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Excellent 5 start game, worst R/C plane Ive ever used.... ever.,
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This review is from: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist Paladin Multi-Mission Aircraft Edition - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
Let me be clear on this again, absolutely love the game. The plane was a horrendous idea. They should have tried for a cheap quad rotor rig. For starters, I was never able to get it to even lift off the ground. Ive been using the throttle up and chuck it into the air method with perfect success. The plane is highly unstable and highly uncontrollable. With only one control surface for pitch, yaw using terrible vector thrust to one motor or the other, and zero control of roll..... you basically have a plane that is constantly and literally all over the place. A small breeze of wind will take it right out of the sky. To make matters worse, the whole thing is styrofoam, and assembled in too many pieces. A few crashes, or hard landings is all it takes to make every part of the aircraft loose. After about 5 flights a nice turn or a little bit of wind in a turn can take the wing tips right off in mid flight. I shouldn't have wasted my money on this. The Youtube videos show just how unstable it is. At this point I only got 2 full charged trips to the park with it and its in shambles. If I want to try to fly it again, I will need to crush a much larger roll of tape to secure every part of it. I should have been smarter about that. For the record, I have 3 other planes and 2 helicopters and have experience flying up to 6 channels.
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Initial post: Oct 28, 2013 7:39:49 PM PDT
In all honesty, given that you have so much experience with RC's planes and helicopters, you should have seen this coming a thousand miles away. I also am an experienced RC flyer with over 20 years experience. Even before looking at the specs, I knew this was going to be a piece of crap. If you want a quality remote control airplane, you don't go about getting one by buying a video game. Its just common sense, especially at this price point.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2013 7:44:39 PM PDT
Agreed, I was still expecting something at least somewhat useable that I could hopefully let my son use. I've used several other junk kits that were actually somewhat serviceable. Oh well, more than anything regarding my review is that I just wanted to warn anyone else off. I made the dumb and impulsive mistake.... and Im a huge splinter cell fan, but nobody should buy this... ever.
Posted on Nov 8, 2013 9:00:03 PM PST
T. M. Forsman says:
Thanks so much. I saw the warning re: experienced operators only, but didn't realize it was due to fragile, cheaply made model. I too was looking at a possible X-Mas gift for my son.
Posted on Apr 24, 2015 7:07:55 PM PDT
David Whitman says:
...wait a second. You actually flew it though?? You flew it? Can you please post a video? Thanks.
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