When I first heard about Blade Helicopters, I was somewhat under the radar at first, and not aware of their existence. Now it has become clear to me that there is a huge niche market for these types of remote control helicopters that is growing daily. It seems that there are more pilots out there who want to explore the world of remote flight, and more companies are offering RC helicopter models that they can use for practice or real flying experience. Here is a company that offers two different models, the Black Diamond and the Will Heyburn.
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If you are new to remote controlled helicopters, Will Heyburns are excellent for beginners. They offer some good characteristics and good flight physics for the less experienced hobbyists. The helicopter is controlled by a lithium polymer (or LiPo) battery pack, and there is a small form of radio technology used called Nylon Backing. There is also a small form of transmitter and receiver along with an internal microprocessor, which are the keys to operating the Will Heyburn.
If you have been looking for a hobby, where you can actually get into the air and take it up for a ride, then the lower cost, and higher quality helicopter model from Black Diamond might be what you are looking for. You can spend around $700 for this type of helicopter, but the great thing about it is that it comes with excellent after-market accessory packages that include radio systems, battery packs, throttle, landing gear, and a radio system. It is a bit on the heavy side, but it has been known to fly for fifteen minutes or more, and it can reach forty-five feet or more. The weight is perfect for indoor and low-altitude applications. Both of the helicopters mentioned have good flight characteristics, and they both come with good after-market support to make sure that the pilots who buy them are satisfied with the product.