Rc 3d Helicopter
What is RC 3D??? Well, you may often look at a helicopter as a lower, less privileged, version of an RC airplane. After all, they are slower, more restricted in their movements and generally not as cool as your latest RC F-22 jet replica. But RC 3D is quickly changing the way you look at RC helicopters, and not just that, it is fast becoming a major sub-hobby amongst RC hobbyists.
Planes have always been known to perform mind-blowing aerobatics but in recent times, with improving technology, military helicopters have also begun participating in similar aerobatics, a feature that has now found a firm footing in specialised RC clubs. Of course, the RC helicopters used in RC 3D are more advanced than your average RC model helicopter. How you ask? Well, its all a bit technical and boring, but if you insist.
Normal toy RC helicopters have a 3-channel coaxial transmitter and receiver that controls the flight of the aircraft, not enough to enable RC 3D flying. However, in model-grade RC helicopters, there are six channels that fly the aircraft, making aerobatic manoeuvres simpler to execute due to the larger range of movements, now allowed by the extra channels. In other words, if you try to fly your toy RC helicopter upside down, you might have to pick up the pieces, however, if you have a '3D-capable' model RC helicopter, then not only can you fly it upside down, you can do loops, twists, turns and much more.
When looking for a model that's 3D-capable, you need to understand your capabilities as well as what you want the model to do. The size, weight, material, engine and gears, all decide how the RC 3D performance of the model will be and how well you, the controller, can handle it. Constructing an RC 3D model requires putting together the parts, using the provided manual, as well as the right set of tools. Expertise always helps however, there is always a first time for everyone and if this is yours, then don't worry, it isn't as hard as it looks. Of course, if you do try to venture into uncharted waters, or skies, then you might just end up saving for another RC model helicopter to have a go at it again.
You can get a book that teaches you how to perform back-flips or loops using your RC 3D helicopter or there is always the option of joining an RC club that encourages the 3D aspect of the sport. For an experienced flyer, it provides an ideal platform to showcase the talents that you have acquired and if you are a fresh fruit, then there are plenty of experienced people around who can teach you the finer nuances of the sport.
Either ways, RC 3D is a great way to explore a whole new dimension to your RC hobby and if ever you have had the inferiority complex of liking helicopters as against people who love planes, then here is your chance to upstage them with your own RC 3D routine.