Welcome to the hobby of R/C model
aviation! As a newcomer, it is easy to be
overwhelmed and misguided on how to start. You've
made a wise decision on seeking assistance.
Those that seek assistance in choosing the perfect
first trainer and flight instruction have a better
chance of success than those who try to train
As a student, you want a trainer
aircraft that is stable and easy to control. Also, a
trainer should be able to withstand the typical hard
landings and "bumps" that is common while a student
is learning. The trainer aircraft should be easily
repaired, and or parts should be readily available.
We can confidently recommend the
E-flite Apprentice S 15e with SAFE 1.5m RTF with DXe
to any student as we
have trained students with this aircraft.
Lastly, you will want to join the
Academy of Model
(AMA). The AMA is the official national
body for model aviation in the United States and
provides modelers with the necessary insurance
against property or personal injury liability.
Membership also includes a great monthly magazine.
AMA membership is required to fly and all local R/C
flying fields, including the Delaware County R/C