U8-S 3 Channel Heli 2.4Ghz

Fly up to ten at once!

Product Code: 03836

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Product Description

The technology in remote control helicopters has improved vastly over the past few years and it doesn’t seem to be stopping. Techies out there will understand the great improvement that comes with moving away from Infrared and onto a broader bandwidth. Not only do your helicopter signals not get interrupted but you also get a larger range and can fly more helicopters at once – and this is exactly what the U8-S offers.

The U8-S helicopter is a three channel indoor helicopter which means you get three planes of movement, up and down, left and right, and forward and back. These slick helicopters have a hard robust shell to protect all the gears and motors so they can withstand overconfident flying and coming into contact with the kitchen table a few times. As they are 3 channel copters, they are easy to fly and great for beginners.  The U8-S is like one of our other indoor helicopters, the U4. Both are incredibly easy to fly only this one is a little bit bigger than its predecessor.

With most copters you have to get one of each colour so they are on different frequencies and can be flown together. Whereas since these come on a 2.4Ghz band they can be flown with multiple helicopters at one time. Charging your new helicopter is easy peasy via the USB cable provided.

Please note: only charge via your computer/laptop USB ports.

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Product Features

  • Small indoor remote control helicopter
  • Fly up to ten helicopters at once
  • Built in gyroscope
  • Easy to fly 3 channel
  • Controller has LCD display
  • Measures approx. 20cm x 5cm x 11cm

Technical Specifications

  • Requires 4 x AA batteries
  • Charge via USB cable
  • 2.4Ghz bandwidth
  • 3.7V 160 mAh lithium polymer battery
  • Charge time approx. 45 – 60 minutes 
  • Flight time approx. 6 - 8 minutes


  • 1 x U8-S Helicopter
  • 1 x Remote control
  • 1 x USB charger
  • 2 x Blades
  • 2 x Figure 8 loops

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Flying Fun - Review by Geoff

I picked this up in the January sales for some summer flying fun back here in New Zealand and I am glad I did. It took me about 3 days of frustration before I got the hang of handling it. A light touch on the controls and relaxed concentration was all it took. I use it indoors and outdoors although anything more than a light breeze results in me being grounded.

I am working on precision flying which is not easy but is very addictive.

Get one. You won't be disappointed.

good but motor went after about 3 days - Review by andrew

Had this for three days and had to take it back due to not hovering well and being able to fly as good as it did when I first got it, I think it was the motor. Then I took it back there was no fuss and it was swapped for a Hunsan Q4 instead, it was great customer service and it was a shame about the heli but the Q4 is better.

Great little indoor helicopter - Review by Stan

I got this helicopter as a gift from my son. I have operated small indoor helicopters before, but all on Infrared. This 2.4GHz helicopter is brilliant. It responds instantly and is not affected by interference from hot TVs etc. It is really easy to fly and I haven't crashed it once it is so stable. It has two speed modes. The slowest mode is great for small rooms, or when coming in to land on a challenging landing pad like a small side table. The faster mode allows a quicker flight speed. It's great to be able to switch the nose LED on and off in flight too.
Overall, it's great fun and I would highly recommend it. Pretty hard to fault really. Oh, it comes with some spare rotor blades, tail rotor blade and a spare fly bar link.

Great little Helicopter but needs spares! - Review by James

Great easy to fly helicopter but on maiden flight I lost a 8 ring which is a tiny bit of plastic which holds the balance bar, the good news is that there is a spare in the box but I want to order a spares pack which doesn't exist yet.

As far the heli goes though it is great but can't recommend it until they have spares available as at the moment it is too expensive when you can buy another brand which has the spares pack available which will keep you flying long enough.

RED5 says: “Hi there James, thank you for reviewing the U8 Helicopter. Unfortunately we don't currently sell spare parts for this model on our website but please contact out Customer Service Team and they will be able to sort some out for you :).”

good but motor gave out. - Review by Stephen

Not my first helicopter but have to say this a great range and the LCD display is a nice touch. However after less than 30 minutes flight time the bottom rotor motor gave out causing it to drop to the floor. Will have to go back to RED5 Croydon and see what they will say about it. Only a day old too. Hopefully its just a freak one off.

RED5 says: “Hi there Stephen, Sorry to hear you are having problems with your U8 Helicopter. Don't worry, all of our products come with a years warranty against mechanical faults so we will get this sorted for you. If you would prefer to post it back to us rather then taking it into our store, please contact our Customer Service team and they will give you the details.”

Glad I tried this first - Review by George

Picked one up from my local RED5 shop because they did not happen to have the BIG MORE POWERFUL one I wanted, thank god. Never used a helicopter before but I thought it doesn't look hard, wrong! Must of crashed about 20 time's so I went into the garden (on the roof of my house with in 2min), well after all that it's still working great. Now I have been practising for a day or two and starting to get the hang of it and I love it, couldn't recommend it more. l am still going to get one of the bigger helicopters that RED5 sell but going to give myself some more practice. If you're a novice like me then trust me, START WITH ONE OF THESE you won't be disappointed. And happy flying and landing hopefully not on the roof of your home.

IT IS AWSOME!!! - Review by Jasper

I got this present for a random gift from my dad and I instantly took it home and opened it and it was amazing, it flies very well inside even though you need a little skill. It doesn't break easily and it is overall pure AWSOMENESS! One problem is the charge, it takes 40 mins to charge for 10 mins of use but thats ok for the product inside. Totally recommend.

Great Heli but where are the spares? - Review by Daniel

Fantastic little indoor heli (too light for outdoor except on a very calm day) but come on RED5 where are the spares? You sell U4 and U6 spares, why not U8 spares, (mine probably will need some new rota blades soon from clipping walls).

RED5 says: “Hi there Daniel, don't worry, spare parts are on their way to us and will be available to purchase soon. In the meantime if there is anything you need please feel free to contact our lovely Customer Service team and they will be happy to help :)”

U8-S 3 Channel Heli 2.4Ghz LCD - Review by unknown

The U8-S 3 Channel Heli 2.4Ghz LCD is a great toy. It has a good reception indoors and outdoors. It can go quite high but outside it can get blown away by the wind. I recommend this toy helicopter to children 7 and up. The toy is quite fragile and light so it can break easily. It can make a good Christmas present although you have to charge it frequently for 2 hours and it can become irritating. Still its a great toy. Enjoy!