RC Helicopters are cool playthings, which are a favorite with teens above 14 and adults. Ardent flying fans may have bought every new model that hits the market, while a conservative person may want to buy only the best or popular model. From the best models that improve assembling skills to ones that are already assembled, a short review of top RC helicopters are given below.
Most popular choice among RC helicopters is T-REX 500 ESP Combo. This has simple design and greater 3D capability. Torque tube has greater efficiency and auto rotation system that is tail driven, which is one of its notable features. Fiber Carbon frame is very strong and can withstand rough treatment. This weighs around 4.9 pounds, being 840mm in length and 310 mm in breadth and is uses Lipo Battery with capacity range between 2100 – 2500mAh. This comes for $658.40.
Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter that can be controlled by iPhone and Android Devices is another popular RC helicopter. The distinguishing feature for this helicopter is remote control through Android devices and iPhones. It is 22.4” x 22.4” x 5.4” in dimension and weighs about 1 pound. This can be used for indoor, as well as, outdoor flying and can compete with other drones through Wi-Fi. There is a front view camera for getting live feeds. Piloting app comes for free when purchasing this helicopter. According to specifications, flying time is 12 minutes. It is priced for $299.99.
An affordable replacement to Drone can be Griffin HELO TC iPhone Controlled RC Helicopter. This has light design features and uses Infrared technology for remote control and comes for a fraction of Drone’s price. It is the second gadget that uses iPhone for flight control. Light interferences may have an impact, when it is used to fly in sunny conditions, which is not so in Drone. It measures 7.48” x 5.12” x 3.15” excluding blades. Flying time indicated in specifications is around 6 to 8 minutes and is priced for $49.99.
Another popular RTC helicopter model is Heli-Max Novus 125 CP 2.4 Sub-Micro RTF Helicopter. This measures 17” x 14” x 5” and weighs around 7.2 pounds and operates on dual rates. Known for its stability and ability to bear small time crashes, this collective pitch heli model is a pleasure to fly and gives about 6 to 8 minutes of flying time. This can be driven outside or inside and gives tough competition to bigger helicopter models. It is priced at $249.33.
Top choice amonst assembled models is Syma S107/S107G R/C Helicopter. This model is lightest, with unbeatable features. It uses Gyroscope technology and can be charged through USB. It is a coaxial helicopter with rotors stacked one above the other, which gives greater stability since each cancel out the torque effect produced by another. It has Aluminum frame, which makes it lightweight. A beginner’s choice, this flies for around 5 to 8 minutes after charging for about half an hour. It measures about 17.8” x 7.5” x 3” and weighs 1 pound. Costs of all three models may be in the range of $77.80 to $129.95.