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FAQs - Distance

Interested in becoming a flyer? Want to know how best to begin?

The best place to start is by going to meet the club and the flyers either at the North Cliffs field and at our Monthly meetings. Our club members are more than willing to give you plenty of invaluable advice or show you want it's all about. If you are still interested then join us!

Modern radio control systems have a range of 1 or 2 miles (2 or 3 km). However, it is very rare that a model airplane is ever flown that far away. A model with a wingspan of 5 or 6 feet (2m) will become a small speck in the sky at 1/2 mile out, so you will rarely fly at that distance because it is almost impossible to see what the model is doing and therefore know the direction. Most RC flyers keep their models within 200 or 300 yards (180 or 270 m) of themselves.

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