Rc Flying Wings
RC flying wings are an innovative and uniquely shaped RC aircraft that are quite popular amongst hobbyists for their speed, shape and maneuverability. Built on the concept of the B2 bomber from the USAF stables, an RC flying wings looks like just what it is named, a wing. Two swing wings joined together with a motor at the back, or under it, is usually how an RC flying wing is constructed.
RC flying wings are just like any other RC airplane when it comes to the principles of flying. Due to the absence of a body, these aircraft are extremely agile and can fly to high speeds as well as to great heights. They are quite stable in that there is always even distribution of weight to all parts of the wing, which makes RC flying wings as easy to fly as they are to build.
While you can always buy one of the many ready-to-fly RC flying wings that are available in most hobby stores as well as toy stores, there is the ever-present option of choosing to build one from scratch. In such a case, whether you choose to buy an RC flying wing kit or simply decide to craft one yourself, with raw materials and tools, either ways, they are relatively simpler to make as compared to RC airplanes.
Most RC flying wings run on electric motors as these motors are light and in any case, there isn?t much space to mount the motors on these models. Most RC flying wings usually have the motor attached at along the spine of the model, at the rear. This allows the motor to push the model to incredible speeds instead of pulling it from the front.
Most of the electric equipment that propels the RC flying wing is based under the wing and mostly along the spine of the model to maintain proper balance. RC flying wings are usually made of Styrofoam or even plastic however the more expensive and faster models tend to come with carbon fibre or fiberglass bodies. It is not unusual to come across models that are made on a skeleton of wood or plastic, with ripstop fabric forming the main wing.
RC flying wings are quite sturdy and are built to withstand harsh landings as they do not have any landing gear attached. Their shape also lends strength due to a stable structure that is usually reinforced with a strong frame. Most of these RC flying wings are easily stored as they can be taken apart and folded in a few minutes. Re-assembling them also doesn't require much time, effort or expertise and these are ideal for someone looking to start their RC hobby with airplanes.
These RC flying wings vary in size from small models that are around 15 - 20 inches in wingspan to large models that have wingspans up to 10 feet or more. Depending on how comfortable you are with a model, its flight pattern and control, you can choose any RC flying wing and begin a wonderful day in the park.