Radio Controlled Helicopters
Radio controlled helicopters or RC choppers as many people call them have really become popular over the last couple of years with technology taking over and driving down prices.
It's now possible to buy a quality RC helicopter for around £25. Obviously you can pay more for increased features, flying time and controllability but all that said from entry level to the top of the range all provide fun and addiction.
Radio Controlled Helicopters
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We sell two makes of radio controlled helicopters which are Silverlit and Interactive. Both of these manufacturer make RTF – ready to fly heli’s that require no assembly and fly straight out of the box, or your hand. The real benefit with these types of helicopters is that they are made from PPF foam which basically doesn’t break so you can have a fairly dramatic landing and live to fly another day.
All our RC helicopters have videos so you can see exactly what you’re getting for your hard earned cash and with multiple images it’s easy to see just what’s what. Enjoy the range and join the thousands of people who can now proudly say they own their own a private helicopter.
What are Radio Controlled Helicopters and How Do They Function?
If you are a beginner and want to know more about radio controlled helicopters, this article will provde you with a basic guide on what they are, how they function and some other ideas for practical use and purpose.
There are lots of people that fly radio controlled helicopters
in different models and sizes. The designs that are usually given to these helicopters are for optimal flying and maneuverability. Some people even install some cameras in their helicopters so they can take aerial shots of the subjects that they want.
There are three different types of RC helicopters that are available in the market. Nitro helicopters are the most popular among the three and the flight time for these are anywhere from 7 to 14 minutes. The second one is the electric helicopter that is gradually gaining popularity as they are powered with lithium polymer batteries, but they have a shorter flight time from 4 to 12 minutes. The gas or turbine powered helicopters are the most expensive ones as you need gasoline to power the helicopter’s flight.
Most of the radio controlled helicopters are constructed with plastic that is reinforced with glass and some parts are made from aluminum. The rotating blades are mostly constructed with carbon fiber, fiberglass or even wood.
There are also competitions being held for helicopter flying for hobbyists. These are even bound to the rules that were formulated by a governing body, the Federation Aeronotique Internationale. There are artful flying techniques, and even simple techniques like hovering that will be judged during competitions.
The controls for the RC helicopter are pretty simple. You have a device that can control the direction of the helicopter, as well as the height you want it to fly. There are also speed settings and control to let you manage how fast your helicopter will fly. This is fairly easy to use even for a beginner in the RC helicopter hobby. If you are interested in getting yourself one of the many radio controlled helicopters, a1gifts has a wide variety for you to choose from, we also have radio controlled planes