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Remote Controlled Helicopters for KidsRemote control helicopters used to be so expensive such that only die-hard enthusiasts could afford the hobby. Improved technology has seen a decline in the cost of manufacturing a model aircraft and as such the cost of purchase. These ‘toys’ are a superb way to introduce your children into the world of physics and aerodynamics. Not only do they create a great bonding experience for both father and child, but they are great fun for each of them individually as well. The best type for a child is a simple electric model that provides sufficient flight control and stability. These are cheap and available from any toy store.

Toy remote control helicopters are usually 1 or 2 channel and are made of a damage resistant material like foam or plastic. They are generally more stable than larger helicopters and have fewer controls making it easy for children as young as the age of 7 to learn. Though they are not as fast as the hobby-grade versions and can only perform simple maneuvers, this type of model is the most cost effective way for a child to learn how to fly. There is a wide variety of styles and designs to choose from and they all come in different colors.

If your child is of the age 8 and up, you can introduce him/her to a micro version. Micros are cheaper than the hobby grade models but they can still perform as well as a low-end gas powered aircraft. These simple models come ready to fly (RTF) meaning that they require no additional assembly and are ready to use straight out of the box.

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