A toy helicopter is a remote-controlled aircraft that moves up, forward, and sideways by the rotation of overhead rotors. RC helicopters are powered by electricity obtained from batteries. Normally, a new remote control helicopter package contains a helicopter, receiver, transmitter, and helicopter lipo batteries. Some beginner-level mini helicopters come in a ready-to-fly format with the aircraft pre-assembled and the radio transmitter batteries included. The aircraft is ready to fly immediately after charging the batteries. The toy remote helicopters are ideal for kids below eight years. For older children, hobby-grade helicopters will provide more fun, excitement, and adventure.
What Are The Advantages of Electric Toy Helicopters?
Radio-controlled helicopters are easy to fly, so they are ideal for those who are just starting their RC helicopter flying hobby. There's no need to worry about gas engines, fuel, and the knowledge of mechanics. RC helicopters with cameras run on lithium batteries and can fly for several minutes on a single charge. A flying RC helicopter can fly hundreds of feet above the ground without making noise. They are safe to play with because they run on batteries rather than gas.
Should You Buy a Hobby Grade or Toy Helicopter?
The decision to purchase a flying helicopter toy or bigger hobby-grade helicopter depends on the age, experience, flying space available, and flight time required. For children, who are between the ages of six and eight years, a toy helicopter will enable them to start learning to fly an RC helicopter. Older children who have experience with flying will appreciate a hobby-grade aircraft. When there's limited flying space, a toy model helicopter will be good enough. But in a large field measuring hundreds of yards, flying a hobby-grade aircraft will be more rewarding. The best RC helicopters are good for short flights (of about 10 minutes), while bigger helicopters can fly for a longer time with replaceable batteries.