Remote control enthusiasts often find themselves debating which remote controlled toy is the best out of all of them. RC car fans will swear on their lives that they are more entertaining than RC boats. RC helicopter and RC plane fans are usually the ones who find themselves in the most arguments about this particular subject. This article will explain the argument about RC helicopters over RC planes.
Tricks and Stunts
The main argument that RC helicopter enthusiasts use when it comes to the hobby's superiority is that RC helicopters can do a lot more tricks than RC planes. Planes may be famous for their stunts when they are large size, but a tiny RC helicopter can do things that RC planes simply cannot do. For instance, there are no RC planes on the market that can hover an inch from the ground, upside down. This is a very impressive RC helicopter stunt that often is brought up in conversations about the interesting things that RC helicopters can do. Meanwhile, RC planes are basically confined to loop de loops and similar tricks.
RC helicopters are also easier to maneuver when it comes to advanced tricks. While most affordable remote controlled airplanes will only have 4 controls or so, RC helicopters (even in the inexpensive) range have 6. The higher range of motion means that you can do more with your copter, and it also means that you are getting more bang for your proverbial buck. It should also be mentioned that certain airplanes also have 6 controls, but due to their design, don't have the same flying abilities.
Controls and Channels
The most commonly cited difference between RC helicopters and RC airplanes is their directional abilities. Helicopters, due to the way that they are propelled through the air, can go straight up, and straight down, without having to move left or right. Meanwhile, RC airplanes have to move both left and right while moving up or down. This nifty little additional ability is fun to watch, especially if you have a camera mounted to your RC helicopter.
Camera and Spying
Camera work is where RC airplanes and RC helicopters greatly differ. RC airplanes will often have cameras attached, but the video playback that you will get will be too fast, and too confusing to follow visually, to really enjoy. Meanwhile, RC copters won't have that problem. RC copters, though they can reach high speeds, can also go at a slower pace than RC planes. This in turn creates video playback that is really enjoyable to watch.
Those are just some of the things that many RC helicopter enthusiasts find incredible about their favorite hobby toys. You might find more, if you are a real helicopter enthusiast. Stay turned for another versus post!