Things To Consider Before Buying A Remote-Controlled Helicopter

     Things To Consider Before Buying A Remote-Controlled Helicopter

Remote-controlled helicopters are one of the most popular toys, and for a good reason. Who wouldn’t love to fly their own chopper? For many people, an RC helicopter is the only chance they’ll ever get! 

But don’t just buy any helicopter- there are some things you need to think about before making your final decision. Here’s what you need to know:


Different frequencies are used for different RC helicopters. The most common frequency is 2.4 GHz, the same used by Wi-Fi routers, Bluetooth devices, and cell phones. This frequency can transmit short distances (less than 20 feet). Because of that, there isn’t any risk of interference from other electronics or metal objects, such as nearby power lines or car antennas. 

Battery Life:

Your remote-controlled helicopter’s battery may only last 10 to 15 minutes because it powers the electronics, motor, and receiver. Most RC helicopters have a rechargeable battery, but some can work on 4 “AA” batteries.

Power Output:

The power output of an RC helicopter is measured in watts (W) and volts (V). This refers to how much energy (power) flows through the electronics and motors, determining how fast they can operate. The higher the W or V rating on a remote control helicopter, the more powerful it will be. 


Any remote-controlled toy helicopter will have a motor that can be adjusted to change the pitch and roll of the heli. The controlled pitch and roll will also vary depending on how much power flows through them. With higher W or V ratings, you’ll notice that the helicopter flies more smoothly and at a higher altitude than it would with lower W or V ratings.

Transmitter/Receiver Pairing:

Transmitters (radios) need to be paired with the receiver in the RC helicopter.  You risk damaging your helicopter if you attempt to use the transmitter with various models without proper pairing and using compatible transmitters with receivers. If there are too many commands for the helicopter’s electronics, then it could malfunction.


If you decide that you want to own a remote-controlled helicopter, then be prepared to spend some money on it. Between radio equipment, spare batteries, and helicopters with replaceable parts (such as a motor), you’re looking at spending at least $100 for most models.


Besides the motor, the rotor (sort of like a propeller) is the most crucial part of any remote-controlled helicopter. There are three types of rotors: metal, metal-coated plastic, and wood. While wood blades are generally considered the best, metal blades can provide better performance due to their consistency, durability, and increased efficiency.


The heavier the helicopter (and thereby the power used to control it), the harder it will be to control. Remember this when choosing your model, as you want to ensure it is the right weight for you before committing to a purchase.


Choosing a remote-controlled helicopter can be overwhelming, but with some direction and advice, you can make one of the best purchases of your life. Buying a helicopter is much more than just balancing price and performance. Therefore, you should always remember the above-mentioned points.


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