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Gliding with Radio Control (Beginner's Guide to Building and Flying Model Sailplanes) Paperback – 31 Dec 1998

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Special Interest Model Books (31 Dec. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854861735
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854861733
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
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A guide to radio control glider flying. No prior knowledge of flying, modelling or radio is required. Topics covered include: how to choose your first model; what kind of radio gear to buy; linking up the controls; field equipment; how to launch a glider; and how to fly loops, slow rolls and spins.

About the Author

Martin Simons, MA, MEd, BSc is a retired university lecturer and lifelong model aeroplane enthusiast. For nearly sixty years he has been actively involved in designing, building and flying models of all kinds, including full-scale sailplanes. His body of work includes Model Aircraft Aerodynamics and Model Flight which are standard texts on aerodynamic theory for aviation hobbyists.

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