With increasing advancements in technology around the world, everything or product is experiencing the same change. Therefore, technology has become the new ingredient for Remote Control Helicopters as well. Astonishment unfolds with the concept of remote controlled or radio controlled helicopters for copter enthusiasts who wish to manipulate their very own miniature version instead of the real thing as Remote Control Helicopters are an amazing go-to option that will entertain them to a complete extent.
What is interesting to note that is RC helicopters are significantly different from RC aeroplanes in terms of design, construction and the aerodynamics equipped and therefore the two must not be confused. However, RC helicopters are only a miniature version of a life-sized copter and everything is replicated in a model. The only exceptions are the size and the control mechanism which are done through a remote control.
Classification of Remote Control Helicopters
RC helicopters may be classified into multiple types depending on their control mechanism and their modulation. The kinds of RC helicopters are based on certain vital attributes such as the fuel used – whether nitro fuel or glow fuel, electric copters, turbine helicopters, radio mechanisms such as elevator, throttle, aileron or rudder, the construction, and control. Most RC helicopters are designed for hobbyists and enthusiasts and their weight varies from model to model. They generally weigh a few hundred grams or less, for easy flying. Besides the standard types, there are also fixed pitch and collective pitch copters.
Fixed pitch and Collective pitch copters
Fixed pitch copters do not let the user alter the angles of the rotors and their tail blade is also fixed. Moreover, the gyroscope sensor in fixed pitch copter assists in shifting the angle of the aircraft’s nose and thereby balances better. Collective pitch copters, on the other hand, enable the user to switch the angles which help in elevating the helicopter.
Parts and their functions
A standard remote control helicopters features a balance bar, a connect buckle, a main blade, a pair of rotor blades, bearings, shaft, gearset, mainframe, a motor unit, motor base, chopper tail unit, a decorative bar, a tail blade, undercarriage, controller equipment, headcover, hand controller, charger and charger box etc. Models may also come with a landing skid, fuel tank, chassis, power plant, paddles and tail fins. Certain high-end copter models are also equipped with a mini camera which has the ability to record and capture images while flying.
RC helicopters are equipped with flybars that are primarily designed to assist the copter in flying. Flybars are located close to the central rotor blades and they also operate as stabilizers during flight. However, with innovation in technology, model helicopters are being constructed with electronic stabilizers, thus minimizing the use of a flybar. The rotor blades are the other most important parts of a copter that help in an upward motion and the Swashplate is another vital part that assists in propelling forward and backward. The motor in a copter is responsible for turning the gears and the gyro is a component that is located at the back or the front and senses the various movements in order to balance the torque reaction. In addition, there’s the four channel control which allows effective manipulation of the copter to any side, whether left, right, spin or speed.
Suggestions to maintain a copter
While flying an RC helicopter, it is best advised to not expose them to rain and snow. Water contact will tend to deteriorate the quality of helicopter and may cause them to rust. In addition, it is better to keep the parts disassembled when not in use and clean the parts gently on a regular basis to avoid rusting. Also, keep copter parts away from pets in case they swallow them and cause damage.
1Hero Remote Control Helicopter H911 2.4GHZ iRocket
Length: 223mm (~8.7in)
Height: 81mm (~3.2in)
Rotor Diameter: 189mm (~7.4in)
Flight Duration: 5-7minutes
Charging Time: 50-60 minutes
Range: 50-80m (~54-87yards)
Hero RC H911 is a 100 class helicopter. It is a 4 channel fixed pitch helicopter providing true radio control helicopter flight performance. It is constructed of composite plastic materials providing light weight and durability. Its elastic properties make it great for novice pilots that may crash frequently. The H911 comes equipped with a 2.4ghz transmitter with an LCD screen. The LCD screen provides the pilot with trim information and a visual aspect of trim settings. It also has a plug allowing you to charge the batteries if there is no USB port around. The Hero RC H911 is all about the fun and excitement with radio control helicopter flying. The entire package allows the pilot to be ready to fly within minutes of charging the battery. Extra spare blades are also included in the package in case of mishaps.
2Syma S107G 3 Channel Remote Control Helicopter with Gyro
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- Product size: 19 x 3.5 x 9.5 cm
- Battery: Lithium-Polymer 180mah (Li-Poly) Battery
- Charger: Integral Transmitter/Charger supplied with LED indicator/Auto shut off
- Flight duration: 7 to 10 minutes
- Charge time: 20-25 minutes for full charge
- Radio: 3 Channel Proportional Infra Red Control System
- Frequency: Bands A, B or C & USB allow up to two models to be flown at the same time
This Brand New 3 Channel mini RC helicopter is one of the world’s newest, most durable and stable helicopters. The item comes with the latest gyro system for precision control. The metal frame has proven to withstand dozens of crashes. The mini helicopter charges directly from the controller which uses ‘AA’ batteries and has a full-function trim control for the perfect flight. Get one today before they all fly away!
The Syma S107 metal frame series with gyroscope takes indoor flying to the next level through precision control. It is extremely easy to fly and durable.
This is highly recommended for beginners. No flight training necessary!
3RC Helicopter 4 Channel RC Heli with Gyro Remote Control Helicopter
Helicopter Dimension: 8.38″x7.40″x4.13″ (213mm*188mm*105mm)
Remote Control Distance: 30-50 ft (10-15m)
Charging Time: About 40 minutes
Battery of Helicopter: 3.7V 180mAh LI-PO battery
Battery of Controller: 6″AA”batteries (Not Included)
The RC Helicopter has Omni-directional 4 channel infrared remote control for Up/Down, Left/Right, Forward/Backward, Left sideway fly/Right sideway fly. The Helicopter has 3 selectable frequencies and Built-in gyroscope. With its perfect hovering performance and with co-axial auto-stabilizing rotors, it can withstand a lot of crashes.
4Syma S109G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro
Length: 8.7 in (220.98mm)
Height: 2.8 in (71.12mm)
Width/Diameter:3.9 in (99.06mm)
Charging time: about 40mins
Battery:3.7V 150mAH Li-poly
Flying time:5-8 minutes
Flying distance: about 8 meters
Syma S109G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro. Flight Control Includes Up/Down, Left/Right Turn, and Forward/Backward movements. Includes USB Charger, and Spare Tail Blade. For Use Indoors ONLY Due to Infrared Control.
5SkyCo 3.5 Channel Missile Shooting Remote Control Helicopter RTF with Six Missiles rapid fire
Specs Product Size: 24 x 11.7 x 4.7 cm
Frequency: A/B/C Channel Control
Fly Time: About 10 minutes
Charging time: 45 minutes Helicopter
Battery: 3.7V 240mAh Lipo Needed to complete 6 x AA batteries for Controller
So you want to unleash the fury by shooting missiles automatically like a machine gun? Your dreams have come true! Now you can fire off missile one at a time or six missiles all at once! Thanks to this infrared co-axial RC helicopter with built-in Gyro, you can aim at your target accurately without worry of losing control or running out of missiles. Features Six plastic missiles in your holster with auto rapid fire capability Built-in Gyro – excellent flying stability and precise speed control Special and bright LED lights effect when shooting Made in durable and attractive ABS plastic Easy to control and great maneuverability?
6Gizmovine Wltoys V319 Spray Remote Control Helicopter 3.5CH with Gyro Water Shooting
Control Mode: Infrared Remote Control
Remote Distance: About 10 meters
Helicopter Battery: 3.7V lithium battery
Control Battery: 6 * 1.5V AA battery (not included)
Flight Time: About 10 minutes
Charging Time: 30 minutes
- 3.5 channel infrared remote control helicopter
- Spray Function, it can spray water from shooting gun
- With built-in gyro for excellent flying stability and precise speed control
- Functions: up, down, forward, backward, turn left and right, missile launching, colorful lights
- Special and bright LED lights effect suitable for night flying
- USB charging function
- Apply to indoor and outdoor flight, over length remote control distance
- Easy to control and with great maneuverability
- Ideal for mini helicopter model lovers and perfect gift for your friend or yourself collection
7Syma S111G 3.5 Channel Remote Control Helicopter with Gyro
- Battery: 3.7v100mAh
- Charge time: 20-30minutes
- Flying Time: 5-6minutes
- Helicopter battery: Rechargeable lithium polymer battery
- Frequency: Infrared control system
- Range: Up to 10m (30ft)
The latest Gyro version, equipped with a 4-in-1 infra-red receiver (Gyro, ESC, Mixer, Receiver). This palm size Helicopter (8.5 inches long) has a very beautiful and detailed fuselage, decorated with flashing LED, the visual effect is great, especially in a soft light indoor area. The Syma Mini Helicopter Series is able to move in 3 Direction base on the 3 Channels, anyone can hover it easily. Since it is very lightweight, amazingly it is almost indestructible in any crash, perfect for very first-time beginners. This toy helicopter is designed for anyone over 8 years old, flight time is around 5-6 minutes after 20-30 minutes charging. It can fly in 6 directions. They are:
- Rotate Clockwise / Anti-Clockwise
- Move Forward / Backward
- Move Up / Down
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