PLANE ARTF

The age of Almost Ready To Fly Kits ( A.R.T.F) is here. It may be that you are a traditional modeller and that you think A.R.T.F is a cheat, but there’s no doubt in the last few years the value for money and quality that some of the A.R.T.F are, they can not be looked over. It costs a similar amount now-a-days to start with an A.R.T.F as it does...

The age of Almost Ready To Fly Kits ( A.R.T.F) is here. It may be that you are a traditional modeller and that you think A.R.T.F is a cheat, but there’s no doubt in the last few years the value for money and quality that some of the A.R.T.F are, they can not be looked over. It costs a similar amount now-a-days to start with an A.R.T.F as it does to build your own airframe from a plan or a kit.

So what are the benefits of A.R.T.F ? Try these three benefits for starters.

1.The main benefit is that you get flying so much quicker. The model is very nearly finished and in most cases just needs final assembly. The installation of servo’s and engine - that sort of thing.

2.The hard work is done. The model is pre covered and in most cases all the aerodynamic surfaces are made already. If you have bought a good quality kit there will be very little you can do in the assembly to prevent you making a flying aeroplane. In the ‘old days’ beginners would build from a kit or plan and often the model would be un flyable - unless they had modelled before.

3. Most A.R.T.F kits are termed as ‘complete’. This does not mean they come with engine and radio ( although some do !). It means that the tank, the wheels, the engine mount and the other minor ( but ‘oh - so important’ accessories are there. This usually saves many unwanted trips to your local model shop.

Starting with an Almost ready To Fly Model - What else would I need ?

Most A.R.T.F kits require glue.We would recommend buying a PVA ( white glue) , Epoxy Glue ( two part glue) and a Super glue ( fast setting). If you have these three glues to ‘hand’ most A.R.T.F kits can be assembled even quicker ! You will require Radio Control. Radio Control outfits are best purchased complete with welded block rechargeable batteries. Now-a-days there are name brand sets at a little over £100.00 that are suitable. An engine should be chosen. we always recommend the “middle of the road” in price when it comes to engines. At the present time if you budget for an engine in the £45.00 to £60.00 bracket, you would not go far wrong.

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