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Buy Your Very Own Radio Controlled Helicopter!

Aug 17, 2007
The helicopter market has been revolutionized tremendously over the few past years. Due to the boom in the market and the launching of new models of the helicopter, a change in the buyers' guide is an inevitable process that follows. Due to the high influx of the electric helicopters flooding the market one must only buy after researching the market and the model designs available.

For a novice or a first time buyer, the ideal choice is the one with a popularity census and fair amount of fan following user lists. The helicopters with a good amount of users enjoy the advantage of community support which furnishes the right information about the product. Communities like Heliguy have a huge resource pool for troubleshooting and gathers people support for on issues like malfunctioning or servicing.

You should have access to service where you can rely on the prompt delivery of spares and services. How do you go about getting what you want first? Decide on the type of helicopter you want to buy after studying the available models in the market. The choice is based on the following parameters: easy to fly, ready to fly (without any add-ons), sub-micro advanced flights and huge electro m/c or with indoors/outdoors functionalities. Basically there are four types of helicopters in the market - Collective Pitch (CP), Fixed Pitch (FP), Ready to Fly (RTF), and Almost Ready to Fly (ARF). The Fixed Pitch helicopter is designed with fixed angled blades for which the pitch can not be altered. The lift or the height is attained after the increase in power to the main blades. The FP copter is pretty simple in its designs and is therefore easier to repair in case of damage and also fairly cheaper than its counterparts. The Collective Pitch helicopter contains angularly tiltable blades through which the lift can be controlled. The blades of the CP copters have three servos against the two in the FP models which permits the altering of the blade pitch. The result of this change provides them higher agility and enhanced features like easier windier-condition flying. The CP machines are not meant for first timers and should only be bought by experienced flyers. Also these machines are not easy to repair and are expensive as compared to FP helicopters.

A Ready to Fly helicopter is about 99% assembled and wants no additional electronics or transmitter/radio fittings. For other helicopters one needs to buy these add-ons which cost extra. The four subcategories of RTF are Sub Micro, Micro/Mini, Slightly Larger and Counter Rotating. For the Almost Ready to Fly models, extra costs are incurred for the necessary fittings to make them fly.

Finally one must always look for the stability factor in the helicopter. The dilemma and remorse of not buying the best model that's launched in the market just after a month of your buying a model with hi-fi features and super spares set should not be faced. The manufacturers suppressing their previous products with new products regularly are condemned in the communities. The Heliguy community ensures that such manufactures are blacklisted and thus all the new helicopter lines are tried and tested.
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