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Estes Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter, Black
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- Flies easily in any open indoor area.
- Lights add to the fun when flying in the dark.
- 2.4GHz controller links only to your aircraft, so multiple aircraft can fly together.
- The triple-axis, three-accelerometer gyro features an Auto-Upright system for self-correcting flight
- Recharge quickly with the included USB charge cord.
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The original nano quadcopter.
Meet the Proto-X, available in six colors: black, white, red, yellow, green and purple. Not only is it the world's smallest quadcopter, it's also one of the world's lightest multi-rotor helis.
The 50 mm Proto-X is tiny, ideal for indoor flying...and it weighs only 11.5 grams, just four-tenths of an ounce! Bright, built-in LEDs make it easy to see the Proto-X in low-light conditions.
A 2.4GHz radio not only allows for interference-free flight, it makes it easy for multiple Proto-X helis to fly at once. A 3.7V 100mAh LiPo battery, USB charge cord and spare rotor blades are also included in the ready-to-fly package. All you need to add are two AAA batteries!
- Plastic body with window and trim detail
- LED lights indiate front and back for easy flight orientation and also help in low light flying
- 4-channel 2.4GHz transmitter with digital trims
- Six axis gyro with an ""Auto Upright System"" that self-corrects the quadcopter regardless of the direction that it's launched
- Four micro motors
- 100mAh 3.7V LiPo battery
- USB charge cord
- One-piece PCB frame
- RTF Proto-X Nano Quadcopter
- 2.4GHz Radio
- 100mAh 3.7V LiPo battery
- USB Charge Cord
- Spare Rotor Blades (4)
Requires: Two AAA batteries for transmitter
- Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.8 inches (45 x 45mm)
- Weight: 0.40 ounces (11.5 grams or 0.025 pounds)
Note: You may fly this model aircraft without registering with the Federal Aviation Administration. Registration is required only when piloting recreational, unmanned aircraft weighing above 0.55 pounds.
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We open up the box and the first thing that really surprised me was just how tiny this copter was easily fit in the palm of his hand and so light. We charged the batteries which were relatively charged quickly thru a USB cable and we were ready to go. I have to say my grandson was a lot better at flying it than me (must be all those video games he plays) but after 3 times I started to get the hang of it and was able to somewhat do what I wanted it to do with controlling it.
• Well made after numerous crashes it is holding up great
• Love the LED lights red and blue
• Pretty powerful for such a little copter
• Lots of fun scaring the cat and trying to land it in designated drop zones
• Easy fast USB charging
• You will crash crash crash in the beginning Little learning curve to it
• Blades popped off but went back on. I was given 4 extra blades with the purchase (will need them)
• Only lasts for about 7 minutes of flying time before it needs to be recharged
• Any kind of airflow throws the copter off ( fan, central air)
My grandson really likes the copter and flies it often and it is still in one piece. I guess that really says a lot because kids nowadays have all kinds of expensive toys that they play with for a week and get tired of. It is a fun little copter well-made and very cool looking. Yes I would recommend this product to family and friends
1) DO NOT try anything until you can just hoover up and down. This is your first goal is to successfully go up and then come down,
2) In order to achieve one, you must achieve 2. DO NOT just flip the throttle up and think that it will go straight up in the air. It will go left, up fast, and just hit something or someone and you'll lose your first props. Slowly and I mean SLOWLY inch the throttle up and if it moves forward (forward are the blue lights) than when you are not pushing forward, draw the trim back by pushing the up down trim button. If it glides left/right use the left right trim button to offset the trip in that direction. There will always be a little bit of lean on something like this but you can remove most of it.
Then just practice going up and down, up and down, up and down.
There are three levels of flying, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. It tells you in the manual how to set the controller to the three levels. It defaults to easy. When you are in advanced mode, and it will take you a while, you can do things like aerial flips and stuff. My 3 year old daughter just loves to watch me fly thing little bugger. Speaking of which, it's like flying a large bug, thats how big it is. It's sort of creepy, its so small. HA.
Lots of fun once you master it. No frills, just a little thing to fly. The bigger ones are actually easier to fly than this and to be honest, I enjoy flying it outdoors more than indoors. It's pretty responsive, fairly powerful and very fast so it sort of is actually not the easiest thing to fly in the house unless you have a huge house with vaulted ceilings. I could only fly it in the house once I got good at flying the thing.
I would recommend this to someone that already knows how to fly a UAV and wants a small one just for fun and maybe to freak out the people at the office. It has no prop guards so if you so much as think of touching something with this little quad, it takes a quick dive and if you don't stop the props immediately by thrusting down the throttle, you'll probably lose your props. As it stands, during my learning curve, I lost two props :( Thank goodness it comes with multiple props so you can get through that. I have yet to lose any in quite a while although I'd like some more back ups for the inevitable crashes to come. It seems super strong though. Aside from losing the props, nothing has happened to the quad, despite some nasty crashes.
Speaking of flying outside, just tonight I was flying this with my daughter and I got really brave with how high it was going because she likes it to go high and a little gust of wind took it into the neighbors tree. Luckily I had enough juice to turn the props until it fell out. Beware of flying it outside for this reason. I would recommend low flying outdoors but it definitely has enough juice for outdoor flying.
Speaking of juice, it doesn't have a removable battery. I would guess I'm getting about 8-10 minutes of flying per charges and then it takes about 25-30 minutes of USB charging to re-charge it. Well worth the wait for a couple minutes of distracting fun.
I'm going to add a picture of mine charging with the controller it comes with for purpose of scale. The buttons on it are for trimming that I discussed earlier. Feel free to ask any questions.
This is the smallest and one of the most fun multirotors I've every played with. It's 2"x2" and flies WAY better than you'd expect anything that size has a right to. The gyro keeps it very stable yet it's very quick when you press on the sticks.
The controller is a full 4 channel 2.4ghz digital radio transmitter. This is not some cheap infrared transmitter that you can't use with the blinds up. It responds quickly to the controls and there is a "trim" option on the right stick (Though with the gyro you'll actually never want to use that.) The sticks are very stiff, but with a bit of working them in you should be able to loosen them up.
Flight time is about 4-6 minutes and charge time is about 40 minutes with the included USB charger. There is no removable or replaceable battery so you can't swap batteries to keep flying. However, anyone with soldering experience could modify it for a micro li-po battery such as used in the M-cPX enabling you to dramatically increase flight opportunities. (Do not try this if you're not sure you're capable of it because Li-pos can be dangerous.)
It has some very bright LEDs to provide orientation. Red in the back and Blue in the front. They also serve to warn you of dead batteries and will flash when it's time to land.
This is a toy, there are no replacement parts available, when you break it (and trust me, even complete pros will eventually) your only option is to buy a whole new one. The arms holding the motors are part of the main circuit board and are not replaceable or repairable if you damage them.
It's for indoor use only. You cannot take something this size outside and expect it to be in any way reliable.
While this is a toy, it's not for children. I'd put the minimum age for this at 13. Period. This is not something to buy for a 6 year old, as it wont last more than a day in their hands.
Finally, the transmitter requires 2 AAA batteries which are not included in the box. Make sure you include batteries if giving it as a gift.
Almost 4 months into owning this wonderful little quadcopter, I finally experienced a crash bad enough to damage it. After the crash, the board was bent. I very carefully bent it back and it still flies. The attached LED however no longer works and it does have a slight spin that wasn't there before. That said, it's still one of my favorite quads and I still love it. I just wish even more than I could get replacement parts of it. Still recommended and I do not change my opinion one bit since I knew going in that eventually this would happen. 4 months without replacement parts is very good for anything that flies.
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