Not too many years ago remote control airplanes required hours and hours of building but now it also comes in a popular ready-to-fly kit (RTF). Some would argue that it takes all the fun away not building it yourself. This is though a matter of opinion whether you like the flying or the construction itself.
Especially for the beginning remote control airplane hobbyist there are several advantages to the ready-to-fly planes.
Ready-to-fly pros and cons
Firstly, the remote control airplanes tend to be cheaper so it's not the end of the world if you go crash it. Secondly, many of the models come in aerodynamically stable models that are not too advanced to control for a beginner. Although this means that you might get bored later it still it's good idea (and cheaper!) to start easy. And thirdly, they are of course easy to go fly right away for those of you that tend to be impatient ;0)
Be aware though that the quality can vary and some of these ready-to-fly models are more or less qualified as serious model flyer airplanes.
Let's have a look at a few ready-to-fly models:
1. Nitro Alpha Trainer, RTF is a real classic ready-to fly rc plane. It is a high wing trainer type that is the easiest type to fly. It is stable in the air and more "forgiving" than low winged types such as the Spitfire MK IX scale model.
2. Thunder Tiger Scooter, RTF. The scooter is a large span airplane that is a bit different from the Alpha trainer in size and flying speed. It is an okay beginner rc airplane because the elliptical wing gives good stability but some people do get impatient from slow flying airplanes. A lot of remote control enthusiasts like it though as a "relaxation" because it's slow and easy to control.
3. Thunder Tiger Trainer MKII, RTF. The Tiger is like the Nitro Alpha a real trainer with the stable high wing construction. The Tiger Trainer usually comes in a complete asembled version so it's a true RTF. Referred to by some as The Quickest and most complete trainer package available.