Best Beginner RC Helicopter
Best Intermediate RC Helicopter
Ready to Fly
Easy to Use
Built from durable materials.
Best RC Helicopter with Camera
Good quality helicopter with camera to take pictures and videos
channels for 6 directions: up, down, forward, backward, turn clockwise and anti-clockwise
4-in-1 infra-red receiver assemble 3-axis gyro, ESC, mixer and receiver
Best Advanced RC Helicopter
RCE-BL15P 15A Brushless ESC, RCM-BL250MX(3600KV) Brushless motor, DS415M Digital servo x 3, DS425M Digital servo x 1, 3GX Flybarless System
T-REX 250 PRO Kit Set with 250DFC Main Rotor Head Upgrade Set, 1 set of 205 main blades, and one set of 205D Carbon main blades
Points to Consider Before Purchasing a RC Helicopter
Model Type – Radio controlled helicopters can come in a range of sizes from: nano (smallest), micro, miniature, and other various sizes with indoor and outdoor capabilities. It is a good idea in the reviews to check out the size specifications to fit your preference.
Flight Performance – Some RC helicopters may just operate on a 4 channel radio control for basic indoor/outdoor on a 3-axis gyro for great hover stability. If you are a beginner, it will be a good idea to review these types of features for a “ready to fly” model. Moving into a 6 channel radio controlled helicopter will usually indicate models that are built for 3D performance with quicker speed and aerobatic capabilities for moving into the intermediate/advanced level.
Durability – Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate/advanced pilot, the helicopter may eventually endure hard impacts. Therefore, make sure if you plan to use the helicopter outdoors that is made with quality hard plastic and replaceable components. On the other hand, if the helicopter is just being used indoors, you may not have to buy something specifically built for hard impacts. Evaluating durability will also help you decide if need something strictly for indoor, indoor and outdoor, or just a model built for flying only outdoors.
Price – Expect to pay around $40-100+ for a quality rc helicopter depending on model’s brand name, features, and performance.
Cost of Maintenance – Another great point to remember is just like with anything with moving parts, it may eventually need maintenance. When reviewing each model, it is also a good idea to look at the cost and availability of batteries, controllers, and other parts required for the helicopter to operate. Most of your popular name brands should offer some type of product support and warranty.
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FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations & Rules
*If your rc helicopter is going to be primarily flown outdoors vs indoors, FAA Registration rules will apply if your rc aircraft will weigh between .55 to 55 lbs and will be used primarily for outdoor use.