Surpasses the rest for all it has to offer, including a rugged build, easy maneuverability, 3-channel remote, brushed motor, and reasonable price. Compact and lightweight.
Battery life could be longer. Some reports of defective components and faulty batteries upon arrival.
Updated model with ample features and handsome looks. Stands out for its 4-channel infrared gyro remote that makes flying it in almost any direction possible. Long battery life and 90 day warranty.
Slightly pricier then other models, but you get quality and value for the price. Challenging to master.
A little powerhouse that's durable thanks to its metal frame, and easy to control with the upgraded gyro system. Has 3-channel multi-directional control. Agile to fly.
Some battery issues, including a charger that may malfunction and fairly short battery life in between charges. Has a learning curve.
Stands out for its striking looks and 3 frequencies – compared to the 2 that most models offer – that allow you to fly up to 3 helicopters at one time. Good for novices and very easy to control, even for youngsters.
Battery doesn't hold a charge for very long. Louder when in flight. Doesn't do a good job flying in as many directions as some of its competitors. Reports of it not working after a crash.
A popular model with small but sturdy build that makes it suitable for indoor flying. Has 3 channels for versatile indoor flight. We love its bright yellow details.
Mixed reports on the battery life – some users rave about it, while others say it doesn't last long. Some consumers received faulty helicopters that failed after minimal use.
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A radio-controlled (RC) helicopter is a fun toy for kids and adults. It can behave just like a real helicopter and also do tricks that an actual helicopter can’t, such as flying upside down. An RC helicopter remote has channels, which refer to controls that move a part of the toy. Beginners should stick to 3 or less channels to avoid frustration. RC helicopters can be made for indoor or outdoor use. Battery life is important because if it runs out too quickly, it will not only ruin your fun but can also cause crashes. These toys should be made of durable materials, since sometimes unexpected hard objects can get in their way before you have time to save them.
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