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Posted by maxadventure | May 15, 2012 @ 04:31 PM | 2,632 Views
My take on some definitions:

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

1) Scale master builders;
2) Representative ARF kits;
3) Replica pilot-on-board aircraft;

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

1) Pilot-on-board for pure fun such as some single seat ultralight, sailplanes.
2) Mainstream sport kits;
3) Scratch built FFF;

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

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.