Brand: Silverlit

Overall:
4.2
Ease of assembly:
4.6
Build quality:
4.1
Flight performance:
3.85
Value for money:
4.3

READER REVIEWS
Robin Colbourne  |  Jun 20, 2008

Strengths:
You can fly the Picoo Z anywhere indoors. Work colleagues, spouses, parents, pets and even restaurant diners can all be harassed at will! The Picoo Z is far more robust than the spindly rotor linkages would have you believe. As it's fuselage is EPP it bounces well. This is a good thing, as everyone will want a go, and its robust enough to let them.
Weaknesses:
The tail fin/skid broke on mine but the rest is very robust, even the quite spindly flybar connectors. Flying outside is a bit hit and miss. I'm told that the sun upsets the infra-red control. I have seen themn flown at night with some success.
Overall:
No flying enthusiast should be without a PiccoZ! I took mine to an Indian restaurant in Birmingham and could have sold a boxful there and then. All the waiters tried it, and it even flew after a plummet into the bowl of raitha (yogurt sauce). The three bits of foil they give you for trimming are a bit feeble. Try pushing pins in the front for some high speed helicoptering.

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
John Jasper  |  May 10, 2008

Strengths:
Great controllable fun. Loads of mods on the net. Indestructable. .
Weaknesses:
Battery life, but upgrade batteries available from indoor flyer which are also slightly heavier thus making straight flight much easier. . . .
Overall:
Total value for money fantastic product,FUN FUN FUN. . . .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Dusty  |  May 05, 2008

Strengths:
Tough, easy to fly, great fun!!. . . .
Weaknesses:
DONT SIT ON IT OR IT WILL BREAK. . . .
Overall:
These are fantastic. . . £29.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
michael deadman  |  May 02, 2008

Strengths:
It will take a fair bit of abuse. . . .
Weaknesses:
None. . . .
Overall:
A great little aircraft for your money, and everyone can have go. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
birdy  |  Apr 16, 2008

Strengths:
totally tough and crash resistant, easy to fly, astheticly pleasing. . . .
Weaknesses:
Can be awkward to controll. . . .
Overall:
The best Bang for your buck model which you can even trust your siblings to fly!. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Fly Boy  |  Apr 16, 2008

Strengths:
very strong. . . .
Weaknesses:
none really. . . .
Overall:
very good for the money. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
FUN
Janner  |  Dec 01, 2007

Strengths:
Relaxing to fly, Vitually indestructable!. . . .
Weaknesses:
Battery doesn't last long enough!. . . .
Overall:
Magic!. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Chris Bell  |  Nov 30, 2007

Strengths:
Easy to fly. Great Flight times Very strong. . .
Weaknesses:
erm - cant think of any. . . .
Overall:
Great fun to fly round the living room - bounces well - even usefull for taking down the trimmings after xmas. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Matthew Lloyd  |  Nov 26, 2007

Strengths:
anyone can fly it, and it seems indestructable!. . . .
Weaknesses:
none considering the price. . . .
Overall:
Try adding some weight to the nose - I ended up with a cocktail stick with a blob of blutack on the end to allow adjustment of the pitch, and had great fun flying very fast circuits in the kitchen. It kind of looked right too, as if it had some sort of radar boom on the front!. . .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Patrik Bastiaens  |  Nov 20, 2007

Strengths:
goog. . . .
Weaknesses:
non. . . .
Overall:
stille good. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
John Abbott 2  |  Nov 18, 2007

Strengths:
Almost indestructable. . . .
Weaknesses:
Takes time to get some degree of controllable forward flight. Bluetak is an answer. . .
Overall:
A great diversion - better than daytime TV!. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
5
Marcus  |  Nov 10, 2007

Strengths:
Bounceability Pretty much indestructible. . . .
Weaknesses:
Lack of circuit ability. . . .
Overall:
Great value for money, and a fun little heli too. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Andy Mitchell  |  Nov 01, 2007

Strengths:
very light and easy to controll, they are also very cheap. . . .
Weaknesses:
yes they are fun byt the new "Fairy" micro helicopters are more stable and look better, it does way 1gram more than the picooz but it is better over all. . . .
Overall:
fun to use and fun to fly, GET ONE NOW!!!. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Bill Walmsley  |  Jul 15, 2007

Strengths:
A good one is easy to fly if you are a modeller. . . .
Weaknesses:
Lots of variation in quality from impossible to control to childs play. Most of my flying friends have one with experience as above. . .
Overall:
If you have a good one, great. If not send back to retailer. Blackburn Models changed one, no problem. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
Mike Swift  |  Jul 14, 2007

Strengths:
. . . .
Weaknesses:
. . . .
Overall:
Most fun you can have with your trousers on!. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
Neil Parkinson  |  Jul 11, 2007

Strengths:
Virtually unbreakable, bounced it of walls, the ceiling and off the kids!. . . .
Weaknesses:
Doesn't fly so well when the battery is down below 30%. . . .
Overall:
Add a pea sized lump of blue tack to the nose and fly circuits with ease. . . .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Pat (rActive) Harbord  |  Jul 10, 2007

Strengths:
it really flies! All the boys fly it regularly 6, 10, and 38. . . .
Weaknesses:
can't handle any breeze (even the windows open. . . .
Overall:
Fabulous. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Redmorph  |  Jul 08, 2007

Strengths:
good robust build. . . .
Weaknesses:
instructions are a lacking in some explanation of operation. . . .
Overall:
can't beat it for fun to cost ratio now they are down to less than £20 in a major supermarket. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
John Richey  |  Jul 07, 2007

Strengths:
easy to fly - my 3 yr old grandson and I handle it without difficulty. . . .
Weaknesses:
. . . .
Overall:
an amusing introduction to model helicopters. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Leslie Side  |  Jul 07, 2007

Strengths:
will even fly outdoors though not easily controlled. . . .
Weaknesses:
. . . .
Overall:
just good fun. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Brian Dickenson  |  Jul 07, 2007

Strengths:
pretty tough, decent flying time, quick and easy recharge. With careful trimming it flies well. Lends itself to re-designing. .
Weaknesses:
None if you treat it right. . . .
Overall:
Does not perform as a true helicopter, but then it is not intended to. I'm 72 and not easily impressed, but this has done just that. Beware of copies, these are not a patch on the Silverlit. Tesco are now selling the Picoo z for £19.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Alan Wooster  |  Jul 07, 2007

Strengths:
Great concept. . . .
Weaknesses:
Mine was a dud - Asian based product support didn`t want to know. . . .
Overall:
Siverlit seem paranoid about the opposition. I eventually obtained an opposition unit, sent by a friend in USA, and it is still performing well. . .

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
2
Value for money:
1
RAMON MITCHELL  |  Jul 03, 2007

Strengths:
. . . .
Weaknesses:
TAIL ROTOR WILL NOT FLY IN BRIGHT SUN LIGHT AS INFER RED IS USED BY THE CONTROLER TRIM CONTROLS. . . .
Overall:
GOOD FUN WHEN TRIMMED. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
Ray Brown  |  Jul 02, 2007

Strengths:
almost unbreakable. . . .
Weaknesses:
none. . . .
Overall:
very good. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
John Dobson 2  |  Jul 02, 2007

Strengths:
Bounceability. . . .
Weaknesses:
Goes where it wants, not where you want. . . .
Overall:
They are down to £25 in some shops now so you must buy one. especially with the non flying weather we are having. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
5
Carl Hudson  |  Jun 28, 2007

Strengths:
epp body is very resitant to the odd crash,the low weight means you can drop power all the way, hit the ground, or in fact anything without breaking it!!!. . . .
Weaknesses:
control is an issue, needs to be trimmed nearly every flight. . . .
Overall:
Not bad!! Not as good as some of the newer micro helis like the "fairy". . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
2
Value for money:
4
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