Concrete helicopters can be categorized into two types based on the mechanism they are controlled.
Ride-on power helicopters are the type of helicopter that is operated by workers sitting on top of them, and controlling their movement with two joystick levers.
When using the ride-on helicopter, steering is also a simple process but can take a little time to learn.
On a ride-on concrete helicopter, the operator sits on a chair fixed atop of it. The operator has two joysticks to move the machine. One on the right side of his chair and one on their left.
The left joystick moves in a forward and backward motion, which allows the operator to move the concrete helicopter forward and backward on the left side of the unit.
The right handle moves in a ‘cross’ type motion this allows the operator to move the unit forward and backward plus move the concrete helicopter to the left or right.
These types of concrete helicopters can be either mechanical or electrical powered.
In can case of mechanical powered helicopters, the power is usually provided by petrol or diesel engines, while in the case of electric-powered concrete helicopters, power is usually provided by electric power source line.