Chapter 2. Types of R/C Helicopters

Table of Contents

2.1. Single rotor helicopters with fewer than four channels
2.2. Coaxial helicopters with two to four channels
2.3. Multirotor helicopters with four channels
2.4. Four to six channel single rotor
2.5. Summary of skills

There are four basic types of R/C helicopters:

  1. Single rotor helicopters with fewer than four channels

  2. Coaxial helicopters with two to four channels

  3. Multirotor helicopters with four channels

  4. Single rotor helicopters with four or more channels

2.1. Single rotor helicopters with fewer than four channels

This category includes helicopters such as the Nikko Skywatcher.

You cannot learn to hover properly on this type of helicopter, because it lacks the fore/aft cyclic control. Also, the forward flight skills you learn on this helicopter will not transfer over to other types of helicopters because you will not learn proper tail control.