I will be coordinating an RC Helicopter Competition for my University that will be geared towards Middle School students. I've been reading up on RC Helicopters, but I need the expertise of this board to help purchase the right RC Helicopter model.
The competition theme is a rescue mission, and will take place indoors. The Middle School teams need to build a contraption that will be attached to their helicopter to scoop up a tiny object. The helicopters need to be able to handle this added weight of the contraption and objects, totaling about 10 grams. The team captain will man the remote control, and they will have to fly the helicopter 30-40 feet to the destination, scoop an object up, and fly back to the starting location. The price range we can afford is between $100 - $230.
If anyone can help me choose a fitting RC Helicopter model for this style of competition, it would be greatly appreciated!! If you would like more information, please let me know!