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Radio Controlled Airplane A Mechanism Description

 

Introduction

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 Kitty Hawk, NC, in 1903. Though history shows Kitty Hawk as the flight, the first flight was 4 miles away at Kill Devil Hills. The airplane consists of four main visible parts: wings, fuselage, landing gear, and propeller.

 


Figure 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Hobby Tron. 2003. 15 October. Radio Controlled Airplane. Internet: http://www.hobbytron.net/Megatech-Skyliner--3-Channel-RTF-w-Radio.html

 

Wings

The wings, made from lightweight materials, connect to the fuselage. The wings provide the radio controlled airplane with lift and directional control.

 

Fuselage

The fuselage, aerodynamically designed, contains compartments for the motor and battery.

 

Landing Gear

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.

 

Propeller

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.

 

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Peter John Richardson

Colorado Technical University

English 200 Technical Communication

Fall 2003