Rc Helicopter Blades

RC helicopter blades are probably the most important part of the RC helicopter that there can be. The RC helicopter blades help in providing the main thrust that allows the helicopter to fly by pushing the air down. Even with the best RC helicopter blades that money can buy, it is extremely important for the model to have the right kind of balance and setup to ensure that the helicopter flies properly and with stability.

RC helicopter blades are of two types - the main rotor that is attached to the top of the helicopter as well as the rotor blades that are at the tail of the helicopter. While the main blades are extremely important in providing the upward lift, it is the tail rotor that creates the radial or axial thrust and thus, without either RC helicopter blade, it would be impossible for the helicopter to move.

There are three kinds of material that are used to make RC helicopter blades - wood, fiberglass and carbon fibre. While wooden RC helicopter blades are the cheapest and the easiest to find, they are recommended only if you are starting off and are likely to crash your machine quite often. Easily replaceable due to their cheap costs, wooden RC helicopter blades are not suited for stunt flying or aerobatics as they are not strong enough to bear the brunt or carry the helicopter through those stunts.

If you are looking for something stronger and more flexible, then the fiberglass versions are a better option. Although they are slightly more expensive than wooden blades, they are also more durable and are ideal for aerobatics and stunt flying with helicopters.

Despite their strength and durability, fiberglass blades are quite heavy and that still makes them second choice as RC helicopter blades when compared to carbon fibre blades. Strongest of them all, carbon fibre blades are extremely light and their complex structure makes them costly to produce. This obviously means that they are also the most expensive RC helicopter blades that are available today.

Ideal for use with all kinds of engines and also for all sorts of stunts and aerobatics carbon fibre RC helicopter blades are the best sort of blades to buy if performance is the criteria for selection and not price.

When looking to start off with RC helicopters, it is always recommended that you go in for either wooden or even fiberglass RC helicopter blades. Once you are comfortable with the model and are looking to test it to the limit, it is time to bring in the big guns with the carbon fibre blades. Whichever blade you choose, there is just one guarantee that you will have a lot of fun with RC helicopters irrespective of which RC helicopter blades you choose.

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