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Tips On Flying Remote Control Helicopters

Mar 22, 2008
Oh, the fun of flying a helicopter over the trees and the roof tops, but the slightest mistake and you hear a 'thud'. Don't worry, we are not talking about the real deal but we're referring to the ever popular RC (Remote Control) helicopter. Watching someone fly a RC helicopter is one thing but attempting to fly one your self is truly a different story. But you don't have to be all low about that because there are ways you can actually use the remote control to your advantage rather than always crashing your chopper into things.

The first tip that should be regarded as a holy verse from the Bible of Flying is always start-off with a simulator. Once you start off with a simulator, you will actually get the feel of how to control the RC helicopter. Although a simulator won't give you the exact feeling of the actual thing, it gives you a great practice with respect to getting all familiar with the RC helicopter controls and what each control can do or not do for that matter. The bottom line is that a simulator is the best if you want to improve your dexterity when it comes to controlling the RC helicopter.

Approaching an instructor may feel ridiculous at first, but based on the experience that they have it is probably the best thing that you can do at this point. Besides, if you are new to RC helicopters and find it a bit difficult to set up the helicopter, an instructor is the one to turn to. Apart from helping you to set up the helicopter, you may even get a few tips and tricks from him about different manoeuvres and techniques.

Your learning process shouldn't be a rapid attempt at controlling the RC. It should be slow and you should be really patient. There will be times when you crash the helicopter, but don't forget that it has happened even to the best of all people. To avoid such situations, simply learn to take it slow because crashing your helicopter on too many occasions can prove very costly.

Learn everything there is to helicopter dynamics because it is altogether different from that of one you would see in a plane. And when you are practicing your different flying techniques, it is always advisable that you practice them on a grassy area, so that if anything goes wrong, the damage caused will be considerably less.

One important tip would be that in windy situations, especially if the wind is against your favour, it is obvious that your helicopter will ascend quite easily. In this case, just remain calm and slowly try lowering it to the ground instead of trying and crashing it head first. After reviewing all the tips, it becomes more than evident that practice is the key when it comes to flying a Remote Control helicopter. Seeking help from instructors and practicing on the simulator forms the basic mantra in manoeuvring the helicopter safely and effectively.
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