Have you ever wanted to fly radio controlled helicopters, but never known how to start? This article contains everything you’ll need to know about flying an RC helicopter. It’s quite easy and fun once you get the hang of it. Read on to see how!
Start off with a 3 channel helicopter. These should be easy to fly and some can be flown inside. Most of these helicopters will be pretty small so do not fly them outside in the wind or else you can end up breaking your helicopter or someone else’s stuff or hurting someone.
Don’t fly far away on your first flight and try to have a fair idea of the range.Before purchasing an RC helicopter model or toy make sure that you can use the frequency and that it won’t interfere with anything else or get interfered with. If this happens you can end up not being able to control your helicopter and it will do what it wants (which is most likely to crash without your knowledge). You can avoid this by buying a helicopter with a 2.4GHz radio, which does not suffer from interference by other sources.
Once you have mastered flying a 2 channel or a 3 channel you can upgrade by purchasing a 4 channel type helicopter.
- If you have only used a 2 channel, try a 3 channel first.
Know what kind of batteries you have.
- If you are using LiPo (Lithium Polymer) batteries never ever run them completely flat, as it ruins the battery. Most helicopters that comes stock with a LiPo battery have a Low-Voltage Cutoff, or LVC, which prevents the batteries from becoming fully discharged.
- If you are using a NiMH battery try to use up all the power so that you will get a longer charge next time so you can fly longer.
- If the battery is low or it’s windy outside, it is recommended not to fly the model. You could end up damaging your helicopter, other people’s property or even hurting yourself or others.
Do not hold down the stick which controls bank (sideways tilt.) You might flip your helicopter.
- Use little pulses on the stick. This is to prevent it from over tilting. Credits: http://www.wikihow.com/ http://