Rc Glow Helicopters
RC glow helicopters are one of the most popular forms of RC helicopters that are available today. RC glow helicopters are mostly valued for their high power engines as well as high performance that is brought about due to the methanol, Nitromethane and synthetic oil powered engines. Although they are slightly harder to fly, it is mostly due to the almost real-like feel that these RC glow helicopters have, that makes them tough to fly.
Glow engines have gained immense popularity through their usage in RC planes and today, RC glow helicopters are as common as any other form of vehicle with glow engines. Despite their availability, it is extremely important that you have some prior knowledge of flying RC helicopters before trying your hand at one that has a glow engine. Helicopters are slightly different from normal RC planes and therefore, require skill of a different sort.
However, if you are accustomed to RC electric helicopters, then the next natural progression for you is into the world of RC glow helicopters. While the general concept of flying the helicopter remains the same, the glow engine makes the RC glow helicopters harder to maintain and fly than an electric helicopter. That said, these helicopters are probably the closest thing to flying the real deal.
Whether you choose to build one from scratch or buy something that is ready-to-fly, RC glow helicopters are nothing like their electric cousins. There is a much greater deal of customization that can be built into the RC glow helicopter such as the rotor speed and hovering time and once you are ready with your inputs, the RC glow helicopter will fly the way you want it to.
The size of the glow engine is sometimes a great indicator of high and fast the helicopter will go and depending on what you are looking for from your RC glow helicopter, you should pick one based on the volume of the engine. The rule to follow is simply, 'the bigger the engine, the greater the power your RC glow helicopter can generate'.
When buying your RC glow helicopter, one of the main points to look out for is whether the main rotor assembly is pre-built. The main rotor assembly is always the hardest part to build and requires a lot of time, experience, energy and effort and therefore, unless you are willing to give it everything, it is always advisable to pick something simpler and factory-made.
Maintaining an RC glow helicopter usually means a lot of taking apart, cleaning of the parts and then putting clean parts back together. It is extremely important to be careful especially when handling parts that contain, or come in contact with, the glow fuel.
RC glow helicopters can be quite expensive mainly due to their power stations and if you are looking for something cheaper, you can even try to buy a used RC glow helicopter provided all the parts are safe and in working condition.
More versatile than airplanes, helicopters can take your RC experience to the next level of skill and technology. When looking for something realistic, there is nothing better than the world of RC glow helicopters.