Reviewing My Husband's Remote Controlled Helicopter
Over the years, I have given my husband several remote controlled airplanes, a remote control sailboat, a remote control tug boat, and I vaguely remember a remote controlled car. Four years ago, I gave him a remote controlled helicopter and he is still flying it today. I do believe it is his all time favorite. He even flies it in the house.
It is true. I wake up in the morning to the hum of the helicopter and I hear it late into the night.
I can be working online and all of the sudden a helicopter hovers over me. It blows my papers every which way, but what can I say? After all, I gave him the toy and he does love it!
It will never be said that I gave him a gift he did not want, appreciate or would never use.
Flying the Esky E500 Helicopter Indoors
Flying any remote control aircraft inside the home requires a great deal of experience and real control of the rc aircraft. It would be very easy to break a few things, so I highly recommend becoming familiar with the actual helicopter outside before bringing it inside to play.
A Few Things to Remember When Purchasing a RC Aircraft
Let me tell you in advance, when learning to fly a remote controlled helicopter or plane, there will be crashes, repairs and perhaps even a few tears. (Yes, men do cry over their toys being damaged!)
I will never forget the first radio controlled airplane I gave my husband. We were so excited! We loaded up the kids, the dogs, and the plane to go in search of a big, flat area suitable for flying a remote control aircraft. We settled on our church parking lot. After all, no other cars were in the parking lot and it was the perfect flat area.
The family jumped out of the car and my husband promptly set up his plane several feet away from us and the car. Anticipation was great! We all looked forward to a fabulous air show.
The remote control airplane took off beautifully and then promptly flew right toward us. Anything with feet moved out of the way, but our car was left unprotected. The plane gracefully flew right into the side of our parked car and crashed with a heart-wrenching thud on the asphalt.
I am not sure if the tears were over the plane or the car, but I do know it was sad. It is a good thing that replacement parts are usually readily available online.
Recommendations for the Beginner RC Helicopter Pilot
Because you will most likely experience that heart-wrenching first crash, it would be wise to start off small and inexpensive.
Blade mCX2 RTF There are definitely skill levels in flying any remote control plane or helicopter. I purchased my husband the Esky E500 after he had already owned and successfully flown several other remote control aircraft. I would not recommend the Esky E500 radio control helicopter for the beginner, regardless of what the hobby store owner says.
After consulting with my "professional" pilot husband for his recommendations, I have featured a helicopter on the right that would be perfect for learning. You can always make your man's day with the more advanced helicopter next year.
The Blade MCX2 RTF Helicopter
- Factory Assembled and Ready to Fly
- Rechargeable Battery
- Everything Included!
- Moderately Priced Comparatively Speaking
For Someone with Enough Experience to Fly Indoors
In this photo, you can actually see his RC Sailboat in the background.
The Esky Big Lama E500
The Esky E500 remote control helicopter is his favorite because he can fly it inside. Therefore, regardless of the weather, my husband can play with his toys. I could not find the older, yellow Esky E500 like the one shown in the photos, but there is one available in a beautiful blue color.
I have yet to meet a male, young or old, who sees someone flying a remote control helicopter and doesn't want to grab the controls himself. Therefore, I highly recommend purchasing a rc helicopter for the man on your gift list for that next gift giving occasion.
Helpful hint here though: If it is his first ever remote control aircraft, buy two. The first one won't last long.
Oh! And, stand out of the way!!! You don't want to be whacked upside the head by a renegade rc helicopter. If you must observe the first flight, perhaps a crash helmet would be the right "ounce of protection."
This Is Not Our Video, But I Thought You Might Enjoy Seeing Her Fly
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