RC helicopters come in a wide variety of price ranges. Novices can get started for $30.00 for a basic indoor radio control helicopter. If you prefer something a little sturdier, bigger and with more control, you might consider looking at a few of the higher priced models. It’s not necessary to break the bank when looking to make your first RC purchase, but if you start in the $100.00 range, then there are definitely more options.
Some RC helicopters are designed for indoor use only. Check out the specifications carefully. They can be a lot of fun if you have room indoors, but many can’t handle outdoor air currents.
RC helicopters come in a variety of styles. It’s common to find helicopters styled in a military design or common transport. Colors and graphics are seemingly endless as are the combinations that can be found. Most kits come ready to fly, just pull the craft out of the box, no need to spend hours wondering how to put things together.
After you have spent some time learning how to control your helicopter, wishing that it had more power, then it’s time to think about maxing out the capabilities of your helicopter. So, of course, it’s time to look at things like power analyzers, different motors or gyros. There’s an endless number of ways a helicopter can be customized or beefed up.
The best way to learn about the RC hobby is to find a group of enthusiasts who regularly meet and fly their helicopters. They’ll be in the know about where the good deals are and in general, will be very helpful. A hobby is more fun when shared with a group of people who are just as excited about it as you are.
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