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DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch by Breck Baldwin

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CHAPTER 1Get Your Stuff

My goal is getting you building and flying your own remote-control (RC) plane as quickly, economically, and easily as possible. This goal entails buying tools, buying parts, and most important, learning to fly. Ordering over the Internet normally takes a few days or weeks if you order from overseas. Assembling your aircraft takes some time as well. By far, learning to fly requires the most time. But you can cheat the time to learn by starting with computer software flight simulators while you’re waiting for tools and parts to arrive. There are some very good flight simulators available, either as free downloads or from commercial publishers. I recommend Flying Model Simulator (FMS) or Charles River Radio Controllers Simulation ...

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