This is a simple and easily understood guide to radio control glider flying. No prior knowledge of flying, modelling or radio is required and the advice offered will help the complete beginner to avoid frustrating errors and possible subsequent disillusionment.
In this book you will find out how to choose your first model, what kind of radio gear to buy, how to set about building the glider, fitting the radio and linking up the controls, where to get help when learning to fly, how to launch your model and make safe landings, how to fly loops, slow rolls, stalls and spins and how to soar over hills and in thermals.
Martin Simons is an ace sailplane pilot and life-long modeller who has written numerous books on model aviation and aerodynamic theory.
Contents: Getting Help; Cost of Radio Equipment; Cost of the First Glider; Field Equipment; Glider Layout and Structure; Fine Points of Design; Radio Control Gear; Building the Model; Fitting the Radio into the Model; Balancing the Model; How the Glider Flies; How the Controls Work; Learning to Fly; Launching; Landing; Soaring; What Next?
Originally published in the USA in 1994
Published in the UK by Nexus Special Interests Ltd in 1998
236 x 189 mm
36 black and white photographs
77 scale plans and line drawings