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A Perfectly Great Little Helicopter
on December 21, 2013
I was hesitant to purchase this toy after seeing the mixed reviews but I'm glad that I decided to get it because my experience has been nothing but positive with it.
It is much like any other low-to-mid range rc helicopter. It has it's problems like a shorter range, occasional issues steering, and the wheel-drop thing isn't much more than a gimmick. It will take a bit to get the hang of flying it and at times you lose control over it.
But it delivers where you want it too. It has good battery life and although you have to recharge the heli every half an hour or so it charges back up quickly when connected to the controller. And while it's steering occasionally baffles, it is actually a lot easier to fly for a lot longer than any other rc helicopter I have played with. The very best thing about it is that it is very, very sturdy. It doesn't look or feel like it should be sturdy but it has stood up to more crashing, bashing, cat attacks, and falls than I could have ever reasonably expected. It actually fell down several stories once and is still working well. My 4 year old son enjoys nothing so much as to send it jetting up to crash into the ceiling over and over again and it has never taken damage or even required more adjusting than resetting it's switch.
Like I said, the wheels don't really add anything to it. It isn't easy or rewarding to try to drive it on the ground and it only makes the helicopter somewhat harder to fly. Then again, my son really loves launching the wheels midair and so it does have some value over one that didn't have any extra features. It shoots missiles too. Good luck keeping track of them but it does shoot them fairly reliably.
I'm sure there are better helicopter toys out there but at this price range I am very satisfied with the quality of this one. It is everything a little boy could hope for in a rc helicopter and a lot of fun for the adults and pets as well.