An introductory guide to the booming area of the radio controlled model aircraft hobby: flying silent electric-powered super-lightweight model aircraft indoors  and outdoors where space is restricted. Complete illustrated information about building, buying, the technology, flying and choosing suitable sites.

ISBN: 9978 185486 236 5
Author: Hinrik Schulte


Developments in re-chargeable batteries and electronic systems have revolutionised electric powered radio control aircraft flying in recent years, particularly the lightweight end of the spectrum. Indoor flying with ultra-slow flying models of very light weight and now outdoor flight in restricted places is there to be enjoyed by all radio control modellers.

Since the advent of practical electric powered models, German enthusiasts have been in the forefront of their development and Hinrik Schulte has developed a high level of expertise in the design, building and flying of super-lightweights. In Parkflyer, he has laid out the pointers to success in an easy-to-read form for all modellers who wish to join the movement.

The book offers information on building, flying and choosing suitable sites for lightweight outdoor flying models and is packed with hints and tips on the gear and the models of which the author has practical experience.

Contents: Flying When You Feel Like It; Models and Flying – The Basics; Construction Methods for Parkflyers; Model Categories; Propulsion Systems; Batteries for Parkflyers; Chargers for Parkflyers; Radio Components; Parkflyers Reviewed; Even More Fun in the Park; Looking Forward and Looking Back; Useful Addresses.

First published in German by Verlag fur Technik und Handwerk in 2002
Published in English by Special Interest Model Books in 2005

230 x 165 mm
126 pages
15 colour photographs
116 black and white photographs