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Our team has been working on this list of the best remote control helicopters for many days. We had to compare many models from various brands. In the end, we selected 10 remote control helicopters with the highest price/quality ratios.

We tested and compared a huge number of remote control helicopters. We considered important factors of each product to select top options with the best characteristics. You can use it to save some of your time. However, do not forget to make your own research if you want to be sure that your remote control helicopters will satisfy all your needs.

List of 9 Best Remote Control Helicopters of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Tenergy Syma S107 S107g R C Helicopter
Amazing technology in the palm of your hand.
Tenergy Syma S107 S107g R C Helicopter
5.0
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2. Protocol (Best Versatility Features)
Crash-resistant materials, built-in electronic gyro.
Protocol
4.8
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3. Syma S107g 3 Channel Rc Radio Mini Alloy Remote Control Helicopter
Full 3 channels, up, down, left, right, forward and backward.
Syma S107g 3 Channel Rc Radio Mini Alloy Remote Control Helicopter
4.3
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4. Remote Control Helicopter
Built-in gyroscope to maintain orientation, let rc helicopter has perfect hovering performance, co-axial auto-stabilizing rotors ensures the stability of the control.
Remote Control Helicopter
4.3
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5. Rc Helicopter
Easy to pair between rc helicopter and transmitter.
Rc Helicopter
3.8
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6. Gptoys G610 11 Durant Built-in Gyro Infrared Remote Control Helicopter (Best Eco-Friendly)
10.03 x 1.97 x 4.53(inches), larger than other helicopters which are the same price.
Gptoys G610 11 Durant Built-in Gyro Infrared Remote Control Helicopter
3.8
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7. Tenergy Syma X8SW Wi-Fi FPV Quadcopter Drone 720P HD Camera Altitude Hold RC 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis
Capture 720p hd aerial videos or snap photos from the sky and save them directly to your smart phone or memory card.
Tenergy Syma X8SW Wi-Fi FPV Quadcopter Drone 720P HD Camera Altitude Hold RC 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis
3.8
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8. Hubsan X4 H502E Desire GPS Quadcopter RC Drone w 720P HP Camera
Locks on up to 12 satellites for excellent position locking and tracking.
Hubsan X4 H502E Desire GPS Quadcopter RC Drone w 720P HP Camera
3.0
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9. Drone with HD Camera (Best Classic Design)
The professional grade carrying case makes it more convenient wherever you go, and gives your drone and spare parts all-round protection.
Drone with HD Camera
3.0
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Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
Tenergy S107 9 x 5.2 x 4 inches 1.05 pounds
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Amazing technology in the palm of your hand. Syma newest model s107 3ch gyro rtf metal rc helicopter. No assembly required, ready to fly. Equipped with the latest gyroscope technology. Colors and frequencies may vary. 7.5 inches (with main rotors). 3.8 inches (from bottom to balance bar). Main rotors surface diameter: approx. The transmitter has an alignment trim, a charging and power. Indicator, a left/right lever and a trimmer. A lightweight lithium polymer battery. 2 selectable frequencies let’s you fly up to 2 helicopters at once. Suitable for indoor flying only. Battery for the helicopter: 3.7v-180mah li-poly. Rohs, astm, fcc and ce approval.

Full 3 channels: up, down, left, right, forward and backward. A 25-30 minutes charge is equal to a 8-12 minutes flight. Recharging takes place via the transmitter or usb cable.

 

 
GOOD
Amazing technology in
The transmitter has an alignment trim
Full 3 channels
BAD
It is impossible to find any flaws in this product.
 

 

 
№ 2. Protocol, Our Best Copter, Predator Sb, Large Outdoor Helicopter, 3.5 Channel Remote Control
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Protocol 6182-2J 21 x 15.6 x 6.2 inches 5.5 pounds
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Crash-resistant materials, built-in electronic gyro. , measures 21 l (includes blades). Motion-sensitive auto stabilizers, maneuvers up/down, forward/backward, right/left, two selectable speeds. Recharges through ac charger.2.4 gig remote transmitter with lcd screen, remote has direction indicators for trim adjustment, remote requires 4 aa batteries (not included). Box includes: helicopter, remote control, ac charger.1 helicopter battery, instruction manual and spare parts (tail rotor and screwdriver).

 

 
GOOD
Motion-sensitive au
Crash-resistant materials
Box includes
Recharges through ac charger.2.4 gig remote transmitter
BAD
Professionals will not find it useful.
 

 

 
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
LEANINGTECH 12 ounces
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Full 3 channels, up, down, left, right, forward and backward. A 25-30 minutes charge is equal to a 8-12 minutes flight. Recharging takes place via the transmitter or usb cable. 3 motors, full power, the s107g high precision propellers are powered by 2 solid motors with a third motor in the tail rotor to help carry out the engine’s full function. Mini enough for indoor flying, this model is miniature in size and its light weight makes it incredibly portable and suitable for indoor flying. Unique metal body, this model comes equipped with a high grade metal body frame and a built in gyroscope which is used to stabilize the helicopter’s heading.

Wide infrared control, stable, it is controlled by a 32-level high precision speed controller, which automatically stabilizes the rotor blade system for steady lift off.

 

 
GOOD
Full 3 channels
Wide infrared control
Unique metal body
BAD
Requires a special cleanser.
It is made from cheap and flimsy materials.
 

Are new remote control helicopterssupposed to be expensive?

If you want to buy a reliable remote control helicopters, then you should remember that it costs a decent amount of money. Of course, there are many cheap models, but they do not last for too long. We recommend you to buy remote control helicoptersfrom our rating list since they offer the best price to quality ratio.

 

 
№ 4. Remote Control Helicopter, Rc Helicopter 4 Channel Rc Heli with Gyro Best Birthday Christmas Festival Gift for Boys Girls and Adults
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
EXCOUP 8.4 x 7.4 x 4.1 inches 15.4 ounces
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Flexible and durable – the remote control helicopter is made of strong and tough materials, can withstand a lot of crashes, has a long service life. Upgraded version – omni-directional 4 channel infrared remote control, with band selector, you can select 3 frequencies (a/b/c) to control 3 rc helicopters or planes at the same time. Great rc heli for beginners and experts – the dimension is 8.38″x7.40″x4.13″, flashing multi-colored led lights, it provides a fun and realistic flying experience at a very economical price. Advanced control system – built-in gyroscope to maintain orientation, let rc helicopter has perfect hovering performance, co-axial auto-stabilizing rotors ensures the stability of the control.

 

 
GOOD
Great rc heli
Best promise
Upgraded version
Advanced control system
BAD
Works great, but it is too big for a small apartment.
 

 

 
№ 5. Rc Helicopter, Vatos Remote Control Helicopter Indoor 3.5 Channels Hobby Mini Rc Flying Helicopter 2 Blades Replace Included Rc Plane Toy Gift for Kids Crash Resistance Consistent,built-in Gyro
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Price
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
VATOS VL-S810-US 1.1 pounds
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Engineering polypropylene frame with durable case. An incorporated auto stability system. Vatos rc helicopter all passed several test with certificates: fcc, ce, rohs, en71, en62115, en60825, r&tte, pahs, hr4040.7p, astm. Compatible with USA and eu standard. Easy to pair between rc helicopter and transmitter. Transmitter is multi-channel so you can fly more than one helicopter at a time. Also you can charge this rc helicopter from the remote control, as well as via usb charging cable. 3.5 channels: up/down, left/right, forward/backward with built-in gyro to hover in the air. Built-in gyro will helps to stabilize the helicopter’s heading.

 

 
GOOD
Vatos rc helicopter all passed several test
Reliable after-sale service
Engineering polypropylene frame
3.5 channels
BAD
The manufacturer did a bad job assembling the product.
The number of features for the price is frustrating.
 

 

 
№ 6. Gptoys G610 11 Durant Built-in Gyro Infrared Remote Control Helicopter 3.5 Channels with Gyro and LED Light for Indoor Ready to Fly
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Price
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
GPTOYS 10 x 4.5 x 2 inches 15.7 ounces
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Full 3.5 channel,: up, down, left, right, forward, backward, hovering. With gyro stabilizer, moves more flexible and stable. Ready to fly,: amazing technology in the palm of your hand. Durant rc helicopter, no assembly required, ready to fly. Equipped with the latest gyroscope technology. Best choice for beginner,: 3 selectable frequencies let you fly up to 3 helicopters at once. Warning,: suitable for ages 14+. Flight time up to 8 minutes while charging time only 30-50 minutes, usb charger, can charging through computer, adapter, controller. Remote control distance: 15 meters. Helicopter dimension,: 10.03 x 1.97 x 4.53(inches), larger than other helicopters which are the same price. Stable flight characteristics, multicolored led lights allow you to fly it in dark night.

 

 
GOOD
Best choice
Full 3.5 channel
Helicopter dimension
BAD
It is very hard to store because of the big size.
 

 

 
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Tenergy F61357 19.7 x 19.7 x 7.5 inches 4.5 pounds
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One button stunts & headless mode – fun and easy-to-use 360 degree rolling stunt can be performed with just the push of a button to make your flights even more impressive. Select headless mode and fly as a headless drone quadcopter, eliminates the need for a nose. Easy to maneuver drone, easy to fly drone, perfect remote controlled drone for beginners, starters, newbies, and kids to fly. 720p hd camera racing drone – capture 720p hd aerial videos or snap photos from the sky and save them directly to your smart phone or memory card. (note: video/photo resolutions will be reduced to 480p when transferred to your smartphone directly via wifi. Real time fpv – view live video feed from your smartphone as you fly. This fpv drone with camera will allow you to feel the experience as if you were the pilot in the drone itself. Modular battery design – all new hard case battery design removes the exposed wires for a more durable and long lasting battery during removal and installation.

Auto hovering – the advanced altitude holding technology allows the rc drone to suspend in the air even when you let go of the transmitter controls.

 

 
GOOD
720p hd camera racing drone
One button stunts & headless mode
Real time fpv
Modular battery design
Auto hovering
BAD
In comparison with other options, this one offers the lowest number of features.
 

 

 
№ 8. Hubsan X4 H502E Desire GPS Quadcopter RC Drone w 720P HP Camera, 4 Channel Transmitter, 6 Axis Quadcopter, Altitude Holding, Auto Return and More
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Price
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.0
HUBSAN H502E 6.5 x 6.5 x 2.4 inches 1.5 pounds
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Locks on up to 12 satellites for excellent position locking and tracking. Built-in 720p hd camera captures sharp and vivid videos and photos. Record moments that you want to remember forever and share those moments in an unforgettable way. Worlds first brushed gps quadcopter – most affordable rc drone that is fully equipped with gps functions and brushed coreless geared dc motors. Fully loaded gps assisted functions: precise satellite positioning, altitude holding, and auto return. High performance brushed dc motors providing longer run time and last longer.

 

 
GOOD
High performance brushed dc motors providing longer run time
Built-in 720p hd camera captures sharp
Worlds first brushed gps quadcopter
Locks on up
Fully loaded gps assisted functions
BAD
Is not suitable for outdoor use.
It is good, but costly.
 

 

 
№ 9. Drone with HD Camera, Potensic F181dh Rc Drone Quadcopter Rtf Altitude Hold Ufo with Stepless-speed Function, 2mp Camera and 5.8ghz Fpv LCD Screen Monitor and Drone Carrying Case, Blue
 

Ease of use
2/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.0
Potensic 5.15 pounds
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Fully equipped: extra 4 batteries & replacement spare parts(motors, blades, gears) included, providing better quality guarantee, while enabling you to enjoy longer flying time. First person view: possessing 2 megapixels camera and 5.8ghz wireless hd monitor screen, high-speed picture transmission without delay, no need to connect to phone or duplicate. It records all your wonderful time, you only need enjoy real time beautiful scenery. Handy to carry: the professional grade carrying case makes it more convenient wherever you go, and gives your drone and spare parts all-round protection. Stepless-speed function: exclusively designed for both proficient and beginner. It can achieve seamless speed shift between 10%-100%, and the adjustment on speed can be 1%, which not only enables you to fly indoors & outdoors, but makes it easier to practice operating skills to move from beginner to expert quickly.

Altitude hold function: powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows the drone to hover at it’s current height after releasing the throttle stick, easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.

 

 
GOOD
First person view
Altitude hold function
Fully equipped
Stepless-speed function
BAD
Offers too many unnecessary features.
 

What exactly did you take into consideration while making the list of the best remote control helicopters?

In order to create this buying guide, our team had to go through hundreds of user reviews and compare dozens of remote control helicopters models and brands. Finding the best remote control helicopters nowadays is a hard task: the selection on the market is so high that you would have to spend months to study all available options. Thankfully, our TOP list will help you find a good remote control helicopters much quicker!

Should I get a remote control helicopters with a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your remote control helicopters, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive remote control helicoptersmight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good remote control helicopters is five years.

What is the average cost for a good remote control helicopters?

If you want to buy the best remote control helicopters on the market, remember that it does not have to be the most expensive one. Of course, costly models are usually good, but there is always a possibility that you can find an option with better price/quality ratio. If you want to get the most value out of your remote control helicopters, choose wisely and consider all its characteristics, not only the price.

What do I need to check before choosing a remote control helicopters?

Thanks to the our site, you do not have to worry about anything. Choosing a remote control helicopters on this site is very simple! You can check photographs. read detailed description of any specific remote control helicopters and read various user reviews. Learn from the experience of other people!

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