# RC plane

I wanted to make a rc plane. I have made the code and runs successfully( even though i copied it from the internet and made some modifications).
I wanted to know how fast do typical rc planes communicate. Basically how much time it takes for the signal from this end to reach the other end ?

Radio signals go at the speed of light, a useful approximation is 1 nanosecond per foot.

A nanosecond is 0.000000001 seconds.
A foot is twelve inches.

HTH

a7

Typically, each channel of an RC system is updated once every 20milliseconds, so fifty times a second.

alto777:
Radio signals go at the speed of light, a useful approximation is 1 nanosecond per foot.

A nanosecond is 0.000000001 seconds.
A foot is twelve inches.

HTH

a7

Makes no difference how fast the RF goes, it is the rate of information transfer that allows RC control.

Paul

AWOL:
Typically, each channel of an RC system is updated once every 20milliseconds, so fifty times a second.

Thanks this is the information i looking for.

Sorry, it was hard to understand my question.

Thanks.

PROBOT135:
Sorry, it was hard to understand my question.

It wasn't really. The other fellow was engaging in a little humour.

PROBOT135:
I wanted to know how fast do typical rc planes communicate. Basically how much time it takes for the signal from this end to reach the other end ?

I make Arduino RC airplanes and I generally send commands at a rate somewhere around 100Hz. This means the total time to react to user input is around 10ms.