Although it is not that the chopper pilot, but the one behind the remote (It may happen that you have the uncomfortable feeling that it is he who does what he wants). the first question that may arise before even starting to learn to fly is: but what rc helicopter am I going to choose to start?
Indeed, the market is full of device types, brands, models, and a bunch of more or less comprehensible jargon. Besides that you probably do not have an unlimited budget! Explore all these possibilities …
If you’ve walked a little on forums or specialized e-commerce website in the chopper you definitely have the cross.
To start the helicopter rc alone in his corner like me, the best is to move towards a bi rotor or a fixed pitch, a model RTF (Ready To Fly To) being advised that the helicopter is delivered complete with a remote and ready to fly, after all depends on your budget but also the size of your airspace.
By category and 1 st premium price for RTF templates:
- Twin-rotor: from 40 to 220 €
- Not fixed: from 70 to 350 €
- No variablefrom 150 to over 1500 €
In addition to the helicopter, it is advisable to budget “spare” (a paddle games, an undercarriage, a replacement bell bar for those who opt for the fixed pitch, …) from your purchase, it will avoid having to order a part and leave for long days of your chopper in her closet!
The budget of the first two types overlap when that of the variable pitch, it is much higher and to reserve for when we have learned the basics!
In a small room or a small garden, prefer a twin-rotor as the solo 210 Nine Eagle.
Being compact and slow it easily evolve into a small space and you will discover the first stationary and moving between the couch and the coffee table. What a joy to put his small helicopter on the table after surviving the chandelier and an overview of the sofa!
For those who are fortunate to have a larger or a larger garden area and without traps (tree, seesaw, …), you can start with a fixed pitch small as the Blade MSR X e-fligt.
The beginning will be difficult , the flight will be more fast but once acquired good reflexes you can achieve true translation and take berms This choice is not restrictive it will be more based on your acquired bases …
If you are starting from scratch, I suggest heading to a bi roto r and if you already play with a piccoz, or other vehicle rc that rolls, floats or flies, rather steer you to not fixed.
There are models of all sizes, it is called class 100, 250, 450, 600.700 … for an electric model, this indicates the diameter of the main rotor of the helicopter, although certain brand have not respected this code this figure still gives a good dimension of the helicopter. For your first model referred you to the smallest range: Class 100 and preferably all plastic. Why? Firstly because it will allow your model to evolve in small space more easily but above its weight will as small as possible . What is the advantage of having a lightweight and plastic? Simple, when your chopper is going to fall or hit something, and it might happen a few times in the beginning! it will not cause serious damage around him and above all be stronger than a larger model and / or aluminum.
For my part, I chose a fixed no brand Nine Eagle, a Solo Pro 2 as present in the hobby shop near my house.
For the record, before entering this shop out of curiosity, I did not know I was going to leave with a small helicopter! The low cost of detached parts and the ability to change the mode of the remote control, eventually to decide but I will come back in more detail on my test chopper in a future article.
As we have seen above I recommend a dual rotor or a fixed pitch for RC helicopter featured on Automotiveqna, but the choice of the model helicopter is yours, depending on your budget, the size of your space flight, brand proposed in your shop model or favorite website and simply to your expectations. But the question that will soon be felt, this is what I buy next!