Electric RC Helicopters, The New Wave
RC Helicopters, one of mankind's the most fascinating
invention, grab people's attention wherever they are flown.
Not surprisingly, RC Helicopters earned its place as one of
the most intriguing hobby to pursue. This fact probably came
to be because of the addictive, gripping and exciting nature
of this leisure pursuit. To add to that, the model
helicopter themselves represent the finest of modern day
Not long ago, very few have ever had the pleasure of getting
a taste of flying these amazing machines. For a simple
reason - once upon a time they cost way too much to buy and
way to expensive to maintain. Alas - many thought this hobby
would be and forever remain amongst one of those exclusive
to the rich. Also, some people did not like the smell of
gasoline exhaust or the loud noise of the engine. Fear not!
Those days are gone!
Most people can now very easily afford to fly RC Helicopters
thanks to the tremendous improvements of batteries, motors, and
general electronics in the past few years. These innovations
result in a new field of RC - Electric RC Helicopters -
which at the same time opens up a whole new realm of
possibilities. These include flying helicopter indoors and
right at your own backyard while at the same time causing
absolutely no pollution and much less noise. Moreover,
maintenance costs which used to scare most people now shrink
down so low that it won't hurt your wallet in any way!
Recent technologies also allow Electric RC Helicopters to be
built much smaller than their gas counterparts. In fact,
electric RC helicopter also took on the nick name: micro RC
helicopters. This not only fulfills many people's childhood
dream of indoor flights, it also makes for easy
transporting. Not that it has to be carried very far since
it can be flown right at your house.
The need for tedious maintenance greatly decreased as well.
With electric helicopters, you can forget hauling around
heavy flight box full of equipment. If any repairs became
necessary, it can usually be carried out in full with
nothing more than a screw driver. Often times repair can be
made using bare hands.
Reliability of electric RC helicopters also improves greatly
when compared to the gas versions because they use
electrical motors instead of nitro engines. Electric motors
come much cheaper than gas engines, much less tedious, and
much less dirty. Unlike gas engines, electric motor almost
never cuts out like an engine does. This means no more
stalled engine in mid air!
Don't think for one second that electric flights won't last
long. Modern RC models use Lithium Polymer batteries. These
types of batteries will allow Electric RC Helicopters to
stay up in the air as long as - or longer - than gas
helicopters. Moreover, when running out of gas, nitro
helicopter engines will suddenly cut out. On the other hand,
their electric brothers will slowly power down with ample
time to land.
Electric RC Helicopter also makes it easier for beginners to
get a hang of this hobby. Whereas nitro helicopters can
easily draw buckets of sweat from learning pilots, an
Electric RC Helicopter proves much easier to master. While
even beginner nitro helicopters requires at least six
channels to fly, Electric RC Helicopters starts at only 2,
3, and 4 channels.
Some models even use two main rotors that turn in opposite
directions, eliminating the need for a tail rotor. This
means one less channel to worry about while learning. And
what's more, most of these beginner helicopters fly right of
the box. No more spending weeks trying to assemble
On the other hand, for experienced pilots, high-end model
Electric RC Helicopters such as Align's T-Rex 450 and T-Rex
600 offers high performance 3D crafts that willexcite even
the most avid pilots.
Where once flying a small model helicopter around in your
own home was once a far-fetched dream, Electric RC
Helicopters has made that dream a very vivid and extremely
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