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Super Micro R/C Helicopter

Released on 18 January 2007

3.0 out of 5 (36 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The inexpensive Super Micro Helicopter is remarkably robust, made of tough expanded Polypropylene foam, features a brilliant blue LED strobe light allowing fantastic flights in the dark, and incorporates an auto stability system to make this easy to operate both indoors and outside in dead calm conditions. Treat it with respect, and do not attempt to fly it outside in windy conditions.

Super Micro 'Hints & Tips' Troubleshooting Guide

In case of difficulty, please refer to this Guide before returning the Helicopter to your Supplier. Please note the Manufacturer is not responsible for Crash Damage that may occur during the operation of your Helicopter.

Helicopter will not charge, or poor duration.

Discharge the Flight Battery by operating until the Rotors stop, and recharge until the Green Light on the Charger goes out. Continue to fully discharge and recharge as necessary, to progressively improve the performance and duration.

Helicopter rotates after take off

Stab the appropriate Trim Control on the Transmitter repeatedly, rather than pressing and holding. If the Helicopter spins faster, you are stabbing the wrong button!...

Helicopter continues to spin or becomes uncontrollable after performing satisfactorily

Examine the motor shaft of the tiny Tail Rotor Motor for carpet fibres or hair wrapped around the shaft. Remove this carefully using a pin or similar. Do not attempt to remove the Tail Rotor unless absolutely necessary.

Broken Tail Rotor

A spare Tail Rotor has been included with your Super Micro. It is most important that the original Tail Rotor is removed with extreme care, to avoid damaging the tiny motor.

Carefully cut through the hub of the damaged Tail Rotor parallel to the motor shaft with a sharp knife, to prevent any possibility of pulling the delicate shaft out of the motor, or detaching the fine electrical connections.

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable Batteries are unsuitable for use in the Super Micro Transmitter. Only use good quality Alkaline Batteries. A fresh set of six Duracell AA Batteries will provide in the region of 20 charges.

Please note: The helicopter requires a cool down period between each charge.
  • 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:10 minutes or more 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
  • Range: Up to 10m (30ft). Frequency: Infra Red Control System - Bands A, B & C allow up to three Super Micro Models to be flown together
  • Age Recommendation: 8+ Adult supervision recommended for operation
  • Colour may vary between blue, red and yellow

customer Reviews

 Average rating (36 reviews)

 Awesome (whats wrong with these other people?)

| | See all djslimjim's reviews (2)

Awesome bit of kit, just got one from my buddy for christmas, it's really robust, it's had loads of crashes and it's been fine!

Only thing I will say if you do crash the cockpit cover can come off its locating pin, if this happens pop it back on otherwise it will up set your balance, also look out for fluff on the tail rotor, the tiniest bit will make flying very hard!

Enjoy!

 great little helicopter

| | See all sammcgin's reviews (1)

OK
If you're bored of your helicopter from simply hovering - here's a tip ... stick a little bit of bluetac on the front, just under the nose ... it'll then tip forward and this is how it gathers speed and moves forwards, rather than simply going upwards.
ALSO, if you're having trouble stopping it spinning, it's absolutely IMPORTANT that you TAP the trim control several times until you get it out of a spin... don't HOLD it down, as this will cause it to over-trim and start spinning the other way.
FINALLY, the controls ... you need to ease it into things ... dont go pressing full left / right or up ... ease it into going upwards ... then turn it left/right just enough to get it moving in that direction - pressing left/right fully will not help you.
Following this advice I got mine flying pretty well, especially outdoors in NO wind - it's made of polystyrene! Of course the wind will push it out control!

 Rate my chopper!

| | See all M4ntle's reviews (2)

Great item, still good value now Play have whacked another £5 on. You soon get used to the controls. Fantastic fun, drives the pets/kids mental!

 controll in a few steps

| | See all colourfulsmile's reviews (5)

i found that i had no controll of this helicopter, but after adding a few aliminuum stickers to the nose of the helicopter, it flew like a dream. although with stickers it is not as attractive, it is better than a wirl wind helicopter.

well worth it for the money and a graet peice of tecnollogy.

has a lil flashing light where the pilot would sit wich i think is a cute lil extra.

 SoSo.

| | See all Predz14's reviews (14)

I bought this item and used it for the whole day when it arrived. However after a few crashes it started to go berserk and crash again. I don't even attempted to fly it anymore as it leads to further frustration!!! Great item if you have lots of space. Not really recommended!

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