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Parts of RC Airplane

The parts of the RC Airplane include,


Engine is the main power-plant of RC Airplane. The power-plant of RC Airplanes can be electric motor, internal combustion gas engines and jet engines. The engine is mounted on the RC Airplanes and provides thrust to the RC Airplanes. Thrust is the forward force necessary for flight. The engines run a propeller.



Engine Cowl

Engine Cowl is the external covering made of fiberglass or plastic material to protect the engine from debris from the ground during takeoff and landing. The engine also makes the RC Airplane more aerodynamically clean.


The propeller is basically a wing section made of airfoil sections just like a wing but it is twisted along the span. The propeller is mounted to the engine in propeller driven RC airplanes. Jet engine RC Airplanes donít have a propeller and generates thrust by means of the jet engine.


Horizontal Tail

The horizontal tail or the horizontal stabilizer provides pitch control to the RC Airplane. Elevator is mounted on the horizontal stabilizer or horizontal tail of RC Airplanes. Normally, the Horizontal tail is set at a -1 degree angle of attack (AOA) relative to the wing.


Horizontal and Vertical tail are collectively known as the empennage of RC Airplanes

Vertical Tail

The Vertical tail or the vertical stabilizer provides the yaw control to the RC Airplanes. Rudder is mounted to the vertical tail or vertical stabilizer of the RC Airplanes.



A spinner is used to house the central hub of the propeller and makes the RC Airplane more aerodynamically efficient.

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