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RC - Quads, Drones,Planes, Gliders & Helicopters

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General Information

  • This PDF (8 pages) answers some basic questions and quides you to make the correct decision on Model Helicopters

  • What is the difference between Mode I and Mode II?

    Mode I has the Throttle and Aileron on the right stick. The Elevator and Rudder are on the left stick. This is the most common in Australia with Mode II gaining in popularity.

    Mode II has the Aileron and Elevator, the two main controls, on the right stick. The Throttle and Rudder are on the left stick.

    Radio Control Park Flyers

    Park Flyers are electric planes that are designed to be flown with little or no wind. They generally come with radio installed, battery for the plane and a charger. Other batteries for the transmitter may be required. Please check with the shop for further details.

    Planes such as the Scout, Yellow Bee or Dragon Fly are highly recommended for beginners. Parts are readily available for all the Park Flyers we sell however these planes are NOT indestructible and it may get to a stage after a very heavy crash that they are not worth repairing. YOU WILL CRASH no matter how good you think you are at flying!

    2 Channel planes will not do loops. 3 Channel planes will do loops. 2 Channel planes are recommended for beginners. Practice and get a 2 Channel plane under control before attempting a 3 Channel plane. The 2 Channel planes are cheap to buy and repair.

    To fly a Radio Controlled Aircraft it is highly recommended that you learn on a high wing trainer plane. These are designed to be stable in flight and as forgiving as possible for the learner.

    Radio Control Gas Planes

    It is also highly recommended that you join a club to learn how to fly a gas plane and only fly in approved areas. STANBRIDGES have available a club contact list -see the clubs page

    - there are over 25 aeromodellers clubs throughout the state.

    Once you have mastered the trainer then you can advance to mid-wing, low wing and bi-planes. The engine and radio that you start with can be transferred into the other kit. All of the starting gear, fuel and associated items can also be used for the other plane.

    The cost that can be expected to be incurred to get a 4 channel plane airborne is considerably more than a Park Flyer.

    Radio Control Helicopters

    Helicopters are not easy to fly - you need to concentrate.

  • This PDF answers some basic questions and quides you to make the correct decision on Model Helicopters

  • Radio Control Gas Plane Kits

    Numerous plane kits are available to learn on - and even more are available once you know how to fly. Ask the staff if you have a request for a particular plane and they will see if its is available.

    See our FAQ on radio control trainer kits

    Below is listed some of the items you may require should you wish to build a Radio Control Gas Plane Kit. Should you have any further queries please contact the staff at STANBRIDGES.

    ITEM COST $
    PLANE KIT $115-235
    4 CHANNEL FM RADIO WITH 3 SERVOS $282
    SERVOS $24
    ENGINE 40-46 $130-265
    COVERING FILM (3) $12 - $16 PER ROLL
    FUEL $14 PER 2 LITRES $45 PACKAGE
    STARTER BATTERY 1.5 Volts $11 $45 PACKAGE
    FILLER BOTTLE $4 $45 PACKAGE
    GLOW LEADS $13 $45 PACKAGE
    GLOW PLUG $5 - $12 $45 PACKAGE
    PROPELLER $6 - $8 $45 PACKAGE
    GLOW PLUG SPANNER $6 - $9 $45 PACKAGE
    AA BATTERIES - NICAD (12) $4 EACH
    BATTERY CHARGER $30
    EPOXY GLUE $10
    ALIPHATIC RESIN (WHITE GLUE) $6
    FUEL PROOFING ? DOPE $7
    KNIFE $3
    AIR FILTER $5 OPTIONAL
    FIELD BOX $80 OPTIONAL
    FILM IRON $45 OPTIONAL
    SPINNER $6 - $16 OPTIONAL
    STARTER MOTOR 12Volt $45 - $99 OPTIONAL
    POWER PANEL $50 - $70 OPTIONAL
    ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP $25 - $35 OPTIONAL

    Contact Stanbridges

    Stanbridges Hobby Shop

    23 Railway Parade
    Mount Lawley, Perth 6050
    Western Australia

    Opposite the Guildford Road Subway

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    Ph: (08) 9271 8929
    Fax: (08) 9271 4683

    Free Call: 1800 811 455

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