Thursday, February 12, 2009

RC Jet - Beginner Basics

Imagine owning a toy RC Jet which can speed in excess to 300 miles per hour!! It really thrills, huh?

RC jets and RC helicopters have become very popular in past few years as a hobby, thanks to the advancing technology. Now you can have a model airplane which can fly using only electricity but that lacks that extra speed element.

In remote controlled planes world, RC jet is the most exciting and thrilling remote controlled airplane one can have. RC jets are available in different shapes, sizes and types of engines but before going to have your hands on a RC jet you need to understand that flying a RC jet is a skill which needs to be learned first. Since these toys are really fast, beginners should have some cleaning of hands on propeller driven RC planes or through an instructor. A slow pusher jet is recommended for novices.

If you are reading this far that means you definitely have an interest in this hobby and want to fly RC jet! This blog will certainly help you in learning the basics to get started and later the tips and tricks of pros. Fist thing first; you need to know the different types of RC jets and their engines those are available in the market. First let’s take a look at how the Remote Control works:

A remote control works on three basic elements the transmitter, the receiver and the servos. Sophisticated electronics and electronic speed controllers have now taken the controlling of an RC airplane to the next level and convert these toys into hi-tech flying machines.

The types of RC Jets

RC Pusher Jet:

This kind is slower, inexpensive and easy in use. The aerodynamic design gives it a great maneuverability that makes this kind to be loved. It has a propeller dead center in the back of the body that propels it all though the air.

Ducted Fan RC Jet:

The most popular kind and an easy going too. Since the propeller and engine are located inside the duct, makes it a lot less dangerous. Ducted fan jets have smooth operation, very quiet and top of all require less maintenance.

Turbine Ducted Powered RC Jet:

In other words when you own this kind, this is the closest you can come to owning a real jet, unless you have a plan to buy a real jet one day :). Turbine ducted engines run and sound like a real jet, they use real jet fuel too. This type has the ultimate flying experience, if you want a realistic taste of jet flying, this is for you. Don’t forget that you need experience of flying RC airplanes of slower kind before you have the joy of flying this machine. Since these jets involve great speeds, they are really fast, so while you are flying it you are dealing with a potential weapon, you must know what you are dealing with or otherwise you will do yourself a monetary loss by destroying it additionally you can hurt yourself and others too. It is like car driving, you need to know how to drive a regular kind of car before you can grab the driving seat of a formula-one.

Some basic maintenance guidelines are necessary to keep your first jet rolling. Your RC Jet will love you for keeping it in a maintained condition and will never fail on you. Always use a high quality fuel with right amount of oil. Make sure that your RC jet engine remains properly tuned cleaned and kept in a cool dry place. These machines have high speeds, avoid too much use in one flight, this may over heat your engine or motor and fail.

Before I finish my post I want to add that RC Jets can be so extreme fun that they get dangerous while flown near people because of the flammability of fuel and their speed. Update for detailed information on real rc jet engine visit the post types of rc jet engine.

A special treat of watching this maiden flight of rc jet tornado.

Happy Flying :)


  1. the information you have given in your guide is really helpful and easy to understand, I did not know the types of rc jets I am a beginner, I am looking forward for your new post's.

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  3. Sounds like fun! I should give it a try some day :)