Brand: Silverlit

Overall:
4.2
Ease of assembly:
4.6
Build quality:
4.2
Flight performance:
3.8
Value for money:
4.2

READER REVIEWS
John Braden  |  Jan 04, 2009

Strengths:
10 mins flying time off 25 min charge, virtually indistructable. . . .
Weaknesses:
Does not fly well backwards,seems to get caught up in its own vortex being so light any draught will send it off course. . . .
Overall:
Exellent value for money i purchased mine from toys r us for £24. 99 just after christmas once mastered its easy to fly, my 5yr old grandson can fly it. A must have chopper. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Pat (rActive) Harbord  |  Dec 29, 2008

Strengths:
Instant success, straight out of the box. Only needed slight trimming, which is very easy to do with the dials on the 2 top corners of the transmitter. . .
Weaknesses:
Flying through any turbulence or near to solid objects can cause the Tandem to get completely upset and goes careering off uncontrollably. best cure is a stick full of throttle. . .
Overall:
Great fun, even more stable than the PicooZ. Once trimmed you can place it where ever you want and at any attitude. I found mine for £12 so shop around for this little gem. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Robin Colbourne  |  Aug 27, 2008

Strengths:
The Tandem Z-1 looks amazing in the air. It is not difficult to fly, but a real challenge to fly well. Thanks to its tilting rear rotor, the Tandem Z-1 is much more controllable than the PicooZ. The red metallic painted finish looks much better than Silverlit's earlier offerings, and the headlight, which is switchable from the transmitter, is a really neat addition, and looks great when flying in the dark.
Weaknesses:
Shame its a CH46 Sea Knight and not a Chinook. :-( The spindly undercarriage looks a bit naff. Like any fixed pitch helicopter it tends to plummet unrecoverably if you are a bit quick on closing the throttle (e. g.
Overall:
With RAF Odiham, the home of the Royal Air Force's Chinook Squadrons, just up the road, and see ing them over the house every day, I knew I had to have the Tandem Z-1, the moment I saw a picture of it. The box is massive for the size of the helicopter, which is about 8 inches long overall). The inner packaging is in two parts; the upper containing the helicopter, with the transmitter in the lower part. The instructions were buried inside the transmitter carton, and were virtually inaccessible without destroying the packaging or the instructions.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Brian Dickenson  |  Apr 02, 2008

Strengths:
Pretty tough. . . .
Weaknesses:
twitchy at times. . . .
Overall:
For the price, considering its novelty value, it's not bad for the money. The Piccoz flies better. Also it's a lot cheaper. I have just bought a Walkera 5#10, For indoor flying it will take a lot of beating.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
Alan B  |  Mar 27, 2008

Strengths:
Well made, I would say virtually indestructable. Reasonable price for the technology that must have gone into this little micro This one was £39. 99. Flight time of around 10 minutes.
Weaknesses:
slow response - sometimes! In stanby mode - my TV - the Tx turns the TV on and off! Not tried the TV remote yet but could suggest it may interfere with the infra red sigal to the heli. Very twitchy controls and trims very sensitive in flight. Throttle could be smoother. .
Overall:
Although not as stable as the original PicooZ this is a smashing little micro. Once you get the hang of it! It goes pretty quick too!. To get the full potential of this little heli you really need a lot of space. When it arrives it comes with a beginners cap over the right stick to stop reverse flight.

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