RC Electric Helicopters are the most popular of the remote controlled helicopters available.
RC Electric Helicopters come in all sizes, from micro helicopters to the largest RC helicopters available.
Electric helicopters have come a LONG way in the last few years. I believe it is true to say that electric helicopters are the most popular of all the types of remote controlled helicopters available today.
Photo shows the E-Flite Blade 450 3D Electric Helicopter.
Reasons for the popularity of electric helicopters-
To day's Li-Po batteries give ample flight time and the batteries are easy to exchange, so it is quite practical to spend the whole day at the flying field.
The modern Micro Helicopters are amazing technological choppers that would be impossible to have with any other power units. Electric is the only way to go for these miniature marvels! Their popularity means they can be mass produced and thus the price can be very competitive.
One tip I can pass on is to stay away from the RC electric helicopters that use a separate motor for the tail rotor. Apparently the response time is slower than the type that uses a belt or shaft drive from the main gearbox. A phenomenon known as "tail blowout" can occur where it is difficult to keep the heli from rotating about the main axis.
Advantages of Electric Helicopters compared to Nitro RC Helicopters.
Disadvantages of Electric Helicopters .
All in all, it is easy to see why electric helicopters are so popular today-maybe the most popular category in the whole field of RC airplanes!
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