Where is my nearest club?
To find a club in your area click here.
What should I do first?
It is recommended that you visit your local Club and talk to a Club
Instructor prior to purchasing your equipment. The Instructor can give
you advice as to what equipment is suitable for what aspect you are
It is very strongly recommended that you do not try to teach yourself
to fly. To succeed in flying of radio control aircraft it is essential
that you receive instruction. Why risk your aircraft when you can join a
Club and receive free instruction?
Club Instructors are also a great source of advice when you are
building your model. It is better to get advice and build it right first
How much will all this cost?
Cost can vary depending on what you buy. Usually people start of with
a "Basic Trainer" airplane, general flight box equipment, a radio, and
Here is an Approximation of the costs (assuming new equipment is purchased) for the plane and gear:
Trainer Airplane: $200-$300
- Almost Ready to Fly (ARF) plane: You need something to fly.
- Glue: To stick everything together.
- Engine: To make the plane move
Radio (4 channel): $350
- Transmitter: To control the plane.
- Receiver: Fits inside the plane and receives signals from the transmitter.
- 4 Servos: These move the control surfaces (Rudder, elevator, ailerons) of the plane
Flight Line Equipment: $20 - $50
- Chicken Stick: Short length of wood used to turn the propeller.
- 1.2V Battery: To run your glow lead.
- Glow Plug Lead: This gadget lights up the Glow Plug in the Head of your Engine.
- Petrol Pump: Theres' 2 Types of these you can Get, Manual Or Electric.
- Glow Fuel: Makes the engine run.
Why do I have to pay club fees?
Each club charge a set fee every year. These fees help to maintain and expand the club for the benefit of the members.
A portion of the club fees covers insurance & VMAA & MAAA memberships.