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not the best heli on the market ,am surprise best buy dont carry any parts for this item since they sell the item ,very disappointing battery shot/dead only after 2 days cant charge battery ,no red light on the battery charger to indicate if battery is charging
Very fragile. for a heli this big, all parts used r very cheap, breaks really easily, not worth the price, do not buy protocol
This is a very bad helicopter, it doesn't even respond with your commands. Mine was broken within the first day. do not buy. get a cheaper small one.
Do not buy these c opters.THEY ARE TOTALLY GARBAGE .RETURNED THREE TOUGH C OPTERS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX WOULD NOT FLY. DECIDED TO TRY THE HELI RAIDER .SECOND FLIGHT TOP ROTOR DID NOT WORK
Do NOT . I REPEAT DO NOT BUY THESE PRODUCTS 3 TOUGH COPTER WOULD NOT WORK RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. DECIDED TO TRY HELI RAIDER SECOND FLIGHT THE TOP ROTOR WOULD NOT TURN. THEY ARE JUNK BEST BUY SHOULD BE EMBARASSED
Bottom line is that this product is JUNK.
This is the 2nd one we bought. First one was a dud out of the box. (Battery would not take a charge).
This one, the helicopter will not lift off. Even on a full charge and at full throttle it just spins around helplessly on the ground.
No it's not "lack of flying skills"....nor is it the wind. (I've been testing it in my garage which is heated),
This was a Christmas gift for my 8 year old son so all I hear is groans of disappointment that "the helicopter doesn't work".
Looking online, I see the problem could be any of: a defective battery, improperly soldered wires, improperly aligned gears or rotor blade screws that are loose.
I don't really care what the problem is, I'm just going to take it back. That will be trip #3 to Best Buy to stand in the return/exchange line.
If you enjoy being an RC helicopter mechanic, then this is the purchase for you!! For everyone else, just save your time, money and brain damage.
I would give this piece of junk 0 stars if I could. Best Buy should be embarrassed to be selling this.
This product works great, except that the front plastic is very cheap, and will break easily. To avoid breaking the wires for charging, which what everyone is complaining about, to not pull on the cable, rather the small white plug. Heli fly's well, but needs some trimming. Even with its size, it can't handle wind very well. Would recommend for starters.
Got this product over Christmas. Tested indoors, seemed to work. Now the weather is nice, got it out, plugged it in for hours and realized it was not charging. Something wrong with charging mechanism. Now a great paper weight.
Purchased at Christmas, too cold to use outside until recently. Charging wires are messed up, doesn't charge, missing a plug inside the helicopter, so never even got to see this thing in action. Terrible purchase. and complete waste of money
Purchased at Christmas, too cold to use outside until recently. Charging wires are messed up, doesn't charge, missing a plug inside the helicopter, so never even got to see this thing in action. Terrible purchase. and complete waste of money.
Sure it's junk but what would you rather learn to fly this one or a $500 Blade? You are going to crash it so make sure you buy two, parts are hard to find.
I think all of you just don't know how to fly it and have way to high of expectations... It's a great beginner helicopter! The battery time could be improved, but it takes less than 2 hours to charge so it's not to bad.
I have also dropped mine a few times from pretty high and it still works perfect. I would highly recommend it for the price!!
This item was purchased as a gift and has not yet been tried since we want to use it outside. One issue was that the charging light did not work so we were not sure it was charging until we tried it. For the money, it appears to be reasonable value. I bought it after reading the other reviews so I was not expecting it to be comparable to the real remote controlled planes etc. flown by serious hobbyists.
Waste of money
The charging time of a 150 min for 6 min of flying time is ridiculous, then you need to wait another 2 hours before you can begin to charge again. The charger is flimsy and need to jiggle the wires to ensure a good connection.
The propellers barely work and is extremely loud.. for something recommended to use indoors, it is almost impossible to do considering the size.
I'm so disappointed in this purchase.
Now I know why good helicopters cost way more. Buying this has been a learning experience and now will move on to better helicopters. Two things I've had to do to keep this one flying:
1 check and tighten the screws holding it together, they come loose and fall out quickly!
2 remove the plastic fuselage,easy to do-two rubber fastners just pop out- and move the battery forward. It's held in by a velcro strap,again easy to do. This helped balance the craft and reduced the tendency to fly backwards.
Remote control is very cheap buttons wiggles adjustment are not battery less then 6 min I will not recommend this heli for no one
I have had 2 of these so far. got 1 for xmas and during training flight was lost due to slight wind conditions ( did not pay attention to warning on box or in manual). Bought a 2 nd one as the first was so much fun to play with.
I would like to see the battery duration to be longer and the re-charge time to less. Still a fun toy and the price is not too bad.
horrible the wings stop working after the second charge
i bought this for my son and it broke down in two days DONT BUY THIS HELICOPTER
DO NOT BUY THIS AS A GIFT OR FOR YOURSELF. This is the worst thing anyone can buy, it breaks so easliy
Bought this for a xmas gift for son. He was very excited when he opened it. Then we tried it. On/off switch fell off. Now the top rotor blade doesnt work. Huge disapointment. Not worth the money.
i had this thing bought as a christmas present,what an absolute piece of garbage,the battery life is atrocious,6 minutes if you are lucky,two and a half hours to recharge it,the instructions for the controller are useless,now the thing wont even fly at all,tried the manufactures web site that is like ther product,useless,so i will try and get my money back [...]
battery life is shorter than it says plus it keeps going backwards on its own very long charge time but still fun to play around with
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