What To Consider When Buying A Helicopter Or Quadcopter
If you are new to operating drones, helicopters or quadcopters, then you should definitely go for something that is easier to control at first, as it takes quite a bit of getting used to. Quadcopters are mechanically more complex, but generally speaking, they are easier to handle. They are also less stable in the air than helicopters, and they are also less energy efficient. If you are looking to use your helicopter or quadcopter for serious use, then you will have to think about adding a few accessories. While it’s convenient to control your remote controlled device from your phone, it’s recommended that you invest in a quality controller, as smartphones go out of date quickly. Many drones, helicopters & quadcopters often come with cheap chargers that aren’t reliable, so it’s worth splashing the cash on a good charger that will last you for years to come. Pay attention to the acronyms, RTF, BNF and ARF before choosing which model you want. RTF stands for Ready to Fly, meaning everything is assembled, BNF stands for Bind to Fly, meaning that it comes without a controller and ARF stands for Almost Ready to Fly, with some assembly required.
To avoid getting in trouble, research if the area you live or want to fly your helicopter or quadcopter in permits drone-like devices. It’s also worth joining a drone community so you can be up to date with all the necessary local information. Helicopters & quadcopters come in all sizes, with suitable models available for beginners, advanced pilots and professionals.