Looking for a unique, fun gift for a guy or the kids? An RC Helicopter is the perfect Gift this Christmas and is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!
So what is an RC helicopter?
Remote-controlled helicopters are unique and much different from typical RC airplanes due to the differences in flight training, aerodynamics, and construction. There are several designs of the RC helicopter that are sold, some of which have more maneuvering capabilities than others. The models that can maneuver more efficiently might require a little bit of practice to fly, but once you get the hang of it, the more difficult ones to fly are lot more fun.
Lets learn a bit of how an RC Helicopter Works
The flight controls are what allow the pilot of the RC helicopter to control the throttle and collective, which are normally linked together, the cyclic controls, which control the pitch and roll, and also the tail rotor which controls the yaw.
Using these together as one will enable the helicopter to be able to perform all of the same maneuvers as a full sized helicopter. Things like backwards flight and hovering, and even maneuvers a full sized helicopter can’t do, like inverted flight!
The different helicopters controls are affected by small motors, most commonly called servos. For the yaw control, a piezoelectric gyroscope is usually used to counter tail movement that is induced by wind or torque-reaction. The gyroscope does not actually apply any mechanical force itself, but instead it will adjust the control signal electronically to the servo in the tail rotor.
As for the engines on the RC helicopter, a high performance lithium battery combined with an electric brushless motor are the most commonly used and provide a higher efficiency, lifespan, and performance compared to the brushed motors that have were commonly used in the past. The use of these more efficient motors has decreased the price range for an RC helicopter bringing them within the reach of anyone wanting to get into the hobby! The most common power sources are electric batteries, nitro, and petrol.
These amazing toys are designed give fun to any person who tries them, newbie or advanced pilots are welcome and the only requisite to fulfill is the aim to have fun.
Recently the practical electric helicopters were developed and have quickly become more commonly used than nitro powered helicopters. Although gas-turbine powered helicopters are also very popular, the higher cost places them out of reach from the general hobbyist.
The RC helicopters maximum ceiling, whether it is electric or nitro, is limited only to the power of the radio signal of the controller and the ability of the receiver to see that signal. Typically the range of the radio signal can be over a mile!
Now that you know why an RC Helicopter is the perfect Gift this Christmas…
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You won’t have to worry if this gift will be enjoyed by the person you buy it for because the RC Helicopter is the perfect Gift this Christmas for anyone and will keep the recipient busy with hours of fun!
About the author:
Keith Reed is a marketing representative with HobbyTron. He enjoys writing about the newest toys and gadgets on the market. He also enjoys travelling with his wife and kids.