8 Nov 2012

Mini remote control helicopter

Check out my latest toy - a mini remote control helicopter. It's called the Gyro Zoomer

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Unpacking the Gyro Zoomer.

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It was much smaller than I had expected (just 11 cms long) and I did not really have high expectations. Batteries are not provided but I was fortunate that I had extra batteries lying around. The helicopter li-poly batteries had a bit of charge when I first unpacked it but the charge ran out after about 5 minutes. I could charge it directly from the controller but did not want to use up the batteries and instead used the USB cable (supplied) to charge up the helicopter by connecting it to my laptop for about 20 minutes.

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We had some friends around as well and we all took turns to fly the helicopter. Normally we would all be sitting around the idiot box watching a game or a movie and it was nice to do something different for a change.

None of us have any experience flying Remote controlled helicopters and as expected had a few crashes. The pack came with spare main blade and back propellers but fortunately the crashes were not serious and we did not have to replace any.

We all ended up having so much fun. This is my first RC helicopter but it is amazingly easy to fly. I initially practised taking off, hovering and landing gently. After a few crashes (did not do any serious damage), I finally got the hang of it and about another 10 minutes later, I had learnt how to manoeuvre it around like a pro. By then the battery had run out and I plugged it back on my laptop.

It's so easy, even my 8 years old daughter could fly it on her first try.

She's getting better.

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View from below

The Gyro Zoomer costs only £16.99 at Paramountzone.com with free delivery. They have got a range of other remote controlled helicopters. Check out their site for birthday present ideas and for Christmas as well.


Jenn said...

That looks like a lot of fun!! My kids would love to play with something like that!!

Cheers, Jenn

judith said...

A few days ago i also get a Z008 Mini 4 Channel Remote Control Helicopter with Gyro and USB. It's able in 6 directions, including turning around its own axis, just like the real helicopter. Another great advantage is that you can choose from one of three frequencies so you and your friends can fly at the same time!visit to see this