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RC Helicopter Buying Guide 2019

RC Helicopter Lingo

Just to get you started let’s review the lingo.  As you read this buying guide you will see these abbreviations as well as on other websites. You need to learn and know what function it serves.

FP: fixed pitch

Simple propellor set at installation, cannot be adjusted during flight.

CP: collective pitch

the angle of the rotor blade can be changed to assist with the lift.

CCPM: Cyclic, Collective, Pitch Mixing

cyclic, collective pitch mixing–a digital control system using three servos aligned nearby the swashplate to unite elevator, aileron, and collective-pitch functions.

ARF: Almost Ready to Fly

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