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Posted by maxadventure | May 15, 2012 @ 03:31 PM | 1,689 Views
My take on some definitions:

Model Airplane: An aircraft built to imitate a current or historical 'full scale' aircraft.

examples:
1) Scale master builders; http://www.franktiano.com/TopGunFrameset.htm
2) Representative ARF kits;http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...ub-arf-HAN4550
3) Replica pilot-on-board aircraft; http://www.mustangaero.com/

Toy Airplane: An aircraft built and flown to bring enjoyment to the operator. Used for recreational purposes.

examples:
1) Pilot-on-board for pure fun such as some single seat ultralight, sailplanes.
2) Mainstream sport kits; http://www.advantagehobby.com/?cat=165
3) Scratch built FFF;http://www.rcgroups.com/foamies-scratchbuilt-428/

'Real Airplane': An aircraft used for a purpose, a tool to get a job
accomplished.

examples:
1) Private aircraft as transport or competition.
2) Military combat aircraft, RPV or pilot-on-board
3) Private aerial photography; fence line checking, real estate, search and rescue.