If so, you've come to the right place. A site dedicated to helping people new to the hobby in a friendly, inviting, and informative manner. So sit back, grab a beverage, and let's start having a little "RC Helicopter Fun!"I've been flying and introducing newcomers to RC (radio controlled) helicopters for almost 30 years. Over those three decades, I've seen many advances in this fun and engaging hobby. The single biggest one is the hobby is no longer a super expensive, difficult, and almost elitist form of RC flight like it once was.
There are RC helicopters now for every budget and ability, in a vast array of types and sizes. RC equipment has also improved immensely and has never cost so little. Unlike most RC airplanes, radio controlled helicopters don't need a large mowed or paved runway.They take-off & land vertically, so any open area will do.This freedom of taking off & landing anywhere is what first sparked my interest in radio controlled helicopters. "Convenience" sums it up best. It's still the number one benefit for so many of us in the hobby. Whenever you have a desire to go flying, it can be as simple as walking out into your yard with heli in hand, to get some time on the sticks.
This is a HUGE time saver over having to cart a bunch of RC gear out to a crowded flying field when you don't have the time.What about flying during rotten weather?It's no problem when you have a small micro electric indoor RC helicopter to fly in your own home or at the office. Radio controlled helicopters also teach you a great deal about rotary flight in its many forms which for many of us, are the most fascinating aspects of radio controlled helicopters.It's the only RC hobby that equally combines all aspects of RC into one: Aeronautics, mechanics, & electronics.