Basic Racing Tips for RC Helicopters

If you are into best RC helicopters, you know that they are a lot of fun. It is definitely a joy seeing them take off vertically and then zoom around. If you are in the great outdoors, it is a fantastic way just to see your spirit soar along with your RC vehicle. It is the best way to enjoy the sunshine. It is an awesome way to hang out with your friends. It is also a great way to satisfy your inner curiosity. These are all well and good, but I would be kidding you if I did not tell you that most people who get into any kind of remote-controlled vehicles will instinctively think about racing. RC helicopters are not immune to this.

For example, if you are into RC cars, one of the first things that you think about is to find other people who are into RC cars and race them. This is almost second nature to most people. I remember when I was still in high school, and a buddy of mine got a brand-new car. His parents gave him a new car for his 16thh birthday and what do you think was the first thought in his head?

No, it had nothing to do with how awesome the car looked. It had nothing to do with the engine. It had nothing to do with the interior of the car and the accessories his parents bought. It had nothing to do with him using that amazing piece of Japanese automotive engineering to impress members of the opposite sex. It had nothing to do with any of that. Instead, he was thinking of racing. So, when I was hanging out with my buddy, Manny, all we would do is we would go on the freeway and look at other dudes who are obviously looking to race down Southern California highways as crazy and as dangerous as that sounds now, it was fun as hell. All it takes is a look, a nod, and the race is on.

There is something about racing that is just fundamental to a lot of people who have any kind of hobby. Whether your hobby is RC helicopters or remote-controlled cars or even remote-controlled boats, racing is right up there as far as your priorities go. It is not going to go away anytime soon. This is why if you are serious about taking your remote-controlled helicopter out for a spin against competitors, you need to pay attention to some basic racing tips. This can go a long way in ensuring that you would come out on top every single time.

Get Enough Space

The first thing that you need to do is get enough space for the race. If you are going to race in a very cramped area, it is going to be tough because it is going to be hard for you to see your RC helicopter and guide it to victory. You also have to have a big enough space so that there is adequate room for the unit to race. If you have a very small space, you really would not have much of a race. You have to have as much space between point A and point B to make it a race worth enjoying. Do you see how this works?

Pick the Right Opponents

If you want to win you want to make sure that you pick people who operate basically the same type of RC helicopters as you. It really does not make sense for me to race my Honda against a Ferrari. It does not take a rocket scientist nor a brain surgeon to figure out the outcome of that race unless the Ferrari guy is dumb enough to give me a 100-yard or 100-meter head start, I probably will lose that race hands down every single time, all day every day.

The same applies to RC helicopters. Make sure that you pick guys to race with who are pretty much in the similar league as your unit. Now, a lot of guys habitually look for dudes who operate lower-performing units. Not only is this sadistic, but you are really not doing yourself any favors because you are not improving your skills.

They are operating machines that are slower. What do you think the results would be? Again, this is not rocket science. If you really want to take your racing skills to the next level, insist on racing only with other guys who are operating basically the same type of RC helicopters as you.

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