Getting Started in RC

Below is a list of items that are must have and nice to have. Should you have any questions about any of the items below, feel free to ask any club member. They can show you exactly what you will need.

Links are only shown to give you an idea or picture of the item mentioned - they are not to serve as a recommendation for that particular brand.

NEED TO HAVE FOR GLOW ENGINES

  • A High wing trainer with tricycle landing gear
  • 4 to 6 channel radio (optional trainer cord capability)
  • .40 to .50 size engine to match model requirements
  • Fuel - 5 to 15% nitro 
  • Fuel pump - electric or mechanical to fill fuel tank 
  • Fuel tubing
  • Propeller to match engine (typically 10-6 for a 40 size engine)
  • Prop nut wrench
  • Glow plug battery - to start engine
  • Glow plug wrench - to install and remove glow plug
  • "Chicken stick" or electric starter - to start engine
  • Small tools to fit the various types of hardware in the model

NEED TO HAVE FOR ELECTRIC

        •  Balsa or Foam Plane with Electric motor

        •  LiPo Batteries

        •  LiPo Battery Charger

           

NICE TO HAVE

  • Battery charge jack on side of model
  • Extra propellers
  • Extra glow plugs
  • Field box - make or buy one
  • Power panel for field box
  • 12v battery for field box
  • Propeller reamer 
  • Allen wrenches - US and metric 
  • Pliers - regular and long nose 
  • Glues - CA and epoxy 
  • Hobby knife and #11 blades 
  • Extra fuel tubing 
  • After run oil - to protect engine 
  • T-pins 
  • Spray bottle with windex and paper towels - to clean up model 
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
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