Building Your Remote Control Helicopter

Helicopters are a great way to pass time enjoying for both children and adults. The process of building one from the ground up and then finally getting to watch it take off is priceless. With their ever increasing popularity, there are now hundreds of versions of remote control helicopters for every type of user. They are easy to fly and anybody over the age of five can learn how to use them. It is best to start with a simple coaxial model and work your way up to the more complex models. For a coaxial type of model, assembly can take only a few hours and its twin rotors are designed for a more stabilized flight. It is perfect for a beginner.

There are miniaturized remote control helicopters that come with all the features of a full scale chopper. These are much more difficult to assemble and use and it is best to have an instructor. It is best to start with a trainer. Daily practice with a flight simulator will also help you learn faster or alternatively you could go to a club and seek the services of a trained instructor. Once you have gotten acquainted with the controls of a model simulator there are many options for you to follow. You can go from the tiny indoor helicopter called helies that can carry things as small as sugar cubes, to highly maneuverable 3D models. Model choppers are so much fun because they can easily perform more maneuvers than any full-scale ones.

Assembling model remote control helicopters does require a lot of time, skill and patience. The reward however, is worth the effort. A good beginner’s model is the SYMA S107 Mini Gyro. What makes these models so great is that they are not fuel powered, but battery powered. This means they can be flown within the comfort of your living room and can also be used by children.

Before you start building remote control helicopters, make sure you compare the list of parts with those included in the kit to ensure you have everything you need. Start assembling the parts by following the guide step by step. Do not to take any shortcuts. Taking shortcuts will not make for a successful flight and you will have to keep going back to the drawing board. It can be very difficult and tedious to follow the guide only so go online and find a step by step video that will ensure you get it right the first time. Once you have glued all the pieces together and have the frame ready, you can then paint it and add the motor, blades and controls.

Model remote control helicopters come in all shapes and sizes and some may require a lot more skill to assemble. This can be as simple as purchasing a DIY kit from your local toy store to creating scale models of the real full scale machines. There are worldwide competitions where helicopters are judged according to how closely they resemble their full scale counterpart. Whatever choice you make you will have lots of fun assembling your aircraft.