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Radio Controlled Airplanes brands constantly compete with each other for the market. Altogether, they provide hundreds of new models every year. Thus, the variety of choices is enormous. Use the top list (and the extended top 30 list) of the best radio controlled airplanes if you do not want to waste too much of your time.

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Top 7 of Radio Controlled Airplanes of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Top Race Remote Control Airplane (Editor’s Choice)
Fully assembled ready to fly (rtf).
Top Race Remote Control Airplane
4.8
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2. Rc Airplane
Advanced technology, the unique technology helps pilot easy to flight.
Rc Airplane
4.5
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3. SUPOW Electric RTF Remote Control RC Helicopter
Forward / backward, right / left rotation, fly right / left sideward, up / down.
SUPOW Electric RTF Remote Control RC Helicopter
4.3
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4. RC Plane (Most Durable)
Thanks to 3 axis gyro building in esc, what makes this rc plane stable flight and easy to handle for experts or beginner.
RC Plane
4.0
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5. Great Planes Avistar Elite .46 Ready-to-Fly
High wing mounting and tricycle landing gear boost your confidence by adding stability and easy ground handling.
Great Planes Avistar Elite .46 Ready-to-Fly
4.0
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6. Funtech 3 Channel Remote Control Airplane
2.4 ghz technology make it come ture that you can flight with your friends.
Funtech 3 Channel Remote Control Airplane
3.8
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7. Powerup Fpv Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane
Control your paper drone with intuitive movements of your head using a google cardboard viewer.
Powerup Fpv Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane
3.5
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№ 1. Top Race Remote Control Airplane, 3 Channel Rc Airplane Aircraft Built In 6 Axis Gyro System Super Easy to Fly Rtf (tr-c285)
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Top Race 15 x 12 x 4 inches 1.5 pounds
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Top race 3 channel remote control airplane, built in 6 axis gyro system super easy to fly rtf great for beginners (tr-c285). Perfect training plane for new pilots and intermediate due to 6-axis gyro ultra stable self stabilization of gyro system. 2.4ghz radio control distance of over 320 ft. 8mm coreless motor, flying time of up to 12 min. Wingspan: 15.7″ length: 12.2″ height: 4.1″ battery: 3.7v 180mah lipo, includes: tr-c285 airplane.2.4ghz remote.3.7v 180mah battery for plane, charging cable, extra propellers, wheels and manual. Transmitter requires 4 aa batteries (not included). Fully assembled ready to fly (rtf); electric powered (ep); complete full 3 channel (elevator, rudder, throttle) rc airplane.

 

 
PROS
Fully assembled ready to fly
2.4ghz radio control distance
Perfect training plane
Top race 3 channel remote control airplane
CONS
It is flawless in every aspect.
 

What factors did you consider while making the TOP list of the best radio controlled airplanes?

We sincerely wanted to help our readers, so our team spent many hours comparing various radio controlled airplanesfrom different manufacturers. It was not easy, since we had to find a way to include both cheap and expensive radio controlled airplanesin our rating list. That is why we decided to make the price/quality ratio the determining factor. No matter what your budget is, you can use our guide to choose the best radio controlled airplanes in the preferred price category.

 

 
№ 2. Rc Airplane -rtf 2.4ghz C-17 Remote Control Aircraft for Indoor Outdoor Building In Esc 3 Axis Gyroscope, Super Easy to Fly
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
King Leo 14.4 ounces
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Long lasting flight, this is super light weight 2 channels 2.4ghz rc airplane c-17, the weight of taking off is 50g and it was made of epp material. It will result in lasting a long flight time stay in sky. Powerful motors, as its less weight, two coreless 716 motors support enough power to fly in the sky. Two methods of taking off ( throw off or sliding off ) brings amazing flight route for pilot. Advanced technology, the unique technology helps pilot easy to flight. It is related to 3 axis gyroscope building in esc, which makes this plane flights stable automatic. Eighter experts or beginners, who are able to handling it easy by crazy innovation in technology. Historical model, c-17 military airplane is most popular in the world during passing several years. It was developped for USA air force, what has got huge successful in gobal militery action. Not only USA air force, but most other countries like it.

Durable fuselage, durable epp foam protects the airplane safety from air crashing, also protects body and wing all are in good condition from curving during transportation.

 

 
PROS
Long lasting flight
Powerful motors
Advanced technology
Durable fuselage
Historical model
CONS
Does not have enough color options.
Considering the price, the material quality could be better.
 

 

 
№ 3. SUPOW Electric RTF Remote Control RC Helicopter, Mid-sized 2.4ghz 4.5ch Dual Axis Rc Airplane with Double Gyro and Headlamp, Boys Toy, Remote Control Uav Aircraft for Cool Kids (white)
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
SUPOW 1.55 pounds
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2.4ghz spread spectrum technology: better anti-interference ability, faster reaction speed, least power consumptio. Ready to fly (rtf): high wing trainer is stable and easy to fly, light weight and durable epp construction. Great gift: will be a great bitrhday gift for boy. Fun toy for kids and adults alike. What will you get: 1 remote control + 1 charger + 1 battery + 4 fans + 2 spare fans + 1 screwdiver + manual. 8 directional flight: forward / backward, right / left rotation, fly right / left sideward, up / down. (before takeoff, please debug the remote conrol, the wrong operation of the aircraft will make planes fall towards the earth).

 

 
PROS
8 directional flight
Ready to fly
2.4ghz spread spectrum technology
CONS
Comes only in one size.
Not suitable for long work.
 

 

 
№ 4. RC Plane, 2.4ghz Rtf Kit, Epp Toy, 2 Channels S for Hobby Beginner, Best Rc Airplane for Kids
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
XiaoYa 12.8 ounces
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Epp shell – durable epp foam protects the airplane safety from air crashing, also protects body and wing all are in good condition from curving during transportation. Esc building with gyro – thanks to 3 axis gyro building in esc, what makes this rc plane stable flight and easy to handle for experts or beginner. Rechargeable battery – plane comes with li-po rechargeable battery and controller needs 3 pcs aa battery ( not included ). Easy to flight – this is 2.4ghz 2 channels rtf rc plane for beginner. It made of epp foam material, durable and not easy broken. Funny flight – two methods of taking off ( throw off or sliding off ) brings amazing flight route for pilot.

 

 
PROS
Esc building
Rechargeable battery
Funny flight
CONS
Too small for regular people.
 

 

 
№ 5. Great Planes Avistar Elite .46 Ready-to-Fly (rtf) Advanced Trainer Radio Control Airplane
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Great Planes GPMA1605 55 x 16.8 x 9.2 inches 16.1 pounds
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Includes airplane, installed fuel tank, o. 46ax ii engine with muffler, glow plug, propeller.6-channel slt radio, and aa batteries. Perfect choice for progressing from basic training to aerobatics using one plane and a flight instructor’s assistance. High wing mounting and tricycle landing gear boost your confidence by adding stability and easy ground handling. More stable and better able to handle windy conditions than smaller park fliers. Requires fuel, esc, lipo battery, and lipo battery charger.

 

 
PROS
Requires fuel
More stable
Includes airplane
Perfect choice
High wing mounting
CONS
Professionals will not find it useful.
 

 

 
№ 6. Funtech 3 Channel Remote Control Airplane, Rtf Rc Plane Drone with 2.4ghz Control Flying Aircraft for Indoors Outdoors Flight Toys, Built In 6 Axis Gyro System Super Easy to Fly(white)
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
FunTech 15 x 4 x 12 inches 1.55 pounds
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-reliable after sale service: 30-day money back guarantee 1 year replacement warranty and ready to respond within 24 hours. -rtf packaged: completed assembled ready-to-fly set. -high quality structure: light weight and durable epp construction. -infrared remote control: high performance and more stable in indoor/ outdoor flight. -digital proportional standardized radio control system: 2.4 ghz technology make it come ture that you can flight with your friends.

 

 
PROS
-reliable after sale service
-infrared remote control
-digital proportional standardized radio control system
-high quality structure
-rtf packaged
CONS
Not suitable for short people due to the enormous size.
 

 

 
№ 7. Powerup Fpv Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane with A Live Video Stream Camera and Autopilot Control
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Quality
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
PowerUp 500-020 12 x 6 x 3.5 inches 1.65 pounds
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Control your paper drone with intuitive movements of your head using a google cardboard viewer. (cardboard viewer sold separately). Experience flight as if you were sitting in the cockpit of your paper airplane. Autopilot for easy flying in windy conditions, video and audio recording, rotating camera. Crash proof carbon fiber and plastic frame, multiple airplane design possibilities. 10 minute flight per charge, over 300ft wi-fi video streaming range.

 

 
PROS
Gross weight
Control your paper drone
10 minute flight per charge
CONS
The price tag is too high.
 

What are your reviews based on?

We compared hundreds of various radio controlled airplanes and chose TOP options with the best price/quality ratio. It was not easy, since manufacturers present new modes of radio controlled airplanesevery year. We made an unbiased review and used only important factors, such as prices, materials, weights, and many other things.

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How long is the minimum warranty period for an average radio controlled airplanes?

In the most cases, two-year long warranty period is considered as optimal for radio controlled airplanes. radio controlled airplaneshave a tendency to lose their quality with time. Replacing old radio controlled airplaneswith a new model is a much better option than an overpriced lifetime warranty.

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