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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RC helicopters immediately seem like a great option for anyone learning to fly. They are fun toys for children that may progress to a drone flying as they grow up. They are also a nice starting point for adults starting their learning experience or building projects.
Even so, there are many models out there with different pros and cons for newcomers. This is why it is so important to research options carefully before committing to an expensive purchase.
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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 aircraft. 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.
The safest option is to go for an RC helicopter and … Read the rest
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 Helicopter buying guide will look at six key factors.… Read the rest