There are a lot of things that people might want to ask themselves when they first hear about RC helicopters, and a lot of the questions revolve around the “are RC helicopters dangerous?”.
Yes. Just like a car or a vehicle, flying an RC helicopter can be dangerous. These machines are powerful with weight in motion. Many people do not think about the fact that they could easily get in front of the area of the plane, which would then be the case if the helicopter was not flown properly. Always pay attention when controlling an RC helicopter.
If the pilot does not pay attention to the direction of the helicopter and does not pay attention to the pitch angle, the helicopter could stall. Stall occurs because the rotors begin to twist under the pressure from the air. In order for an RC helicopter to fly well, the pilot must pay close attention to the pitch angle during flight, and they must learn how to use the main rotor blades properly to prevent the air from twisting the blades. It takes a good bit of time and practice to be able to control the pitch and yaw angles of these machines, so they are not for everyone.
Electric RC Helicopters
Although many people mistakenly think that remote controlled flying toys are highly dangerous, the truth is that they are generally safe to fly. Electric RC helicopters are great for beginners because they are very forgiving and easy to control. They tend to fly very slowly and won’t require that you use much power. They won’t be as fast as a jet engine, but they will fly quite well.
Gas RC Helicopters
Gas RC helicopters, on the other hand, are faster and more maneuverable, but they are also the most dangerous. They have the potential to climb to unbelievable heights, and the propellers can be extremely hard to control. A pilot who doesn’t pay attention to their altitude is in danger of crashing. If you are new to this hobby, stay away from these models and try a helicopter simulator instead. You’ll find it is a lot less dangerous and more affordable than crashing your RC helicopter. Even if you are a good RC pilot, don’t take chances with your RC helicopters.