gun. TopFlite Monokote covering f ... Read »


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    • Multiplex Modellsport

    • Multiplex Modellsport GmbH & Co. KG of Bretten-Gölshausen, Germany is a manufacturer of hobby-grade radio control electronics, electric radio-controlled airplanes and electric helicopters. Their aircraft models are molded of a proprietary expanded polypropylene foam known as Elapor. The flexible nature of the mater ... Read »


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    • Outrunner

    • The term outrunner refers to a type of brushless DC electric motor primarily used in electrically propelled, radio-controlled model aircraft. This type of motor spins its outer shell around its windings, much like motors found in ordinary CD-ROM computer drives. In fact, CD-ROM motors are frequently rewound into brush ... Read »


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    • Park flyer

    • The term park flyer denotes a class of small, primarily electric powered radio controlled aircraft, so named because their size enables some of them to be operated within the confines of a large public park. Some are slow and docile enough to fly within an enclosed area such as a gymnasium or even a living room; while ... Read »


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    • ParkZone

    • ParkZone is a brand, which has recently been shut down, of intermediate-level, radio controlled electric model aircraft produced and distributed by American hobby manufacturer Horizon Hobby of Champaign, Illinois, United States. The name is taken from the term park flyer, denoting a relatively small, and unobtrusive mo ... Read »


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    • Picoo Z

    • The Picoo Z (also sold under the brand name of Air Hogs Havoc Heli in North America) is a miniature remote-controlled 2-channel helicopter manufactured by Hong Kong-based Silverlit Toys. In the United States it is distributed by Spin Master. Designed by the Belgian engineer Alexander van de Rostyne, the Picoo Z was th ... Read »


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    • Power Scale Soaring Association

    • Power Scale Soaring Association (PSSA) was formed in 1986 by Alan Hulme as an association to unite PSS modellers on a worldwide basis through the media of a quarterly magazine. These publications gave news on forthcoming PSS fly-ins world wide and reported on recently held events. They also enabled members to submit id ... Read »


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    • Proxflyer

    • Proxflyer refers to a family of micro R/C helicopter prototypes based on a dual coaxial counter-rotating rotor concept developed and patented by Norwegian Petter Muren. The concept differs from the swashplate designs in conventional helicopter flight controls and enables a helicopter to be passively stable in hover. El ... Read »


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    • RC flight simulator

    • An RC flight simulator is a computer program that allows pilots of radio-controlled aircraft to practice on a computer, without the risk and expense of damaging a real model. Besides the obvious use of training beginners, they are also used for practising new aerobatics, evaluating a model before buying it, and to allo ... Read »


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    • RealFlight

    • RealFlight is a radio-controlled airplane and helicopter simulation software series created by Knife Edge Software and published by Great Planes. The software allows for the flying of numerous aircraft with simulated physics so that the user can get an attempted real-life flying experience. Included in the software ar ... Read »


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    • Ridge lift

    • Ridge lift (or 'slope lift') is created when a wind strikes an obstacle, usually a mountain ridge or cliff, that is large and steep enough to deflect the wind upward. If the wind is strong enough, the ridge lift provides enough upward force for gliders, hang gliders, paragliders and birds to stay airborne for long per ... Read »


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    • Simple Plastic Airplane Design

    • Simple Plastic Airplane Design (SPAD) is a type of radio controlled airplane. The R.C. aircraft is usually, though not always, built with the body consisting of a lightweight plastic material such as PVC gutter downspout or an aluminium rail (Search for the plans of Big Ugly Hell on Rails [1]). The wings are made of a ... Read »


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    • Thunder Tiger

    • Thunder Tiger Corporation (Chinese: 雷虎科技股份有限公司; pinyin: Léi Hǔ Kējì Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn GōngsÄ«) is a Taiwan manufacturer of radio controlled models including: airplanes, helicopters, cars, boats, and Accessories & Engine innovation. Thu ... Read »


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    • Ultracote

    • Ultracote is a commercially available light-weight plastic shrink-wrap film available in various color schemes with an adhesive on one side, used to cover and form the surfaces of a model aircraft. The material is cut to size and applied to the aircraft surfaces using a hobby iron or heat gun. This product is also some ... Read »


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    • Wings Across America 2008

    • Wings Across America 2008 (WAA-08) was a group of model airplane enthusiasts that flew a battery-powered radio-controlled aircraft (RC), designated as a park flyer, in all 48 contiguous United States with hopes to make all 50, if Alaska and Hawaii could be reached. A park flyer is a small radio-controlled plane typical ... Read »


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