PICK YOUR POWER 〉〉 ELECTRIC, GAS, AND GLOW ESSENTIALS
WHETHER IT’S GAS, GLOW, OR ELECTRIC, EACH SYSTEM HAS ITS BENEFITS
There’s an old saying that suggests, “If in doubt, add more power!” And we have to admit, some Model Airplane News editors do believe there’s just no substitute for horsepower. But when it comes to selecting which type of power system to use, many RC modelers could use a little help. For this article, we’ve rounded up some basic setup and operation tips commonly used for glow-, gasoline-, and electric-power systems. If you’re looking for something to power your newest project, this article will highlight what’s involved with each system and what you’ll need to know to be successful.
For today’s RC model airplanes, there are three types of power systems you can choose from: glow, gasoline, and electric. Each type has its own requirements and advantages.