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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Cage is a good idea, but the copter needs improvement
on April 15, 2012
My son got this for his birthday and was really excited. We've broken a few of the Syma S107 type units (and repaired them) so we thought this would be a great product for him. The cage is a great idea and I wonder why it hasn't been thought of before. It works like a champ to protect the product.
The problem we have is with the copter itself. It's obviously a cheap build and can only be charged with the controller, which means it'll eat batteries. We haven't been able to have a stable flight yet, much less be able to hover. The forward function is a trigger at the top of the controller and is a little awkward (plus there is no reverse), but we haven't had much of a chance to use it since the copter doesn't fly straight no matter what we do.
All and all we've had a lot of experience with mini-helicopters and this just isn't a quality product. For the price, you'd be better off with a Syma (or similar) for $25 and just buy a few extra sets of blades/parts to go with it. Hopefully some of the other manufactures (third party or OEM) will produce similar cages for better mini's.