Flying Plastic Model Airplanes - Plastic Aircraft Modelling Essentials
a guest post by Roland Rossi
You may probably have asked yourself, ‘Why fly a plastic model aircraft?’ It is indeed a good idea to do so. A plastic model in this sense refers exclusively to the flute board that is pretty strong.
This material, other than being strong, is very robust. When utilized correctly, this material can make very wonderful RC planes. The material has varying thicknesses. However, the 3mm thickness is by far the best for aircraft modeling given its good balance between strength and weight.
Moreover, it is also cheaper and thus great for starters in the field of aircraft modeling. If you employ great skill to build it, you may obtain an aircraft that is very tough and durable indeed. Even when subjected to a serious crash, the aircraft may only require few minor repairs to restore to the original state.
Most models these days are manufactured using basal wood. This material is light yet tough enough to confront strong impacts and crashes. Even after a serious crash, you will not have to spend too much of your time rebuilding the aircraft.
I personally experienced such losses. I got too frustrated with limited flying and plenty of constant rebuilding. I figured out that there must be cheaper and simpler ways of getting the job done. My search did lead me to Quentin, who is an expert at building RC planes. He advised to try out the plastic model aircraft. I have had hundreds of successful flights ever since and also fixed crashes easily. If you are like me and are also tired of crashing your model into millions of pieces, you too should consider moving away from plastic and wood in your future aircraft modeling. Just in case you need some more information, here is a nice resources list.