Sure it's not the easiest thing to control in the world but for the money it's certainly a lot of fun and the fact it's so tricky to fly straight almost adds to the fun. With practice you can keep it in the air for quite a while and that'll be sure to bring a smile to your face and a glowing sense of satisfaction inside. I'm not a Jedi Knight but I imagine that's probably how trainees must feel when they start learning how to control the Force to move stuff around. Was that a stupid thing to say? Yes, it probably was but let that be an indication of just how much fun this little chopper really is and don't be put off by the poor reviews because it's less than £13, it's a RC helicopter and it actually works!
bought cos it was cheap, and like any mass manufactured product you've just got to appreciate quality is varied. Mine had two options, without the front weight it would fly into the wall within 6 uncontrollable feet; with the nose weight on it would fly into the wall quicker within 6 uncontrollable feet. I trimmed as best as I could and have experience of doing this with past RC airbourne vehicles Nice gimic, but perhaps spend more for indoors fun.
As soon as I received the helicopter I charged up the nicely manufactured unit with the supplied mains charger.
After the allotted time (and when the red light stopped flashing) I fired up the copter and it flew really well, it was not easy to determine the machines direction but it was great fun.
This was short lived as on subsequent flights it failed to gain any height and would constantly slowly drop whilst flying.
I am hoping the replacement will fair better as the pocket helicopter also sold on play is awesome in comparison with real ability and lasts for ages.
This is one of the best toys that I have bought and is great fun once you have mastered the controls. Beware, you will crash it when you first try to fly. It is very robust but the tail rotors are the weak point. You do get a spare rotor but I would recomnmend getting hold of a few more. Unfortunately it did not survive my daughter flying it into a fan at speed but such is the fun we have had with it, I have ordered another to replace it.