What are some books or reading resources I can use to learn how to build my own fixed-wing RC aircraft? Many years ago, I used to work on a fixed-wing RC aircraft, but only as a programmer for some of its onboard instruments. I am interested in how the physical frame of the aircraft is usually built, and how the electrical components are wired to produce a flyable RC aircraft. Can you recommend some books?

Educational background: first-year university physics, first-year university mathematics, semi-competent programming skills, I have a little bit of experience with using saws, bench drills, lathes, etc. in a school workshop environment.

I don't mind dense and heavy reading.

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    $\begingroup$ I've never been into books (which doesn't mean there are no good ones) but I can recommend the FliteTest YouTube-channel. They do all sorts of stuff with RC planes. Some of their stuff is more on the experimental side but they also have great beginner videos. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 31, 2020 at 20:20
  • $\begingroup$ As Bastian said, these guys are a great resource. looks like they put this book out a few years ago so the info may be a bit dated...but still relevant. I have not read the book. The Flite Test Book of RC Airplanes: Everything you need to know before flying R/C Paperback – November 15, 2018 by James Whomsley (Author) $\endgroup$
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    Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 2:03


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