Aeromodelling and other aerosports has finally gained worldwide recognition and we Indians are not far behind. The interest of the young generation has increased the demand which in turn has prompted manufacturers of equipment and accessories to invest heavily in new plants and processes. The result is that the technological advancement of our hobby/sport has progressed in leaps and bounds. A visit to our club and you will be an educative and entertaining experience for those who have interest in this hobby.
“There is no field left in which; remote control has not been yet.” R/C sets are now extremely sophisticated and reliable. Model engine capacities and the model planes themselves are getting both larger and smaller depending on one’s interest. On one end of the scale, we are now seeing new jet turbines capable of reaching speeds of more than 300 km/hr., on the other end, tiny indoor R/C models are capable of flying circles in your Living room and Landing on the dining table. These are evidences to the diverse interest this sport holds for each one of us.However, there is one thing that technology will never replace is the challenge, the excitement and the joy of controlling one of these models in flight.
When Rakesh Verma started playing with model planes over 30 years back there were very few people who could take him seriously needless to say there was no one who could guide him. Today his collection of models and the experience in this field has helped him evolve to a creditable standard with his skill and method of introducing newcomers to the sport.
IAC has a full fledged workshop for building kits, repairing the models, expertise in make small souvenirs (scale models), servicing and repairing the engines and stock of imported fuel for the models. And yes if you visit us you can feast your eyes on the collection of models we have on display.
For most people, the beauty of an airplane’s design lies in its lines and curves. For the flier, however, the beauty of a design includes what that design can do. That feeling is as true for R/C (radio control) pilots as it is for pilots of full-size aircraft. The difference in the aircraft size, and the fact that R/C pilots remain on the ground has very little impact on the way given designs perform. As a result, R/C hobbyists have been able to model and fly aircraft that range from the Wright Brothers’ first plane to the magnificent Space Shuttle.
How does one get into this hobby: Check with hobbyist friends and visit the Indian Aeromodellers club (IAC). Attend one of our demo event. You have to find a good instructor. With an instructor, you’ll learn faster and with more confidence than if you start out on your own. If your instructor’s radio has a trainer system, you can buy a compatible radio, connect the two, and fly with less risk to your plane.
Warning: If you don’t have a proper instructor to teach you, the life of your R/C Model will, be for 30 seconds.