Radio Control Guidance Systems



The radio,s used in the radio control aircraft hobby have made huge leaps in technology in recent years. There are 3 or 4 major manufactures of these units supplying the majority of the industry.

How Radio Control Radio Systems Work.

These systems are made up of 4 main components.

  • The Transmitter- This is the unit that sends the radio signal.
  • The Receiver- This is the unit in the model that receives the radio signal
  • The Servo- This is the unit that gets its direction from the receiver and is the unit that does the work
  • The Batterys- The above componets all require electrical power to operate. The transmitter has a battery and the receiver in the model also requires a battery for operation. The servo also gets its power from the receiver battery.
  • More detailed info on how these things all work together can be found in the links to Airplane or Heli systems.

Here is a excellent article on the recent 2.4 ghz technology sytems from RC Model Reveiws.

2.4GHz Radio Control Explained


If you've got, or you've been thinking of buying, a 2.4GHz spread-spectrum RC set then you'll probably be keen to understand exactly how it works, and hopefully this article will help you do so. READ MORE

GPS controlled or video link flying is not considered hobby flying in some countries including mine here in Canada. More info on these systems can be found here.



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