Finding the best RC helicopter for your requirements is difficult, with overwhelming (often biased) information on the Internet.
At RC Helicopterz, we review remote controlled helicopters, quadcopters, and drones in detail. Our reviews are unbiased and updated regularly, so you can count on us to help you find your new drone!
RC helicopters are known by many other names, based on their features and use. These include:
- Remote controlled Helicopter with Camera
- Photography Drones
- FPV Drones
- UAV Drones
- Nano Drones
- Long Range Drones
- Big RC Helicopter
- Endurance Drones
Deciding how you'll use your drone should be your first consideration when buying one. Do you need a camera for aerial shots? Do you want a top-of-the-range model? Or are you just looking for a cheap and fun toy? On this site, you’ll find reviews of RC helicopters suitable for just about every situation, so take a look around to discover the best model for you.
Best RC Helicopters 2017
DJI Phantom P3
Best Photography Drone
DJI Mavick Pro
Best Nano Drone
Holy Stone HS170 Predator
This website is updated regularly to include new models worth your attention. Each review is written based on in-depth research, and testing when possible, of various brands and types of RC helicopters and quadcopters.
My hope is to create a place for hobbyists, enthusiasts, and anyone looking for something new so that we can share our views, opinions, and recommendations. Ultimately, I'd like to help you buy the right RC helicopter for your situation. Our RC helicopter reviews are based on sturdiness, quality, control, value for money and more. For a quick overview of models, take a look at our comparison table.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like more detailed information on any of the models. I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Can I choose the best RC helicopter for my needs?
The five factors to be considered when choosing the best RC helicopter for your needs are:
- Material used
- Brand value
- Quality of the product
- Ease of control
- Value for money
You can compare and analyze a range of RC helicopters on our comparison page.
What is an RC Helicopter channel?
An RC channel refers to a movement or function of a helicopter.
Every helicopter has three basic channels:
Ascend and descend
Left and right
Forward and backward
Additional channels may be used to control other functions, such as the camera.
What is a Gyroscope?
In strong winds, a gyroscope works to keep your RC helicopter stable and prevent it from being blown around. It does so by measuring external forces and adjusting the internal rotor configuration to compensate.
Are RC Helicopters safe to use?
While all RC helicopters are built to be safe, it's important to follow some guidelines to ensure maximum safety.
1. Some RC helicopters have very small parts such as rotor blades. Keep these out of the reach of children aged 5 and under to avoid a choking hazard.
2. Make sure you have plenty of space to fly your helicopter. We recommend not playing with them in a room full of objects as these could easily get damaged.
3. An adult should always supervise children when they're flying RC helicopters.
4. Avoid flying your helicopter close to people.
5. Ensure that the area of play is free from hazards such as slippery surfaces.
6. Don't overcharge your helicopter as this can lead to battery overheating and performance issues.