Today, collecting model helicopters has become one of the more popular hobbies. This is true for
kids as well as adults. Some may prefer to build model helicopters themselves just to add to their
collection, while others will want to build them and learn how to fly them.
scale model together can be as simple as buying a kit from your local hobby store, or it can be as
complicated as creating everything from scratch and modeling it after a real full scale helicopter
right down to the smallest detail.
You will find that model helicopters come in all
shapes and sizes. Some may require more skill than others to complete the construction. If you would
like to build a radio-controlled model helicopter, then you will have to take on the task of
learning how to fly it. No matter which model you decide on, you will have a lot fun putting it
To start your hobby, you should choose a design based on your skill level
(and patience). You have several options to choose from. You can either go for flying model
helicopters, or you may want to start with a scale-model plastic helicopter. There are also model
helicopters that are made from wood. There are many model helicopters that are easy to build even
for a beginner. They often contain parts which have been pre-assembled, so all you need to do is to
install them into the chassis of the helicopter.
Electric r/c helicopters, are a
relatively new development that is made possible by the latest advances in radio control unit
miniaturization and improvements in electric motors and rechargeable batteries. There are a variety
of different models that are now available both in kit form and as ready-to-fly kits.
Learning how to fly R/C helicopters is the most challenging aspect of model flying. There are
many different types of model helicopters available now including mini electric models and large
internal combustion powered models.
Planning, creating, building and sculpting a
scale model RC helicopter from scratch can be a great deal of fun, and can give you a great sense of
accomplishment when everything fits together and looks just the way you want it to. All over the
country and across the world there are competitions where scratch built scale models are judged
based on how closely they resemble the full sized helicopter they are modeled after.