A mini helicopter controlled by a remote through radio signals. A fun gadget for most, with many tricks to be learnt. Built strong enough to take a few falls and with ample battery time to have a decent amount of flying time.
An entertaining gadget for everyone
Another iteration of a remote-controlled toy, the remote control helicopter is fun for nearly any age group. Being able to control a flying machine with a remote would be fascinating to most. Using radio waves to convey the commands from the remote to the device as a person manoeuvres it, doing all the standard helicopter moves and then some that are not possible in full-size helicopters yet; such as inverted flight! The more manoeuvrable ones are harder to fly though, as more of the control has to be executed by the flyer.
How the remote control helicopter works
Working with servo motors, meaning they have a feedback system that keeps the power of the motors in check. Unlike systems that require manual observation these automated systems make it easier to control machines, requiring lesser input from a person. Most of these remote-controlled helicopters are co-axial akin to attack helicopters that are built so for more manoeuvrability, coaxial means it has 2 rotors stacked that are spinning in the opposite direction.
Other features and information
The range of these helicopters varies with size and of course what budget you are spending. The build quality is generally robust enough to take a bit of a fall that will probably happen when initially learning how to fly, it is a tad tricky even with the machine doing a large part of the work for you. The remote has two little toggle joysticks on it out of which one controls the height of the helicopter and the other all the motions of forwards, backwards, left and right. Getting the balance between the two here is what is key. The flight time can be anything from half an hour to 2 hours, depending on what model you have chosen. The copters charging is done with a cable that is connected to the batteries inside the remote control.
It is generally suggested to fly this in an open space and for kids 13 and above. Good to be careful and not have it flying close to people or objects.