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Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Hardcover – 29 Oct 2004
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About the Author
David Boddington has been building and flying radio-controlled aircraft since the 1950s. He is the author of a number of books on the subject and has also written for and/or edited several of the hobby's specialist magazines.
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This book is remarkably well put together. It is obviously written by somebody who has a wealth of relavent and practical experience backed by solid theory and an understanding of the issues faced by somebody wanting to enter the hobby/ sport of RC model aircraft.
The subject matter covers the wide scope of radio control & model aircraft - including fixed & rotary wings - from history to the future, from planning to advanced flying. There is a handful of simple line drawings which are clear and enhance the text. There is a huge number of high-quality, mostly colour photos which support and illustrate the text. Where the subject matter could be expanded in detail to a much fuller degree, the author refers the reader to specialist books in a constructive manner.
The reader who will benefit most from this book is somebody who wishes to enter the hobby/ sport of radio control aircraft with little or no prior knowledg of the subject matter. If you read no other book you would be off to a good start. Experienced modellers/ flyers like myself will potentially find it useful to help to ease new entrants into the hobby/ sport, to expand our own knowledge of the hobby/ sport and to become aware of alternatives to the way we already do things.
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However anyone wishing to take up making and or flying radio controlled model aircraft will need to buy books with more specifics and detail on the areas they are interested in.
There was not enough, for example on electric powered flight (the future of the hobby) explaining the terminology of motor types and battery considerations.
A good and helpful read.
Although the Chapter on "RC-Transmitters"/"Receivers" needs amending or updating since the recent introduction of "2.4GHz Radio systems".? "Lithium Polymer Batteries".? Hence my 4-Star rating.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great beginners guide. I just wish somebody would bring out an up to the minute book on this subject!Published 24 months ago by Gartmorn
very well written and informative. good pictures and instructions. It was a great help in building my model Tiger MothPublished on 28 Mar. 2013 by Kindle Customer
This is a very good thing because it works so much that its only a peace of waste paper finish.Published on 6 Nov. 2012 by George stannard