Kickstart your hobby with our RC helicopters for beginners.
Every passion starts somewhere, whether the first time you pick up a guitar or the first hold of a paintbrush; RC helicopters are no different!
As with any hobby, starting small and manageable before moving on to bigger things makes sense. That’s why at AT Models, you’ll find a superb selection of model helicopters for beginners to get you started.
Gone are the days when beginner RC helicopters didn’t exist and the hobby was costly. Instead, we’re home to a massive collection of RC Helis that will appeal to novices of all ages and tastes, with affordable options to suit all budgets.
Benefits of Starting with a Beginner RC Helicopter
Learn to Fly Safely Without Risk of Damage
Beginner RC helicopters are designed to be durable and withstand minor crashes as you learn the ropes. You’ll gain valuable flight experience without the stress of constantly repairing or replacing models. The crashes will happen, but with a beginner model, the damage will be minimal.
Practice Basic Flight Controls Risk-Free
Mastering take-off, hovering, turning, and landing takes practice. With an entry-level RC helicopter, you can get the hang of basic flight controls in a safe environment. Performing these basics will build muscle memory and reflexes before you move on to more complex manoeuvres.
Gain Confidence in Your Piloting Abilities
There’s a certain learning curve when getting to grips with any RC vehicle for the first time, but this especially applies when piloting a helicopter.
Starting with a beginner model allows you to improve at your own pace without pressure. As your abilities improve, so will your confidence as a pilot. This sets you up well for progressing to more advanced models down the line.
Affordable Way to Try Out the Hobby
You don't need to spend a fortune to dip your toes into the RC helicopter hobby. We offer a wide range of cost-effective RC helicopters for beginners, making the hobby easily accessible to newcomers before investing in more expensive models.
Wide Range of Beginner Models to Choose From
We proudly offer an extensive selection of beginner RC helicopters. Ranging from micro models to largertraining helicopters, we have options suitable for any newcomer to this fun flying hobby. With different sizes and styles, you’re sure to find the perfect first RC helicopter to learn with and earn your piloting wings!
Beginner-Focused Features to Look For
There are some newbie-friendly features that will make learning to fly much easier:
Assisted Flight Modes
Many beginner RC helicopters come with flight modes that help stabilise the helicopter and simplify control, especially during initial flights. For example, Beginner Mode uses auto-levelling so the helicopter levels out when control sticks are released. Intermediate and Experienced flight modes can be activated as skills improve.
Removable training gear provides landing stability for larger beginner RC helicopters. The temporary outriggers prevent tipping over while also giving added in-air stability. Training gear gives beginners the confidence to learn without fear of crashes and costly damages. Models that support training gear are ideal for first-time pilots.
Look for beginner RC helicopters built from durable, lightweight materials that can withstand minor crashes and bumps as you learn. Key areas to check are the main rotor blades, landing skids, and outer body. Damage-resistant models reduce repairs needed as a novice.
Ready to Fly
Ready-to-fly (RTF) RC helicopters offer a major benefit for those just starting out in the hobby - no assembly required! RTF models come pre-built and pre-configured out of the box, with everything set up and ready for flight.
For beginners, this plug-and-play convenience makes it easy to get airborne quickly. With no complex assembly or mechanical tweaking needed
While RTF models might cost slightly more upfront, the ease of use and instant enjoyment for newcomers is often worth the small premium.
We offer an extensive selection of quality RTF helicopters perfect for first-timers. So, when choosing your beginner RC helicopter, consider the advantages and simplicity of ready-to-fly.
Tips for Beginner RC Helicopter Pilots
Practice the Basics First
Focus on mastering basic flight controls like taking off, hovering, landing, and making slow, controlled turns. Get these fundamentals solid before attempting more advanced flying techniques. Fancy flips and rolls will come later once you've honed control.
While durable, beginner RC helicopters still require regular maintenance to perform well and reach their lifespan potential. Recharge batteries fully between flights, inspect components for damage and replace worn parts promptly. A well-cared-for model will progress your skills faster.
Stay Focused on Safety
Even a training RC helicopter has fast-spinning blades that can cause injury if mishandled. Follow all safety precautions and maintain focus to avoid accidents, especially when others are nearby.
Get your pilot dreams off the ground in no time. Browse our full selection of newbie-friendly helis.