RC helicopters are a bit harder to master than other remote control devices. Being responsive is also a disadvantage for inexperienced travelers, because a misstep sends your new toy on the floor. Fortunately, the best radio-controlled helicopters are made to cause some accidents. Here are some tips for your first flight.
- Start Smaller Instead of seeing how high your RC helicopter can fly before you lose radio contact, practice accuracy. Take two or three feet above the ground inside, where no air currents compete with control, and practice landing surfaces.
- Familiarize yourself with the controls of your RC helicopter. For dual-channel helicopters, you only control the up / down motion and the left / right rotation. These helicopters can not be placed in their place; prefer by default. Three-channel helicopter they put you responsible forward to move, so they put into place when set to zero (usually not touch by the controller). The four-channel helicopters can also move sideways. The more channels you have, the more control you have over your device, but more practice is to get it right.
- After a crash, check the status of your helicopter before submitting the air again to avoid losing parts.
- Allow the battery to cool down for a maximum flight time between flights. A hot battery will not charge as efficiently and fun after two or three minutes can interrupt instead of five to seven minutes, most RC helicopters provide batteries of the highest level. Consider buying an extra battery so you can use one while the other is charging.
- Use small and fine movements. Quick changes in speed or direction can cause you to lose control.
- Lower the accelerator pedal so your remote-controlled helicopter sinks slowly to the ground. If your helicopter gets out of control and a collision is imminent, stop the accelerator pedal immediately. A rotating rotor that strikes the ground breaks much more likely.
Before You Fly
- Always check all the important screws before flying.
- Make sure you have selected the correct flight mode before flying. If you use a simulator or have different “birds”, this is especially important.
- If your radio has many switches, set them so that all switches point in the same direction at startup.
- Check the range of your radio.
- Create a checklist and stick with it.
- Always make sure your links are safe. Sometimes, when you make adjustments, one of the ends will turn out more than the other and will be hung on a thread. If it escapes during the flight, this could be a very costly and dangerous lesson. Check them quickly before turning around.
- Make sure the transceiver and batteries are fully charged. A dead battery can cause chaos in the air.
- Whenever you start your helicopter, be it nitro, gas or electric, always hold the blade handles. If your accelerators do not come down completely or there is a fault, your helicopter can get out of hand and cause serious damage.
These tips should help you make the most of your remote control helicopter.