Check Out Winks Hobbies For RC Helicopters
If you want to get your hands on a RC helicopter and find out for yourself how much fun they are to fly, you definitely need to stop by Wink's hobby shop Ithaca. Because we have a very wide variety, we'll be able to help you find one that you're really excited about flying.
Since this specific hobby has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, we've been lucky enough to meet a lot of people who are completely new to it. While new RC hobbyists come from all walks of life, one of the traits they all have in common is excitement! It's always fun to have someone come in our Ithaca shop who obviously can't wait to get a helicopter and get it in the air.
In addition to excitement, another common trait among new hobbyists is curiosity. Even though some people feel "dumb" for asking questions, that should never be the case. Getting answers to lots of questions is the only way to really learn about RC helicopters and be able to enjoy this hobby to the fullest.
One of the questions we receive on a regular basis is whether or not it's hard to fly these RC helicopters. And the answer we're always happy to discuss begins with "it depends on the specific type of helicopter."
What Type of RC Helicopter is Best for Beginners?
For someone with no experience flying this type of aircraft, a micro coaxial RC helicopter is often a good place to start. While this type of helicopter is actually fairly new to the industry, the fact that it's easier to fly than traditional models means it's ideal for literally anyone to dip their toes into this hobby and get a feel for just how exciting it is to send something up into the air.
Once you feel confident flying a micro coaxial RC model, the next step up is a single rotor collective pitch helicopter. Now, while this type of aircraft can actually be a little intimidating at first, the good news is it's actually not as hard to fly as many people expect. The most important thing to understand is it does operate differently than a micro coaxial model. So if you accept that from the beginning, you'll be able to save yourself from plenty of crashes.
Another thing to be aware of is that larger models are actually easier for learning. That's why we generally recommend a 400/450 size machine. This larger size provides additional stability. Just be sure you pick times when it's not windy outside to practice.
The easiest way to picture what it takes to keep this type of helicopter level and in the air is that you're balancing a ball bearing on the flat side of a plate. What that means is because multiple variables can affect the position and stability of the helicopter, you need to take time to learn and understand all the controls.
While that's a pretty good overview of what to expect as you start moving up to more challenging aircraft, if you want to continue discussing this topic, feel free to stop by our Ithaca hobby shop for a chat!