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Helicopters

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We have a range of helicopters are available to suit all skill levels, If you have not had one before you might like to use the following information as a guide:-

Complete Beginner All Age Ranges:-

Infra-red remote control (indoor only) with counter rotating rotor blades:-
Easy to fly with 3 channel control (Up / Down, Rotate Left & Right and Forward / Backwards), should be able to master fairly quickly. Ideal fun present. Generally not repairable.

Complete Beginner 10+

Radio controlled with counter rotating rotor blades:-
Easy to fly with 4 channel control (Up /Down, Rotate Left & Right, Forwards / Backwards, Slide Left / Right) , should be able to master fairly quickly, able to fly outside in calm weather, more manouverable, spare parts and additional batteries available.

Some Experience 12+
If you have previously flown a radio controlled counter-rotating blade helicopter and you don't have to think about telling left from right when flying toward yourself.

Radio controlled with single main rotor and tail rotor blade:-
More difficult to fly with 4 channel control (Up /Down, Rotate Left & Right, Forwards / Backwards, Slide Left / Right) , you will need to concentrate to maintain a stable hover, able to fly outside in calm weather, much more manouverable, spare parts and additional batteries available.

Experienced 14+
If you have a lot of fixed pitch single rotor experience and you are more mechanically minded.

Radio controlled with single main rotor and tail rotor blade and collective pitch:-
Much more difficult to fly with 5 channel control (Throttle, Up /Down, Rotate Left & Right, Forwards / Backwards, Slide Left / Right) , you will really need to concentrate to be able to maintain a stable hover. Will need to be flown in a large indoor space or outside, can be fully aerobatic, (some models will hover upside down), an understanding of real helicopter operation would be an advantage, training from an experienced pilot would be of great help. Spare parts and additional batteries available.
 
Helicopters