RC Pre-Flight Check List

RC Pre-Flight Check List

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What’s up guys?! How is the RC flying world treating you this week? Contact me if you have any questions or comment below. This week’s post is on Pre-flight Checks, enjoy!




A very important step for successful flying is performing pre-flight checks. If you don’t, the controls could be backwards or not working at all, which could result in a crash. Pre-flight checks are something you should do every time you plug a battery in. They can prevent unnecessary accidents.
Follow these steps for pre-flight checks:
  1. Hold aircraft safely while providing power to the throttle. Check to ensure the motor is running properly.
  2. Push ailerons left and right.
    1. When ailerons are left; the left flap should be up and the right flap down.
    2. When ailerons are right; the right flap should be up and the left flap down.
  3. Push rudder left and right. When left, the rudder should be tilted left, vice-versa.
  4. Push elevator up and down. When up, the flap should go down. When down, the flap should go up.
Make sure you know which way the flaps are supposed to turn. For example, my friend just recently had an incident with his controls. He got all setup to fly and launched it into the air. Immediately he realized the ailerons were reversed. When he told the airplane to go left, it would go right. So for about a minute, he carefully flew it around and landed quickly. Thankfully everything was alright and nothing damaged. He did pre-flight checks, but just got mixed up with the ailerons. So be sure to double check your pre-flight checks!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog today! Be sure to check out next week’s article, and always remember, “Altitude is your friend, fly high, and keep ahead of your aircraft.” Goodbye for now!

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