Turbine Rc Models
Turbine RC models have brought a never before authenticity and thrill to RC modelling. Despite the many fuel engine and battery powered RC models available in the market, their unrealistic sound and performance restricts their popularity to a certain extent. On the other hand, turbine models eliminate the need of a fan in front of the RC aircrafts giving the plane a more authentic look and also reduce the noise level involved. Naturally, turbine models are fast becoming the popular choice amongst RC pros.
Most other versions of RC airplanes use a motor that is propelled with the help of a duct fan. This fan cuts the friction of air in front of the plane and sends the wind towards the back of the plane thereby increasing its speed. But these motors are not very realistic as the noise from the fan, in fuel powered models and the lack of any engine noise, in the battery powered models, limit the fun of flying RC airplanes. These shortcomings encouraged RC enthusiasts to think of a new and creative idea which would add a touch of authenticity to these models. And thanks to some inspired RC manufacturers, the RC turbine models were invented. Today, you can easily buy a RC plane with a very authentic jet turbine that gives great performance, truly an unmatched experience.
So, what makes turbine models so powerful? Well, the main difference is made by the centrifugal flow of the turbine fitted in them, which compresses the air before throwing it out of the plane?s rear end. This compression not only raises the air pressure but also its temperature, increasing the speed of turbine models. This is the key factor in giving these models that authentic feel. Also most turbine models run on the glow plugs which are very similar to the glow plugs in two or four stroke engines.
Turbine models are serious RC models and you do need at least some experience of flying RC models to control them. We have termed these as 'serious' RC models because they need a lot of commitment on the part of the owner. You can also build your own turbine model with the help of scale plans or building kits easily available in markets, but you will need to have experience in RC modelling to be a success at it.
RC turbine models give the best performance among all the engine RC models and even though, turbine models of RC helicopters are also available, these models are best suited for fighter jets. Turbine engines in helicopters look a little out-of-place, so if you want your own personal jet without spending millions, get your hands on one of these turbine models.