Remote controlled model airplanes have made huge advances in the past few years. From on board cameras to dropping bombs, it looks like the sky is the limit for these impressive little models. Remote controlled model airplanes have also been know to have played an vital part in movies to replicate real aircraft for a crash or stunt. Some governments use remote controlled airplanes to spy on enemies or to take photographs for future missions.
The main interest is in the aviation enthusiast category where a people of all walks of life get together to have fun in the skies. From dog fights to aerobatics there are no limits. From Cessna to high performance jets the variety is huge. Thousands of dollars are spent each year on this rapidly growing hobby. It seems like remote controlled airplanes are just getting bigger, better and faster.
If you are considering getting involved in the hobby it would be wise to spend some time considering the pros and cons before you blow your hard eared cash on the wrong stuff. If you want to learn how to fly remote controlled model airplanes you should consider first investing in a simulator. There are lots to choose from, but I would advise going for a free version to start with. Once you know how to fly, you can go for a more advanced and expensive one.
Next would be to start with an easy to build, easy to fix model. Do not go out and buy the largest and best as you will almost certainly crash it into a million pieces in the first few flights. RC model planes are heaps of fun, but be sure you know what you are in for before you spend.