In part 1 of Remote Control Helicopter, we looked at the basics of the RCH. We also explored one aspect that you need to consider when it comes to choosing this kind of machines. In this article, we will continue exploring the remaining items.
B. The Source of power
This is a machine and just like any other machine, it needs power from some source. The most commonly used sources are electric batteries and the fuel. Gasoline and turbine engines can also be used although they are not that much famous. Most of these models do use glow fuel. The time span of glow fuel is actually longer than any other source. This makes them not to be limited by the height to which the RC can gain. There are users who have gone even up to a mile in height. You can even decide to risk by taking it moiré higher than you can physically see it. They however pollute the environment by producing too much noise.
The electric batteries on the other hand are safe. Improvement in technology has actually made them to be as long lasting as the glow fuel. They are also cheap and at the same time they do not produce a lot of noise. Therefore, if your helicopter will be flown majorly at your place of stay, then using an electric battery will most likely be your preference. This will in turn force you to ignore an RC helicopter that uses glow fuel.
C. Number of Transmission channels
The action that an RC helicopter will take depending on the signal that it receives will solely require a single channel. The more advanced an RC helicopter is, the more it is going to have many transmission channels. If you are still a beginner, you may not need so many channels. Later on as you advance, you will see that you may not buy one that has fewer transmission channels. The advantage of having many channels is that the model will be able to make a number of movements.
D. Availability of spare parts
Any machine with time will break down. This will make it to require to be repaired. Therefore the kind of machine that you purchase should be one that its spare parts are conveniently found. Do not buy one that once it breaks down, you are forced to completely purchase a new helicopter.
E. The Design
The RC helicopter has got quite a number of different designs as well materials. The most common materials are plastic, aluminum among other materials. All these vary in terms of weight and appearance. You need a model that is light so that you can fly it conveniently. The look and feel is also key since it gives you a good feeling you own it.
F. What accessories and add-ons are available
You may get some RC helicopters that come with pre-installed features and at time others may require you to install later on. There are RC helicopters in the market that do have wireless cameras.
Having considered all the above features carefully, make a purchase depending on your preference. One thing that you have to appreciate is that each individual has his own taste. Do not let the views of others deter you from buying what you love.