How To Make RC Airplanes is now How To Build RC Airplanes.
Why did you change the name of your website?
Good question. the name change came about after doing some research and surveys of our visitors over the years. They were always asking why don’t you say “build” instead of “make”? The answer is pretty simple, we were a new site back in 2008 and we were just getting started. We thought it made sense, but that is what happens when you are new and think everyone else thinks like you do.
Fast forward 10 years
Wow, it has been ten years since we launched and now… we are re-branding ourselves (just a tad), really, changing from MAKE to BUILD seems natural when we are talking about building anything, making is ok, but building is what our visitors asked for.
What will change?
Nothing will change as far as the quality content we have been providing, we will still work hard to give you useful building tips and tutorials that you can apply to your own rc airplane building techniques.
We will be changing the name of our book (our lawyers said it was ok). Now it will be known as “How To Build RC Airplanes – A Comprehensive Guide”.
Our old website will re-direct to here, so not to worry if you bookmarked howtomakercairplanes.com, you will still get to our site safely to enjoy all those wonderful building tips (and if you would like to buy our book, we would really like that too.).
And Now For The About US
Hello and welcome to our site. My name is Carl Bayer and I created this site with you the beginner builder of rc airplanes in mind. I noticed there was a real lack of vital information necessary, to be successful at building radio control airplanes. The time and money that you will invest, is an investment in yourself. Building RC Airplanes is becoming a lost art, but I see it as a wonderful outlet for expressing creativity and talent that needs to be revived. I consider us makers, and building rc airplanes uses many different maker skills, from woodworking, to electronics and metal working.
When looking through countless websites we noticed that there was a lack of comprehensive information that would really be helpful to someone new to building radio control airplanes.
You can feel good knowing that we have over 20 years experience building and flying models and we know what works and what doesn’t. we certainly could have benefitted greatly from a guide that was meant for beginners to this amazing hobby way back when we started.
This is what this website is about, helping you the new to the hobby individual, realize how important it is to have the tools to avoid the frustration that could end your enjoyment in this hobby quickly.
Keep At It
With any new hobby you are bound to make mistakes and in this hobby you just cannot afford to make too many or the plane won’t even be airworthy (which means to be able to fly properly without serious corrections needing to be made).
We speak from years of experience. We know how frustrating it is to spend hours and hours building a beautiful airplane, only to have it smash into a million pieces.
We believe that in this particular hobby it is essential to get the correct training that will teach you proper building techniques from the beginning. This is even more important than other hobbies, you just do not have a large margin for error. Once your model airplane is in the air, this is not the time to find out whether or not you built something correctly or not.
A WORD OF CAUTION
Yes, it will happen that you will smash up your model eventually, there just is no way to know when a gust of wind or empty fuel tank or loose screw, or radio interference will end the life of your model airplane, but usually this happens after getting lots and lots of use out of your airplane, and the pain is not that bad, usually you quickly reflect back on all the successful flights you had and the still evenings where you brought it in for a perfect landing. But none of this is possible when you do not have the tools to build correctly right from the start.
Final Note To All….
I would love your insight and opinions, with regard to the information on this site, your objective point of view will help make this site a better experience for all of us builders of rc aircraft. We are a community and I welcome your help in providing the best content we can.