Brand: E-flite

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

READER REVIEWS
Jon Lloyd  |  Apr 06, 2009

Strengths:
I think that the main strength of this heli despite it's affordability is the that it quickly teaches you about the whys and wherefores of flying helis. Easy to crash as a beginner but extremely sheap to fix minor damage. Not a true beginners heli because it's small size makes it less stable than it's larger counterparts. Being electric means you can learn in the [relative] comfort of your back yard or local playing field.
Weaknesses:
The boom stay mounts on the main body are VERY weak. Canopy mounting fiddly and you will struggle to fit a slightly larger battery. . .
Overall:
For the price - a great package. Cheap spare parts and an ideal learning tool. Not a true beginners heli froma handling perspective but time on a respected Simulator will round things out. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
5
Startazz No1  |  Jan 08, 2009

Strengths:
Really stable in flight and when just in a hover,plus you can programe the heli down a little when you first get it untill you get use to the great way it flies,plus you get a top TX (DX6I)which is 2. 4 GHz so no glitching. . .
Weaknesses:
The only thing i can think of was i had trouble trying to get E-flite servos when i had a little crash lol. . . .
Overall:
A top heli with all the new cnc parts you should be able to get hold of now to upgrade so it will have all the bling you would want,ready to fly right out of the box all you have to do is charge the battery and you are ready to go. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Chris Marshall  |  Jan 08, 2009

Strengths:
Ready to go- (unless you are a beginner), Dx6i included will get you a long way. . . .
Weaknesses:
As others have said, needs an alternative setup for beginners- would have been so easy to do, in a second model memory, in fact the beginners setup should be the default. I think that the charger is possibly a serious weakness, as I found that the battery was significantly out of balance after about a dozen charges. I have stopped using it and use a Hyperion charger which saved the pack. .
Overall:
I got this as I was getting fed up trying to set up a Trex450 - including a supposedly high quality ESC bursting into flames. (No criticism of the Trex implied here) and just wanted to fly. This fitted the bill admirably. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
kiwi g  |  Jan 03, 2009

Strengths:
good looks well sorted out of box. . . .
Weaknesses:
blade grips and main shaft. mine had one bad landing easily damaging both. . .
Overall:
nice stable heli no vibration at all and very well sorted package. would recomend an upgrade to the blade grips but then again i did crash it. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Peter Clarke  |  Jan 02, 2009

Strengths:
The ready to fly version is just that - charge the battery & fly (If you know how). Parts are plentiful & relatively cheap. Build quality of the airframe is very good. Tamed down, it is a good beginners helicopter.
Weaknesses:
It needs to be "tamed down" by altering the pitch & throttle curves before a beginner has any hope of learning to fly this thing ! Those e-flite S-75 servos - YUK !! Too much play & very poor centering despite being a digital servo. . . .
Overall:
I bought this little gem to learn the gentle art of helicopter flying, thinking that 35 years of fixed wing flying would make it a breeze . . . .

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