Tuesday, February 17, 2009

RC Helicopters With Coaxial Rotors Are The Best For Beginners

By Ron Stephens

Radio Controlled helicopters were once out of reach for most rc hobbiest in terms of cost and the skill required to fly them. But coaxial helicopters have changed all that.

They are infinitely more stable than their traditional counterparts, allowing just about anyone to partake in this great hobby.

Helicopters Want To Spin Out Of Control

The problem with conventional helicopters is that the single rotor creates torque that wants to spin the helicopter in the opposite direction. To counter this torque, a tail rotor spins to create an equal, but opposite amount of torque. Unfortunately, this balancing act of trying to maintain these equal, but opposite forces is difficult to master.

It is almost impossible to just learn this on your own without the help and training of an experienced instructor. Not to mention the many hours of practice.

A Level Playing Field

The good news is, the new standard for many radio controlled helicopters is to have coaxial or dual spinning rotors. This amazing design allows two rotors to automatically spin in opposite directions, eliminating the need for a tail rotor, and eliminating any unwanted spin of the helicopter. As such, coaxial helicopters are great for the first timer.

Little Or No Training Required

Flying a helicopter that has coaxial rotors is extremely easy and can be accomplished by most people with very little effort or practice. Just take it out of the box, charge up the battery and before you know it, you'll be flying with confidence and in control.

Its very easy now for anyone to get there first radio controlled helicopter and have loads of fun flying it without all the endless hours of training that you once had to have.

If you have been confused as to which RC helicopter to go with for your first purchase, you can't go wrong with a coaxial helicopter. Easy to fly, and very affordable, they are the best choice for any beginner.

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