Spinmaster Air Hogs Havoc Helicopter
The helicopter has twin rotors for stability and four-way control for flying in any direction with accuracy — left, right, up, down, under, over, forward and backward. Like a real helicopter, it can hover in one spot.
It even manuevers through the toughest of obstacles. Intended for indoor use, the helicopter operates outdoors with zero wind conditions, and can fly up to 100 feet high in the air. Not just for flying solo, it is designed for fun with your friends.
With three selectable frequencies, up to three helicopters can fly in the same room at the same time. Beyond flying for fun, the hook attachment on the bottom of the helicopter picks up objects for top secret racing missions — with or against friends. Measuring six inches long and weighing only ten grams, the Havoc fits in the palm of a hand. Extraordinarily lightweight, the helicopter is built for crash resistance with a flexible, high-impact EPP foam body.
The internal battery offers twice the amount of flight time as other RC helicopters. The remote control charges the rechargeable LIPO battery in 15 minutes, providing six minutes of flight time. The remote requires 6 “AA” batteries (not included). Comes completely assembled and ready to fly.
Color varies Either Red or Blue Features:
• Remote-controlled helicopter with 4-way control for flying in any direction with accuracy•
Flies up to 100 feet high; flashing blue LED light for night flying
• Flexible, high-impact EPP foam body• Rechargeable LIPO battery provides 6 minutes flight time from single charge
• Remote requires 6 “AA” batteries (not included)
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Best Spinmaster Air Hogs Havoc Helicopter With Price and Ratting
Overall, I don’t think you’ll get the air hog’s equal (for the same price), anywhere…thus, the five star rating. For my own outlook, I think it would have been better designed had its trim been better. I know, I know, it has a button for that–but why have to set it each time?
So anyway, I’ve had it for two days and a night, out of the seven or eight times I’ve charged it, only two times did I manage to ‘land’ it. Roughly, this calculates to about 150 crashes……..not a mark on it.
And finally, this is for indoors only, apparently any sunlight at all (as another poster reported) throws the controls out of whack. Mine, as soon as I go out the door, it shuts off. Too much sunshine. I also feel the main trick to learning this machine is to learn how to hover properly, and steady–if you can do that, learning to manuever is simple.
So here it is:
1. I don’t think you can beat the price.
2. Extremely durable. (survived over 150 indoor crashes).
3. Apparently, competently designed and built.
4. Neat toy for us 55 yr. olds (it’s cheaper than a Harley).
5. Though the learn curve for a young first timer might seem a little tough in this case…I feel a teenager with get it going right the first day–provided they trim it properly. (It’s the main thing in my outlook).
1. Yes, it would have been nicer if it had a forward and backward switch…but just remember, a real helicopter requires both hands and feet to operate–these controls have to be set up for two hands. Nonetheless, it could have been done. How? Simple, add two foot controllers to operate the tail rotar like they do in real helicopters–that way you could have actually learned to fly one!
2. Better trim set–done at the factory. It would have been better if all the little helicopter’s trim was factory set permanently, so all you have to do is give it a quick, one time, adjustment.
3. It would have been nice if it had a laser cannon mounted so I could chase flying bugs. (you can be serious when you write your review).
Bottom line: I recommend this toy for all of us (that’s why I gave it five stars). Make sure you give it a close check right out of the box, pay attention to how straight the tail boom is and the little ‘wing’ on the back tip.
For those of you with less than perfect vision, get out the ‘microscopes’ so you can plug it into the charger correctly. The recharge ‘wire’ is in the center of the hand control, underneath a round ‘barrel’ shaped, piece of plastic.
The place you plug it into the helicopter is on the right side, just below the window. There is also a blue on/off switch there. Finally, when you begin to charge it, if the green light isn’t on–it’s not being charged.