Welcome To The World Of  RC Mini- Remote Helicopters

Why start this hobby of flying mini helicopters?

  • When you compare this hobby to others it is really cheap to get started in.

Now the world has given us electric power helicopters and planes, not gone our the days of nitro engines, but the fact one can get the same effect flying a remote controlled helicopter or plane that can fly out of the box with just a charge has opened the world for so many to enjoy this hobby without having to spend weeks or months to build a plane as in the old days-Right out of the box for around $30 you can be flying a mini heli in your own lounge room.

Mini Remote RC Helicopters



There is a difference to a toy helicopter and a coaxial helicopter: Toy rc  helicopters are exactly that, a toy, they are really cheap to buy and you can have a lot of fun with them-however they are normally made of plastic and can not be repaired.

Enter the world of Coaxial helicopters

Syma S032-blue2


The difference is massive from a toy heli to Coaxial

When you crash and damage or break a toy helicopter, the helicopter is  finished and thrown out. With a coaxial heli like the Syma S107 which is great for the beginner you can buy parts very cheaply and repair to be up and flying again.Coaxial-blade

What does Coaxial mean:

The picture above shows how two rotors spin in the opposite direction of each other and then cancel out the reactive torque that is made by each blade spinning. This leads to a very stable helicopter-Plus also the Syma has also Gyro technology which I will not explain here but increases stability to hover and great for the beginner into heli flying.

Starting off for indoor remote helicopter flying you will be looking at a 2-3 channel helicopter that gives you

Rotate Clockwsie / Anti-Clockwise/ Move Forward / Backward/ Move Up / Down.

They usual come with a infra red remote which means they do not work in bright sunlight-We are talking say for the Syma around $30 complete ready to fly out of the box with a battery charge and 6 AA batteries for remote required. You are then ready to go.

After you get your head around that you move to a 4 channel heli that has more flying ability, like moving sideways, however costs go up like  I moved up to the Walkera 4 channel helicopters prices around $160-The next move is to a 6 channel Heli. cost the around $500. I hope you can see that for $40 will get your feet wet into a nice easy heli to fly like the Syma 032G or to me the best one to start off with is the Syma S107 You will find a very good review on the Syma S107 HERE.

Start off with only a budget of $30 and move up when you can afford to or if the heli flying bug bites you-Know it will.

Flying is around 8 minutes which is average time,then wait 15 mins to let heli battery cool down before charging the battery. Flying these birds takes away so much stress it should be incorporated in your work area and especially in your own home-better than booze or sex!!

Some times when I get home grab a can of b/coke-start up my Syma mini heli and fly around my lounge room the stress of the day just diminishes. Really very rewarding especially as you get more control over flying the heli and doing some tricks-Always consider any pets you have as they hate things flying around their heads.

Here are a few videos of the Syma S107 my first Syma.

And even a guy of my age freaking out enjoying his Syma

Good video in Chinese but shows Syma S032 with features

On board Camera on Syma S032

Guess now you can see the fun in heli flying-My view start with the Syma S107 then move up to the Syma S032G which is a lot bigger-Above all just enjoy the fun of it all.

I recommend two sites two look at if you are interested to put your toe in the water to buy your first 3 channel helicopter:

Any help required please feel free to contact me

Syma S107 Review

RC Helicopter Beginners Book