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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Right, i've found 2. They're not brill, but it'll do for my dad to pla with.

    There's this one....2 channels, cheap, a looks quite big which is good as my dads eyesight isnt brill...

    R/C Outdoor Helicopter, Gadgets Boys Stuff Big Boys Toys, Gifts For Birthday, New Gadgets, Weird Ideas, gifts for men, Mens Gifts & Mens Toys

    Or this one...3 channels..

    Play.com (UK) : Salvation 4: Three Channel Radio Control Helicopter : Gadgets - Free Delivery

    My bro is going to check Maplins in town for me...


    R/C Outdoor Helicopter, Gadgets Boys Stuff Big Boys Toys, Gifts For Birthday, New Gadgets, Weird Ideas, gifts for men, Mens Gifts & Mens Toys -

    This is a 27MHz RC Helicopter - not legal in the UK (should be 35MHz)


    Salvation-4-Three-Channel-Radio-Control-Helicopter for 39.99 at
    Salvation 4 radio controlled helicopters, Free UK delivery.

    Really don't know anything about these - you might find it hard to get spares
    If you do buy one - be very careful with the Lithium Polymer batteries

    Hope this helps
    Witch's partner

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    lol, ive just watched a you tube video about those batteries.....scary!!! Dont wanna blow my dad up!!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3o_2mwRPdw"]YouTube - Lithium Polymer Battery Explosion's (liposack)[/ame]

    why is 27MHz illegal? out of interest....does it interfere with something? http://www.ukrcc.org/27mhz.html

    Back to the drawing board.

    This is harder then i thought. He's already played with my brothers silverlit(?) one, he wants something differnet, a little bigger..
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    Salvation 4 radio controlled helicopters, Free UK delivery.

    They stock spares for them including tail rotor which is most likely to get damaged plus spare main rotor.

    I'd buy a couple of each at the same time as the heli.

    Ben

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    do Lithium Polymer batteries blow up often?

    The more i read about them, the more i am put off by this heli..

    other one does look a little pants as someone pointed out and Mr Witch thinks there may be issues with its...mhz.

    But it looks safer!!!
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    http://www.atbatt.com/blog/2.asp

    Gives some good advice especially about never leaving them unattended.

    Ben

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    Would you use something with a liPol battery? Am i just be paranoid?

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    Chances are you probably have a gadget that already uses them!

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    I would yes but then thats not to say it's the best choice for your dad I suppose.

    Ben

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    Lithium polymer batteries can only become unsafe if they are either overcharged, undercharged, or punctured. None of the above should happen with the type of helicopters we are talking about above as long as you use the charger that came with it.

    This is the same as Lithium Ion batteries as used in laptops/ipods/mobile phones etc - it's just that most people don't realise that a faulty charger could actually cause their phone to explode! Remember the issue with sony laptops combusting on peoples laps? Faulty charging technology caused that one. But I don't see people running around saying they will never ever buy a laptop again. The chance of it happening is low.

    Most of the videos you'll find of li-po's exploding are due to the fact they are being seriously abused and charged at 20x the rate they should be.

    You should never charge a battery unnatended. The same has always been true of all the battery types we have ever had. It's just explosions are so rare most people do not bother to stick to best practice!!!

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    Indeed all of the batteries in those films have been made to catch fire.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Would you use something with a liPol battery? Am i just be paranoid?

    Most mobile phones these days have Lithium batteries in them (Polymer or Ion)

    Didn't mean to scare you off - just a warning to make sure you take care

    With the Picooz type helicopters there were some people who were finding that it was necessary to 'add some weight' to the nose to make forward flight easier - some were sticking drawing pins (etc) in the nose without realising that there was a LiPo battery in there


    RE the 27MHz
    Take a look at http://www.rc-airplane-world.com/rc-frequencies-uk.html

    You might get interference from other radio controlled toys

    35MHz has been reserved for RC aircraft in the UK
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    Ah.....you learn something new everyday! Maplins has got a couple of decent looking helicopters.

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