World champion RC helicopter pilot Radio-controlled helicopters (also RC drones) are model aircraft which are distinct from RC airplanes because of the differences in construction, aerodynamics, and flight training. These remote control drones are amongst our most stable flying machines, featuring advanced gyro-stabilisation technology that keeps them exactly where you want them to be. The controls are simple and easy to learn, meaning you can become a decent drone pilot within a few minutes (and perhaps after a crash or two).

RC helicopters on the other hand are a lot more powerful and its flight duration is typically a lot longer than electric variants although it can be a lot more complex to control which makes it ideal only for serious RC helicopter hobbyists. That said, such tools should be regulated in how they are manufactured – we think any drone that has a camera strapped to it should be required to have something such as a bright, blinking plastic model kits light on it and whatnot to make it noticeable, and should be legally prohibited from flying a certain altitude on or near private property that has not agreed to have it there.

We should note that drones are not toys, although some of them are ridiculously cool like a toy, and in many cases manufacturers specifically warn against RC helicopters providing these devices to children under 14 — some reviewers warn against giving them to children at all because they are just too much fun for adults. For more information, please visit our site