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 should remember when your first starting out that while sim flying may be boring, learning the skills will save you time and money in the long run.
RC heli simulators will help to learn simple hover exercises, to advanced maneuvering. Thinking about circuit flight and 3D flying, the RC heli simulators become the most important tool.
Learning those skills using simulators will help to develop the sense of controls and the simulators will also help in learning the technical aspects of such advanced flying.
It is not worth attempting those advanced flying methods and techniques without practicing. With RC heli sims you do not have the risk of damaging your real RC heli and you can crash the simulator heli as many times as you want until you get it right.
This will help in developing the appropriate knowledge and you will also gain the confidence when you are out in the field with your copter.
There is one important thing to be noted about the RC heli simulators. There are lesson plans available with RC heli simulator and you will need to follow the same to learn things correctly.
People often do not follow those lesson plans and they pick up bad habits and learn things incorrectly. They realize the same when they try those flying habits with their real RC helis and end up damaging them.
Like anything there is a learning curve, and for the most part the sims will teach you the controlling. You will not become an expert flier on a simulator.
I should say, you may become an expert sim flier, but just because you are good on the sim does not mean you will be an expert in the field. You will need to learn the touch and feel of real flying to become and expert.Have a question about this article or anything else RC Heli related? Ask it in our brand new RC Helicopter Forum and you'll get expert answers quick.
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