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Learn the Basics of Remote Control Helicopters

By Javed Khan Subscribe to RSS | February 29th 2012 | Views:

Remote control helicopters or RC helicopters are one of the leading RC toys in the market. The reason behind its popularity is RC helicopters give you the real flying experience. If you own a RC helicopter or if you have seen somebody is flying it, you know what it feels like. Let’s discuss about the basics of RC helicopters and how to choose a suitable one for you.

Before purchase a RC helicopter, you should have basic knowledge of it. There are various types of these helicopters available in different models and sizes. You should purchase a RC helicopter which is suitable to your skill level. If you are beginner, you can buy a low cost basic helicopter to practice flying and then move into more advanced RC helicopter.

When it comes to the main types of remote control helicopters which are available in the market, it is mainly categorized according to the driving mechanism and fuel source of these toys. Coaxial, Electric, Gas and Nitro RC helicopters are some of the examples. Basically coaxial electric helicopters are designed for beginners while Gas and Nitro remote control helicopters are designed for experts. When comparing the price of those helicopters, you can clearly see a huge price increase in Gas and Nitro helicopters because of the advance features and high performance of it.

As mentioned earlier, coaxial electric helicopters are meant for beginners. Those are cheap and easy to handle. And also most of the helicopters in this category are made out of flexible plastic material in order to minimize crash damages. So there is no need to worry about helicopter crashes. You can do mistakes and by those mistakes you can learn how to fly these little helicopters perfectly.

You can purchase different coaxial helicopter types according to the performance and controlling ability. Mainly the ability of controlling it is given in number of channels. If you purchase a two channel helicopter, you can control the throttle and spin of the helicopter with the remote control. In three channel helicopters, you can control the forward and backward movement as well. When it comes to four channel helicopters, it is the high performance category in coaxial electric helicopters. It has all the movements such as moving up, down, forward, reverse, move sideways and spin left and right.

If you need to purchase a helicopter with high performance at an average price, you can go for high performance electric one. You can select an appropriate size of the helicopter according to your requirement. Before start flying these kinds of helicopters, make sure you practice flying using a flight simulator. It will make you a good RC pilot and you will be able to avoid many crashes. That means having proper practice will save your time as well as money.

Gas and Nitro helicopters are designed for experts. Those are relatively hard to fly until you have good experience. And also the price of it is much higher than the electric helicopters. Usually these kinds of helicopters are larger in size. So, when handling these helicopters, you should be much more careful. If you are a beginner, it is not recommended to fly Gas or Nitro helicopters until you have a proper experience.

There are lots of sources in the internet where you can learn about remote control helicopters and buy RC helicopters according to your requirement. Hope you enjoy flying your toy helicopters and be an expert RC pilot. Have fun!

Javed Khan - About Author:
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