Brand: Twister

Overall:
4.45
Ease of assembly:
4.8
Build quality:
4.3
Flight performance:
4.5
Value for money:
4.3

READER REVIEWS
jrwest67  |  Nov 07, 2008

Strengths:
a good to learn helicopter, so easy to fly it almost flys itself. . . .
Weaknesses:
the blades are a bit weak and tent to break on hard landings. the overall build is a bit to easy to break too so watch the landings. . .
Overall:
a great training helicopter at a cheap price. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Brendan Bell  |  Nov 01, 2008

Strengths:
Great for beginners. Very easy to fly. Looks great in the air and has a scale appearence and is easy to hover. It is very duable and resists most crashes.
Weaknesses:
Takes a long time to charge the battery and the flight time is only 8-10 minutes. . . .
Overall:
It is really fun, good for the beginner and can be flown indoors and in mild wind outside. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
John Holmes 4  |  Oct 02, 2008

Strengths:
easy to fly and fix in event of mishap plus spares easy to obtain. . . .
Weaknesses:
blades a bit weak. . . .
Overall:
great trainer,i had never flown a helicopter model before and whithin the first ten minute flight was very close to mastering the hover. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Robin Colbourne  |  Jun 20, 2008

Strengths:
The Medevac looks great on the ground and in the air. To anyone who has see MASH it is instantly recognisable. My boys 15 & 10 both learned to fly it, although it required enough skill to make it an enjoyable challenge for all of us. This was one flying model which had their full attention and they were both clamouring to fly it at every opportunity, despite not sharing their father's obsession with model aircraft! The Medevac can be flown in doors in a small lounge with the furniture pushed against the wall, or outside in flat calm conditions.
Weaknesses:
Mine self-destructed in the air, when the flybar went into the rotors. When I told the shop I bought it from, they said 'Oh, they do that; you have to put a screw through the transverse hole in the mast above the flybar once you can fly past the hover. ' No mention of this is in the instructions, and it cost me a set of rotors, tailboom, and canopy. Grrrr!.
Overall:
The Medevac is an ideal first R/C helicopter. It looks good, flies great, gets the children's interest and is sufficiently challenging to keep you wanting to fly it. Spares are readily available from good model shops and eBay. Buy a couple of spare batteries and a few sets of spare blades, put a screw through the mast once you can reliably hover it, and you will have a ball!.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Phil Winks  |  May 11, 2008

Strengths:
Stable (ish)quick and easy to repair. . . .
Weaknesses:
poor quality transmiter but not for the price. . . .
Overall:
an excellent 1st heli better if you have computerised fixed wing transmitter thats compatible like my futaba T6EXAP this makes the job of trimming and flying so much more fun. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Rob G 2  |  Jan 10, 2008

Strengths:
Stable in hover. . . .
Weaknesses:
blades are weak. . . .
Overall:
Excellent for First time flyers. Doesnt need a huge amount of space indoors. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Gareth Child  |  Oct 09, 2007

Strengths:
It really is a good trainer. It is responsive enough to learn on without being twitchy, and if (when) you crash, parts are cheap and easy to replace. . .
Weaknesses:
Don't believe what it says on the box - 'hands off hovering' isn't going to happen with this machine. And when you gain confidence and start forward flight and tight turns, blade strikes are very common - and messy. . .
Overall:
It is a fully functional heli, easy to fly and probably the best place to start learning. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
David Ashby - moderator  |  Feb 20, 2007

Strengths:
Easy to fly, pretty durable. . . .
Weaknesses:
Probably needs a little adjustment from the box. . . .
Overall:
Great fun and a brilliant intro to heli's - I never though I could fly one. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Steven Morley  |  Feb 18, 2007

Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Overall:
great to learn on, very stable in hover and flight and looks good. . . .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Stephen Harrison  |  Feb 15, 2007

Strengths:
easy flier and very enjoyable, nice scale appearence along with spares to replace broken parts and upgrade and customise. Now has a stronger body shell. also has great flying times. .
Weaknesses:
none. . . .
Overall:
great heli with great satisfaction and great value for money. can almost fly itself and will go where you put. great for beginners or a bit of fun in the house on those rainy days or even outside on a clam day. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
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