How Do I Learn About Radio Controlled Helicopters? – The Most Common Newbie Questions Answered

By John Salt

When I am out flying radio controlled helicopters, I often get asked many questions by people who stop and watch. Yes, flying a RC helicopter usually draws a crowd.

There are several common questions I always get asked, but let's start with the basics first.

The Five Main Types of Radio Controlled Helicopters

  1. Toy (single rotor and coaxial)
  2. Micro Coaxial Hobby Grade
  3. Quad Rotor / Multi Rotor
  4. Micro Single Rotor Fixed Pitch Hobby Grade
  5. Single Rotor Collective Pitch Hobby Grade (micro up to monster)

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