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|RC HELICOPTERS, THE CHOICES CONTINUE!||Published: 28/09/09|
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This is a continuation of my last post on the choices and types of RC helicopters available for beginners and veteran pilots as well. From RC Toy helicopters to RC Jet Turbine helicopters there are great choices for great fun. We’ve done our thing with the RC Toy, Micro coaxial and Electric helicopters, so let fly into the world of Nitro, Gas and Jet Turbine RC helicopters.
If RC electric helicopters have a competitor in terms of popularity, it’s RC nitro helicopters. If you want a RC helicopter that is tough,can stand up to punishment, and is the lowest price choice for a fuel powered RC helicopter, then this is your choice! Their durability been demonstrated over and over again! There are different opinions on the best RC Nitro helicopters but, the amazing fact that the RC model nitro engine sometimes called a glow engine powers these wonderful machines is mind blowing. These small engines can produce so much power for their size and weight making it a great choice for so many RC enthusiast.
There is often confusion between RC Gas and Nitro helicopters, but take my word for it, they are different because they use different engines. All RC gas helicopters use the same mechanics but have different gearing ratios to keep the rotor speed correct. The engines used in gas RC helicopters are similar to single cylinder two 2 stroke gasoline engines, you know, like the engine in your weed whacker. They use regular gasoline mixed with two-cycle engine oil just like your garden-tool variety gas engine with a similar size with the most popular being the 2-stroke gasoline in the 20cc-30cc range. If you choose a gas model engine, you will also have to decide on kind of ignition system to use. Gas powered RC helicopters are large with rotor diameters usually over 2000 mm (80 inches). They are generally more stable and can handle high wind conditions. You can see them much easier when flying which allows for less disorientation. A large RC Gas helicopter is the way to go if you don’t want to break the bank on a turbine RC helicopter. Oh, let the buyer beware; a large gas RC helicopter is clearly not the best choice for your first RC helicopter because of the higher cost of the kit and engine, and maintenance. It’s is best to start with RC electric or nitro helicopters).
RC turbine helicopters are not very different from gas or nitro RC helicopters but they do differ in size and oh, do they cost more. They are about the same size as larger gas helicopters with rotor diameters in the 2000-2500mm (80-100 inch) range weighing about 25-35 pound range. Even the controls, mechanics, and how they are built, are close to being the same! Some larger helicopter kits have been designed to run gas engines can be fit with turbine engines with minimal modifications.
Well that’s your choices ! Which one is for you is a personal choice, and I hope theses summaries has added to your understanding of this wonderful hobby choices.
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