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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The drone has risen from strength to strength in recent years regarding the quality of the mechanics, designs, and functions. These UAVs gain most of the attention from fans and industry experts because of their purpose and capabilities, especially in commercial roles.
One cannot overlook developments in the smaller-scale devices like RC helicopters. Here designs, mechanics, and system controls have also evolved to create a more appealing device that is not just toy helicopters. There are some impressive app-controlled models with a great look, complex flight options and plenty to keep keen operators entertained.
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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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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 crashes 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.
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