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v911 Helicopter 4ch review - 2 weeks owned and still happy...
on August 29, 2013
I try to be an "informed" buyer so that's why I rely on reviews by others before I consider a purchase, even on small ticket items like this one. I am a 40 something yr. old empty nester who has more time to enjoy life's simple pleasures, like a r/c helicopter. I'm writing this to share my experience and maybe help you become a more informed shopper.
I, like others, was looking to take the next step up from those small, 3 channel indoor copters but didn't want to immediately jump to a 6-ch, high dollar heli that I could see myself crashing my first time out. After ready reviews from different sights and watching Yo_tube videos, I decided to purchase one of these v911s.
After two weeks of daily flying, I'm very pleased with the performance of this little helicopter. It claims to be for indoor/outdoor use but I would advise NOT to fly this thing outside unless there is ZERO wind. If you do, be prepared to climb on the neighbors roof or go in his backyard to retrieve your heli. Any slight breeze in the air rockets this thing in directions you cannot control.
Inside, also beware because of the agile flight and power of this helicopter. Going from a 3 ch to a 4 ch control takes some serious practice but once you get the hang of it, you'll appreciate the speed and control of this little helicopter. I have already modified my copter with cool updates like a red aluminum swashplate (Eb_y) and a cool paper body mod that makes my copter look like a mini bell helicopter (found a pdf link on Yo_tube).
I paid a little under $40 shipped for this item and for that price, it was well worth the investment. It is very simple in design yet durable and nearly indestructible. I would not recommend this item for anyone under 12 yrs. of age. The radio controls may be too complex for young children.