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Imagine the coolest helicopter you've ever owned crossed with a stealth jet, and you're beginning to comprehend the awesomeness of the RC Quadcopter. The fun of flying this revolutionary indoor/outdoor flying gizmo is hard to put into words. Please check out the rather rubbish quality video (above, next to more images), you'll see a Dad happily ignoring his bleating child because he's having so much fun putting this whizz through it's paces, we can't believe how fast this puppy shifts.
The RC Quadcopter has ingenious quad rotor technology which ensures astonishingly stable flight. It's technical, but basically it can independently control the speed of the motors in relation to one another, god knows how, but it works amazingly, and is so stable you could keep a horse in it. If you've seen the video then you already know how fast this cool piece of kit can go, if you haven't, then it's VERY VERY FAST, and the Quadcopter can change direction quicker than a politician, and wields considerably more power.
We recommend that you're an intermediate to advanced helicopter flier before you get your itching fingers on one of these beasts, and don't fly it near things you don't want to concuss. The reason we say this is that it has true four channel control, so you can zoom through all dimensions, except the next one. It'll yaw, bank, pitch and elevate both inside and out, and when you've become a maestro you can even flip through 360 degrees, yes we did say that, you're not dreaming.
It has three control modes to help train you into becoming Top Gun. These levels help limit the sensitivity and power of the Quadcopter so you don't send it flying through the hedge in your initial burst of enthusiasm. A full charge will officially get you a good 10 minutes flying time (12-15 in our experience), and the battery pops out easily so you can keep a spare on charge.
So if you're flown helicopters and want to know what's next, hoping for something that's better, faster, more manoeuvrable and considerably cooler, then the RC Quadcopter is the answer to your prayers.
- Remote control quadcopter
- Suitable for indoors and calm conditions outdoors
- Easily replaceable battery
- 4 channel flight
- Suitable for ages 15+ (intermediate or advanced pilots)
- LCD display on remote control
- Measures approx. 18cm x 18cm x 5cm
- Built-in gyroscope
- 500mAh 3.7v Li-po rechargeable battery (quadcopter)
- Requires 6 x AA batteries (controller)
- Charges in 30-40 minutes via mains charger to give 8-10 minutes of flight time (approx.)
- 2.4Ghz wireless controller
- 1 x Quadcopter
- 1 x remote control handset
- 1 x set of blades
- 1 x Li-po battery
- 1 x mains charger
Customer Reviews Add Your Review
Heaps of fun! - Review by Paul
My girlfriend bought me the RED5 Quadcopter as a "stocking filler" for my birthday and it's incredibly good fun!
It all looks a bit fragile and flimsy in the box but it's designed to be light-weight and manoeuvrable and is actually incredibly tough. Mine ended up belly-up on concrete from 20ft on it's maiden flight, where it has been on countless occasions since and, after flipping back over, seems to suffer little more than few scuffs.
Despite some punishment I've yet to snap any blades but they're easily replaceable and there's a spare set in the box. If you need more spares they are pretty cheap from the RED5 web site, along with replacement arms, spare batteries etc.
It is 4-channel remote control so takes some mastering so you will be grateful for the sensitivity modes. That said, I would advise you IGNORE the advice in the instructions, which recommend you start at the default setting of 20%, which lacks responsiveness so you don't really have much control over it or get visual feedback from the aircraft quickly enough to know what effect your actions are having. While you might want to avoid the full-on 100% sensitivity mode for some time (unless you are a complete nutter!) I'd recommend starting at 40% for the first few flights to get a feel for the controls then get to grips with flying it at 60% for a good balance between control and out-and-out mayhem!
Takes some practice to get to grips with but doesn't require a PhD either!
Overall, an excellent bit of kit which is loads of fun.
awesome piece of kit!!! - Review by matthew
- My 1st copter, at least 100 crashes before it costing me 5 quid to fix! Need a new arm as about a quarter of the plastic cog that turns the propeller has snapped off from falling at least 40ft, still flies though :) Buy one, you wont be let down!!!!!
Once you get the hang of it. - Review by Jamie
- Really fast delivery, ordered it on thursday, it came friday, its great. Once you get the hang of it its quite enjoyable, too windy to play with it outside atm, but perfect indoors, the trick is to turn the control upside down, as all the controls are inverted, easy. Worth every penny :D
Quadcopter - WOW!!!! - Review by Duncan
This is my first helicopter - it's really easy to fly and such great fun. Out of the box, turned on and flew around the lounge. I crashed a few times - which is expected - but this proved the strength of the helicopter. My son then had a go (he has flown real aircraft) and was whizzing all around and doing loops... show off!! He told me it requires more subtlety...
Now, after a few days, I can fly and hover without hitting the walls. Can't wait for slightly better weather to get this outdoors.
You do need to order more batteries though as 10 minutes is not enough "play time".
Highly recommend this for anyone "over 50" - and under of course.
Hard, but fun!! - Review by Mark
This is as good a 'copter you can get for the money. You will not be bored - it takes too much concentration to be bored. The video makes this look easy to fly - it's not. It will take practice, space and more practice. Once you manage to fly around a room and land it where you started, you will feel as if you have achieved a massive milestone.
One thing to note - make sure that it is on a flat and level surface when you connect the battery or the gyro will be off and it will not fly properly.
Enjoy many hours of flight.
You Wont Regret it !!!!!! - Review by Beaver
Just received my Quadcopter today (after two working days).
With great enthusiasm I unboxed the copter and transmitter, installed the batteries to the transmitter (not included) and placed the copter battery on charge (included and mine came charged ready).
Make sure you plug the battery into the copter while it is on a flat surface so the Gyro knows up really is up!! Turn the transmitter on and off you go.
I have had three flights already and can't wait for my fourth, the Quadcopter is fast and agile and I have successfully managed a few barrel rolls!!!! Great fun even in a small area. Thanks RED5
quadcopter - Review by Roy
- Yes at last I`ve got one - what a lot of fun for such a small price...kids got me for Christmas, only testing.... seems to work very well...Dad... Roy Holmes.. thanks RED5....
Awesome! - Review by Mark
This is easily the best remote control toy I've ever played with. Given space, it's unbelieveably fast and yet easy to hold full control over. It's also able to perform barrel-rolls and loops when the controls are at their most advanced setting.