A radio controlled
aircraft is a model airplane that is controlled remotely by an operator
who sends commands to the aircraft via radio waves. The onboard electronics
decode the signals and move control surfaces via electric motors, comparable
to a human operator who moves the rudder, ailerons, and elevator with
cables and pushrods in a full-scale aircraft. Examples of the control
surfaces in use are shown in videoclips on the right. Link
to information on the plane.
The videoclips use the Apple Quicktime plugin. You can download the free plugin from Apple.com. (Download now)
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Note: Audio on these clips provides background noise or the sound of the plane engine. No verbal message is being given.
For information on constructing or flying remote controlled aircraft, visit The Academy of Model Aeronautics, a national association for the builders and flyers of model aircraft.
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