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The Advantages of Using a 2.4 GHz Radio

December 9th, 2011 ·

Whether you are just getting started in RC helicopter flying, or are already a seasoned flyer, you may be considering purchasing a new radio. If you are, you may want to consider purchasing a radio that is 2.4 GHz, as there are many advantages to these particular radios. Even if you are very fond of [...]

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RC Helicopter Safety-Radio Controlled Helicopters Are Not Toys

December 5th, 2011 ·

Many people have a misconception that a radio controlled helicopter is nothing more than an expensive toy that is fun to fly. While RC helicopters are fun to fly, there are far more than just a toy and the failure to realize that when flying can result in serious injuries to yourself and others, and [...]

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RC Helicopters for Beginners: Nitro vs Electric

December 2nd, 2011 ·

Just ask anyone out there who has had the opportunity to fly an RC helicopter how much fun can be had and you will get a quick answer in return. Many people choose to fly them as a pastime just to find that doing so can quickly grow into a lifetime hobby. The one thing [...]

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Basic RC Helicopter Radio Functions

November 24th, 2011 ·

When getting started in flying radio controlled helicopters, there are a lot of new words to learn, many of which have to do with settings on your radio. It can often be intimidating hearing seasoned pilots talk in terms that you just don’t understand. By learning what the basic RC helicopter radio functions are and [...]

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7 Tips To Maximizing Your Battery Performance

November 21st, 2011 ·

Battery technology seems to have taken a leaping step recently, allowing electric RC models to go places where once only nitrous model could go. Leading this innovation are the Li-Po or Lithium Polymer batteries which has become the standard power source for electric powered helicopters, planes, cars, boats, and almost every other type of model. [...]

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Night Time Flying vs. Day Time Flying

July 15th, 2011 ·

Flying RC helis has become one of the most popular hobbies. Though it is costly, can be difficult and highly technical, the result is always tons of fun. Most users fly their RC helis during the day; just lately, many have taken to the air for some night flying. Both have their own fun factor [...]

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Camera Options for Your RC Helicopter

July 10th, 2011 ·

Flying RC Helicopters can be fun; however, it requires a great deal of expertise and technical knowledge, which can be mastered with extended practice. You can add a number of accessories to your heli, one of the most popular being the addition of RC Heli cameras. Now, before I go into the details, here’s what [...]

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What You Need to Know About Coaxial RC Helicopters

July 5th, 2011 ·

Coaxial RC helis are perfect for everyone. These helis are especially good for beginners. They are small and easy to control; there are various coaxial heli models available. These helis are extremely popular because they are very stable and easy to maneuver. The bodies of coaxial RC helis are generally made of plastic or sturdy [...]

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Stretching the Limits with 3D Flying Your RC Helicopter

June 30th, 2011 ·

Flying an RC heli is an extremely fun hobby. The newest and latest fad in the RC world is 3D, the options are endless and once you get use to the maneuvers you will be hooked. There are some very cool skill sets that you can learn and other RC fliers will soon be asking [...]

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RC Helicopter Maintenance

June 25th, 2011 ·

Flying RC Helicopters can be fun and rewarding. However, it is very important to maintain your RC Heli because they are expensive, and neglecting basic maintenance can cost you even more in the long run. Here are a few basic general maintenance tips: Canopy Maintenance: The canopy of your RC Heli should be detached and [...]

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Learning Pitch and Throttle Controls of Your RC Helicopter

June 20th, 2011 ·

Flying RC helis requires some technical knowledge. You don’t need to be a full blow heli pilot or an expert in aerodynamics and mechanical engineering to be able to fly an RC heli. All it takes is a bit of practice instruction and plenty of logged hours and you will be a professional in no [...]

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How to Choose the Right RC Helicopter Batteries

June 15th, 2011 ·

Choosing the right RC Helicopter batteries is very important. By far the most popular form of RC Heli battery is the LiPo (Lithium Polymer) battery. It has become a viable option over the fuel powered RC Helis. While choosing the right RC Helicopter batteries, it is better to go for LiPo batteries for the following [...]

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Do RC Helicopter Sims Help You Learn?

June 12th, 2011 ·

RC helicopter sims or simulators are computer programs which can be loaded on a PC. These programs are capable of replicating the flights of the RC airplanes and helicopters. These simulators can be used for learning RC heli flying or they can simply be a relaxing game at home. Simulated flying can be difficult, you [...]

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5 Important RC Helicopter Safety Tips

June 8th, 2011 ·

When you start out flying RC helis, you will be hooked immediately. One mistake many people make when first starting out is not getting proper instruction. The safety aspect is huge when you are taking up this hobby. RC helis can be responsible for serious injury, even life threatening accidents, as well property damage. On [...]

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RC Helicopter Setup & Assembly Tips

January 12th, 2008 ·

1. Always read the whole manual in it’s entirety and check to make sure all the parts are there. 2. Before you start assembling your RC helicopter, make sure you have all the tools that you’ll need including hex drivers, screw drivers, needle nose pliers, ball link pliers, thread lock, super glue (CA), a pitch [...]

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RC Helicopter Flying Tips

January 12th, 2008 ·

Before You Fly 1. Always check / tighten all important screws before you fly. 2. Make sure you have the correct flight mode selected before you fly. If you use a simulator or have different ‘birds’ this is especially important. 3. If your radio has lots of switches, set it so that when you start [...]

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RC Helicopter Hovering Tips

January 12th, 2008 ·

1. If you’re just starting out, you’ll want to master tail in hovering before trying anything else. Tail hovering in is where the tail is closest to you. 2. Use flybar weights to help keep the heli stable. 3. Don’t try and learn to hover on windy days – it’s difficult and frustrating. 4. Use [...]

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RC Helicopter Tips – General

January 12th, 2008 ·

1. Use the $4 foam blade holders. Not only do they stop your blades from spinning all over, but they also preserve the life of the mixing levers which can otherwise stretch and cause slop. 2. When you crash, make sure you pick up all the pieces. Some of them may be salvageable which will [...]

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RC Helicopter Safety Tips

January 12th, 2008 ·

1. Whenever you start your helicopter, whether it’s a nitro, gasser or electric, always hold the blade grips tightly. If your throttles not all the way down, or there’s a glitch, your heli can spin out of control and cause serious damage. 2. Always stand a minimum of 5 – 10 feet away from your [...]

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