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How To Fly Your Remote Controlled Copter The majority of micro radio controlled helicopters are manufactured for indoor flying and might be taken outdoors only under the most perfect weather conditions, because they can easily become blown off course. These mini RC choppers can be controlled in three flight vectors: up - down, forwards - backwards and left - right. This means that the model is capable of quite remarkably precise manoeuvres. Despite that, accidents do and will happen. ornaments will get knocked off the mantelpiece and some windows may get smashed, if the flier is not wary or adept. So, it is best to practice in the garage or garden shed or even outdoors in fine weather until a reasonable degree of ability has been gained. it ought to not take long with these micro flying machines. They are great fun, the only real drawback is that the small battery will only give between five and seven minutes flying time. Luckily, it only takes 30 minutes to recharge the battery with the AC mains charger or the USB computer-cum-transmitter charger. Many of the indoor helicopters are padded softly so that they cannot do much harm to windows, heads and the like, but not all of them. Some have a metal body so that it can better protect the motors from crashes. If you would like to make one of these safer, try affixing some foam rubber to the nose of the model. However, physically bumping into items is not the only problem that indoor RC choppers can cause. As with all helicopters, the foremost rotors create quite a downdraft, which can blow things about or off shelves. A letter put behind a vase might catch the draft, move and knock the vase off the shelf. When you are flying model aircraft of any type, you must be continuously aware of the health and safety of others. Learn to judge the diameter that the top rotors cover. With these smaller craft, the sweep of the rotors usually extends well in front of the helicopter, which could be a hazard to eyes and faces. Never fly your chopper where someone might turn a corner and walk straight into it. You have to take responsibility for your model whether you fly it into someone or they unpredictably walk into it. Children are not usually the ones most at risk from a flying helicopter, because you normally fly over their heads. However, most flights will occur at a height of around six feet, so adults beware. If you decide to fly your indoor chopper outside, there are extra safety worries. Power lines are a major worry whilst flying your helicopter outdoors in a town. ou can do a lot of damage to power lines and you would be responsible for any financial loss incurred. Two of the foremost advantages of beginning flying a mini RC chopper are that: one] you learn how to control the model, mastering fundamental tricky flight manoeuvres


two] you learn health and safety procedures, which will serve you well if you move on to a larger, stronger radio controlled helicopter. Owen Jones, the author of this article, writes on a number of subjects, but is now involved with the Gyro Helicopter S107. If you would like to know more, please visit our website at Smart Toys for Kids.


How To Fly Your Remote Controlled Copter