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    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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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    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?

    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
    and
    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
    Witch's partner
    Last edited by witch; 15th December 2008 at 09:11 AM.

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    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.

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    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
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    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

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    How about hitting the thanks button, Little Miss - the old man would be thrilled!!

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    The picoz's are currently £9.99 in toys r us..
    had to get 2

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    If you find any sub £50 4 channel helicopters, please let me know!!!!

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    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...

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    Get the channel the other one is pants.

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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.).

    http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/G...Picooz(0034859)

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