Rc Helicopter Parts
RC helicopter parts refer to a line of spare parts and pieces that help you ensure that your RC helicopter runs properly, and for a long time. There is something extremely special about an RC helicopter and when it gets damaged, you do feel the pinch. However, with the right RC helicopter parts, the correct tools as well as the right kind of knowledge, you can make your RC helicopter better once again. Available through many sources, these RC helicopter parts are as freely available as these models themselves.
The most important thing about buying RC helicopter parts is to identify the kind of parts that you would need to buy. There are two reasons why you buy RC helicopter parts - because your helicopter needs them to run or because it needs them to improve.
Buying to Run
RC helicopters, like any form of flying objects, defy gravity. As a result, flying them requires a certain degree of skill. Damaging the RC helicopter during landing, or running it into another object like another RC helicopter, a tree, branch, or even a building, isn't so uncommon.
In such cases, if the damage is minor, the repair can be carried out in your own home, without sending it to the service-centre, with the right parts and tools. These parts, usually, have their part-number and manufacturer's name on them. Identifying these parts, through their numbers, ensures that you always get the right part for your model. This part number can be used to find the part name or type over the Internet as well as tell the hobby store owner or attendant about the part.
This is simply to ensure that the RC helicopter parts that go into a model are simply replacements of the parts that came out, not something different. Many times, hobbyists tend to keep a stack of regularly/easily damaged parts on hand. These RC helicopter parts can get damaged quite easily, like through a rough landing or simply by mishandling the model. At such a time, having the part handy ensures that you don't have to stop what you're doing and go to the store for a replacement.
Buying to Improve
Modification is a major part of the radio controlled toy & model hobby and almost every experienced hobbyist, who competes, has her/his own set of RC helicopter parts that s/he uses to tweak the performance of their RC helicopter.
These parts are, also, available easily over the Internet or at a hobby store, however choosing one is slightly difficult. There are many ways to pick a part for performance enhancement and each hobbyist has their own technique or criteria for selection. This can be anything from just picking the next part in line (in terms of power) to picking one that is made by a different manufacturer (for some kind of added benefit) or maybe even changing out the entire internal functionality to make it simpler or faster or just plain better.
The reason for picking and choosing RC helicopter parts can be quite different but the fact is, whether you are repairing your model or trying to improve upon it, buying a part is always cheaper compared to buying a whole new model. So the next time you damage your RC helicopter and are wondering whether to get a new one or not, stop and assess the damage. For all you know, everything can probably be sorted out by the right RC helicopter parts.