Brand: Twister

Overall:
3.75
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3.6
Flight performance:
3.5
Value for money:
3.85

READER REVIEWS
Sam Hounsell  |  Jan 01, 2009

Strengths:
As the box exclaims, the motors cut out when the rotors are forcefully stopped. As someone whos stripped motors on other helis, this is a very useful system! The helicopter is actually built to survive the majority of crashes and this is a very useful feature for beginners. The low battery warning light is very useful when it's time to power down. It is on top of the fuselage and blue, so I think it can be hard to see outside and high up.
Weaknesses:
It's slightly rear heavy and without stick input it does have a tendancy to drift backwards, even with full forward trim. The best way to land this heli is with it running forward or back, as the wheels are almost like little sticks and the Skylifts large profile can make it tip over sideways. I find the fuselage can sometimes act as a sail as the rotors produce a lot of draft. I'm not a physics guru, but I think this heli can cause it's own turbulence.
Overall:
My review is to try and give a detailed account of what to expect from this heli. It may seem like theres I've mentioned more weaknesses, but to be honest I am just nitpicking. This helicopter is fantastic. It is very stable and strong so damage isn't something to worry about too much.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Jack Myers  |  Mar 27, 2008

Strengths:
stability, strong rotor blades, good battery access, excellent choice for learners, with good instructions. . . .
Weaknesses:
supplied with 3 rear U/C legs and one front leg, lipo mount could benefit by use of Velcro. 800ma Lipo hot after 4 min. use. 1500ma.
Overall:
Well designed and good value for money. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
MR NASH  |  Mar 22, 2008

Strengths:
Looks good when flying, a crowd puller. Seperate radio and gyro unit. . .
Weaknesses:
Cannot find a case to fit without disassembly. . . .
Overall:
Very good value for money, very stable, better than usual dual rotor types. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
frank Grimes  |  Jan 28, 2008

Strengths:
Hovers well and stable giving you time to think in which direction you want to fly. . . .
Weaknesses:
Small wheels which I lost in long grass they needed to be glued to axles. also slightest touch and flybars tend to pop out. . .
Overall:
My first experience with a helicopter. Needs a bit of space and not any wind. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
frank raby  |  Jan 24, 2008

Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Overall:
great value for money. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
5
amberbike  |  Jan 22, 2008

Strengths:
stable flight,easy to fly. . . .
Weaknesses:
one of the motors has given up the ghost,only had it 3 weeks. . . .
Overall:
good model but would not recommend for a beginner. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
David Ashby - moderator  |  Jan 16, 2008

Strengths:
Stable in the air, looks and sounds great. . . .
Weaknesses:
Needs a big space from which to fly, Li-Po will last just 5 mins. . . .
Overall:
A nice package and a machine that's best in calm weather gardens and halls. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
John Mulvey  |  Jan 12, 2008

Strengths:
good biuld quality well designed. . . .
Weaknesses:
reports say they rushed to get them out to shops so lipo tray oversized. lipo could be a longer discharge as 5-10mins is average flight time. could be better. .
Overall:
overall 9/10 lipo lets it down. . . .

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