- Vacuum-formed plastic shell, often used for a hard skin around foam.
- Academy of Model Aeronautics.
- Almost Ready to Fly. A mostly prebuilt model.
- Cyanoacrylate ("crazy") glue.
- Carbon fiber. Tape, rods, tubes, spars. Light and strong!
- Corrugated plastic, as in "Caution Wet Floor" signs.
Not lightweight, but indestructible.
- Electronic Speed Control. Throttle.
- Model made of (styro)foam, often preformed. "Flying beer cooler."
- Heads-Up Display. (Easier to carry to the field than a TV, and brighter.)
- Local Hobby Shop (as opposed to mail order).
- Which way the plane's pointing. If it's a silhouette, you can mistakenly think
it's pointing the "other way," like the Necker Cube illusion.
- Model that looks like a conventional plane only "in profile"
because its fuselage is flat. Less drag, more aerobatic.
- Receiver (of a radio signal).
- Little box with a moving arm, which moves control surfaces on the plane.
- Speed 400, -480, -...
- Common sizes of electric motors. Bigger number means bigger motor.
- Transmitter. What the pilot holds ("the sticks").
Also something on the plane sending data back to the ground station.
Keep the horizon in view.
Clouds emphasize motion.
Encode at no less than 15 fps, Sorenson-1 or -3.
X10 CMOS cams are poor any way you measure them:
get a proper
CCD cam and 2.4 GHz link
like Black Widow AV's.
And splurge on a good rx antenna.