What is the Best RC Helicopters for Beginners? THE ANSWER

If you’re looking to get into the remote controlled helicopter realm there are a lot of products and advertisements that could sway you one way or the other.

It is difficult to truly determine which RC helicopter is the best candidate for beginners due to all of the various things that might cloud a clear winner. A good RC helicopter for beginners should introduce remote controlled devices to all ages, and offer simplicity in almost every available category.

Whether it is simplicity in cleaning, maintaining, charging, safety in operation, travel, or customizing, the best RC helicopter for a beginner should do all of those things.

This article will help to showcase some of the best RC helicopters for beginners in 2017 so that you can make an informed decision that will help you get started on a wonderful hobby that everyone can enjoy.

Review of Best RC Helicopter for Beginners in 2017 

Evolve 300 CX RTF By Innovative Flight Technologies (IFT)

Evolve 300 CX RTF By Innovative Flight Technologies (IFT) review for beginners

This RC Helicopter is produced by Innovative Flight Technologies and features an onboard collision avoidance system. In addition, the wonderful size of this RC helicopter makes it stand out from some of the other larger counterparts in the marketplace. This helicopter was modeled and engineered after the real life Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil.

While this RC helicopter is smaller in size to some of the larger RC helicopters in the marketplace, it is still one of the larger options available when compared to typical indoor micro helicopters.

The great feature of this helicopter is that it does come in a variety of purchase options, ready to fly and ready for receiver versions. These unique options allow both new and old customers an opportunity to pick this RC helicopter up and cater to their individual flight styles or experience.

As mentioned, this model does have the collision avoidance system, which helps for new beginner pilots to safely use this RC without having to worry about crashing it on their first go-around.

This powerful beginner RC helicopter is recommended for both indoor and outdoor usage, provided you have enough ample room to be safe without damaging anything. The stability, handling, size, and collision avoidance system make this one of the best RC helicopters for beginners.

Things We Liked

  • Medium Size
  • Ready To Fly
  • Receiver Purchase Options
  • Collision Avoidance System
  • Excellent Handling
  • Room For Growth

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Little Large For Indoor Use

Scout CX RTF 3-Channel Helicopter By Blade

Scout CX RTF 3-Channel Helicopter By Blade review for beginners

The Scout CX RTF 3-Channel Helicopter engineered by Blade is much smaller and more affordable than the first beginner RC helicopter on our list.

One of the most attractive features of this beginner RC helicopter is that it comes with an advanced 2.4 GHz radio controller that enables pilots to fly multiple RC helicopters at the same time.

This is one of the most unique features in RC helicopter pilot technology, as it showcases just how easy it is to pilot and maneuver this great system.

With no assembly required a beginner just has to charge and fly – as easy as it gets.

The size of this beginner RC helicopter really stands out, as it is no larger than the flight controller that it comes with. The small size of this helicopter is perfect for individuals looking to store it or travel to showcase their skills.

With a computerized gyro developed by Piezo, this pint-sized RC helicopter for beginners provides great directional control and stability that is hard to find in such small RC helicopters in the marketplace today.

Even though this beginner helicopter is smaller than some of the other options on our list, the handling isn’t sacrificed as it has a proportional rotor head servo that offers a smooth and precise control responses.

This pint-sized RC helicopter is recommended for indoor use only. This is a great RC helicopter for beginners who are looking to see if the RC realm is for them.

Things We Liked

  • Ready To Fly (RTR) Option
  • No Assembly Required
  • Smooth Control

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Indoor Use Only
  • Strictly For Beginners

MCX2 RTF By Blade

MCX2 rc helicopters for beginners

This second rendition of the MCX helicopter manufactured by Blade above simply improves upon the features that made the first model so great. This helicopter, just like its predecessor, is capable of flight by anyone and can go anywhere.

The small size allows for easy transportation, maneuverability, handling, storage, and entry into the realm of remote controlled helicopters is perfect for beginners.

One of the main differences from the first rendition in our list is that this model enables the user to select different swash sensitivity and has flashing LED lights that were engineered into the body.

Some of the user controlled settings allow for the pilot to change the helicopter to perform at various speeds either faster or slower for beginners.

Another upgrade over the previous model is that the MCX2 RTF features a more powerful set of motors and a larger battery pack. Just like the first model, this RC helicopter for beginners is perfect for those looking to find a helicopter that offers great stability, maneuverability, and extreme durability for those who might make a few mistakes here and there.

Just like the predecessor, this helicopter is no larger than the controller it comes with and is perfect for individuals looking to have an entry level RC helicopter. This upgraded version of the MCX RTF RC helicopter is recommended for indoor usage only and no assembly required.

Things We Liked

  • Ready To Fly Option
  • No Assembly Required
  • Smooth Cotrol 
  • Speed Control
  • Swash Sensitivity
  • LED Light Control

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Strictly For Beginners
  • Indoor Use Only

Chronos CX 100 By Ares

Chronos CX 100 By Ares review for beginners

This nifty RC helicopter is one of the coolest RC helicopters to hit the marketplace in recent years. With the advent of drones, Ares has taken a step forward in the remote controlled realm by offering an RC helicopter that can take photos and videos all in one compact device.

The unique feature of this RC helicopter is that it comes standard with a factory-installed digital camera that can be easily operated with a simple click of the button on the controller it comes with for piloting.

Each beginner pilot can record up to ninety (90) minutes of video and upwards of hundreds of pictures on the 2GB micro memory card that comes with it.

The controller used to operate this nifty RC helicopter shows a backlit LCD screen, a 4 channel transmitter, and has selectable control modes.

Just slightly longer in length than the hand-held controller it comes with, this RC helicopter is great for beginners who are looking to have an RC helicopter that not only provides hours of entertainment but the ability to capture that entertainment as well.

A much more affordable option when compared to drones that film video, this RC helicopter is perfect for individuals looking to purchase and fly right away. With no assembly required, this beginner RC helicopter is ready to fly at a moment’s notice.

Things We Liked

  • Small Size
  • Ready To Fly Option
  • No Assembly Required
  • Smooth Control 
  • Video And Picture Control

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Needs Larger Memory Card That Comes Stock

CX3 MD 520N Coaxial RC Helicopter By Blade

CX3 MD 520N Coaxial RC Helicopter By Blade review for beginners

This beginner RC helicopter manufactured by Blade, modeled after a police scheme is one beginner helicopter you won’t want to miss out on. As a coaxial helicopter, meaning that the RC helicopter itself does not have any tail rotor, it provides great stability and maneuverability for its unique design.

Blade outdid themselves when they were designing the style of this unique helicopter, as it mirrors police helicopters around the world with ease. Whether it is down to the unique foot pegs or the decals on the side, it’s hard to fathom that this is an RC helicopter and not just a miniaturized version of its real-life counterpart.

The three-in-one control unit features a great mixture of stability and maneuverability to operate the yaw control and gyro functions. This RC helicopter also comes with a ready to fly five channel transmitter, whereas the blind and fly version does not come with a JR DSM2 or Spektrum radio.

While this CX3 model has most of the same inner-workings as its lesser models of the CX and CX2, it still packs a powerful punch that any beginner can enjoy. While the maneuverability is good, the coaxial functionality does sacrifice some of the sharp twists and turns that Blade features in their other models.

With minimal assembly required (depending on which version you get), this product is perfect for both indoor and outdoor usage.

This entry level RC helicopter is perfect for those individuals looking to get their feet wet, and look stylish doing so.

Things We Liked

  • Small Size
  • Ready To Fly Option
  • No Assembly Required
  • Beautiful Styling

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Decent Flight Control

Conclusion

There are many various RC helicopters available in today’s marketplace, and it can sometimes be difficult figuring out which one is the best. In this article, we outlined some of the best RC helicopters for beginners and talked about how each one differs from another.

Selecting the best RC helicopter for yourself will come down to the size dimensions you’re looking for, engine size, maneuverability, extra features, previous experience, preference for indoor or outdoor usage, storage space, travel opportunities, and whether or not styling is important to you. See this guide to learn more.

Some of the helicopters in our listing allow room for growth in experience, while others are just for beginners only. Some of the RC helicopters are more affordable and will enable you to have more room for determining whether or not this is a hobby you’re willing to get into.

It is important to take everything into consideration when selecting the remote controlled helicopter for you, but the ones listed are undoubtedly some of the best RC helicopters for beginners.

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