Aero modelling is the design, construction
and flying of model airplanes, helicopters and rockets. It particularly aims to
excite the imagination and generate enthusiasm of the students. Today, you can
build model airplanes of incredible realism and fly them as expertly as a real
pilot sitting at the controls. Aero modelling helps to understand Physics,
improve hand and eye coordination, understand the importance of team work,
learn to cope with success and failure, create 3D objects, learn to work with
plans, use hand tools etc. Aeromodelling is a wonderful form of self expression
that gradually leads you to a successful career as a Pilot, Aircraft Designer,
Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Aero-Space Engineer etc.
Model aircraft are flying or non-flying small sized replicas of existing or imaginary aircraft using a variety of materials including paper, plastic, metal, synthetic resins, wood, foam and fiberglass.The most commonly types are balsa wood, polystyrene and card stock. Flying designs range from generic gliders to accurate scale models, some of which can be very large; static display models range from mass produced toys to highly accurate models requiring thousands of hours to produce for display in museums. Aircraft manufacturers produce models of their own full sized aircraft both for wind tunnel testing and for advertising.
One essentially requires training under professional Instructors who are highly trained Aeronautical/Electrical Engineers and who love to teach. Aero modelling ignites the right-brain activity of a child and promotes better learning and apart from that building a flying model gives great sense of achievement, high-confidence & self esteem among children.