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No matter whether you’re an experienced pilot or just getting started, finding the right RC plane can be a challenge.
With so many different models to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to pinpoint a good model for your needs. We’ve compiled a list of the 9 best RC planes for 2014 based on price and customer satisfaction.
9. HobbyZone Champ
The Champ is a ready-to-fly RC plane from HobbyZone that provides you with everything you need to start flying right away – including the batteries. The design is a recreation of Aeronca’s tail wheel airplane. It comes fully assembled with:
- 2.4GHz transmitter that uses Spektrum DSM technology
- 3.7V, 150mAh Li-Po battery
- Battery charger
- Steerable tail wheel
- Scale wing rib
The package includes everything you need to teach yourself how to fly.
8. HobbyZone Duet
The second plane on our list is another product offered by HobbyZone. The Duet is an RTF trainer that’s small in size, but big on performance. Included is everything you need to start flying right away.
The Duet is 15” in length, features a 21” wingspan and is 5” high. It may be small, but you can still fly it outdoors in light to moderate winds. It’s extremely easy to fly and even easier to land, which makes it the ideal choice for those who are just learning to fly. Just don’t expect it to perform any loops or barrel rolls. This model is strictly for learning purposes.
7. UMX Radian
The UMX Radian is loved by pilots of all experience levels, although it’s best suited for those who have at least a little flying experience.
While the first two models on our list include everything you need to start flying, the UMX Radian is not a complete ready-to-fly solution. You will need to supply your own transmitter. This model is compatible with:
- 4+ channel DSM2 transmitter
- DSMX-compatible transmitter
The UMX Radian is lightweight and features a molded-foam construction. It glides through the air with ease, and its AS3X system provides a smooth yet stable flight. The plane comes with a battery, charger and everything else you need (minus the transmitter) to start flying.
6. Delta Ray RTF
The Delta Ray RTF is an RC plane offered by E-flite that comes with everything you need to start flying, including the transmitter and batteries. Users love this one, and it’s easy to see why. Just take a look at its great features:
- Z-Foam construction for impact-resistance and the utmost in durability.
- Panic Mode returns the plane to a stable flight level with the press of a button.
- 4-Channel transmitter.
- SAFE technology offers four modes designed to help new pilots learn how to fly.
Just one charge will provide you with a flight time of 7-10 minutes.
5. Micro Cessna 781
The Micro Cessna 781 is a fun little plane that offers a 4-directional flight: left turns, right turns, descending and ascending. This is a high wing trainer that’s easy to fly, light in weight and built with durable EPP.
What we really liked about this plane was that it includes three selectable frequencies, so it’s possible to fly three planes together. Charging time is just 25 minutes, and allows for a flight time of 10 minutes.
4. HobbyZone Super Cub
The Super Cub is another fantastic plane offered by HobbyZone. It comes with all the great features you would expect with any HobbyZone model, including:
- HobbyZone’s Anti-Crash Technology
- Z-Foam construction for the utmost in durability
- Spektrum DX4e four-channel transmitter
- 480 motor
- 3S Li-Po battery
The Super Cub is a forgiving model that’s easy to fly, but expect to make some repairs after a few flights – especially if you’re just learning how to fly.
3. Apprentice S 15e
The second E-flite plane on our list, the Apprentice S 15e is a great RC plane for beginners. Much like the Delta Ray, the Apprentice S 15e is easy to assemble and ready to fly. This model comes with the following features:
- SAFE technology allows for flight protection and spatial awareness.
- Powerful brushless outrunner motor
If you’re working with an instructor and learning how to fly, this is a great model to start with.
2. ParkZone Ember 2
The Ember 2 is an RC aircraft offered by ParkZone that’s ready to fly. While it may not look exactly like a real plane, it does boast some great features, such as:
- 2.4GHz, Spektrum DSM2 transmitter
- Small size; slow flying
- Battery charges in 15-20 minutes
- 3.7V, 70mAh Li-Po battery
Flight time is approximately 10 minutes, but this model takes off and climbs extremely well. With a charge time of just 20 minutes, you can extend your fun by just bringing an extra set of batteries along with you.
1. Great Planes Pluma 3D
The Pluma is a lightweight model offered by Great Planes. This is one of the more affordable products on the market, but it’s designed for hobbyists that already have a little experience with RC planes.
The Pluma comes with:
- 3D Pluma Biplane
- Decal sheet
- Landing gear with two wheels
You will need to supply the following components:
- 4-channel radio
- Battery charger
- Battery (LiPo compatible)
This is a great plane for pilots that have experience. If you’re a newbie or looking for a RTF solution, this is not the right choice for you.
These are the top 9, best-selling models of 2014. No matter whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’re sure to find one that suits your needs and budget on this list.