Radio controlled helicopters is a huge and growing market, and the recent developments in the design and manufacture of new models have resulted in wide range of choice which can bewilder newcomers to the hobby – a dazzling array of helicopters, radio equipment and accessories.
This book guides the beginner through the maze. If you are considering taking up this fascinating aspect of model flying, it provides all the essential information you need to take the right decisions. It takes you through all the stages from choice of model and radio control, elementary flying and basic aerobatics, routine maintenance, legal aspects of the hobby and joining a local club. In these pages you will find everything you need to know to choose, build and fly a radio-controlled helicopter.
Contents: Advantages of Flying Helicopters; Where to Begin; Choosing the Model; All about Engines; Everything You Need to Know About Radio Systems; All About Rotor Blades; Finding Your Own Flying Site; Accessories and Training Aids; Building a Model; Installing the Radio; Setting Up the Model; Before Your First Flight; The Day Arrives; Hovering, Circuits and Simple Aerobatics; Routine Maintenance; After a Crash; Scale Models; Conclusions.
Originally published by Nexus Special Interests Ltd in 1996
Revised edition published by Special Interest Model Books in 2003
210 x 148 mm
41 black and white photographs
19 scale plans and line drawings