Letchworth Model Aeronautical Society
Getting startedWe fly many types of radio-controlled models, from the traditional airplanes with glow plug engines to the latest FPV quadcopters ("drones" to the public at large!). When starting the hobby it's easy to spend either too much money and end up with a model you can't fly, or too little and end up with something you won't enjoy flying. However by coming along to one of our Sunday afternoon flying sessions at Letchworth Rugby Club you can chat with our experienced members. They will advise you how to spend a modest amount on a suitable trainer which will help you grow into an expert pilot. We are happy to give dual-control lessons to members who are new to the hobby, and have taken many novices through to their first solo flights. We even have a fixed wing club trainer available which new members can use before they buy their first plane.
It is usually simplest to get started with an electric model of the type you want to fly - fixed wing, helicopter or multi-rotor. You will need as a minimum:
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