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Radio Controlled Helicopters

Radio controlled model helicopters is a huge and growing hobby market, and the recent developments in the design and manufacture of new models have resulted in wide range of choice which can bewilder newcomers to the hobby - a dazzling array of helicopters, r/c equipment and accessories. The second edition of this book guides the beginner through the maze. It provides all the essential information on the very latest products, elementary flying and basic aerobatics, routine maintenance, legal aspects of the hobby and joining a local club. * A completely fresh look at at what is needed to start out in the hobby. * 2nd Edition: completely updated with all new photographs which feature the very latest kits and equipment. * Rotorsport is the fastest growing sector of the radio control hobby. * Special Interest Model Books (formerly known as Nexus Special Interests and Argus Books) has been one of Britain's leading publishers of modelling and model engineering books since the 1950s.
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Table of Contents

Advantages of Flying Helicopters. Where to Begin. Choosing the Model. All about Engines. Everything You Need to Know About Radio Systems. All About Rotor Blades. Finding Your Own Flying Site. Accessories and Training Aids. Building a Model. Installing the Radio. Setting Up the Model. Before Your First Flight. The Day Arrives. Hovering, Circuits and Simple Aerobatics. Routine Maintenance. After a Crash. Scale Models. Conclusions.

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