Part One, An Introduction To RC Plane Parts & Accessories

Part One, An Introduction To RC Plane Parts & Accessories

Aug 10th 2016

If you’re new to aeromodelling, choosing your first radio control plane can be an exciting, yet overwhelming process. After all, there are so many different models of airplanes and airplane accessories to choose from, it can be hard to know exactly what you need. At Twisted Hobbys, our passion for designing not long the highest quanltiy model aircraft we also focus on removing the guess work out of electronics for the customers.  While we do offer one click solutions to operate and power your Twisted Hobbys model we will brake down the components to give examples of:

  • Battery
  • Electronic Speed Control (ESC)
  • Motor
  • Servos
  • Propeller
  • Radio (Transmitter) & Receiver (RX)

We’ll now dive a little deeper into the significance of each part, so you have a better understanding of the inner workings of your model airplane. In part one of this series, we will discuss the battery and electronic speed control of RC model airplanes.


While there are a variety of batteries to choose from for your rc model plane, the most popular batteries are the LiPo batteries or lithium-polymer batteries. These batteries are significantly lighter in weight than most, which aids in the ease of flight for your model airplane. Although the LiPo batteries require special currents to charge, with the appropriate care they can last a very long time.

Electronic Speed Control (ESC)

The electronic speed control is an important part of your model airplane. Once plugged into the receiver’s throttle channel, connected between the battery pack and motor, the ESC will regulate the speed of your plane’s motor.

In part two of this series, we will discuss the importance of your RC model plane’s motor, receiver and servos. If you’re looking for high-quality LiPo batteries and accessories or electronic speed controls for your model plane, look no further than Twisted Hobbys. We’ve got everything you need to build efficient and beautiful model airplanes at an affordable cost.