Updated Friday 15th Dec 2017 3:30pm: One day backlog - we are dispatching orders as normal.
Express Delivery approx 2 days (3 days if YOU have snow in your area). Economy, 4 to 5 days. We would suggest Express if buying for Christmas now.

Items shown as In Stock on product pages are in stock OR more coming within 24 hours.

Planes

Show: 


Fly away - first time and intermediate pilots welcome!

All our planes are sold as complete packages - each includes the flight battery, a charger (sometimes integrated into the handset), the handset and full instructions.

All models are made from EPS Foam (a toughened variant of polystyrene) - this means that, unlike models made from rigid plastic, metal or wood, you can fly the plane in most parks and over farmland without a license, without needing to be a member of a flying club and without, in most cases, separate insurance.

Buying as a gift Some tips:

Planes come in four basic designs - the key to a successful first flight is choosing something suitable for the experience of the pilot:

Type 1: Twin Prop powered models - these have no flaps / rudder / elevator control, the plane flies purely by varying the twin propeller's speed. Faster on one side - it turns. Both faster - it climbs. Both slower - it descends. VERY EASY TO FLY.

Type 2: Single Prop Bi-Plane - such as the Sopwith Pup and Fokker DVII - these are quite slow in the air and very controllable as a result. A great way to learn to fly.

Type 3: Conventional High Wing: This is a plane where the body of the aircraft hangs from the main wing (the wing is on top of the cab effectively). These are faster but still remain stable as the weight hanging from the wing makes them slower to turn.

Type 4: Low Wing: This is a plane such as a Spitfire, a Messerschmitt or a Mustang - or indeed any WWII type fighter plane. On these the weight is above the wing, meaning the plane will very quickly "peel off" and dive away. Very spectacular in the air but much harder to get the hang of and prone to crashing in inexperienced hands.

Type 5: Jet: We don't usually stock these, they are extremely difficult to fly but look good in the hands of a seasoned flyer. For most people though they will very quickly turn into a pile of broken bits!
 


Result Pages:  1  2  [Next >>] 
Displaying 1 to 12 (of 16 products)
Categories
We Accept

  

 

  Recently Viewed:
Carrera 201028 Red Chaser 1:20 Ready to Run RC Car with Battery + Charger
  Carrera 201028 Red Chaser...
Firelands Ares MINI GAMMA RTF - Ready To Fly Mini RC Plane with Hitec Red Radio
  Firelands Ares MINI GAMMA...
Tamiya 47330 The Bigwig 2017 Re-release RC Kit - COMPLETE DEAL BUNDLE
  Tamiya 47330 The Bigwig 2...
Amazing Tamiya £120 Holiday Buggy RC Kit BARGAIN BUNDLE DEAL - Everything for just £120! (58470)
  Amazing Tamiya £120 Holi...
Amazing Tamiya £109 Grasshopper Buggy RC Kit BARGAIN BUNDLE DEAL - Everything for just £109! (58346)
  Amazing Tamiya £109 Gras...
Amazing Tamiya £105 Rising Fighter Buggy RC Kit BARGAIN BUNDLE DEAL - Everything for just £105! (58416)
  Amazing Tamiya £105 Risi...

  ...
Hornby R1202 Mallard Pullman Complete Starter Train Set
  Hornby R1202 Mallard Pull...
Absima Team-C TR02TV2RTR 2WD RC Truggy Ready To Run with 2.4Ghz Radio 1:10 Scale BARGAIN
  Absima Team-C TR02TV2RTR ...

  ...