2015-2016 Best Remote Control Helicopters for Kids and Adults
I have handpicked a select few from an extensive list of remote controlled helicopter must-haves—both for kids and adults. Or, in other words, casual high-flyers and serious collectors.
The following three among the best RC helicopters for kids and "big kids" meet the criteria for coolness and function. Plus, there are some cool designs, sleek streamlines, and nice colors to choose from—and all of these helicopters are operated with a single remote for optimum control on multiple frequencies.
So…without further ado...
Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad Copter
Sure, the name is a mouthful, but this remote controlled helicopter is probably the coolest on the entire list…but of course I would say that since it draws inspiration from one of the greatest film series of all time. STAR WARS. Yes!
This Quad Copter captures the awesomeness of the Millennium Falcon to perfection. There are four motors that work together to send the Falcon soaring to new heights—around 200-feet up to be exact.
True, it isn’t outer space, but you can always use your imagination. Plus, the Falcon uses Star Wars quotes and song snippets for authentic effect.
Syma X5C Explorers 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with HD Camera
There is a line between beginners and experts for high-flying pilots, for sure, even when it comes to remote controlled helicopters. This RC favorite brings a whole new level of tech-savviness to these awesome choppers with an HD camera that is centered on the front.
While soaring above the skylines, the camera gives the controller the chance to take pictures and videos, then transmit them to a nearby computer for storage.
This is a great way to look around neighborhoods and check out weather conditions without ever leaving the comforts of your own backyard.
Air Hogs Shadow Launcher RC Car Copter
I love the idea of the Shadow Launcher—it is all about stealth and being mysterious.
Camouflaged in deep greens and blending yellows, the RC helicopter doubles as an RC car.
The control switches off between the car and the chopper, as the copter is hidden within the car’s interior. When drivers get to their designated locations, they release a button to deploy the chopper, sending it soaring in covert style over the treetops.
When your high-flying fun is finished, simply stow away the copter inside the car again.