RC plane transmitter/receiver with 2 Arduinos and VirtualWire, need help?

Hi, I am new to arduino and microcontrollers and I got a nano and pro mini for Christmas, with a 415MHz transmitter and receiver. I am trying to use it to control an rc plane and am using these transmitters/receivers for testing before moving to a 1 mile XBee (or something similar). I need to control 5 channels precisely (1 motor, 4 servos) and was thinking of using an old wired Xbox 360 controller or similar. I have read the documentation for the virtualwire and servo libraries but am confused, especially with the programming language and libraries. Could anyone give any help, even just controlling the motor or one servo wirelessly, as I am unsure on how to fit the precise control through the virtual wire, quickly and accurately, with some sample code. The speed controller is wired in the same way as a servo and they will have separate power supplies to the arduino.

Thanks.

The process of communicating using the 415 MHz transmitter and using the XBees is completely different. Code written for one will not work with the other.

OK, thanks. How would I go about doing this with the VirtualWire library and with the rf transmitters I already have, no XBee?

How would I go about doing this with the VirtualWire library and with the rf transmitters I already have, no XBee?

Perhaps you could start with looking at the examples that come with the library. Just a suggestion...