We conduct Aeromodelling workshops for the following:
Free Flight Gliders:
Ever wondered how birds glide in the sky without flapping their
wings? Other than have hollow wing structure, their high aspect ratio and
perfect balance helps them to ride with the wind. If you can grasp these concepts,
you too can build a glider that is able to float in the air for long periods of
Glider flying are first stages for anyone who wish to learn about the aerodynamics and essentials of flight design. It challenges the fundamentals while exploring creativity in designing new crafts. It also pushes the boundaries of workmanship to build complicated structures while maintaining light weight.
These gliders can be flown indoors and outdoors, depending on the build.
Hand Launch Gliders:
There are many ways to launch a glider, even if you are just using your hands. You can launch it straight ahead, swing it out in the air, and even launch your craft like you are launching a discus. The planes, if well balanced, will be able to generate enough lift to keep it afloat for long durations.
Catapult Launched Gliders:
Catapult-launched gliders are shot off the sky using a launching handle. The planes have to be built light in order for them to stay in the air. The control surfaces are trimmed slightly so that they can circle round and glide longer.
Rubber Powered Gliders:
Rubber-powered gliders, as the name suggests, uses an elastic rubber band to propel them forward. The rubber band is wound to store potential energy. When released, the rubber band unwinds itself, converting this potential energy to turn the propeller. Built carefully, some can stay aloft for forty minutes or longer.
Control Line Aeromodels:
Control line flying is similar to flying a powered kite, except with 2 lines attached to the bellcrank of the plane. The other ends of the lines will be attached to a handle, and the plane will be flown within a space of a hemisphere around the pilot. The space you need for flying is determined by the length of the lines you choose to use.
The plane is controlled by the handle you hold, so the power is yours. Nudging the handle would affect the movement of the elevator, which would in turn cause the maneuvering of the plane.
Radio Controlled Aeromodels:
Using a radio transmitter, one can send signals to a receiver that is attached to the plane.
Flying a radio control plane requires a lot of hand-eye coordination and observational skills. You will learn how to control your plane in its pitch, roll and yaw axis, and how to trim your plane to balance.
Beginners are encouraged to consult mentors to guide you on flying if it is your first time. Your transmitter will be linked to the instructor's transmitter using a buddy cord.