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Easy to fly. Combat not well balanced
on January 7, 2012
The helicopter is very easy to fly compared to the other mini-RC 'copters we've tried. It takes off very smoothly (the others we tried spin out of control for a second or two). It is very stable when hovering. It seems pretty durable -- we have crashed it into the ceiling, walls, legs, chairs etc and nothing has broken yet.
The combat part of the set is quite frustrating though. The base unit is too powerful. It can hit the helicopter even bouncing it's beam off the wall. The helicopter on the other hand has to be pointing directly at the base to get a hit -- even then it only hits sometimes. He have tried battles where someone holds the helicopter in their hands to aim, and still the base unit will win. The only good way to shoot the ground unit is when it is facing away from the helicopter (which doesn't happen much unless our 3 year old is in control).
All in all though, it's a very fun and worth the money. We have fun inventing ways to handicap the base unit (perhaps not as much fun as if that were fixed in the units).