R/C MODEL HELICOPTER CAMERA SYSTEM
Chapter 3: How Much is that
Heli in the Window?
I must warn you that
Radio Control Model Helicopters are expensive. Entry level kits with
radio gear and accessories start at about $1,000. Even more important is
that the flying learning curve is steep -- you will NOT be able to fly right
out of the box. Sorry, but your Nintendo 64 joystick talents mean nothing
to this hobby.
Expect several months
of training and be sure that you keep your credit card primed to finance
the usual crash damage costs. Before you get involved be sure to visit your
local hobby shop to inquire if there is a model heli club that has experts
to help you learn.
And by all means use
Planes Real Flight Deluxe,
3-in-1 RC Flight, or any other good R/C model heli flight simulator
before you destroy your expensive model on its first flight. The cost
of a software based model heli simulator is about the same as you will spend
on just two typical crashes -- but the life-like flight experience that
simulators provide will certainly save you from spending your entire savings
account on replacement parts.
The airborne camera
equipment and the ground based receiver that I will help you build is very
low cost. You will soon see that a wireless camera system can be built for
under $200. But as we have already mentioned, some assembly is required.
If you have model
heli related questions then PLEASE ask them at the sites mentioned at the
bottom of the main page. Sorry, but I will
NOT be able to respond to your model heli related
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