Rc Micro Helicopter
RC micro helicopters are extremely popular models due to their size, agility and capabilities. There has been an incredible amount of time and effort that has gone into designing and creating RC micro helicopters today. With technology reducing the size of parts and components while improving performance, there is no doubt that the RC micro helicopter is here to stay.
At a time, in the RC market, where high performance RC jets, cars and trucks are the high-end products, RC micro helicopters are a pleasant change that allows people to enjoy an RC experience even when sitting indoors on a rainy or snowy day. Just because the weather does not permit you to hit the park or streets with your newly purchased helicopter model doesn?t mean that you should sit and ponder on what could have been.
RC micro helicopters are a testament to the research and development that is invested in the components that go behind making an RC model. While micro RC models in cars, trucks, boats and planes have been available for a while now, helicopters have been a bit behind schedule on the development department. However, since the development of RC micro helicopters, they have taken the world by storm.
The reason behind the slower development of RC micro helicopters has simply been the fact that helicopter technology is quite different, and way more advanced, as compared to RC airplanes and other vehicle-types. Along with being capable of doing everything that an RC plane does, RC micro helicopters are also capable of hovering and direction correction (using gyros). While all these components are used in all normal RC helicopters, shrinking them to fit RC micro helicopters has been a demanding task, one that has been achieved by manufacturers with excellent success.
If you are looking for an exciting model to fly in the confines of your home, then there is nothing better than RC micro helicopters. While strong winds may hamper normal flight pattern outdoors, 2.4 GHz radio technology and double or single rotors ensure that indoor flying is absolutely flawless.
Despite being available in ready-to-fly versions as well as kits, these RC micro helicopters are anything but toys. Like all RC helicopters, RC micro helicopters too have a learning curve that denotes time spent in learning how to control and fly one. The learning time will be shorter if you have prior experience in flying RC aircraft, especially helicopters.
RC micro helicopters are perfect for indoor flying and with adequate control, can be flown through small nooks & crannies as well as in obstacle courses around the house. They are extremely responsive to even slight touches of the controls and single-rotor models, especially, are much harder to master due to this feature.
The cheapest RC micro helicopters are not, in true sense, radio controlled but can be labeled as remote controlled models. Due to their ability to fly in small confined spaces, they are, at times, built to fly on infrared technology rather than radio technology. Despite their difference, these models work in almost the same way and are extremely popular as well.
However, RC micro helicopters are definitely more versatile, exciting and powerful than IR-driven models. Although today, these RC micro helicopters are available mostly in 2-3 channel radio systems, efforts are on to introduce heavy duty RC Micro helicopters that offer more control than simple flying.
Models like the Blade MCX come with two rotors, each rotating in the opposite direction. Since this model doesn?t have a gyro correction system, like other single rotor models such as the Walkera 4#3, they require the opposite directional rotors to ensure steady flight. Dual rotor, or coaxial, RC micro helicopter models are definitely easier to fly and should be your choice if you are looking to just start off in this direction.
Whether you are looking to spend some quality time indoors without damaging the home, or spending a nice time in the park without worrying too much about the surrounding people, RC micro helicopters are the ideal flying machine for you.