10 comments on “Rc Model Helicopter

  1. Is it possible to get a webcam on a rc helicopter and control it by watching it on the web cam?
    I want to get an rc helicopter and put a webcam on it, so it’s kind of live a UAV.
    What live cameras can I get?

    • It would have to be a wireless webcam.
      Also, the helicopter itself would have to be rather large to compensate for the added weight. It would also have to be mounted just right so as not to throw off the balance.
      A hobby shop might have more information for you. I think there are special cameras or copter models for purchase.
      Youtube is also a good source.

  2. How much would it cost to get into RC helicopters or airplanes as a hobby?
    I am 13 and have always been interested in I guess motors and aviation based movement. Basically long story short i want to try building an RC helicopter or airplane and want to know how much it would cost. I have around $300 or so to spend and I just want a simple start into this hobby so nothing fancy (PS i have a tiny bit of experience with aviation based RC models and i know how to fly a basic model airplane and a basic 3 channel model helicopter)

    • I would say start with elecric planes with a wide wing span they are easy to control. Also get a decent controller but not something to fancy . I was dumb and started out with a 4 channel rc helicopter and I got to say flying a real plane is easier to me then flying one of those things. First time I tried it out I pushed the throttle all the way in it went up got caught by the wind and got stuck in a tree

  3. How long should I charge my RC helicopter batteries?

    I’ve recently purchased an RC helicopter on eBay, but it came without instructions.

    I’ve managed to figure out how to start it, but I’ve no way of knowing how long I should be charging the various batteries, in the controller, in the aircraft, and the glow starter.

    It’s a Hirobo Shuttle Plus, and I want to be sure that I’m not over/under-charging them.

    • Charge it 8-12 hours, I think, but to be sure, ask the manufacturer:

      eHIROBO is a privately owned and managed model shop located in Hong Kong. Our company information is

      Autobahn88 Group Limited
      Unit B & C, 1/F., R & T Centre, No. 81 – 83 Larch St., Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
      Telephone : (852) 2151-1351 Fax : (852) 3012-1938

      Inquiry E-mail: info@ehirobo.com
      URL: http://www.ehirobo.com

  4. Can i take a rc helicopter to mexico?
    Hi i fly model helicopter and airplanes but i have a question. Am I able to take my rc helicopter to mexico? I probably taking the bus to mazatlan sinaloa.

    • You most likely can, but I would NOT trust it to baggage handlers unless it was extremely well packaged.
      Ask the mexican embassy to be sure.

  5. Do I have to have a licence to fly a model RC Helicopter or Aircraft please?
    I have a RC Helicopter and wondered if I should have to get a licence to fly it?

    • No, you do not have to have a license, so there are no fines associated with flying “unlicensed,” nor are you required to be a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA–the first link in the Sources section) in order to fly. However, if your helicopter is relatively large (more than about 2 pounds), the likelihood of injuring someone else or damaging someone’s property (e.g. crashing your helicopter into someone’s house or car) increases greatly and you would be considered liable for any injuries or damage. Membership in the AMA provides many things, one of the most useful of which is liability insurance for it’s members. AMA Membership benefits also include membership into a community of model aircraft pilots, access to training for new pilots, access to safe places for members to fly their aircraft (especially for larger aircraft–ones not considered “park flyers”), and access to thousands of AMA sanctioned events and competitions each year.

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