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Silverlit: X-Rotor R/C Picoo Z Apache Military Micro Helicopter

Released on 11 November 2007

4.0 out of 5 (9 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Following undiminished demand for Flying Toys Original Picoo Z Micro Helicopter, the smallest and lightest miniature Infra Red Controlled Whirlybird in the World, see the latest new Silverlit Picoo Z Apache Chopper, Officially Licensed by The Boeing Corporation, and launched just in time for Christmas 2007!

Still only 17cms long and weighing an unbelievable 10 grams, this innovative new Picoo Z Helicopter is inherently stable and easy to fly in the smallest of spaces, and is sure to prove fantastic fun for amazing indoor manoeuvres.

Supplied completely ready-to-fly with a pre-installed two channel proportional wide beam infra red control system, the lightweight Lithium Polymer flight battery will keep your Apache in action for up to 10 minutes between charges, yet can be operational again in less than half an hour using the Portable Field Charger provided.

This inexpensive Picoo Z Apache Chopper is remarkably robust made of tough expanded Polypropylene foam, features an LED strobe light for Secret Missions after dark, and incorporates an auto stability system to make it easy to operate,
both indoors and outside in calm conditions, using Air Force style Joy Stick Control.
  • Product Dimensions: Main Rotor Diameter 130mm (5.25").
  • Length 170mm (6.5") excluding rotors. Rear Rotor diameter 30mm (1.25")
  • Product Weight: Only 10g, including Flight Battery
  • Rechargeable Flight Battery: High capacity integral Lithium Polymer battery
  • Charger: Integral Transmitter/Charger supplied with LED indicator/Auto shut off
  • Simply plug in and charge, with easy to use connections
  • Charging Time: 20-30 minutes for full charge
  • Flight Duration:5-10 minutes between charges
  • Batteries Required: 6 x 1.5v AA Alkaline Batteries for Transmitter/Charger
  • Control Specification: Supplied completely assembled and already charged ready-to-fly, with pre-installed 2 Channel Proportional Infra Red Control System
  • Take off, hover and descend, turn left and right with fixed forward movement
  • Range: Up to 10m (30ft). Frequency: Infra Red Control System - Individual Bands A, B & C allow the three different coloured Picoo Z Helicopters to be flown together
  • Instruction Manual included: Providing helpful tips for the new Helicopter Pilot
  • Age Recommendation: 8+ Adult supervision recommended for operation

customer Reviews

 Average rating (9 reviews)

 I like it!

| | See all CarlosVader's reviews (6)

This is my first RC heli and although it took some getting used to I've now managed to get it flying well once trimmed. Talking of trim, I found it easier to do this by starting it in the air from my hand then I had time to trim it before it could spin too much. It is a robust little thing too, the first flights ended an crashes but nothing broke and it now works well.
Battery life may only be five minutes or so, but given the size of the thing what more can you expect. I have read that flight time increases with use anyway, not that I'm too bothered as my attention span isn't much more than five minutes.
Overall it's a cool little gadget with an initially steep learning curve if like me you haven't flown one before, but is great once you get the hang of it.

 Quality little chopper!!

| | See all ParpyMcWhiff's reviews (1)

This is a great little copter and although I was sceptical at first, I bought one anyway and I'm so glad I did! It's a lot easier to fly than the r/c aircraft and as you can fly it indoors it doesnt get away from you. I found that it says 5-6 mins flight time but I get at least 10, while the manual says it takes 30 mins to charge and it only takes 15-20!
I got the hang of the controls after about 5 mins and although it does need occasional touches to the trim to keep it stable, I was flying it around my flat in no time. Flying over chairs, round obstacles and landing on coffe tables suddenly became tricky but very rewarding challenges, I'm really hooked on this thing! Even my 11 year old sister was flying it round the house with confidence after just 5-10 mins with it!
It's also worth mentioning the aircaft is incredibally stable in the air and can withstand a lot of punishment. Mine has taken a pasting and is still flying perfectly. It is however very light and so probably wouldnt fly well outside unless there is literally no wind at all, but it's great for indoor flight. You need copius amounts of space indoors, and once you get used to the controls you'll be negotiating rooms, corridors and stairs like a pro! You even get little sticky weight strips that you can apply to the nose to ive it a bit more forward motion. I only opted for the Apache version as I liked the livery, but I would thoroughly reccommend this spritely little chopper to anyone, espesially aviation enthusiasts, as it really is a great deal of fun. Speaking of which, mine's just charged again, so I'm off to have another go now!!

 Not very good!

| | See all steve12375's reviews (3)

I purchased this helicopter a couple of days ago and am not very impressed! Having read reviews on other Picoo Z helicopters I was expecting something good, but I was wrong! The battery charge lasts 5mins at the most and at least a minute of that the helicopter roters are turning, but not fast enough to get off the ground!
Controlling the helicopter isn't very good as the 'trim' doesn't work very well at all and the helicopter just spins unless you have the turn lever hard right!!
I guess I should have expected that the helicopter wouldn't be very good for that price! But still I wouldn't recommend anyone buy one because of the poor battery life!

 Sooo fun

| | See all Darkdeva92's reviews (3)

I got it, its small like i expected but its soooo fun. i'm rubbish at flying it but i'm practicing, the turning goes out of control sometimes and i crash it, you have to turn it slowly like a bike or it turns out of control and spins and its hard to control or it will crash lol....so much fun though i can't stop playing with it...defo a good buy.

 Great Fun

| | See all Mauler72's reviews (1)

Bought this for a mate but kept it for myself.Such good fun easly set up with a quick charge of about 15 minute and your off a perfect bordem beater.Ive got mine on my desk ready to go.

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