13 Best Pre-Built Model Helicopters

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Pre-Built Model Helicopters in 2020


1:72 F4u-1d Corsair Vmf-312 Jet Okinawa 1945

1:72 F4u-1d Corsair Vmf-312 Jet Okinawa 1945
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Easy Model F4U-1D corsair VMF-312 Okinawa 1945
  • Miniature fighter jet plane
  • Detailed scale model for adult collectors
  • Pre-built and pre-painted
  • Colour: Grey/White

1:72 Easy Model UH-60A Blackhawk "Sandhawk" (pre-painted/pre-built)

1:72 Easy Model UH-60A Blackhawk
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 1/72nd scale
  • Hand assembled and hand painted model
  • Highly detailed throughout including fine panel lines and cockpit detailing
  • Molded completely in plastic to ensure fine detail
  • Full-color nameplate included

DROCON Scouter Foldable Mini RC drone for kids with Altitude Hold Mode, One Key Take off Landing, 3D Flips and Headless Mode Quadcopter Easy Fly Steady for Beginners

DROCON Scouter Foldable Mini RC drone for kids with Altitude Hold Mode, One Key Take off Landing, 3D Flips and Headless Mode Quadcopter Easy Fly Steady for Beginners
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • STABLE BEGINNER DRONE FOR KIDS: DROCON Scouter is Considered all Aspects for Beginners, all the Functions for Easy Operation Included: Altitude Hold / Headless Mode / One Key Backward /One Key Take Off and Landing/Lock and Unlock.
  • UNIQUE SPINNING FUNCTION: With One Touch of the Function Button on the Remote Control, DROCON Scouter Will Hover at Same Height and Start Spinning Automatically.
  • FOLDABLE and POCKETABLE: It can be folded and put into the controller to take away easily.
  • SEARCH LIGHT: Equipped with a bright LED searchlight on the head, users can fly the drone in the dark night easily.
  • 3 SPEED MODES: Drocon SCOUTER has 3 speed modes switchable: Low / Middle / High Speed, help you to practice the flying skills step by step, so that you can grow from a beginner to an expert gradually.
  • 2 CHARGING METHODS - Besides the normal USB Charging Cable, there is another built-in charging cable inside the controller, which can be used to charge the drone battery when the controller is powered on, that makes charging more convenient.

Dazhong Drone for Beginners Wi-Fi RC Quadcopter with 0.3MP HD Camera Equipped with Headless Mode One Key Return and Easy Operation

Dazhong Drone for Beginners Wi-Fi RC Quadcopter with 0.3MP HD Camera Equipped with Headless Mode One Key Return and Easy Operation
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • This MINI DRONE for beginners , small and very light makes it not harmful to anything around you in the house and easy to take with you anywhere. Flying is not loud at all and very stable. Remote control can be fine tuned to balance out the mechanics.
  • L7HW can be operated in 3 flying modes. High/Low speed modes can be changed using a transmitter and the third mode is 360 degree high speed rotation mode in which the aircraft's lights dazzle.
  • Built in 720P WiFi camera which can allows you to take photos & videos via your phone. Just scan QR code to download and install.
  • Charging voltage must be 5V 0.5A charging (only suitable for PC and Portable charger) Please make sure that the quadcopter is closed when charging. And this is best gift for your kids
  • High/Low Speed Different speed brings different flying experience to you , According to your control proficiency , you can select threshold, it is easier for you handle it

DROCON Bugs 3 Powerful Brushless Motor Quadcopter High Speed Flying Gopro Drone for Adults and Hobbyilists, Blue

DROCON Bugs 3 Powerful Brushless Motor Quadcopter High Speed Flying Gopro Drone for Adults and Hobbyilists, Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

New Ray Sky Pilot UH-60 Black Hawk Diecast Helicopter Replica 1:60 Scale

New Ray Sky Pilot UH-60 Black Hawk Diecast Helicopter Replica 1:60 Scale
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk US Army (1:60) by New Ray Diecast
  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening Doors / Spinning main and tail rotors

UH-60 Blackhawk diecast 1:72 helicopter model (Amercom HY-3)

UH-60 Blackhawk diecast 1:72 helicopter model (Amercom HY-3)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • UH-60 Blackhawk diecast 1:72 helicopter model

BELL 206 JetRanger diecast 1:72 helicopter model (Amercom HY-17)

BELL 206 JetRanger diecast 1:72 helicopter model (Amercom HY-17)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • BELL 206 JetRanger diecast 1:72 helicopter model

Hughes OH-6 Cayuse diecast 1:72 helicopter model (Amercom HY-47)

Hughes OH-6 Cayuse diecast 1:72 helicopter model (Amercom HY-47)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Hughes OH-6 Cayuse diecast 1:72 helicopter model

Revell SnapTite Apache Helicopter Plastic Model Kit

Revell SnapTite Apache Helicopter Plastic Model Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Enhance three dimensional thinking with the construction of this 41-piece model kit
  • Learn to plan and evaluate a project by snapping together the pre-painted pieces and applying authentic decals, no paint or glue required
  • Kit features 4-bladed main rotor, air data sensor, twin GE T-700 turbo shaft engines, pilot night vision sensor (PNVS)
  • Model Scale 1:72
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and up
  • 41 detailed dark green parts that snap together - no glue necessary
  • Four bladed main rotor, air data sensor, twin General Electric T-700 turbo shaft engines, pilot night vision sensor (PNVS), target acquisition and designation sight (TADS), 1200 round capacity 30mm chain gun, plus aerial rockets and 16 Hellfire Missiles
  • Bonus stickers are included
  • Also included is an "Adventures Built" collector poster
  • Illustrated assembly guide

Revell SnapTite Apache Helicopter Plastic Model Kit

Revell SnapTite Apache Helicopter Plastic Model Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Enhance three dimensional thinking with the construction of this 41-piece model kit
  • Learn to plan and evaluate a project by snapping together the pre-painted pieces and applying authentic decals, no paint or glue required
  • Kit features 4-bladed main rotor, air data sensor, twin GE T-700 turbo shaft engines, pilot night vision sensor (PNVS)
  • Model Scale 1:72
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and up
  • 41 detailed dark green parts that snap together - no glue necessary
  • Four bladed main rotor, air data sensor, twin General Electric T-700 turbo shaft engines, pilot night vision sensor (PNVS), target acquisition and designation sight (TADS), 1200 round capacity 30mm chain gun, plus aerial rockets and 16 Hellfire Missiles
  • Bonus stickers are included
  • Also included is an "Adventures Built" collector poster
  • Illustrated assembly guide

Mastercraft Collection Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low HH-53D Jolly Green Giant USAF Air Force Special Operations Missions Heavy Lift Helicopter Model Scale: 1/48

Mastercraft Collection Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low HH-53D Jolly Green Giant USAF Air Force Special Operations Missions Heavy Lift Helicopter Model Scale: 1/48
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Handcrafted by a series of master craftsmen using only the highest grade materials
  • Each product is identical to the plane's original blueprint
  • Truly a fusion of art and history, a museum quality masterpiece unmatched by another model producing company on earth
  • The perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast, history buff, military personnel, or collector

Revell 04983 "Bell UH-1H Gunship Model Kit

Revell 04983
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Model kit contain 70 pieces
  • Model kits are designed for children aged 10 years and upwards
  • After built it measures 12.8 cm in length

How to Flight Test Your Indoor RC Helicopter

If you don't want to break your new indoor remote control mini helicopter in five minutes, read this article. It provides some experiences to learn from and some helpful tips and test flight plans to spare yourself serious crashes.

Before conducting test flights, you'll need some training. First, I'd suggest reading the directions thoroughly to under your aircraft and its controls. Next, I'd suggest searching for videos of your aircraft in flight on YouTube.com or the manufacturers website. Video of your indoor RC aircraft can be an invaluable way to learn how it flies and handles without risking your multi-dollar investment in miniature rotary wing aircraft.

Next you'll need a proper test flight facility. Ideally, you'd like to be in a minimally furnished room with thick carpets and a cathedral ceiling free of obstacles. You don't want any obstacles or solid objects in the immediate vicinity of your spinning rotor blades. You should also pick a place that is free of family pets and people. While an indoor helicopter is undoubtedly made of cheap, lightweight, materials the rotor blades do spin very fast and could cause an injury if they struck someone in the face. You probably can put an eye out with a indoor RC helicopter. Rotor blades can also break off if they hit a solid object such as a table leg or get caught in the heavy fabric of a hanging coat. I also suspect that an indoor RC helicopter could knock over a wine glass or cause any number of kitchen disasters. You can spare yourself grief by picking a clear, clean, area for flying. If you crash, a thick carpet can cushion the fall and help avoid breakage. If your helicopter has insect like legs instead of skids or wheels, you may want to put down a towel or other flat object with a tight weave to avoid getting the legs momentarily caught by the carpet on take off.

The objective of your first indoor RC helicopter flight test should attempt to achieve the capability to hover at a stable altitude. For this flight, you will want to focus on controlling the throttle. Even the cheapest indoor RC helicopter has a surprisingly powerful engine. If you gun the throttle, your helicopter will almost certainly whack the ceiling. However, if you apply the throttle slowly, you should be able to get your helicopter to hop into the air and stay at a lower altitude. If you can stay at a relatively low altitude, there is less chance that your indoor RC helicopter will break in a crash. In your first test flight, expect your helicopter to spin, but see if you can reach and hold an altitude of 2 to 3 feet off of the floor. Once you can hold an altitude, try to climb, then return to your low altitude and slowly cut the throttle to land. Your first test flight can be short. You should be able to master throttle control and hover in less than a minute.

The objective of your second test flight is to trim your indoor remote control helicopter for directional flight. You should be able to return your helicopter to a stable low altitude hover. Once you are hovering, you'll probably notice that your helicopter is spinning in the air. It's a natural tendency for helicopters. To overcome it, your remote control should have a knob or buttons for trimming the helicopter. If you have a trim knob, rotate it a little in the direction opposite of the spin until the helicopter straightens up. If you rotate the knob in the direction of the spin, you will only increase the speed of the spin. Once you have trimmed the miniature aircraft for flight, you can land again and plan your directional flight.

The objective of your third test flight is to fly from point A to point B. Set your helicopter on a landing pad and then create another landing pad several feet away. To make your flight, bring your helicopter to a hover as in your first flight, trim the helicopter if needed as shown in the second flight, and then press the directional control forward to dip the nose and start flying. Unfortunately, most inexpensive toy indoor RC helicopters will tend to meander in flight. If the helicopter turns in the wrong direction, point the flight control stick in the direction you want the aircraft to fly. Gentle corrections with the stick should bring the craft back on course. Once you've reached your objective, level out and gently cut the throttle to land.

You have learned your basic flight maneuvers and finished your test flights. You're off into the wild blue yonder of the family room!

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