Field Equipment


The equipment required to get a trainer off the ground can be very inexpensive. There are a few basic items that will suffice to get a beginner into the air and learning to fly but there are other items that can be added to make the job a lot easier.

MINIMUM EQUIPMENT
NAME DESCRIPTION
Glow Plug Driver Clip on battery for supplying power to glow plug
Chicken Stick Stick used for flipping the prop to start the engine
Fuel Fuel mixture recommended by engine manufacturer
Fuel Bulb Rubber bulb used to transfer fuel to model tank
4 - Way Wrench Combination wrench with sizes to fit glow plug, prop nut, etc.
Tool Box Any box suitable for carrying the other equipment

These items should cost about $40. This can vary depending on the brand of the items and the place from which the items are purchased. An assortment of screwdrivers, pliers, and allen wrenches may also be needed to perform field maintenance.

OPTIMUM EQUIPMENT
NAME DESCRIPTION
Starter Battery powered motor for starting model engine
Glow Plug Connector Clip on battery connector for supplying power to glow plug
Power Panel Power distribution panel for distributing power from a field battery to starter, glow plug connector, etc.
Field Battery Small 12 volt wet or gel cell battery
Fuel Fuel mixture recommended by engine manufacturer
Fuel Pump Special pump used to transfer fuel to model tank
4 - Way Wrench Combination wrench with sizes to fit glow plug, prop nut, etc.
Field Box Tool box specifically designed for carrying model field equipment

These items will cost in excess of $130. The cost will vary depending on the brand of the items and the place from which the items are purchased. Field box kits are available for a wide range of prices but can be built from readily available materials.