The market for RC Aircraft has grown a lot in the recent times. These days, you can literally find a remote control model of every type of aircraft available in the world including RC sailplanes. Sailplanes are the only aircraft that have been designed to take unpowered flights in the air. Similarly, the RC sailplanes also walk on the same path and do not possess any machinery or mechanism to stay in the air. RC sailplanes fly and stay in the air with the help of the lift they get from the slopes soaring i.e. rolling down a slope of a cliff. This slope-soaring is carried out with the help of a remote control. They also use the hot air present in the atmosphere to keep themselves afloat.
The first sailplanes were found to be from China. According to records, the first sailplanes were invented by Lu Ban in 5th century B.C. in China. Full-scale sailplanes have been in use since many years by the militaries of different countries. The air forces of many countries have been developing various types of small & big RC sailplanes for various purposes including spying on the enemy territory, aerial view of a disaster zone and secret investigations. These are just some of the reasons for development of RC sailplanes by the militaries.
So you are not a fan of the fast and slick, but a more commercial versions of RC sailplanes are also available in the market and have been a great attraction for all the RC aircraft enthusiasts. RC sailplanes have been very popular because they provide a whole new experience of flying an RC Plane. Unlike all other RC planes, RC sailplanes rely on the pull of the slopes and volume of air in the atmosphere to fly. RC sailplanes are also a great attraction among people who don't like other RC planes because the smoke coming out of them pollutes the air.
In order to become a great RC sailplanes pilot, you should first gather all the necessary information about them. For this, you need to read magazines and internet articles about the basics of flying and the engineering of RC sailplanes. These planes work pretty much on the same dynamics as the life size planes do. Therefore it is extremely necessary for you to have complete knowledge about the fundamentals of flying a plane.
You can easily get your favourite RC sailplanes in any hobby store in your city. Always, make sure that you only buy stable and well built RC sailplanes.