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Your Guide To Gas Powered Model Helicopters

Mar 31, 2008
Gas powered model helicopters are some of the most loved and flown models planes today. Both novices and experts love them to fly. But, these gas powered model helicopters are different from other helicopters and planes in many ways. In the first place, these helicopters are costlier than all the other model planes and helicopters. Then, you need some expertise and skill to assemble them, since they are involved with more bolts, bearings, metal and plastic, unlike the PVA and balsa wood used in other planes. But, this can be fun, especially if you would like to see your dream chopper come to life from the scratch. The other good thing about these gas helicopters is that they can make more and daring maneuvers, contributing with amazing aerobics. And with these qualities, they only prove that it is not easy to control them, especially if you are a beginner.

If you are thinking of flying a multi-channel gas powered RC helicopter, you are advised first to learn, how to fly with simpler controls planes. Multi-channel gas powered RC helicopters are difficult to control, since they can take hard dives and unplanned turns, if you are flying them in a windy weather. So, before you make an entry into the world of tougher gas RC helicopters, I suggest that you try Thunder Tiger Raptor V2. This helicopter is very popular among learners and experts alike. It can well fit as a good model to learn with and a worthy one to prepare you for more advanced models. Another good model you can use is JR Venture, which is an ARF helicopter, where the radio system and engine need to be assembled.

When you feel, it is time to go for more advanced models of gas powered RC helicopters, think of doing some serious shopping to get what will suit you. You can get advice from experienced model helicopter pilots, before you spend a lot of money. Waste no money on unnecessary parts that are not required. You should also know that flying or even learning how to fly these helicopters is not easy and needs a lot of concentration. It is highly recommended that you get a good instructor to guide you, but if you have exceptional talent and skill, you can learn on your own. It is again strongly recommended that you start learning with an RC flight stimulator that will give you an almost realistic experience, at a low cost and avoid the risk of crashing your expensive helicopter.

Gas RC helicopters have a more complicated radio gear that is not the same as that of normal model planes. The radio gear is normally a 4 or 6 channels system and comes at a high cost. However, if you really don't need such expensive gear, you can settle for a basic one like JR 6102 heli set, which is especially good for beginners.

Lastly, it is advisable to read as much literature as you can regard gas powered RC model helicopters. You should also visit websites, where you can read more about them. It's a sure way to learn fast and be safe.

All the above is a guide to gas powered model helicopters for you to learn flying and experience the thrills of flying your favorite helicopter.
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for model planes and model helicopters. You can find the best marketplace for model planes and model helicopters by visiting the best sites for model planes, model fighter planes, and model helicopters.
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