Flying an RC Helicopter
If it is your first time to try it to fly even if you have the best RC helicopter you have to remember a few important things. Like every other real plane there should always be a pre-flight and post flight checklist you need to follow in order that your RC helicopter flies smoothly and lands safely as well. These are the things that you would want to check every time you fly a helicopter, before you take it up and after you’re done flying. You won’t have a day of just buying parts and you will have a lot of good enjoyable hours on your helicopter by checking these little things and it is a guarantee.
The most important thing is to make sure that before you fly you turn the radio on first then you plug in the helicopter. So many people turning on the helicopters first and then the radios which the little receiver goes into a standby mode and doesn’t link to the radio which everyone thinks they got a bad helicopter. Remember is to turn on the remote first and you won’t have all of those problems then you’re all set. When plugging in the helicopter it has a jar on board which you have to remember. Make sure that as soon as you plug it in set it down on a flat surface and let it be still for a few seconds. Wait for the lights to pop on which means it is ready. Moving it around after you have just plugged it on the gyro won’t know what ‘still’ is. After you plug it in you have to set it down so it knows what means to be still. It will fly extremely and radically if you move it thinking it is what you mean of being ‘still’. Flying it would be a problem afterwards. Don’t forget to fly it with a fully charged battery.
If you somehow crashed it on your first flight, here is a side checklist you need to do. On top of the main helicopter blades called the Y bar should be freely moving. Hitting it with your fingers it should be bouncing back and forth it only means that it is not binding. It should be able to move as freely as possible because this is what keeps your helicopter stable which is very important. If the Y bar is tight, lockdown or binding that means your helicopter is going to fly very radically.
Tips – Getting Started & Next Steps
Remember these post flight things on your checklist as well which the first is to unplug the helicopter. The radio must be turned off. Keep them safe in a room temperature free from moist and sun exposure. Recharging the batteries for both remote control and the helicopter should not be forgotten.
Figuring Out Helicopters
You might even hand it down to your son or your grandkids if you take care of these RCs by following both the pre-flight and post flight checklists.