Rc Scale Ducted Fan
RC scale ducted fan models are those RC models that run on the ducted fan technology and are scale models of real life planes. Due to the type of engine that is fitted on ducted fan jets, it is unlikely that the plane would be a 100% replica however, the basic structure of the plane, the appearance and proportions are absolutely the same and that makes RC scale ducted fan planes extremely popular. Cheaper and easier to maintain than RC jets, these RC scale ducted fan planes are quite light on the pocket as well as good for newcomers too.
These models run on the concept wherein air flows through a tunnel, usually under the body of the plane. These are effective in channeling the air through the engine, which then sends it out of the back at blistering speeds. These ducted fan planes are absolutely ideal for people who want the power and performance of an electric or even glow engine RC model however, do not want any of the hard-work that comes with it.
RC scale ducted fan models are never accurate replicas for the simple reason that the real planes never had a huge intake tunnel running under their body. However, barring the duct, everything else about these planes is absolutely to the scale, when it comes to accuracy of these designs. Most RC scale ducted fan planes are replicas of fighter jets as their shape and design is ideal to hold a duct under the body unlike the more rounded commercial aircrafts.
RC scale ducted fan models are available with brushless motors as well, providing longer life and a stable running period. These engines are also easier to maintain as RC scale ducted fan models only come in electric versions. This means that these planes are lighter, faster and quite simple to fly, as compared to other electric or glow powered planes.
Nowadays, most RC scale ducted fan models are available in fantastic designs that completely cover the ducted fan engine of the plane. This basically means that you will never see the engine protruding from under the plane or anywhere else. The planes are absolutely sleek, like the original designs and have the same performance and power.
Popular models of RC scale ducted fan jets like the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-4A Phantom and many more, are extremely popular amongst hobbyists. These planes look fabulously real and the engines are placed into the body according to the original plane's design. The intake ducts also look like parts of the plane's anatomy and nothing seems out of place or position.
RC scale ducted fan models are available at all hobby stores and can be bought in Ready-to-Fly, almost Ready-to-Fly as well as kits. Depending on how good you are at building and making RC scale ducted fan models on your own, you can choose a type to suit you.
Fast, durable, beautiful and extremely exciting, RC scale ducted models are ideal for your RC hobby needs.