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    »6 Channel Remote Control Helicopters Does It Get Any Better«

  • TorontoSEO 8:47 PM on February 20, 2008 Permalink |
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    6 Channel Remote Control Helicopters Does It Get Any Better

    If you are really looking for some fun, then you should check out 6 channel remote control helicopters, which seem to be becoming the great new pastime. You can purchase these really strong and powerful helicopters from your local helicopter and other electronics shop, or from a trades store, and you can use them outdoors or indoors.

    They are extremely versatile, and any helicopter flyer will tell you that they are some of the most impressive technologies in helicopters out on the market today. Specifically, the 6 channels allow you to control multiple facets of the helicopter’s flight patterns. For instance, you can make the helicopter fly straight up, straight down, forward, backwards, and some models even let you tumble them in tight circles in the air.

    Yes, this technology tends to be a little more pricey than your typical fly-straight-forward helicopter, but at the same time, these helicopters are so much more true to life. Helicopters that are actually flown by people in cockpits, rather than people holding remotes on the ground, have many different channels—sometimes a lot more than six, even, but at least getting closer to the number of channels in a real helicopter is truly a feat. I remember reading a little bit about these 6 channel remote control helicopters, and they were even more impressive than I had initially thought. In addition to the control you have over all the different flight patterns, you also can customize the types of blades, the body of the helicopter, and even have a custom paint job done. Of course, these amenities all run into more money, but the pleasure of having a 6 channel remote control helicopter that is truly original and unique to their collection sometimes outweighs the price for many helicopter enthusiasts.

    So I was really surprised when own of my closest friends and a fellow helicopter flyer said that he’d had a bad experience with his 6 channel remote control helicopter. I asked exactly what happened, and it turned out that he had left his helicopter unattended, and some young school children had found it in his backyard and taken it to a park.

    They then proceeded to have a great time with it, only later returning it, in a much banged- up condition, to its rightful owner. At first my friend didn’t even realize it had been used and just thought that the scratches and dents that he had discovered were there all along and just went unnoticed by him. It was only after he took it to the manufacturer to inquire about the warranty that he learned the truth. Luckily the children had some conscience and they eventually paid him back and apologized, but he has a bad opinion of 6 channel remote control helicopters since then, and the sad thing is that it’s really not the helicopter’s fault, it was just a bad experience.

    Hopefully, he’ll come around someday soon, because the 6 channel remote control helicopters are really some of the best, most controllable helicopters you can buy in the world today.


  • »All About RTF Remote Control Helicopters«

  • TorontoSEO 8:47 PM on February 19, 2008 Permalink |
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    All About RTF Remote Control Helicopters

    If you are interested in purchasing rtf remote control helicopters, then you’ve come to the right place. I personally recommend any type of rtf remote control helicopters because I have found them to be uniformly well made and durable. When I was recently out with a friend flying our rtf remote control helicopters, she mentioned that she was upset because she had also purchased a non-rtf remote control helicopters, and simply did not get the same type of quality, and it actually crashed and broke into a thousand pieces on the second day she owned it!

    I’m happy to say that she was able to return it the next day and get her money back, but it was still an upsetting experience for her, and she’ll always remember from now on that she only should purchase rtf remote control helicopters.

    Mine is blue with white stripes, and the propeller is really beautiful—gold and red glitter, so it really sparkles when it’s flying. I love flashy rtf remote control helicopters, but if you’re more into the utilitarian version, then you will be happy to know that there are many models out there, and you could probably even find one in all black or all white. Actually I think it might be fun to get one in black and one in white and fight them until one crashes and breaks. Of course, you’d have to purchase them wholesale, or at least on a good deal, because you know you’ll be breaking one of them completely, and the other one might never be the same. But it would certainly be a cool game to play once, and you could even video tape it and upload it to one of the video sites, such as You Tube.

    Either way, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your rtf remote control helicopters when you finally decide to purchase them, and I would certainly recommend, as always doing a few hours of comparison shopping before making the purchase. This is especially important for rtf remote control helicopters, and I cannot stress it enough, because I have talked to people who have purchased the exact same models for wildly different prices. When I talked to two people, one of which paid twice as much as the other one for the same model, my jaw dropped, and it was then that I was sure of the importance of comparison shopping. And the funniest thing was, the person who spent twice as much ended up crashing her helicopter after only having it for one year! I felt so bad for her, but it was really the definition of irony.

    Anyway, I hope that you’ll heed this advice before you purchase a rtf remote control helicopters, even though they are universally well made and durable, you can still pay hugely variable prices for the same degree of quality. No matter how much money you have, you should always try to make the most educated purchases, to retain your hard earned cash.


  • »Big Remote Control Helicopters Require Skill«

  • TorontoSEO 8:47 PM on February 18, 2008 Permalink |
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    Big Remote Control Helicopters Require Skill

    If space is not an issue for you, then you might be able to consider purchasing some of the new big remote control helicopters that recently were introduced from multiple brands. These helicopters, which can sometimes be as large as ten feet long, rival real helicopters in agility and of course, in price. They can run you up to 3 thousand dollars, or so I have heard.

    But like many crazes, some people think that they just have to own one of their own. So now, if you go out to a long, open plain, you might see some of these big remote control helicopters flying around, and at first you’ll probably think they are real helicopters that are simply further away then you first think. But then you’ll probably see someone else controlling the helicopter through their equally big remote control, and then you’ll know the truth.

    If you get a chance to see one of these in flight, consider yourself lucky. With the tremendous expense of owning one of these beauties, comes their rarity. Of course, being an avid collector myself, I have considered purchasing one of these big remote control helicopters, and I even put a bid on one in Ebay, but I ended up not getting it and instead deciding to wait until the price goes down a little bit.

    Like with any other huge commodity, big remote control helicopters are the it factor now, but in a few years, I am sure they will overcome the demand with a bigger supply, and then I’ll be ready and waiting to purchase. Until then, I have a very generous and rich friend who owns one, and I will practice flying it on his. I have already taken it out once, and it’s so much more powerful than the typical small remote control helicopters that you may be used to. When you first turn it on, the big remote control helicopter’s blade spins with such ferocity, you may worry that you’re going to blow away. When it lifts off the ground, you will probably feel a huge sense of accomplishment, knowing that you are the one that is controlling it.

    And if you’re able to nail the landing, then you can consider yourself a true helicopter connoisseur, because even those very well versed in small remote control helicopters would be impressed to see someone land a big remote control helicopters—it’s a whole different ball game, really. So if you happen to be lucky, rich, or determined enough to purchase one of your own, or if you’re able to practice on a friend’s helicopter like me, enjoy your time with your large helicopter.

    I guarantee it’ll be one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life. For me, the entire process was unreal, and when it was all over, I had to call everyone I knew and tell them how I flew a 10 foot helicopter and prevented it from crashing. I bet that’s how pilots feel the first time they fly a fighter jet. It’s just incomprehensible unless you try it for yourself.


  • »Bringing My Remote Control Helicopters to Gaithersburg MD«

  • TorontoSEO 8:40 PM on February 17, 2008 Permalink |
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    Bringing My Remote Control Helicopters to Gaithersburg MD

    I recently took a job located in Gaithersburg, MD, and with that comes a pretty sizeable move. I need to basically move across the country, and when I realized that this job offer was finalized, I almost had a panic attack, because I didn’t know how I would best transport my collection of remote control helicopters.

    What ended up happening was a great story that I love to tell other helicopter enthusiasts or even other potential helicopter enthusiasts. Anyway, I called a few of my friends in the area, who are also remote control helicopter enthusiasts. Although none of them lived anywhere near Gaithersburg, MD, they were all ready and willing to help me in my move. They showed up a week in advance and helped me pack up my collection of about 7549 remote control helicopters, which ended up being a painstaking amount of wrapping, checking, and rewrapping of each helicopter and then placing them into a box and making sure that they won’t bump against each other or break during transport. I had to make sure that when I arrived in Gaithersburg, MD that my helicopters would still be intact, because I had a competition in the near future, and I didn’t want to lose even one of the helicopters in my large collection.

    Luckily, my friends were extremely careful and considerate and made sure that they packaged each one carefully and when I finally arrived in Gaitherburg, by car, they were there to help with unloading as well. I just couldn’t believe that they took the time and the money for me. I never realized how helpful other helicopter enthusiasts could be, and I’ll never forget how wonderful they were during my move to my new job in Gaithersburg.

    I am really now excited about my new job, and now that I’ve begun I am really thinking that this is the job for me, and someday when I find that someone else has to make a large move and they are worried about what they’ll do about packing up their own remote control helicopter collection, I will be right there to help them out. I am so happy that the helicopter enthusiasts in my community have such a “pay it forward” attitude, and I know that someday if I ever need them again, they’ll still be there for me. This is also something to consider when you purchase a remote control helicopter—are the people in the area going to be available to fly it with you? Because it’s often the most rewarding experience to teach someone else how to really master the flight of a helicopter, and without someone else there, you don’t get the same enjoyment out of flying.

    Of course, if you’re the kind of person that really likes solitude, then maybe you would actually prefer to purchase you remote control helicopter in an area where there is a dearth of other helicopter enthusiasts, but these people are rare in the helicopter community. Believe me, I know a lot of them!


  • »Take Care when Reading Reviews about Remote Control Helicopters«

  • TorontoSEO 8:40 PM on February 17, 2008 Permalink |
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    Take Care when Reading Reviews about Remote Control Helicopters

    I have read tons of reviews for remote control helicopters, because I am the editor of a helicopter aficionado magazine that talks about all the types of helicopters on the market and recommends the best one to buy if you are a first time owner or a remote control helicopter veteran. The magazine is great, and it helps me see what other helicopter owners think about different models and brands of helicopters, and I really must say that people’s opinions vary widely, which is why it’s probably always best to just do your own research and get what best suits you, rather than getting what you think best suits you based on some stranger’s opinion. That said, many people who are buying their first remote control helicopters don’t really know what they are looking for, and it is these people that these reviews are written for.

    But they are not meant to be taken literally, but rather as a framework to find what other people consider valuable aspects of helicopter buying. Then you need to think for yourself whether you care, for instance, whether the helicopter blades are made of paper or platinum (although your choices would most likely be more like metal or plastic, but I just meant that as an example). All in all, I like this magazine because it considers people from all walks of life, and it understands that even if you are interested in purchasing a helicopter, you may not be a rich and bored millionaire with any amount of money and no consideration for finding the best deal.

    We all know that these days money is hard to come by, and consumers are becoming more and more knowledgeable about their purchases, which is a wonderful thing in my opinion. Of course, there are other people who just want to get the most money they can for themselves, so they mark up helicopter prices to exorbitant amounts and hope they’ll get a few foolish customers that didn’t do their homework.

    And they probably do get a few of those customers, because they stay in business somehow, and I regularly hear horror stories about people who paid way too much for their remote control helicopter, and when I ask them why they didn’t take the time to read the reviews in my magazine, they usually say that they didn’t know about the magazine, or worse, that they didn’t have enough time. So they had enough time to work their butts off for that money, but then not enough time to read a measly magazine review? I think not. Hopefully, consumers in the future will just continue to become more and more careful about their purchases, because I hate to see people in debt.

    It’s such a sad thing. If you happen to be a new helicopter enthusiast, or you know someone who is, please make sure you read the remote control helicopters reviews before making your purchase. It can literally save you hundreds of your hard earned dollars.


  • »Daredevils and Remote Control Gasoline Powered Helicopters«

  • TorontoSEO 8:40 PM on February 17, 2008 Permalink |
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    Daredevils and Remote Control Gasoline Powered Helicopters

    I wouldn’t recommend you purchase a remote control gasoline powered helicopter unless you are really an experienced helicopter flyer and have a bit of daredevil quality to you. Basically, these machines are dangerous, dirty, and difficult to fly, and you can really get hurt if you don’t know what you’re doing with them.

    My recommendation is to stick with the lower priced electric models, and only fly them in good weather, unless you find yourself really growing bored with them. It might be all right to purchase one of these gasoline powered models, but you should keep in mind that you need to get a permit to operate them, and they can only be operated during a specific time of day and a specific weather pattern.

    These restrictions are placed on helicopter flyers because there have been reports of accidents with remote control gasoline powered helicopters crashing and burning because a spark ignited the gasoline. As in any case, when you are working with a machine that runs on gasoline, you really need to be cautious, and the problem is that most people that are naturally cautious are just not as likely to want to purchase a remote control gasoline powered helicopter. So you end up with these daredevils that are out flying their gasoline powered helicopters, and when one of them crashes, everyone has to look out because the person that crashed it would probably just think it was funny. It can really grow to be a dangerous situation if not controlled. I know about this personally, not because I was the daredevil in the situation, but rather because I was one of the people standing nearby when a daredevil crashed his remote control gasoline powered helicopters into each other one fall day.

    Not only did they both burst into flames, but there were dried leaves nearby, and these leaves also ignited. Ultimately, it turned into quite a scary conflagration, and I really am happy that I happened to be playing in the sand near a water source with my son, because I was able to grab one of the pails we were using for sand castles and fill it with water to put out the fire. That was one of the very few instances in which I saw the dark side of helicopter flying, but I’m so glad I was there to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. Of course, the person flying it didn’t care whether he had almost hurt someone, nor did he care about all the money he had lost by destroying two very nice remote control gasoline powered helicopters. Al he cared about was that he was able to get the humongous crash on video and use it on his website showing that he was the ultimate champion in helicopter flying.

    If you are interested in that side of remote control gasoline powered helicopters, then I just hope that you will fly your helicopters in an isolated area, specifically away from children. I would never want little, innocent children to be hurt by a daredevils carelessness.


  • »Caution When Using Gas or Nitro Powered Remote Control Helicopters«

  • TorontoSEO 8:40 PM on February 16, 2008 Permalink |
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    Caution When Using Gas or Nitro Powered Remote Control Helicopters

    In contrast to electric helicopters, there also exist gas or nitro powered remote control helicopters that you should really check out, if you think you have it in you. Of course, the gas powered helicopters can be more work intensive, but they can also be more rewarding. You see, it is the gas or nitro powered remote control helicopters that are capable of really showcasing the best agility level and the highest, fastest flying capabilities.

    At least that’s what I’ve typically found with my helicopter purchases. Either way, you can really have a ton of fun with gas or nitro powered remote control helicopters and if you don’t mind replacing their fuel when it runs out and working carefully to avoid fire when you’re setting them up for flight, you can really have a wonderful time.

    I remember once helping another shopper with a gas or nitro powered remote control helicopter purchase, and they really found that they could have much more fun with this type of helicopter than the electric helicopter that they were using before then, because the electric one just didn’t respond as well to the remote control. I don’t know for sure if this is the case universally, or if this particular customer found that gas or nitro powered remote control helicopters were better than electric helicopters based on a single, isolated incident, but I do know that when I discuss which helicopter is better with other professional fliers, I typically get the same answer. Gas or nitro powered remote control helicopters are indeed more work, but they are also unparalleled in their ability to fly well.

    For instance, let’s say you want to fly your helicopter further backwards than any other person and make it to the Guiness Book of World Records. Well, I have typically heard that people find the gas helicopters to last longer—the electrical charge in electric helicopters runs out before the fuel does. That said, the gas or nitro powered remote control helicopters are also much more expensive, and you do need to know that you have to restore the gas whenever it runs out, and cleaning the apparatus also takes more ingenuity and work. But of course, if you’re up for the challenge, the rewards are well worth it. Just make sure that when you purchase gas or nitro powered remote control helicopters, as with any large transaction, that you are buying from a reputable independent or commercial dealer, and you have researched the price trends in your area, so you know you’re getting the best deal you possibly can for your money.

    There is little more frustrating that purchasing your first real gas or nitro powered remote control helicopter and finding out that your next door neighbor got a similar one for a lot cheaper, and is happier with it because they had money left over to take a trip out to the country and really fly it around. The choice is up to you, but if I had to choose one, I would choose the gas helicopter over the electric one!


  • »Different Blade Types for Your Remote Control Helicopters«

  • TorontoSEO 8:40 PM on February 16, 2008 Permalink |
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    Different Blade Types for Your Remote Control Helicopters

    As a world renowned helicopter flyer with tons of medals, plaques, and rewards, I know a lot about blades on remote control helicopters, and the problems that they can sometimes cause. Apparently, like the man who left a good review for a company that he didn’t really know enough about to write an educated review, there are also stories about people who left poor reviews and the product was actually quite good, and then they were never asked to write a review for any company ever again, and this cost them money as well.

    So the moral of the story is, always make sure that your reviews are well researched and that you don’t put your name on anything unless you really trust that it is a quality product, but at the same time, it’s very easy to just write poorly about something, but you should also avoid that if you ever want to be sanctioned for another review again. As far as the remote control helicopter blades go, I was very lucky to take part in a detailed remote control helicopter blade testing session, so I could see what are important things to check when you’re looking into purchasing another remote control helicopter for your collection, and especially when you’re getting ready to purchase your very first remote control helicopter.

    Essentially, the blades are very important. They need to be durable, in case you are not a very good flyer, because it is the blades that will often run into things and become damaged. At the same time, you don’t want the blades to be too sharp, because you don’t want them to damage any of your other things, especially if you’re flying the helicopter in your home (which I try to discourage in every situation, but people still do it). So all in all, you’re best off going with a helicopter that has strong metal or plastic blades—although the plastic blades tend to be lighter, so they are sometimes the better bet, but the metal blades tend to be more durable, so it’s really anyone’s guess. And you also want to look for blades that are rounded at the edges. This is no only good because rounded edges are more aerodynamic, it’s also good because you can protect yourself and your loved ones from cutting themselves on the helicopter blades when they are, for instance, taking a helicopter down from a high shelf.

    I know of a friend who had a helicopter on a high shelf, and she didn’t know to get rounded blades, and when she reached to take it down, she dropped it, and actually cut her hands pretty badly. She didn’t need stitches, but it was still a scary incident for her that she could have avoided by just getting a helicopter with rounded edges. In other cases, I hear about people that got metal blades on their helicopters, and the rest of the helicopter wasn’t built powerfully enough to support the heavy metal blades, and these helicopters never fly properly.


  • »Dragonfly tt487 Remote Control Helicopters and My Grandfather Story«

  • TorontoSEO 8:40 PM on February 15, 2008 Permalink |
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    Dragonfly tt487 Remote Control Helicopters and My Grandfather Story

    My grandfather told me a very interesting story that inspired me to get a dragonfly tt487 remote control helicopter, and I’d like to share that story with you.

    So, when my grandfather was a little boy, he lived in the rural parts of Pennsylvania. His nearest neighbor was six miles away, so you can imagine that there weren’t many kids his age to hang around with. He told me that to kill time during the afternoons, he would go down to a little swamp in the back of his house and catch dragonflies all day. One summer, his cousin was visiting from New Jersey.

    My grandfather thought that he would show him what he does each day and took him down to that old pond. Well, my grandfather’s cousin, being from a suburb of New York City, was not was not accustomed to playing with bugs. His favorite hobbies were matchbox cars, so when my grandfather’s cousin saw the big dragonfly that my grandfather was trying to catch, he screamed and ran inside the house and didn’t come out for the rest of the summer. Years later, my grandfather enlisted in the armed forces and was actually one of the first trained US soldiers to fly a helicopter during combat.

    Between my grandfather’s hilarious dragon fly story (that he must have told me fifteen or twenty times) to honoring his career and bravery defending out country in the air force, when I discovered that there were dragonfly tt487 remote control helicopters out in the market, I simply could not pass up the chance to purchase one. Besides being a great tribute to my grandfather (who about four years ago, passed away from prostate cancer at the age of seventy nine), the dragonfly tt487 remote control helicopters are a great flying device. My son never really got to know my grandfather, who would be his great-grandfather, so I always take the opportunity to tell my son about the great man my grandfather was when we’re flying our dragonfly tt487 remote control helicopters in the large dewy meadow behind our house.

    My son even makes fun of me because just as my grandfather told me that old dragon fly story fifteen or twenty times, I have already told my son the dragon fly story at least ten times, maybe more. Hopefully, this helps him realize the importance of family and how our ancestors are to be thanked for the blessings and good fortune that we have in our lives today. I can only hope that my son will grow up and have a family of his own to love and provide for and that he will tell that same old dragon fly story to his son or daughter as they’re flying their dragonfly tt487 remote control helicopters.

    That is, of course, assuming that I don’t get to them first and tell my grandkids the story of the man who I admire the most and who has shaped my life and given me the strength to succeed in my everyday endeavors.


  • »Finally A Website for Remote Control Helicopters«

  • TorontoSEO 8:40 PM on February 14, 2008 Permalink |
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    Finally A Website for Remote Control Helicopters

    Now that we are well into the information age, it’s obvious that helicopter enthusiasts become more computer literate, and that has begun with the induction of a new website for remote control helicopters. This website has everything you could ever want and it’s really quite awesome, because it has a separate section for people who know nothing about remote control helicopters and need a primer before getting into the real meat of the website, but once people complete that primer, they become certified to go further into the website, and they can even contribute their own stories about their best flight altitudes and speeds while flying their own remote control helicopters. I recently was able to contribute my own story of my first remote control helicopter, which I purchased when I was only eleven years old.

    It was something that I really wanted, and although my parents said that they would get it for me for my birthday, I couldn’t wait the six months until that was to happen, so I asked if I could do extra chores around the house and save up my money to buy one on my own. Since my parents also had three other kids, they were more than happy to finally have one of their kids offer to do some chores around the house, and they really put me to work.

    I spent the next two weeks running around doing errands for my mom and helping with yardwork for my dad. By the time I had scraped together the sixty dollars for my first helicopter, I was so tired out that I couldn’t walk to the store to pick it up.

    I was actually planning to wait until the next day to go buy it, but much to my surprise, my dad came home from work with the helicopter in his hands—and he said that he was so proud of me for working toward a goal, that he got the more expensive one and said that he would cover the difference. Having that first helicopter really solidified my interest in remote control helicopters, and I was so happy to contribute my story to the brand new remote control helicopters website. I can only hope that someday my story will inspire someone else who is considering purchasing a remote control helicopter to do so as soon as possible.

    Yes they are expensive, but if you ask me, they are one of the best investments you can possibly get, especially if you do your homework and get a really nice one. That being said, if you are not trained to operate a remote control helicopter, then make sure you do so before taking yours out for the first time, because crashing your hard earned helicopter can be heart breaking. That’s why the helicopter website is really so great, because it’s got an in depth article about how to fly your remote control helicopter the first time you pick it up, and I’ve asked people who read that article, and they agree it’s the best place to get information about flying remote control helicopters.


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