Get airborne with RC Airplanes

Flying radio controlled (RC) airplanes is becoming an increasingly popular hobby in Australia and across the world. An operator on the ground uses a hand-held radio transmitter to control the aircraft remotely. The transmitter communicates with a receiver within the craft that sends signals to servomechanisms (servos). The servos move the control surfaces based on the position of joysticks on the transmitter. The control surfaces, in turn, change the angle of the aircraft. Over time, more efficient RC plane engines, lighter and more powerful batteries and cheaper radio systems have improved the replica aircraft available on the market.

Hobby Tech sells a wide variety of models and styles at prices to suit the beginner to the advanced hobbyist.

RC plane engines

Electric Ducted Fan (EDF)

EDF jet aircraft use an electric motor-driven ducted fan rather than a micro turbine and fuel to power the aircraft. These jets are a smaller size and use the same electronic speed controller and rechargeable battery technology as the propeller-driven RC electric-powered aircraft use.

Hobby Tech stocks numerous EDF jets from the F-117 Stealth Fighter Nighthawk at $AUD369 to the F-22 Raptor at $AUD739.99. Made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, ready-to-fly (RTF) jets have everything included for them to fly out of the box – except the battery.  These RC plane engines are capable of achieving speeds of up to 100km/h in flight. Look out for more jet aircraft coming soon.

Warbird and Military RC Planes

If you have any more room left in your hangar, think about acquiring a Military or Warbird replica airplane. These amazing RC plane engines and replica structures will provide a history lesson as well as plenty of flying fun!

Grumman F4F Wildcat RC Airplane 

The Grumman F4F Wildcat was American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the US Navy and the British Royal Navy (as the Martlet) in 1940. The Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the US Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific during early World War II.

Super F4U Corsair RC Warbird Airplane

Military enthusiasts will love the large scale mechanical folding wings on this airplane. It’s the most scale RTF F4U Corsair yet on the market!

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