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Fun With AI

Our newsletter, Peak Charge”, is produced using the Constant Contact email service.  Recently, CC has added a new feature that offers the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence).  I’ve resisted it for several months but today I thought I would give it a try.  For fun, I entered “How to fly a remote controlled model airplane”.  In about 30 seconds it came up with two short articles.  They were similar so I will just show one of them.  I really don’t see much use for AI in our application so this is just for fun.

How to fly a Remote Controlled Model Airplane

AI Response below:

“Are you interested in the exhilarating hobby of flying remote controlled model airplanes? Look no further! In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of flying a remote controlled model airplane, ensuring that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Before you take to the skies, it is important to familiarize yourself with the basic components of a remote controlled model airplane. These typically include the transmitter, receiver, battery, servos, and motor. Understanding how these parts work together will give you a solid foundation for successful flights.

Once you have your model airplane assembled and ready for flight, it’s time to find a suitable location. Look for an open area, away from trees, power lines, and other obstacles. A large field or a dedicated RC flying club is an ideal choice.

Before taking off, perform a pre-flight check. Ensure that the control surfaces, such as the ailerons, elevator, and rudder, are moving freely and in the correct direction. Check the battery level and make sure it is fully charged. Additionally, check the balance of the airplane to ensure it is not nose-heavy or tail-heavy.

Now it’s time to start the engine or motor. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for starting your specific model. Once the engine is running, hold the transmitter firmly and prepare for takeoff.

To launch the airplane, gently push the throttle stick forward to increase the speed of the motor. As the airplane gains speed, gently pull back on the elevator stick to lift the nose and achieve lift-off. Avoid jerky movements and aim for a smooth takeoff.

Once the airplane is in the air, use the control sticks on the transmitter to maneuver it. The right stick controls the ailerons and elevator, allowing you to roll left or right and pitch the nose up or down. The left stick controls the rudder, which helps you steer the airplane left or right.

When flying, it is important to maintain a safe altitude and distance from yourself and others. Avoid flying too close to people, buildings, or other aircraft. Keep a close eye on the battery level and ensure that you have plenty of power remaining for a safe landing.

Speaking of landing, it’s time to bring your airplane back to the ground. Begin by reducing the throttle to decrease the speed. Gently apply back pressure on the elevator stick to lower the nose and slow down the airplane. Aim for a smooth descent and gently touch down on the landing gear.

After landing, take a moment to inspect your airplane for any damage or loose parts. Always perform regular maintenance and repairs as needed to ensure continued safe and enjoyable flights.

With practice, patience, and adherence to safety guidelines, you will soon become proficient in flying a remote controlled model airplane. So get out there, spread your wings, and enjoy the thrill of piloting your very own aircraft!”