RC aircraft another name for a radio controlled aircraft, have found many functions that they can perform in day-to-day human lives. Ranging from weather monitoring, spying in enemy territories and aerodynamic testing, RC aircraft have taken a serious role in society. But it is not a case of 'All Work and No Play' for RC aircraft as their entertainment quotient remains extremely high amongst hobby enthusiasts.
The first instance of RC technology goes way back to 1898 when a certain Nikola Tesla, unveiled this technology in Madison Square Garden of New York. Since then, RC technology has come very far. In 21st century, RC technology has become extremely common. Even though, RC aircrafts are being used by government agencies for many decades, but its commercial use started only few years ago and its popularity picked up really fast.
RC aircrafts have come up as a very popular hobby amongst people of all ages. That's because it has become easier to afford a RC aircraft. Due to a fall in the production cost of transmitters and increased industrialization, the price of RC aircrafts have also decreased by a great extent. This is the main reason that there has been a rapid increase in the number of people taking up the hobby of flying an RC aircraft.
An RC aircraft flies on the command of a hand held radio controller that has transmitters. These transmitters send signals to the RC aircraft to take off, fly and land back on the land. You can find many different types of RC aircrafts like gliders, jets, blimps, small planes, Boeings, helicopters etc. You can also choose the fuel on which you want your RC aircraft to run. You can find an RC aircraft that runs on AA batteries, nitro fuel or gasoline. The performance of the RC aircraft not only depends on its model but also the fuel it is running on.
If you want to purchase an RC aircraft as a hobby, then you will find many choices in terms of types of aircraft, model, size, fuel, etc. Choose a bigger RC aircraft only if you have the space to fly it outside, otherwise you can buy a smaller RC aircraft, which you can fly indoors. Also, purchase a RC aircraft that runs on nitro fuel or gasoline only if you are serious about your hobby and want know what you are getting into. Such models are expensive and require a lot of care.
These conditions aside, when it comes to your hobby, you should always follow your heart. You should not let small constraints like lack of time or space, come in the way of your hobby. Buying an RC aircraft should be a matter of choice, not compromise.