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Micro Rc Helicopters Are a Perfect Way to Waste Time at the Office

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I have to say that I have always wanted to pilot a radio-controlled helicopter, though I’ve learned that doing so isn’t as easy as I initially had thought. Experienced R/C pilots have told me that helicopters are really hard to pilot. This is why I love these new Blade ‘copters, which are made for beginners.

blade radio-control toy helicopter

These miniature radio-controlled helicopters are available in a variety of different designs for all skill levels, from beginners to pros. Naturally, I immediately was drawn to the pro ‘copters, which look awesome and must go pretty fast.

blade radio-control toy helicopter

But then I realized this: I don’t want to spend $500 to $600 and waste it if I crash my R/C helicopter. That’s why the beginner models are fine and dandy. On top of that, you can fly them indoors. That must be fun!

blade radio-control toy helicopter

The E-Flite Blade is the model that I’m talking about, and it’s available for $120 (USD). Plus, it’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

blade radio-control toy helicopter

Horizon Hobby has a bunch of other micro helicopter models available, with prices ranging from $79.99 for the basic mCX S300 model to $229.99 for the top-of-the-line Blade CP Pro 2.