Remote control (RC) helicopters have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and for good reason: recent technological advancements – both in the RC field and elsewhere – have opened the doors to a whole new world of opportunities. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you should buy an RC helicopter.
You Can Mount Cameras To Them
Want to shoot aerial footage of a beach, lake, field, or practically any other open environment? Sure you do! Many of the newer model RC helicopters are constructed with either video cameras already attached to them or mounting equipment to attach your own. This allows RC hobbyists and photographers alike to capture some truly remarkable images from overhead.
You Can Control Them Using a Smartphone
Whether you own an Android or Apple iOS smartphone (iPhone), there are apps available to control certain model RC helicopters. A popular RC helicopter controlled by an iPhone or Android app is the Syma 3 Channel S107 (shown above).
It’s designed for indoor flying, and has a high grade metal body frame and a built in Gyroscope, which is used to stabilize the helicopter’s heading.
This copter gets great reviews – people report that it’s very rugged and fun to fly.
You’ll Probably Learn Something
While most people buy RC helicopters to pass the time as a recreational hobby, operating them is a learning experience that will teach you the basics of flying. To successful pilot an RC helicopter, you must familiarize yourself with terms like pitch, trim, elevator, rudder, torque, etc. These are the same terms used by pilots of actual helicopters and other aircraft.
Fun For All Ages
Piloting an RC helicopter is a fun activity that people of all ages can enjoy. It’s a common assumption that RC
helicopters are limited strictly for kids, but this isn’t the case. On the contrary, most tournaments involve a mix of people ranging in ages from teens to their 40s. Don’t assume that you’re “too old” to enjoy this hobby, because RC helicopters are just as fun for adults as they are for kids.
Enjoy The Outdoors
Need another reason to buy an RC helicopter? Here’s one: they give you a reason to go outside and enjoy mother nature. While some RC helicopters are designed for indoor use, most require open, outdoor environments in which to pilot. And with summer right around the corner, there’s no better time that now to get outside and pilot an RC helicopter.