People who wish to fly a helicopter that is as close to the real full-size helicopter have the option of getting the gas-powered of electric-powered remote control helicopters. The first uses the most advanced of technologies possible in making the machine, and highly recommended to those who already have prior experience and expertise in RC flying while the latter is highly recommended for beginners and novices because they are relatively easier to control and operate. Obviously, gas-powered helicopters use fuel in order to work while the electric-powered ones rely on batteries.
There are many variations available for the remote control helicopters with regards to size, design, and features. One popular model is the Mini, which actually refers to any king or toy helicopter that is able to fly around a closed space like a house, garage, or bedroom without any fear of causing any serious damage. However, they can be tricky and difficult to control while on air, which makes it a pain to fly especially for beginners and novices. Experts on RC flying however find manoeuvring these little machines easy, and they are even able to land smoothly and without any form of difficulty. Aside from flying for fun, the remote control helicopters may also be used in races, much like the RC cars.
Most of the mini remote control helicopters available in the market today are those that are of the indoor, ready-to-fly type. Note that there are other types of these helicopters available such as the 4-channel design, which is also very highly recommended for beginners and novices. They usually go by a collective name known as the Coaxial Helicopters. This type of helicopters are usually deemed best suited for people who intend to take flying as a serious hobby and will do whatever it take to be able to fly a helicopter properly. In contrast, the 3D helicopter models cater to those who are already experts in flying RC helicopters. This type of helicopter provides a more challenging experience for seasoned flyers. In general, the mini toy helicopters are designed for young and old age groups that are keen on enhancing and honing their flying skills before they splurge on the more expensive and advanced toy helicopters.