The Flite Test Book of R/C Airplanes is Out Now!

by FliteTest | November 28, 2018 | (3) Posted in News

We've made a book! Find out more about our first Flite Test publication. 

From the very earliest days of Flite Test, it's all been about increasing the accessibility of RC. Now, we're very excited to announce that we've opened another avenue to help individuals get started through a brand new publication, 'The Flite Test Book of R/C Airplanes'.


Here are a few snippets of what you can expect to find within the pages of this book.


This Flite Test book has been designed to be physically shared with friends and family. We hope it will be found on bedside tables, school classrooms and even on library shelves all over the world. For this reason, we've made it available everywhere! You can purchase copies from both the Flite Test Store and regional Amazon sites.  

USA (Flite Test Store)

UK (Amazon)

Europe and Worldwide (Amazon)

If you're not in one of these regions, you should still have shipping options open to you. 


What's the book about?

The book is about everything you should know before flying an RC airplane.


What's included in it?

There are five chapters. These cover choosing your first airplane, electronics and power systems, aerodynamics, hot to fly and crashing. There is a ton of helpful information, a forward by Josh Bixler and bonus content. 

How big is it?

Literally, in terms of specifications, it's 9 x 6 inches. In terms of how long it is, there are 76 pages packed with juicy RC content. 

Are there pictures?

Yes - a ton! There's beautiful custom imagery shot of our models, community members planes and action from the Flite Fests of the last few years. There are also finely detailed illustrations in every chapter which make the book more enjoyable and engaging to read.

Who's it for? 

This book is for anyone who has an interest in RC. As you might expect, it's ideal for newbies - but really anyone can read the book and gain a lot of value from its content.

What age is it for?

Really, anyone who can read can enjoy this book. The text has been written to appeal to all ages, young and old. As we wanted to create a product that could be handed to a friend or family member, we made sure that the book is accessible and easy to read. Even the youngest kids can enjoy the imagery and illustrations!

Would it make a good gift?

Absolutely! Combining a copy of the book with a Flite Test Gift Card or Speedbuild kit of your choice would make an epic present for anyone! 

Will there be other books in the future?

Yes! We plan on producing more books on other subjects such as scratch building and design, quad racing, and drones. If you like this original book, let us know. We'll be updating it with revised versions whilst looking to build on it with new works.

Get a friend into RC! Order a copy here:

USA (Flite Test Store) 

UK (Amazon) 

Europe and Worldwide (Amazon) 

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Pigfarm1403 on November 30, 2018
The sacred texts
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rblubaugh on December 2, 2018
This doesn't look like a book I would like to buy. Checking with another seller and looking inside, there does not seem to be information about wing area, tail moment (so the plane is more or less sensitive to elevator and rudder) or other information that might be helpful to a NEW modeler who is trying to build a sucessful, flying, first airplane. In my humble opinion.

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FliteTest on December 5, 2018
Hi! Thanks for the feedback. We hope to develop other books covering the more advanced subjects of designing and building your own airplanes in the future. For the new RC pilot, we've designed this book to be the perfect primer for their entry to the hobby. Think of it as an RC beginner series in print form. We hope it will make a great foundational layer. Thanks!
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PixelDani on December 6, 2018
I get mine yesterday! Thank you so much, its very informativ! Keep up your great work! I wish you make more books for example (Beginner, Amateur and Pro). Greetings from Munich
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The Flite Test Book of R/C Airplanes is Out Now!