As I've progressed over the past year from making little foam gliders to making the APM Powered Nova, I've decided that when I "arrived", aka was able to design, build and fly my own RC airplanes, I'd make a series of high quality videos that would help others make a similar journey. These videos would provide a resource for new people to get started, and resource for experienced people to refer newer people to (if you're like me, while I enjoy teaching others the basics, it does get a little tiring explaining the same thing over and over).
To assist me in accomplishing this, I launched a Kickstarter project for the purpose of raising $500 to pay for an HD camera, lighting, micophone, and materials to build workbench that will allow me to create the highest quality tutorial videos.
Go to my Kickstarter project page to learn all the details.
I'm currently considering the following video ideas to get started (see below). In time, I'll move onto more advanced subjects, like FPV and autopilot.
If you choose to contribute (any amount will help!), I thank you! There are "rewards" (see the Kickstarter page to learn more) that I'm giving to contributors.
How do I Get Started?
How Much Does it Cost?
How Hard is it to Fly?
What Happens if I Crash?
What Kind of Range do they Get?
How Long do they Fly?
Where and When do I Fly?
Where do I buy an Airplane?
Should I Use a Flight Simulator?
What Tools Will I Need?
Are there local groups I can meet with?
What are some online resources?
What does these RC Airplane terms mean?
If You're Building Your Own or Getting an ARF/RR:
Choosing the AirplaneChoosing a Transmitter & Receiver
Choosing a Brushless Motor
Choosing an ESC
Choosing a Battery
Choosing a Servo
Choosing a Propeller
Preparing for your First Flight:
Finding the Center of Gravity (CG)
Check your control throws and direction
Charge a LiPo Battery
Checking Thrust Direction
Your First Flights:
What Repair Tools & Equip. to Bring
Conduct a Range Test
Get to Know your Environment
Final Preflight Check
How to take off an RC Airplane
How to fly an RC Airplane
How to land an RC Airplane
When (not if) you crash, what to do?