FAQ

HOW DO I LEARN TO FLY?

For airplanes, beginners start out using a buddy box system. This allows the instructor to take off and land, then switch control over to the student's radio for regular flying. If the student gets into trouble, the instructor can quickly take back control.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET STARTED?

A beginner airplane or helicopter setup with radio will typically cost under $500. Adult HRCC membership w/ MAAC included is just over $150, while a junior/student w/ MAAC included is under $50.

WHAT DO I NEED TO FLY RC AIRCRAFT?

You will need an aircraft, a radio, and some basic tools. If flying electric you will need batteries. If flying gas, you will need fuel and some starting equipment. And of course, you will need a club membership & MAAC insurance, which can be obtained through the club.

CAN I COME OUT AND WATCH?

Absolutely, if the gate is unlocked, come on in. Spectators are very welcome. While at the field, please remain in the spectator area. Spectators are not allowed in the pit area or on the runway area, unless accompanied by a member of the club.