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Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Hardcover – 29 Oct 2004

4.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; 1st edition (29 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861266790
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861266798
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.5 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 405,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Format: Hardcover
As an experienced scale modeller, full-sized-pilot & amateur-aerodynamicist I purchased this book (& several others) for my son who is expressing an interest in flying RC aircraft. Having read this book & others I decided that this would have been more than enough on its own. Also, I rather enjoyed reading it for my own benefit.
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.
The down side? Yes, there is one.
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If you like reading about a subject then this has nice pictures, is glossy and covers a broad range of subjects. I was expecting something rather more practical and so was very disappointed and resold it.
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Format: Hardcover
A useful and easy to read broad introduction to the hobby. The book is more like an advert for the activity rather than a clear guide on how to go about it. It is easy to dip in and out of and there are some good pictures.

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.
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Generaly overall a good introduction to this Sport/hobby?.,
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.
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I purchased this book from Amazon after reading the reviews but was slighly disappointed with the book.I was expecting more information like engine thrust angles and details of building model aircraft but even though it is a good read I would not recommend it for a beginner into the hobby due to its lack of information on how to go about building model aircraft.Once again it is a book that is written by an expert but not with the novice in mindRadio-Controlled Model Aircraft
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A very good book,with lots of information on rc planes.Its very interesting to read,tells you just about all you need to know about remote control aircraft,its well worth buying!!
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very informative and helpful book, ideal for beginners and skilled aeromodellers alike. I enjoyed it and reglarly refer to it's comprehensive descriptions.
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This book was a present for my brothers confirmation service and it arrived in good time to be able to give it to him personally.
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