My Best RC Helicopter Reviews

Let me guess… you just learned about RC helicopters and want to get one for yourself, right? The problem is… Where to start? Thankfully, this hobby has so many sides that you can start almost anywhere. Unlike other hobbies, you don’t need a big budget to get started, nor lots of experience.

In fact, this is why you are here for, to experience what it feels to fly one of these gadgets.

You got to the right place, as we are going to explore some of the most common questions about RC helis and in the end, I’ll give you my recommendations with some of the best reviews of RC helicopters I have on my site.

But first, let’s go over some of the basic questions most people have about this hobby.

How much is an RC helicopter?

There is not a single answer to this question. RC helicopters can vary a lot in price. You can get one of the most basic models for less than $50 USD, or you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars in one of the most advanced and well-engineered RC helicopters in the market.

In practical terms, there is an RC heli for every budget.

RC Helicopter Prices

Many people think this hobby is expensive, but the truth is it gets as expensive as you want. If you decide you want to spend less than 100 or 200 or whatever number you have in mind, there is an RC helicopter that will fit your needs.

How do you fly a remote control helicopter?

This is a short question with a long answer, yet the short version of that answer goes like this:

  1. Start by reading the user manual of your helicopter and make sure you know what controls what in your transmitter.
  2. Once you know the theory, is time to start practicing. Do the simple movements first. Go up and down a few times and gauge the response of the controls so you start getting a feel of how this heli flies.
  3. Once you feel comfortable with the heli in the air, start adding more moves to your skills and practice over and over.
  4. Start combining movements so you pitch the heli while yawing it or turn left and right going forward and backwards. Keep practicing until you feel confident using both sticks of the transmitter.
  5. Whatever you do, don’t forget to have fun. Even if you crash, laugh about it, have fun with your heli and don’t resist crashing, in fact, expect it and accept it as part of the process. All of us crashed a lot before flying smoothly and fluently.
  6. Did I say to have fun? Well… have fun, don’t forget it.

What is the best indoor RC helicopter?

It is hard to designate one helicopter over the other as the absolute winner, as I think this involves personal preferences.

What I mean is that just because the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl, proving they are the best team of the season, that doesn’t mean everybody will become a fan next year.

There is a personal preference ingredient involved, and the same is true for RC helicopters.

Nonetheless, there are models that most people like and are true candidates to hold the place of honor of the best indoor RC helicopter.

I’ll give you my 2 top options here, but if you don’t agree and want to look for something else, just make sure it is a small RC heli.

If indoors is your thing, then you need a micro or mini RC helicopter.

Having said that, I would say that both the Syma S107G or the Blade mCX2 are my top choices for the best indoor RC helicopter.

Cheerwing S107/S107G Phantom 3CH 3.5 Channel Mini RC Helicopter with Gyro Crimson
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Cheerwing S107/S107G Phantom 3CH 3.5 Channel Mini RC Helicopter with Gyro Crimson
  • 3-channel, Infrared Control (Allows for Forwar/Backward, Left/Right, Up/Down movements)
  • 2 Selectable Frequencies Let's You Fly Up To 2 Helicopters at the same time
  • Upgrade gyro system for precise control, Upgraded metal frame for durability
  • Manufactured by Syma; Small Size Provides Agility and Speed
  • Colorful flashing light,keep your Helicopter at night Flying is quite excellent.
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E-flite Blade mCX2 RTF
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E-flite Blade mCX2 RTF
  • 100% factory assembled, test flown and ready to fly right from the box
  • Precision swashplate with user-selectable control settings
  • Factory installed 5-in-1 control unit with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2 compatible receiver, main motor ESCs, mixer , gyro and fully-proportional servos
  • Sleek new body and flashing LED lights
  • Coaxial, counter-rotating rotor head design
  • The Syma S107G is cheap, super resistant, easy to fly, fun, and spare parts are easy to find and super affordable. If you are starting out and don’t want to spend a lot, then go with the S107G.
  • On the other hand, the Blade mCX2 is more expensive, the price is close to 5x the one of the Syma S107G. However, the Blade is a more complex model and the engineering behind it justifies the price.

While I can’t say the end result is the same, because both helis are different machines, I can tell that you’ll have a lot of fun with both.

And… if I had to decide, I would go with the Syma S107G. It is very cheap and the value you get for the price you pay makes it the best deal in my opinion.

What is the best RC helicopter for beginners?

I think my answer could be pretty much the same from the past question. The only difference right now is that for a beginner, you may find other models bigger in size that will help you get started.

However, it is my experience that beginner pilots tend to push full throttle without being sure of how the heli responds. More than often this results in flyaways, loss of control, and crashes.

If this is the case, I would definitely recommend to start with something small, cheap and durable.

The small size is an advantage because if you are a beginner, you want to fly and practice as much as possible, even indoors, even on a rainy day. Thus, a small RC helicopter has a huge advantage over big ones.

As a beginner pilot, or someone looking for their 1st RC helicopter, I would do the following to make sure I get the most value for my money.

  • First of all, allocate a budget for your heli. This helps in a lot of things, but the most important is to avoid buyer’s remorse if you later find out this is not your thing. Believe it or not, $50 USD is more than enough if you look for a good beginner helicopter. This is just a suggestion, and if you can allocate $100 or more, that is completely fine. However, I would say you should not need to spend more than $100 dollars to get a good RC helicopter.
  • With a budget in mind, it is time to look for specific models. I can recommend Syma and Blade brands, as I’ve personally own some of these and they fly great. However, you are free to look at anything you like.
    Syma and Blade Brands
  • Since you are a beginner, it is a good idea to be strict when selecting an RC helicopter. Thus, I would go online and filter my search to only include items with 4+ rating stars. This will ensure I get only the best of the best.
  • Having a perfect 5 stars rating is not enough. We have to see the number of reviews leading to that rating. Sometimes sellers rate their own products and even pay money to a few people to do the same and thus have high ratings. Thus, a 5 star rating from 10 reviewers could be misleading. Besides it is not normal, as real people always have something to say and more than often complain about things, so I would recommend to stay away from those products for now.
  • Look for something with hundreds or thousands of ratings. This is the best way to ensure you have a top notch product in front of you.
    Syma S107G Ratings and Reviews
  • Don’t stop there. Read the comments and the QnA section to have a clear idea of what to expect from this helicopter.
  • Pay special attention to things like flight time, battery charge time, and flight range. I also like to look at some of the negative comments to see if there is a trend in complains. In terms of what to expect from a good beginner RC helicopter, flight time can be 4 – 7 minutes, charge time 60 – 100 minutes, and flight range 30 – 50 meters (98 – 164 ft).
  • You may think flight time is very little compared to battery charge time, yet these are normal durations for beginner gadgets.
  • Once you are ready, pull the trigger and order your first RC helicopter.

Durability relates to quality. I really like high quality helis. Who doesn’t? This will ensure you’ll have a heli to fly even after a few crashes. In general if you get a lot of value for little money, I think we have a winner.

Why do I mean by value? A durable and well performing RC helicopter that can help you get started, have fun, and decide if you want to continue with a more complex gadget.

This is the reason why getting a cheap device at first is a great idea.

In any case, if you decide to go with the Syma S107G or the Blade mCX2, you will be making the right choice. I’ll be adding radio control helicopter reviews of these two models later in the post, so you can learn more about them in case you are interested.

Cheerwing S107/S107G Phantom 3CH 3.5 Channel Mini RC Helicopter with Gyro Crimson
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Cheerwing S107/S107G Phantom 3CH 3.5 Channel Mini RC Helicopter with Gyro Crimson
  • 3-channel, Infrared Control (Allows for Forwar/Backward, Left/Right, Up/Down movements)
  • 2 Selectable Frequencies Let's You Fly Up To 2 Helicopters at the same time
  • Upgrade gyro system for precise control, Upgraded metal frame for durability
  • Manufactured by Syma; Small Size Provides Agility and Speed
  • Colorful flashing light,keep your Helicopter at night Flying is quite excellent.
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E-flite Blade mCX2 RTF
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E-flite Blade mCX2 RTF
  • 100% factory assembled, test flown and ready to fly right from the box
  • Precision swashplate with user-selectable control settings
  • Factory installed 5-in-1 control unit with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2 compatible receiver, main motor ESCs, mixer , gyro and fully-proportional servos
  • Sleek new body and flashing LED lights
  • Coaxial, counter-rotating rotor head design

Why do you want to start with RC Helicopters?

I always say it is more important to start anything for the right reasons than starting with the right tools. In other words, it doesn’t matter your budget or your expertise level, as long as you have the willingness you’ll get through anything.

First of all, I would like to say that an RC helicopter, as much fun as it is, it is not a toy. Even the so called toy-grade helis can cause some harm if not used carefully.

This is especially true for new pilots, as beginners tend to be a bit more adventurous and push to the limits without all the precautions required.

Now, going back to why should you start with RC helicopters, you are the one with the last word, but… here are some great reasons to consider it.

  • It feels amazing to fly and control an RC helicopter. I could compare it with using a remote control car, but the fact it is in the air makes it more exciting as you have to avoid crashing. It is interesting how avoiding a crash really adds to the experience.
  • This hobby is a great way to spend quality time with friends and family. Especially kids, as they tend to be very curious about these gadgets and how they work.
  • RC helicopters are a great way to spark the interest and curiosity of your kids to learn more about any STEM topic. It is much easier to teach them anything if you illustrate it with one of these gadgets.
  • These gadgets are perfect as conversation starters, since there is always something interesting to share about them.
  • They look great as ornaments, and the more complex they are, the better.
  • These days, not just helicopters but drones as well are on high demand, and the truth is you can use your piloting skills interchangeably.

Like I said, you are the one with the last word, but those are some of the things I’ve personally experienced and honestly I really enjoy this hobby.

I have to warn you, that once you start, it is very hard to stop getting more and more advanced devices, as the excitement grows with the complexity of these gadgets.

Just for your consideration, in the last few years more and more people are being able to see the world from a top view, which has been known as FPV, First Person View, and it is essentially the view every full-size helicopter pilot has when they are up in the sky, yet you can have that without having to leave the ground, and at a much lower cost.

So…

In my opinion, you may as well try and see what this hobby has to offer. You won’t be breaking the bank nor taking a high risk, and trust me, the rewards are big.

Are RC Helicopters hard to fly?

Just like with everything, there is a learning curve involved, yet this learning curve comes with your very first helicopter, and it is right there where all the excitement starts.

In terms of deciding which heli is best for you, there are a few things we need to consider to get this the right way. Let’s start with the types of RC helicopters available.

Toy-Grade RC Helicopters

These are basically toys that can fly using propellers but are not considered as helicopters. In fact, some of the coaxial fixed pitch RC helis could be considered toy grade as well.

Here is a toy grade RC heli that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

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These helicopters are easy to fly and don’t have too much of the technology more advanced helis have. I’m talking about a gyro device, a camera, or any other device to control it.

Although some of these come with a remote control, their flight as well can be quite unpredictable since they lack the channels to control the movements of the device.

These are perfect for indoor-flight, and great to have fun with kids and family. In most cases, these are small or mini helis, so they are safe to fly at home. The other advantage you get is they are relatively cheap.

I would recommend these only to have fun indoors with your kids, yet to be honest, these don’t make justice to what RC helicopters are about.

Coaxial Fixed Pitch

Coaxial helis are a bit better. These are the most basic RC helicopters, yet here is where you can start to taste the flavor of this hobby. I started with one of these, the Syma S107G. I did a full review of it.

They are called coaxial because they have two sets of main spinning blades. These rotate in opposite directions to make it possible for the helicopter to fly stable.

Without the second set of main rotor blades, the helicopter would spin opposite to the direction of the first set of rotor blades because of two things:

  1. Torque reaction.
  2. These helicopters don’t have a gyro device on them to counteract the torque reaction.

In the real world, every action has a reaction of the same magnitude but in opposite direction.

Thus, when one of the main rotor blades rotates, the full body of the helicopter will tend to rotate at the same speed and in an opposite direction.

At first, you may not see this because the helicopter is grounded, and thus, the ground may help to hold it still even if the rotors spin.

Yet once the heli takes off, the body of the helicopter will tend to spin opposite to the rotor blades.

This is what is known as torque reaction, and in order to avoid this problem, coaxial helicopters use two sets of rotor blades spinning in opposite directions, and thus cancel torque reaction.

This is a great trainer for anyone and I definitely recommend this heli to get started.

They are called fixed pitch, because the spinning blades do not change its angle of attack while the helicopter is flying. The pitch refers to the angle of the spinning blades. A spinning blade may change its pitch to change the way the helicopter flies.

As you can imagine, that makes flight a bit more advanced (and fun too). In the case of fixed pitch helis, there is no channel to control the pitch of the blades.

Coaxial helicopters are great for indoor use and are easy to fly as well. These are some of the best remote control helicopters for beginners. They don’t have that great flight time, but their battery lasts enough for sparking your curiosity for the hobby.

In most cases, these are 3-channel helicopters, which means the transmitter (the remote control) sends signals to the receiver (on the helicopter) to control 3 different things of the helicopter.

A typical 3 channel RC helicopter can go up and down, turn right and left (yaw), and go forward and backwards. As you probably guessed, the more channels, the more motors to control and thus the more movements the heli can make.

Single Rotor Fixed Pitch

You may be wondering if there is no way to have an RC helicopter fly with a single set of main rotor blades.

In the case of single rotor fixed pitch helicopters, how is they overcome this issue? – By using what is known as a gyroscope or gyro for short.

A gyro is a device that goes connected to the tail rotor blade of the helicopter. Any time the gyro senses the helicopter is being torqued, not just by the torque reaction but by wind or any other force, it sends a command to the tail rotor blade which spins to produce the force needed to counteract the torquing force and thus keep the helicopter stable.

The Blade 70s is a helicopter with gyro and while this is a small heli, you should not underestimate how much fun this device is.

Blade 70 S RTF RC Micro Helicopter with Safe Technology | 2.4Ghz Transmitter | Battery | Charger (Yellow/Black)
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Blade 70 S RTF RC Micro Helicopter with Safe Technology | 2.4Ghz Transmitter | Battery | Charger (Yellow/Black)
  • Safe technology
  • Fixed-pitch rotor head
  • Fly bar less technology
  • Durable composite frame
  • Small and light, perfect for indoors

Again, the fixed pitch means this helicopter won’t alter the angle of attack of the blades while flying.

You will have a lot of fun with these gadgets once you start understanding how they work and accomplish all they do.

Collective Pitch

There is another type of RC helicopter, the collective pitch ones.

These are the most advanced helicopters in the world of electric RC helis. Collective pitch RC helis change the pitch of the main rotor blades to define the flight direction and the helicopter orientation.

If you’ve seen those videos where RC helis fly upside down, those are collective pitch, and it is because of their pitch these helis operate the way they do.

When you change the pitch of the RC heli, the spinning blades create not just lift, but thrust as well. In this case, the spinning blades become propellers at the same time.

These helis are also known as cyclic pitch, and that is because cyclic is a term that describes what happens in a rotational cycle of the main rotor blade. This cyclic control (the control of the rotor blades in one cycle or rotation), is the responsible for moving the helicopter in all possible directions.

If you think these are the hardest RC helicopters to fly, you are right. If you are looking for some great collective pitch RC helis, then I would recommend either Blade or Align devices.

Blade 230 S V2 RTF RC Helicopter: Brushless CP Heli | 2.4GHz DXe Tx/Rx Radio System with SAFE Technology |3S LiPo Battery and Charger, Orange - BLH1400
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Blade 230 S V2 RTF RC Helicopter: Brushless CP Heli | 2.4GHz DXe Tx/Rx Radio System with SAFE Technology |3S LiPo Battery and Charger, Orange - BLH1400
  • Fully assembled collective pitch RC helicopter with tough composite airframe
  • Provides RC pilots looking to hone their skills the right level of maneuverability for learning aerobatics and inverted flight
  • SAFE technology's progressive flight mode system allows you to grow your skills- from beginner & intermediate, to advanced maneuvers
  • Panic recovery mode brings the heli back to a level attitude at the push of a button
  • Ready-to-Fly (RTF) version includes everything you need - right in the box

Blade is one of the top brands of RC helis in all the industry, and Align produces by far the most high quality helis all over the planet.

How to find the best RC helicopter for you?

The Best RC Helicopter

So far we’ve discussed the types of RC helicopters available. We’ve gone through them in order of simplicity, from the simplest to the most complex ones.

Now, we need to understand how to select the best one for you. Many people, especially beginners, tend to think these gadgets are classified by their size, and while this could be a way to select an RC helicopter, the truth is we have collective pitch helis of all sizes, and the same is true for coaxial fixed pitch ones.

Thus, the size of a helicopter may not be a deterministic factor to choose yours. Unless of course you are looking for an indoor heli only, but still, I think if you limit your search to small helis, you’ll have to consider your flight skills as well, since there are some mini RC helicopters that can seem easy at first; later you discover these are collective pitch and controlling them takes a while.

So don’t base your choice on the size only. Instead, follow these two steps here.

  1. First of all, we need to find which type of helicopter is best for you. I would recommend basing your selection primarily on your budget and skill level.
  2. Once we determine which type of RC helicopter is best for us, we can take a closer look at specific models.

There are many things you want to check before purchasing your remote control helicopter. One of the things I recommend is to think what is the best RC helicopter for you instead of what is the best RC helicopter of them all.

This way you can focus on what is important for you, like even the color or the shape, the construction material and so on. Over the years I’ve seen people saying this or that model is the best, but that doesn’t mean you have to like what most people like.

However, it doesn’t hurt to have a starting point and move from there if that is what you want.

This is why I’m giving you my best remote control helicopter reviews here. If you are looking for indoor RC helicopter reviews or even more advanced helis, this page has something for you.

I recommend to take a close look to each model and then decide what you want. Like I said, if you don’t like any of the recommendations I give here, at least you have a starting point to make your choice.

My Best RC Helicopter Reviews

I want to help you with some recommendations. Here are some remote control helicopter reviews for you. I picked these ones based on the types of helicopters we spoke about before in this article.

Here you’ll find a helicopter for all skill levels and to fit all budgets.

If you are looking for indoor RC helicopter reviews, I have two on this list that you should check.

Also, if you are ready to take things to the next level, then by all means try the single rotor fixed pitch Blade 70S or move forward with a collective pitch one. You won’t be disappointed.

The Syma S107G

Cheerwing S107/S107G Phantom 3CH 3.5 Channel Mini RC Helicopter with Gyro Crimson
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Cheerwing S107/S107G Phantom 3CH 3.5 Channel Mini RC Helicopter with Gyro Crimson
  • 3-channel, Infrared Control (Allows for Forwar/Backward, Left/Right, Up/Down movements)
  • 2 Selectable Frequencies Let's You Fly Up To 2 Helicopters at the same time
  • Upgrade gyro system for precise control, Upgraded metal frame for durability
  • Manufactured by Syma; Small Size Provides Agility and Speed
  • Colorful flashing light,keep your Helicopter at night Flying is quite excellent.

This is one of the coolest coaxial RC helicopters I’ve ever seen. It is very affordable (less than $50 dollars), and its construction is very solid and robust. This device is perfect for beginners, you’ll have lots of fun with it, and you don’t have to worry about crashing it because this bird has a metal frame and withstands dozens of impacts.

You may find toy helicopter reviews referring to the Syma S107G, and while I think this could be true, the Syma S107G is also a coaxial heli and given its construction and how it works, I’m think this heli can also be considered above toyish remote control helicopters.

It comes with LED lights and flying it is super fun and educative, as it teaches you not only how to fly an RC helicopter but also trains your brain, hands, and eyes to coordinate the flight of the bird.

While the battery of the S107G won’t last forever, it gives you enough time to get the feeling of how to fly an RC helicopter.

This is a 3-channel RC helicopter and I can’t think of a better gizmo to get started.

This gadget will amaze you and your friends, and I recommend purchasing it through Amazon since they offer a money back guarantee and an amazing customer service. Most customers are very happy with Syma and their products. Also, you can decide to take advantage of the free shipping and order 2 of these helis, in the end, you’ll enjoy each one separately.

Every day, more and more people are purchasing this bird, the reason is pretty obvious: this is probably the best RC helicopter for beginners and it is among the best RC helicopters I’ve ever tested.

I already mentioned it, but I did a detailed and thorough review of the Syma S107G in the past. If you were looking for remote control helicopter reviews of high quality, I definitely recommend you to check that one.

Blade mCX 2 RTF Remote Control Helicopter Review

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E-flite Blade mCX2 RTF
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E-flite Blade mCX2 RTF
  • 100% factory assembled, test flown and ready to fly right from the box
  • Precision swashplate with user-selectable control settings
  • Factory installed 5-in-1 control unit with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2 compatible receiver, main motor ESCs, mixer , gyro and fully-proportional servos
  • Sleek new body and flashing LED lights
  • Coaxial, counter-rotating rotor head design

Blade is always developing something new and exciting. The mCX 2 RTF is just one of the many wonders they have. This RC helicopter is designed for the beginner pilot.

By the way, RTF means Ready To Fly, and it says this heli can fly right out of the box, as it comes with everything it requires to do so and does not need any assembly.

The Blade mCX 2 is a coaxial helicopter. Its parts are flexible and durable at the same time. The construction is very simple as well, and the technology used to achieve the stability and superior control that you have over the helicopter, is a proprietary development by Blade.

Something important to know about this helicopter is that it has a mechanism to change the pitch of the blades. Yet it doesn’t do it while flying, so that is why it is not considered a collective pitch heli.

This is a helicopter with gyro, ESC, receiver, mixer, and fully proportional servos, all in a 5-in1control unit which is also developed by Blade.

There are LED lights as well on this heli to help you locate it at night. These also add a nice touch to the helicopter as they look very cool.

The mCX 2 is considered an upgrade to the mCX, which I think is no longer sold, yet the mCX 2 has been very successful and people really like it.

Blade 70 S RTF 

Blade 70 S RTF RC Micro Helicopter with Safe Technology | 2.4Ghz Transmitter | Battery | Charger (Yellow/Black)
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Blade 70 S RTF RC Micro Helicopter with Safe Technology | 2.4Ghz Transmitter | Battery | Charger (Yellow/Black)
  • Safe technology
  • Fixed-pitch rotor head
  • Fly bar less technology
  • Durable composite frame
  • Small and light, perfect for indoors

Moving forward in the list, we have another Blade remote control helicopter review here to discuss. This is a small helicopter. But like I said before, you should not underestimate the power of this heli just for its size, the 70s is a very powerful gadget.

In the last few years, Blade developed something called SAFE Technology, which is in charge of delivering a more stable flight for all the devices with this technology.

This is a fixed pitch and single rotor helicopter. It is very durable and resistant, and people really enjoy having fun with this gadget.

Something unique about the 70s, is its size, which makes it perfect for flying indoors, and great for beginners, because at first, you want to start with something light and small that won’t cause damage to anything in your house.

This is a very easy to fly helicopter and comes with one of the best remote controls that I’ve seen designed for beginners.

In terms of the radio you can cover with this gadget, it is not that big, as it is more an indoors heli than outdoors.

The battery will give you anything from 3 to 6 minutes of flight time, but you should not thing this is low, as it is pretty remarkable for a helicopter this size.

Blade Nano S2

Blade Nano S2 Ultra Micro RC Helicopter RTF with SAFE Technology (Includes 2.4GHz 6-Ch DSMX Transmitter, 150mAh 1S LiPo Battery, USB Charger), BLH1300,Blue
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Blade Nano S2 Ultra Micro RC Helicopter RTF with SAFE Technology (Includes 2.4GHz 6-Ch DSMX Transmitter, 150mAh 1S LiPo Battery, USB Charger), BLH1300,Blue
  • Micro radio control helicopter with collective pitch and impressive 3D aerobatic capability
  • Dazzling performance, aerobatic tricks, gentle hovering, and advanced maneuvers
  • Stabilizing system with confidence-building control makes challenging maneuvers like flips and inverted flight easy for pilots of all skill levels
  • SAFE Z Altitude Control uses on-board accelerometer to maintain consistent altitude
  • RTF INCLUDES: Nano S2 RC Heli | Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX 6-Channel Transmitter with DSMX Receiver | 150mAh 1S LiPo Battery | USB LiPo Charger

Another mini RC helicopter review here. This is the Blade Nano S2, a collective pitch helicopter.

As with other Blade devices, we have a lot in a very small package. With this helicopter, you can perform what is known as 3D flight, which is doing flips, rolls, and all sort of maneuvers with it. This is possible thanks to the collective pitch, such is the power of controlling the angle of attack of the spinning blades.

Blade included all the required technology in this helicopter to ensure you get a stable, easy-to-fly, and fund gadget.

The resistance of this helicopter is great, as it is made of flexible and yet strong parts.

If you look for remote controlled helicopter reviews about the Blade Nano S2, you’ll find some great comments around this gadget.

There is a BNF and RTF available for this helicopter. If you already have a DSMX compatible transmitter, then the BNF for Bind N Fly, is what you are looking for. It is not only cheaper, but you don’t need another radio control if you already have one.

On the other hand, if this is your first collective pitch RC helicopter, then the RTF is what you need, so that you have the remote control and everything to put this guy in the air.

Blade 230 S V2 RTF Remote Control Helicopter Review

Blade 230 S V2 RTF RC Helicopter: Brushless CP Heli | 2.4GHz DXe Tx/Rx Radio System with SAFE Technology |3S LiPo Battery and Charger, Orange - BLH1400
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Blade 230 S V2 RTF RC Helicopter: Brushless CP Heli | 2.4GHz DXe Tx/Rx Radio System with SAFE Technology |3S LiPo Battery and Charger, Orange - BLH1400
  • Fully assembled collective pitch RC helicopter with tough composite airframe
  • Provides RC pilots looking to hone their skills the right level of maneuverability for learning aerobatics and inverted flight
  • SAFE technology's progressive flight mode system allows you to grow your skills- from beginner & intermediate, to advanced maneuvers
  • Panic recovery mode brings the heli back to a level attitude at the push of a button
  • Ready-to-Fly (RTF) version includes everything you need - right in the box

This is another fantastic RC helicopter by Blade. A collective pitch one. This helicopter is not as small as the other I presented here, which means it should not be used indoors.

In fact, one of the great things about this model is that it uses brushless motors, which are more efficient than brushed motors. These are not just more efficient, but brushless motors can be more powerful than brushed ones.

So far, all helis we’ve seen have brushed motors. While powerful, these are simpler in construction and functionality, but when we talk about brushless motors, we are referring to the big leagues devices.

The frame of this heli while durable and resistant, is also light in weight. It comes fully assembled and tested from the factory, and you can get an RTF or a BNF version. If you have a compatible transmitter, the BNF is for you, but if you don’t have one to use with this heli, then the RTF is what you need.

The SAFE technology is part of this gadget, which helps you keep the heli stable and without complications for the pilot. It literally makes it easier for any seasoned pilot or even someone looking to hone their piloting skills to have fun with this helicopter.

There is also a panic recovery button in case you go a bit wild and don’t know how to gain back the control, but with this mode, you can make it without breaking it with the push of a button.

Start your way with RC helis today!

These are some of the best radio controlled helicopter reviews I have for you. I hope you enjoyed learning about each model. With a bit of luck you made your choice to get your first or next RC helicopter with what you read here.

If you are looking for any remote control helicopter with camera reviews, you won’t find any on this page.

While you can attach a camera to your RC helicopter, the most convenient for this is to use a drone. Most RC helis are not necessarily manufactured to hold and use a camera, while in most drones this is a given.

I have a list of the best drones under 200 dollars, which is a great starting point and the quality of the cameras is great.

You can find more RC heli reviews on this site. Some are more detailed than others but in the and, they all have one thing in common, they were written to help you make an educated purchase.

What are your thoughts so far about RC helicopters? Do you think I’m missing a specific model in this list? If so let me know and I’ll make sure to add it. I invite you to leave a comment and join or start the conversation, it I’ll be great to know about you. Also, don’t forget to push the social buttons so that more people know about this fantastic site.

Till the next one!

10 thoughts on “My Best RC Helicopter Reviews”

    • DJI Phantom 2-how much do you think this one will cost someone ready with camera? Is it difficult to maintain?

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      • Hi Greg!

        Thanks for your comment.

        The DJI Phantom is a great tool. Actually, the one you’re seeing here does not come with the camera included, and for what I’ve seen you can expect to pay almost $1000 dollars for it. You can check this link here and you’ll see that you’re about to get a fantastic gadget and tool as well.

        About the maintenance, nope, it is very simple in fact, and this is gadget is not just easy to maintain but also very durable. Make sure to check the reviews on Amazon and you’ll see that this is a great piece of technology.

        I hope this information helps, let me know if you need anything else.
        Thanks 😀
        Jose

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  2. Hi Jose Lozano,

    I am Alston Antony, Expert RC Analyst and Reviewer. I am mainly expert in testing out different Quadcopters and reviewing it on my site. While was browsing through internet I found this great site on RC Helicopter. These are really useful information to expand my knowledge about different RC Toys. Your review style is good and syma is a brand that dominate both helicopter and quadcopter market.

    I just saw the DJI Phantom 2 you mentioned in this article. Actually revering back I had written a review for it on my site too. Here you can check that out: Dji Phantom 2

    I am just impressed with this site and the time you put to bring this great content. As a writer, I know the difficulty of bringing up a site that is useful for readers. Thanks and cheers!

    Thanks
    Alston Antony

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    • Hello Alston,

      Thank you very much for your comment.
      It really helps me to keep on going. I’ll be sure to check your review of the DJI Phantom 2.

      Keep on visiting, I’ll be doing some great changes next year 😀
      Thanks!
      Jose

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  3. Flying Blade 450 X BNF takes some practice and is very different than flying normal RC. I’ve been flying Blade 450 regularly since January, and it’s quite addictive; the closest to flying I’ve experienced. The electronic systems are a step above regular RC and require iterative troubleshooting to get where you are satisfied with it.

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  4. I like how there are different types for different experience levels. You can start with one kind of rc helicopter and get a different model as your experience grows. Great information, thanks for sharing!

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