What you need

RC Planes

If your interested in flying a plane, you first have to decide between what type power you are going to use. The choices are Internal Combustion (aka Glow engines)  and Electric.

Both these have advantages and dis-advantages.

Glow Engines

Pro
Longer flight times
More realistic – sounds more like a real plane!

Con
Need a bit more work to start, operate and maintain
Higher Cost

Electric Motors

Pro
Less noise
Motor always starts

Con
Batteries can be expensive
Not realistic sound

Typical equipment for beginners (planes)

Radio Equipment
Futaba 6EXP 2.4GHz FASST M2 R617FS w 4 x S3003 servos
http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=22307

Plane
Seagull Arising Star
http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=85

Engine
Super Custom SC40A

http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=1147

Other items:

Electric starter such as:http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=1269

Remote Glow Clip:http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=30176

Fuel Pump: http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=1278

12 V Battery (7aH available locally from CT Electric, Sean Mulvoy Road cost approx €25)

Helicopters

Information to follow