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14th December 2008, 11:20 PM #1
Help finding a cheap RC Helicopter
For my bro's birthday this year i bought him a micro RC Helicopter which was really cool. My dad was quite jealous and i think played with it more then my bro did.
For xmas my dad wants something similar but a bit bigger. He reckons he's seen them for £30, i dont mind paying £40.
There are loads on Play and Amazon, but i dont really know what im looking at. Can anyone help?
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14th December 2008, 11:21 PM #2
14th December 2008, 11:58 PM #3
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Maplin sell a load as well.
A mate at work brought a little £25 one in and was mucking around with it. This looks like the one he used.
PicooZ Atlas 3-Channel Remote Controlled Helicopter > Maplin
I do know that 2 channels usually gives up/down and rotate left/right, 3 channel adds forwards/backwards and 4 channel left/right movement. I'm no expert though.
15th December 2008, 12:25 AM #4
Originally Posted by Little-Miss
Sounds like you bought your brother a Silverlit PicooZ (or clone)
These now seem to be going for ~£12 upwards
Take a look at RCGRoups.com - lots of advice there
Multi Rotor Helis - RC Groups
Micro Helis - RC Groups
If you want something bigger than a Silverlit Picooz
Then you are probably looking at the coaxial Helis like
ESKY Lama - ~£70
Blade CX / CX2 £more
MAKE sure that you are buying a Ready To Fly (RTF) package -
Make sure that whatever you buy includes the Transmitter - some of the Blade CX2 adverts are not clear on this
Not sure what you've been seeing at around the £30 - £40 mark
They're probably not much different to the Picooz
If you want something more challenging then look at the
ESKY Honeybee Fixed Pitch 4 Channel Helicopter
(lots of people start with these)
Hope this helps
Last edited by witch; 15th December 2008 at 10:11 AM.
Thanks to witch from:
Little-Miss (15th December 2008)
15th December 2008, 09:03 AM #5
15th December 2008, 09:57 AM #6
In sainsbury's they have remote controlled mosquito's....
15th December 2008, 10:25 AM #7
I know you wanted to spend around £40 - but have a look at this:
Fast Lad Performance
It is absoloutly fantastic, its sooo small and cute, and yet at the same time sooo stable and easy to fly, and it seems to be semi-indestructable. If you can possibly afford it - get that one as it is by far the best of it's kind.
15th December 2008, 10:26 AM #8
Thanks Witch's partner... lol while i was reading it i was thinking wow, Witch really likes her helicopters! That's brill thanks!
My dad reckons he's seen them for £30, but he's getting on a bit lol
Last edited by Little-Miss; 15th December 2008 at 01:00 PM.
15th December 2008, 10:33 AM #9
Doh, if you'd asked on Friday I was sat at work being sorely tempted by BOFFER BLOG !! :: www.boffer.co.uk - One Big Offer Everyday! - 2 for £20! :O
15th December 2008, 11:43 AM #10
How about hitting the thanks button, Little Miss - the old man would be thrilled!!
15th December 2008, 12:49 PM #11
The picoz's are currently £9.99 in toys r us..
had to get 2
15th December 2008, 12:52 PM #12
If you find any sub £50 4 channel helicopters, please let me know!!!!
15th December 2008, 03:27 PM #13
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...
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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...
15th December 2008, 05:15 PM #14
Get the channel the other one is pants.
15th December 2008, 11:29 PM #15
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Chap i work with just bough 10! of the 3 channel PicooZ things for presents. At £15, I think I might buy a few myself. (I have nephews and nieces over for christmas, quiet at any price is good value.).
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