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Silverlit: Tandem-Z/Twin Hurricane
Gifts & Gadgets
The Twin Hurricane is definitely a good candidate for a beginner. Whilst not quite as robust as some other models, it flies well, with a softer sound from the twin motors than you get with the singles.
This model looks really great in the air and you should be flying it reasonably well within 10-20 minutes flying time. The gyro means it has good directional stability and the detailing is pretty good for a model of this type (though not completely scale-like).
All in all a good choice and a lot of fun.
Micro-Bladez 3D Mini RC Apache Helicopter
This was my first of many mini helicopters and is a great choice to learn on. It flies well and is extremely robust taking pretty much all the knocks and bumps you can throw at it.
Plus points:Looks goodVery robust and lightweight so doesn't damage easilyQuick learning curve
Minus points:No gyro, so does have a tendancy to turn slowly when you open or close the throttle a little
Overall: a great helicopter for the beginner and dare I say unbreakable? Perhaps not, but it comes pretty close!
Still my favorite helicopter despite the growing collection.
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Being a 4-channel model, plus a gyro installed means this heli is far more controllable than many of the other minis available.
The 4th channel means sideways movement is possible ("sliding" left or right without turning). This means with practice the helicopter can be flown in a much more realistic looking manner.
The addition of the gyro means the helicopter holds good direction in the hover, wheras those without a gyro tend to slowly turn one way or the other.
Battery life okay (average for this class) and build quality good (will take a few knocks and bumps okay), though transmitter could be a little more ergonomically designed.
Overall a good mini helicopter.