A radio-controlled (model) 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 surfaces based on the position of joysticks on the transmitter. The control surfaces, in turn, affect the orientation of the plane.
Flying RC aircraft as a hobby has been growing worldwide with the advent of more efficient motors (both electric and miniature internal combustion or jet engines), lighter and more powerful batteries and less expensive radio systems. A wide variety of models and styles is available.
Why Shop at Joe's?
For years the initial costs of getting into flying RC aircraft was $500.00 or more usually much more. It still can be very expensive without a little bit of guidance. Examples of this range from buying the wrong things, to learning to fly through attricion of aircraft, the prices can add up. We hope to give a little guidance as how to do get flying for $200.00 or less. We carry a wide variety of planes and Remotes from Horizon Hopbbies that will satisfy anyone from the novice to the experienced flyer. Keep checking back as we begin to organize flight lessons for the novice flyer and create our Frequent Flyers R/C club!