Radio Controlled Electric Helicopters
If you are looking for an electric Radio Controlled Helicopter you will be pleased to find the market is heavily saturated with these fun toys. The use of radio signalling to control a flying object such as a helicopter not only attracts the hobbyist but industry and the military too. In addition Radio Control Electric helicopters have proven ideal from the point of view of reconnaissance, aerial photography and for catching criminals.
Everyone’s favourite purpose for the R/C electric helicopter is for model aircraft flying for recreation. And why not?
Helicopters flown using radio control capabilities are different from model aeroplanes because the aerodynamics are different, they are built differently and require completely separate training.
All helicopters are not the same. If you learn to fly one type of helicopter it does not necessarily follow that you will be able to fly another. The reason for the difference in flight training boils down to the types of rotors. A helicopter with a ‘collective pitch’ (rotation of blades on a longitudinal axis in order to vary lift) is more manoeuvrable than others. This type of constructions means they are harder to fly but have an ‘up side’ - they are able to achieve aerobatics.
Talking of aerobatics, when competition flying remote control pilots will achieve advanced manoeuvres using something known as ‘3D’. Competition organisers will outline a manoeuvre routine they expect a Radio Control Helicopter to achieve and for this 3D will be utilized.
If you are interested in helicopter competitions, look out for the UK’s 3D Masters and the USA’s extreme Flight Championship (XFC).
If you would like the world’s smallest model helicopter as determined by the Guinness Book of World Records, look no further than Picooz Extreme MX-1. This is controlled by infra red rather than radio control.
The great thing about an electric radio controlled helicopter is that it makes very little noise and is suitable for flying outside in your back garden without disturbing anybody. This makes it the perfect radio control toy on the market.
Radio control technology never stands still as proven by the recent developments in battery design. Thanks to Lithium Polymer batteries it is now possible to stay up in the air for anywhere up to twelve minutes. This has proven a very successful enhancement to model flying especially as they are so light in weight.
Next time you are on the look out for a gift with a difference, I would say, get them a radio controlled electric helicopter – the gift with plenty of ‘WOW factor’.