The field equipment needed varies depending on how your aircraft is powered. The list below shows what's typically needed to fly a glow engine powered model. For convenience, most modelers store this gear in a "flight box" caddy for easy carrying. Except for fuel, most of the items are one-time purchases. You can use them for a lifetime, with as many different models as you fly.
The glow fuel used for model engines carries a percent rating, which indicates its nitromethane content. For trainer aircraft, 10% or 15% is recommended. Use a good quality fuel with a blend of castor oil and synthetic lubricants to protect your engine. Avoid "cheap" fuels, which sometimes attract moisture and cause engine parts to rust.Learn More