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!
Radio controlled helicopters represent a growing sector of the Redruth and District Model Flying Club and are a fascinating and challenging part of our hobby. This is partly because of their mechanical complexity and partly because of their flying characteristics, which are quite different from those of fixed-wing aircraft, and therefore require different piloting techniques. Model helicopters are now available in a wide range of types and sizes, ranging from tiny electrically powered indoor models to large jet turbine powered machines. They also find use in commercial and industrial applications such as photography and cable-laying. They all have a basically similar mechanical layout and when flying, are controlled in the same way as full size helicopters.
For anyone interested in starting in this branch of the hobby, there is currently a good selection or suitable training machines produced by various manufacturers, at reasonable prices, such models are quite straightforward to assemble, but we would always recommend that you have your new model checked out and test flown by an experienced helicopter flyer.