PLEASE e-mail or drop in at the club before buying or building your model.
on considering aeromodelling as a hobby, and congratulations
for having the good sense to check things out before buying.
As a club we much prefer to give advice and guidance before
rather than after as that way we can advise on a suitable
model and the modifications that are best made during the
construction stage. We can also ensure you get equipment
compatible with the instructors so as to minimise delays
the club has a buddy box for general use we advise that
you purchase your own. That way it is set once for your
model and does not need re-setting each time a different
pupil is flying. Again, this is a tremendous saving in valuable
time. Remember that you can always sell it on to a new beginner
when you have finished with it.
The club has a number
of instructors who are prepared to give up their free time
to help train beginners. Pupils are advised to contact an
instructor to arrange lessons and this way we do not have
people turning up when there is no-one there to teach them.
also recommends the purchase of a computer flight simulator from your local model shop to give very useful experience. Some simulators come with their own controller, but more advanced ones can work with your own transmitter. Phoenix, Aerofly and Real Flight are more advanced simulators, some with on-line multiplayer capability. Simulators are an essential learning tool and dramatically cut down the learning time. Again, these can be sold on when you are finished with them.