RC Helicopter Flying Tips

6 RC Helicopter Flying Tips For First-Timers

RC helicopters are often seen as a great gateway to more complicated drones because they tend to have simpler shapes, fewer channels on the transmitter to deal wth and a more robust body that can handle all the bumps and RC Helicopters flying tipscrashes that may happen.

This does not mean that flying these helicopters is a piece of cake, however, because there is still a lot to learn and some of the controls can be pretty difficult to master.

There are quite a few steps that new owners need to consider when learning how to fly these models and some crucial considerations about safety, attitude and the capabilities of the helicopter.

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RC helicopters buying guide

Top 6 RC Helicopters For Beginners

Choosing your first UAV can be a tricky process, not only are there increasing numbers of brands and models out there competing at different price points, there are different types of flying machine. The first instinct for many newcomers is to go for a drone.

These quadcopter models are big, flashy and are very popular right now – especially if they are top models with the best cameras and controls. The problem is that buying a high-end drone is a little like jumping off a cliff for the first time.

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The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K reviews

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Review

With its angular shape and interesting design, the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K quickly stands out as one of the more interesting high-end drones that money can buy.

What makes it especially appealing, however, is that there is clearly more to this complex model than its looks. In fact, this drone seems to have as much to offer within the transmitter as the drone itself, with that Android-powered ten channel controller and 1080p navigation screen. There is clearly a lot for users to get used to here, and some definite pros and cons are being seen.

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Syma S108G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter

Syma S108G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter Review

Some RC helicopters are made for the professionals and keen hobbyists that want to spend hours learning how to fly complex UAVs; others are more simplistic and are made for those that just want to have a little fun.

The small, indoor-friendly, Syma S108G 3.5 Channel RC helicopter with Gyro is an example of the latter. This 318g helicopter, which measures in at 22×6.1×9.4cm, has a 3.7v 100mAh Lithium-polymer (Li-Po) Battery with USB charging wire, three bands on the remote and impressive design.

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Parrot Bebop 2 quadcopter review

Parrot Bebop 2 Quadcopter Review

As the name suggests, the Parrot Bebop 2 drone is the second model from the Parrot company and is the successor of the original Bebop device. Consumers may correctly assume that this is a superior design with enough improvements to make keen flyers want to upgrade.

First impressions from photos can be a little disappointing as the product looks incredibly similar, but the company is quick to assure people that this is a more capable and desirable model. Test flights have shown that this new creation lives up to many of its claims, but there are still some flaws.

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RC Quadcopter buying

Best RC Quadcopters For $100, $500, and $1000 Price Levels

Buying your first remote controlled quadcopter or drone can be a fun experience as you browse all the different options that are available and compare specifications. Before long, it becomes clear that to get the best features, cameras and flight times; you need to spend a lot more money.

As this RC Quadcopters buying guide will show, there are different models at different ranges and plenty of options. We will start with the lower-grade models for kids and timid newcomers below $100 and work up to $1000, with some of the more interesting and capable machines.

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DJI Phantom 3 review

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review

DJI Phantom 3 Professional

DJI is known for their innovation in drone design. As the name of one of their latest models suggests, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is the one to buy for those that have a professional interest in taking their camera drone skills to the next level.

The Phantom 3 Pro offers market-norm flight times, a 3-axis gimbal and HD camera, top-of-the-line flight controller, excellent flight mechanics, and the best quality live streaming HD video in the market today.

Syma S107-G RC Helicopter review

Syma S107-G RC Helicopter Review

There are aspects to the Syma S107-G RC Helicopter that will make some prospective buyers question its full potential as a helicopter: it is designed to be used primarily as an indoor model, the shape and design are pretty compact and simple, and it is one of the most affordable options out there.

 What makes this model different from other “toy” copters, however, is the use of materials, the quality of the flight and some extra conveniences.

RC Helicopters buying

6 Things To Know When Buying RC Helicopters

Buying Remote Controlled (RC) Helicopters

The craze surrounding remote controlled helicopters means that it is easy to fall under the spell of cool advertisements and find yourself craving a fun flying machine of your own.

The problem is that with so many different options and specifications to look at, it becomes a tough task to choose the one you like. This RC Helicopters buying guide will look at six key considerations.