Gyro Helicopters for Sale

There are a lot of gyro enabled helicopters are available in the market and the price of each is varies accordingly. The price of the gyro helicopter depends on which features it has from the factory. The more advanced it is, the more it will cost.

But for the most part, all helicopters equipped with gyro provide the simple function of controlling the axial rotation of the helicopter and stabilizing it.

For Beginners: Small Gyro Electric Helicopters
Electric small gyro helicopters are ready to fly out of the box. These are perfect for beginners to practice. They are now available in 3ch and 4ch. The difference is, the 4ch is capable of doing shift maneuvers left and right compared to the 3 ch channels which is limited to only turning left, righ, up and down. Some electric helicopters come as kits. If you start with the kit, it's completely disassembled and you'll start from scratch. Some hobby shops will build a model for you for a price, although of course the fun of flying helicopters includes building them yourself once you get some experience with them.

For more advance gyro helicopter flying experience, consider the following:

Electric Gyro 6ch, 7ch and 9ch Helicopters
With an electric helicopter, you'll usually be working with an electronic speed control, motor, helicopter transmitter, servos, battery packs, gyro, and charger. In addition to your kits, you'll need tools like an Allen wrench and screwdrivers, although you can also buy tools specifically meant for your model along with your kit.

Nitro Gyro 6ch Helicopters
Nitro is a bit different than electric because they're a bit larger and the internal combustion engine is what drives it. They are easier to work on than their electric counterparts and are usually much more stable than electric models. You can choose from 30, 50, 60 or 90 sizes. The 30 and 50 have almost identical airframes, with the 60 and 90 using almost identical airframes as well.

Which model is better
If you're just learning, choose a 50-sized nitro model since the nitro is larger and easier to work with, so makes a good "intermediat" helicopter, and it's also more stable than electric. In addition, once you become more adept as a pilot, you can truly do 3-D aerobatics with this type of helicopter. If you want to keep within a budget, choose a 30-sized model to start, although you'll want at least a 50-sized model for the aerobatics. If you're going to stay entirely away from aerobatics, then a 30 is both economical and enjoyable.

Core Equipment
Choosing your transmitters, servos, gyros, main blades, tail blades, paddles and field equipment:

You need a transmitter that handles at least six channels; the new "Spread Spectrum" systems from companies like Futaba Transmitters operate on 24 GHz transmitters and don't affect other radio systems. This means you won't have to worry about interference from someone else in a nearby field. You'll probably spend extra, but you will literally never outgrow it and can use it forever. 7ch and 9ch may be best, because this has features not found on 6ch models.

Servos are electronic devices that turn electrical signals to mechanical action. Different models will have different requirements for servos, which are made by speed and torque. For RC controlled helicopters, these control the tail rotor pitch, the throttle and the swash plate. Most electric helicopters will need four servos: three to control the swash plate and one to control the tail rotor pitch. In general, you'll use three identical servos for the swash plate and one high-speed digital rudder servo in addition. They start at about $25 for small electric helicopters, or about 40 for nitro models.

You also need a gyro to control the tail rotor. You can get the servo and gyro as a combo and save.

Main Blades, tail blades and paddles
Every RC controlled helicopter needs blades, some kits have them, and for some, you'll need to buy them separately. Use wood rotor blades if you just starting, because they're a lot less expensive to replace. These are among the first things that break when you crash, which is common when you're just starting. Fiberglass blades are common, but carbon fiber blades are more popular now that they have become more affordable, too. These can also usually handle all aerobic 3D maneuvers.

Additional Equipment for the Field
If you choose a nitro helicopter, you'll need field equipment that consists of a glow igniter, fuel pump, starter wand and starter motor. There are all inclusive kits sold that can start a 30 to 50 sized helicopter easily.

Learning how to fly gyro helicopters can be very challenging and rewarding. It certainly takes some skill in getting used to, but once you have mastered it, it is fun and addictive hobby.

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