The radio controlled airplane (figure 1) is a remote control,
electrically powered model. The radio controlled airplane has been around for
100 years; the first successful powered flight occurred in
Source: Hobby Tron. 2003. 15 October. Radio Controlled Airplane. Internet: http://www.hobbytron.net/Megatech-Skyliner--3-Channel-RTF-w-Radio.html
The wings, made from lightweight materials, connect to the fuselage. The wings provide the radio controlled airplane with lift and directional control.
The fuselage, aerodynamically designed, contains compartments for the motor and battery.
The landing gear, located on the underside of the fuselage, goes up and down during takeoff and landing. The landing gear allows the plane to achieve the takeoff speed required to lift off the ground and prevents the radio controlled airplane from crashing into the ground during landings.
The propeller rotates at high speed, providing the necessary force to move the radio controlled airplane to the necessary takeoff speed. The propeller rotates by an electric engine in the fuselage, located immediately behind the propeller.
Peter John Richardson
English 200 Technical Communication