Rc Ducted Fan

RC Ducted Fan Models

RC ducted fans are a type of engine for RC jets, which is an advanced version of propeller-driven RC models. These RC ducted fan engines are mainly used in RC nitro models and provide a cheaper option to glow engines while producing an almost similar performance from the RC model. RC ducted fans are based on the model of a real-life airplane engine and can be used with electric and gas powered RC jets.

RC models began emerging in the consumer market in the 1960s but initial forays were mainly into RC cars. With the introduction of integrated circuit boards, the cost for the consumer reduced and these toys gained immense popularity almost immediately. With time and technological advances, these models took to the air with RC airplanes becoming the most coveted of all RC models.

RC ducted fan models, especially of the electric variety, are considered to be the best form of learning experience, especially if you are planning on shifting from an RC toy to an RC model. These ducted fans are small but powerful units that suck in air and thrust it out the back, thus propelling the plane ahead. RC ducted fan models are faster than RC toy planes but are still below the capability of a gas- or nitro-powered RC jet.

The ducted fan system consists of a fan that contains more blades than a regular propeller, placed inside a funnel-shaped duct. These ducts are usually built under the body of the RC jet but can also be placed under the fuselage or wings. RC ducted fan engines generate more thrust than a propeller power RC jet and can reach high speeds. A popular choice of engine with most RC jet fans, the RC ducted fan system offers an almost realistic experience in flying an RC jet.

The most important factor that makes the RC ducted fan the engine of choice is the fact that even if an RC jet is mounted with two or four engines, it is still cheaper than an RC nitro jet or an RC gas powered jet. So take your flying career to another level by making it more realistic and exciting with RC ducted fan jets.

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