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Here is a summary and comparison of 2, 3 and 4 channel, coaxial and fixed pitch radio controlled helicopters for beginners. These are mostly ready to fly and very cheap considering it comes with the heli kit, transmitter, batteries and charger.

For the Bind and Fly (BNF), these are slightly cheaper because the transmitter is not included.

Brand Channel Transmitter Rotor Model Est. Price
E-flite 4-channel 2.4GHz DSM2 Coaxial Blade mCX Tandem Rescue $179.99
E-flite 4-channel 2.4GHz DSM2 Coaxial Blade mCX RTF $119.99
E-flite 4-channel Not included Coaxial Blade mCX BNF $89.99
E-flite 4-channel 2.4GHz DSM2 Coaxial Blade mCX S300 RTF $99.99
E-flite 4-channel Not included Coaxial Blade mCX S300 RTF $79.99
HobbyZone 2-channel 2.4GHz  Millennium NTU RTF $49.99
Heli-Max 4-channel Tactic FM Coaxial Axe EZ  $169.98
Heli-Max 4-channel 2.4GHz  Coaxial Novus CX $124.98
Heli-Max 4-channel 2.4GHz  Fixed Pitch Novus FP $159.99
Venom 3-channel Coaxial Venom Ozone $69.99
Walkera 4-channel 2.4GHz  Fixed Pitch Dragonfly 4#3B V2 Brushless 2.4GHz RTF  $109.99
Walkera 4-channel 2.4GHz  Fixed Pitch Dragonfly 4#3B 2.4GHz Helicopter  $99.99
Esky 4-channel EK2-0404 Coaxial Lama V3 $79.99
Esky 4-channel EK2-0404 Coaxial Lama V4 $89.99
Esky 4-channel EK2-0404 Fixed Pitch Honey Bee FP $79.99

The easiest to fly (or hover is most like it) are the coaxial type design. These have two rotors that spin opposite to each other. These will usually fly up and down, easily rotate to left or right, but slow in moving forward or backward. Designed for beginners.

The fixed pitch are more advanced, though still easy to fly. Looks more realistic.

As for the channels, basically a 2-channel helicopter is simpler to control than a 4-channel helicopter.

Hope this helps you out. 


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