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In the last year or so remote control helicopters have improved dramatically and that's all thanks to the inclusion of gyroscopes. We've even dubbed them 'next gen helicopters' as the difference has been dramatic. The technological breakthrough, means that you no longer have to spend half the flight time trying to stop the helicopter from spinning. This leaves you plenty of time practicing how close you can get it to your partners head, or nice low passes over the kitchen table, skilfully avoiding the fruit bowl of course!

The U4 RC helicopter is identical to the Syma S107 in terms of looks, and performance; it's like its identical twin. Fly the two together and there is nothing to choose between them. Both helicopters have unparalleled precision 3 channel control for a helicopter of this size. Recharging is easily done via the remote or by the USB cable included.

This little helicopter has a sturdy metal casing that protects the motor and gearing in case of crashes or 'overconfidence' as we like to call it here at the RED5 offices! Never fear though, we stock spare parts in case your helicopter comes off worse in a battle with the wall!

Finally, this helicopter comes in black or a snazzy metallic blue. If you want to fly two helicopters at the same time, make sure you have one of each. 

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Product Features

  • Excellent hovering control
  • 2 frequencies available
  • Built in gyroscope stabiliser
  • Flexible blades
  • Spare parts available
  • Front spotlight
  • Easy to fly 3-directional control
  • Charges from either USB or handset
  • Measures 18cm (l) x 4cm (w) x 10cm (h)
  • Main rotor measures 19cm in diameter

Technical Specifications

  • Charges in 30-40 minutes via USB or handset to give 6-8 minutes of flight time (approx.)
  • 3.7 Li-poly rechargeable battery (helicopter)
  • Range of up to 30ft
  • Infra-red transmitter
  • Requires 6 x AA batteries

Contents

  • 1 x U4 helicopter
  • 1 x Remote control
  • 1 x USB lead
  • 2 x Blades
  • 1 x Figure 8 connector piece

Customer Reviews Write a Review >

Brilliant - Review by daniel

Bought this helicopter on a whim, saw it in Waterstones, it looked cool, so bought it. The build, quality and shape of it is amazing; for 25 pounds you're laughing. Takes a bit of getting used to to control it, but once mastered, it provides hours of fun. The walls and furniture of my flat probably don't think so though, as does the cat, who's absolutely terrified of it. The only downside is, it takes 40 minutes to charge, for only 20 minutes of use. But that is only a petty criticism for an otherwise brilliant little gadget. RED5 have managed to create a nifty little gadget, that feels quality, looks good, and is very maneuverable, and all for only 25 pounds! Their website and customer service is also excellent too (managed to lose one of the screws that holds the top rotor assembly to the shaft, and they sent me a replacement, swiftly, and free of charge.) Excellent little gadget. If you see it in Waterstones, get it, it will provide hours of (mostly) harmless amusement! Thank you RED5. Will be checking their website now for future purchases.

small wonder - Review by nicholas

A lovely little helicopter that's easy to fly and a joy to play with, only downside is charge time and flight time.

Your Awesome Customer Service - Review by Great Grandpa Mike

Just have to say that RED5 Customer Service is just awesome, in particular Emma. I had problems with my Great Grandson's U4 coaxial micro helicopter and Emma's email was most helpful, finally resulting in a returns reference number. Two working days later I received a brand new U4 heli free of charge.

Wow that's what I call excellent Customer Service and my Great Grandson Jack is now very happy.

Thank you Emma and all at RED5.

My U4 and Customer Service - Review by Walter

I received my U4 as a birthday present and have found it to be great fun and very easy to fly (after a few crashes). I had it for about six months but it developed a fault and wouldn't take off. On contacting customer service at RED5 I got very quick replies to my emails which culminated in me returning the helicopter for repair. After only three days I received a brand new one by courier. The service was second to none and the communication was superb. Well done RED5.

Great Fun! - Review by Adam

I bought this during the sale after Christmas and I can really recommend this to other people! Although it is small it handles small bumps and crashes really well! However it did take longer than other helicopters to sync with the controller! Overall a really great gift for anyone! Well worth the money.

Ps. Cats love this toy too!

grandads boyhood dream - Review by paul

Brilliant, I remember a comic in the 60s with a young boy with a RC controlled army, I dreamed of being in his place and now I have bought two u4s, one for my grandson and one for myself. RED5 has helped to fulfil my boyhood dream. PS staff at castleford very helpful.

U4 - Dad n daughter pair - Review by Phil

Bought 2 of these from RED5 in Castleford. Great control (once learned - tiny touches!!). Both myself and my 10yr old are loving them and have bounced them off walls, sofas, tables, floors...you name it....and still works perfect. Love the fold-away shock-absorbent wings. I was tempted to get the bigger outdoor one as this is a 1st, but already thinking about when I'll make another trip to Castleford!!!

So much fun!! - Review by ali

Bought this to cheer my partner up one day and its one of the best random things I've ever bought. Its lots of fun and keeps him happy lol. Had lots of crashes but its still going, think we might get a bigger one next.

COOL!!!!!! - Review by George

I got this as something to do in my spare time and it has turned out better than I thought. A lot of fun to fly altogether a great little heli and I highly recommend it!!!!!

daddy copter - Review by Mark

Bought one for my daughter from Meadowhall, I saw it flying so I bought it and gave it to my daughter :-). She loved it. By god I was well upset, I want one, next day I bought another one. We have loads of fun driving my wife crazy. My cat and rabbit loved them too. Never broke and I can tell you they have been crashed loads, still flying like its out if the box. 100℅ happy. LOVE IT.

Amazing - Review by Adam

I love this copter, I got it for my birthday the other week from my girlfriend, I play with it about 4 times a day, it's great to fly, I fly it around a small room, with lights, desk, TV, laptop, book case, it hits them all, keeps working and done no damage to any of them, the blades are a bit battered but still keeps on working, it comes with a spare couple of blades, but you can buy them off here too.

Still perfect condition! - Review by Wasanbon

My child has been playing with this excellent helicopter almost every day since Christmas.

It says age 8+ so first I hesitated to get it for him as he is still too far young but purchased it as he had been asking for it nearly a year without changing his mind once he saw a demonstration at RED5, Derby.

Someone said to me it won't last so long with him, but it is still perfect condition, never needed spare parts included so far and he is enjoying it so much.

Delivery, packaging, kind service, all 5 stars. Very happy with the purchase. Thank you.

Broken - Review by Graham

Had hours of fun. Great birthday present. But now the on/off switch has come off on the helicopter, just e-mailed RED5 to see if I can get a spare. Lets see what happens!!!!!!!!

RED5 says: “RED5 says: “You should have received your ex-demo helicopter for spares now Graham :)”.”

10-year old daughter really enjoyed it - Review by Neal

Bought as a Christmas present for my 10-year old daughter. It has proved a great hit and quite rugged. One thing to watch is the plastic "dumb-bell" that links the top rotor with the balance bar. Ours came out on a crash, and we had no idea that it was missing. Without it, the 'copter gets ready to take off then tips over on its side. It was only when I saw one in the bag of spare parts that I searched for where it should go and realised it was missing. "Oh yes", said my wife "I found one on the carpet and put it on the coffee table. I wondered what it was". Full marks for providing some spare parts and for having spares available on your web-site.

money well spent - Review by Linda

Bought three U4s and one U6 for Christmas presents, gave two son in laws and two grandchildren hours of fun.

Best Christmas pressie ever - Review by Linda

I bought this helicopter for my son for Christmas after seeing a work colleague (in his 60's!) flying one at work.

I was amazed at the price when I asked him and its sturdy construction so bought one on the RED5 website.

My son instantly fell in love with it...as did all the family over Christmas and with a little practice is now competent in flying it around the room. It has crashed a number of times but is still not broken so am really happy with my purchase.

Buy it for your men (any age!) and you will not be disappointed.

Absolutely Brilliant and Great Price - Review by Brian

I have had other small helis in the past with limited success in flying them but bought one from a local RED5 shop. The design and build quality of the U4 is fabulous and it is also a wonderful flyer with very smooth and precise control. I can't believe they can be so good for the price (and I have seen the same heli at twice the price from a big electronics company). I was so impressed I bought 3 more, one each for my two sons and another for myself!! Both sons have said how much they enjoy flying them and a grandson and a wife have also flown them; this says it all. I ordered over the internet (and have done so again since) and the service from RED5 has been without fault. Go for it, you can't really go wrong and have great fun with this great indoor flyer.

Amazing present - Review by Harriet

Bought this as a present for my boyfriend and he absolutely loved it. Really good that it comes with spare blades because they no doubt get knocked about a bit. Very happy!

Best Toy Ever! - Review by Hadrien

I have gotten three of these this month! One from Hamleys and two from this website. I initially got the first one for my bro as a present, but when I was partying I could not resist and had to open his present. This lead to having to buy another for him and thought I'd get another one as a present for a mate. This has led to other mates getting themselves some and the bigger one because they found them that awesome.

Love this thing, best toy ever, wish I had one when I was young because for the price and the quality of the toy there is no way you can't have one. Works really well, great control, getting good enough to land it on a DVD case! Other positive it's a tough toy and if you have any problems with it the replacement service is good. Also a great way to find people!

Excellent - Review by Katie

These helicopters are fabulous and the customer service is fantastic with RED5! I have actually bought three! One for my husband, one for my father-in-law and one for my cousin. Highly rated by me +++

broken easily - Review by Natasha

My daughter loved this toy until it broke after 3 days of use. On the third day she came to use it, turned it on and the on/off switch fell off. Another problem we came to face was with the remote when it flashed red slowly (after doing the bit where it flashes fast and you pull the lever up then down again) and it didn't turn orange when you plugged it in to charge, to show it was charging. It also didn't charge through a computer or laptop. The worst thing is that when I came to take this product back to RED5 they did not give me a refund and claimed that my daughter broke it herself by not looking after it properly. Bad product and worst of all bad service I recommend you do not buy.

RED5 says: “RED5 says: " Hi Natasha, terribly sorry to hear about your bad experience - if you contact our Customer Services team we can sort this for you ASAP”.”

Buy it now! - Review by jacqueline

Bought this for my daughter aged 10. After about half an hour she was flying it brilliantly and able to control it really well (unlike me). The helicopter seems unaffected by crashing. Excellent value for the money, and by far, the best remote controlled toy we have ever bought.

Amazing!!! - Review by Angela

I bought two of these for my nephews at Christmas and they are amazing!!!! After a few days they got the hang of them and can fly them with great precision!! The kids absolutely loved them and the adults too!! They fly perfectly - they are just like real mini helicopters flying round the room. They hover absolutely still right in front if your eyes - I can't fault them. Highly recommended for both kids and adults!!

Awesome! - Review by Kelsey

This was a gift for my boyfriend, he's 24, it's not just for kids!! It's a wicked little gadget easy to fly and control. Very sturdy!! x

Best RC chopper for the price - Review by Lani

I've played with other RC helicopters around the same price range and the U4 Gyro is by far of the best quality. Our chopper has flown into the Christmas tree, window, carpet and table and it still works flawlessly!! The only downside is that it lasts about 10-12 minutes per charge but that is expected of all RC choppers this size and price.

Great bulid, but think something is wrong with the remote - Review by Aaron

Got one of these for Christmas and the build quality seems much better than those that were doing the rounds last Christmas.

I seem to have an issue with mine though, it seems to lose connection between the remote and the helicopter and it will randomly drop out of the sky, or start doing its own thing.

I have tried all 3 of the channels and it doesn't resolve the issue

Makes it largely unusable as it loses height constantly, or gets stuck going in the wrong direction and the remote is unresponsive when you try to change it :(

Would be awesome if it were working correctly

Aaron


RED5 says: “RED5 says: " Hi Aaron, sorry to hear you're having problems with your helicopter! If you pop it into your nearest RED5 store they should be able to look at it for you, or contact our lovely Customer Services team :)”.”

Brilliant! - Review by Stephen

Excellent little flyer, Had a few cheap small RC copters before but they were all rubbish so was a bit sceptical before I bought it but so glad I did, Now ordering another one for my little sister as it's so easy to fly!

screws - Review by reece

I really like the helicopter. I saw that it stopped flying properly and I tried to take of some of the screws out and change the blades, and in the meantime have have lost one of the screws. Can I get more blade screws anywhere?

RED5 says: “RED5 says: "Hi Reece, if you contact our Customer Services team they'll be able to sort this for you :)”.”

Easy to use and control. - Review by Ishmael

This is a great rc helicopter, in fact the best I have had. It flies around without problems however I would like to know why, when charging the helicopter with my remote, the light on the controller flashes red, orange, and green rhythmically when according to the book when charging it should stay a consistent orange colour. At the moment I charge the helicopter using the USB just in case the flashing colours on my remote indicate an issue of some sort. Overall I am pleased with the item.

RED5 says: “RED5 says: " Hi Ishmael, glad you like your helicopter - sounds like you have a dodgy remote there though! Please contact our Customer Services team and they'll send a new one out to you :)”.”

Great mini RC chopper, but slight issue - Review by Rob

Bought this for my 3 year-old son for Christmas (well, I said it was for him but who am I kidding?!). First few flights were great but after a crash there seems to be a slight stability problem. The heli seems to move in big circles, but remains pointing in the same direction, almost as if it's hanging from a piece of string and swinging like a pendulum. This makes it incredibly hard to control and results in further crashes. I picked some fluff/hair from the main rotor shaft and this seemed to improve the situation, however after another crash the problem returned. I can't see any further fluff so am flummoxed. Any advice would be much appreciated as the stability and controllability when fully functional is amazing for something so affordable and small.

RED5 says: “RED5 says: "Hi Rob, glad you like your U4, sorry to hear it's had an accident! Hope you're not blaming it on your son if it was you ;) If you contact our Customer Services team they'll be able to help you with this.”.”

Very Pleased! - Review by Ruth

I bought two and they are really great!! My son (10), daughter (15) and husband (47) enjoyed playing with these over the Christmas holidays 2012 lots and lots. They are easy to charge up with the USB lead provided, which we connected to the laptop and I bought really good rechargeable batteries for the remote controls. I really liked the bright lights and watching the family flying them round the room!

Great, until.... :( - Review by Mike

Had one bought for me, as a Christmas present. Was great fun until this morning, when I went to switch it on, the on/off switch came off :( only used it for a few days.

RED5 says: “RED5 says: " Oh no, we’re glad you had fun but are sorry to hear your helicopter has broken! If you pop it into your nearest RED5 store or contact our Customer Services team they'll be able to see if they can sort it out for you :)”.”

Not lasted long - Review by Ben

Excellent peice of kit , bought 1 of these for my boy for crimbo,can not fault the price, although 2 days on it now struggles to gain any height and does not take off, when it does it tends to want to go backwards.
Any ideas anyone.

RED5 says: “RED5 says: " hmmm that doesn't sound right, if you contact our customer service team i'm sure we can help :)”.”

Great little flyer - Review by Andrew

Great helicopter which we got for my son - easy to control and land. Only problem on-off switch on helicopter just snapped so we can't recharge. Any ideas how to get this fixed?

RED5 says: “RED5 says: "Hi Andrew, just pop your U4 into your nearest RED5 store or contact our Customer Services team and we can see if we can sort something for you :)”.”

Not Happy - Review by Kevin

I bought two of these helicopters,one for my son and the other for my nephew.They looked awesome when demonstrated in the shop...Well my son has used his twice and now he's given up on it, it doesn't get more than 10 inches from the ground even with a charge from the remote or usb charge. I'm using Duracell Ultra batteries in the controller like I was advised in the shop. I just hope my nephew isn't having the same problem...

RED5 says: “RED5 says: " Hi Kevin, sorry to hear you're having problems with your helicopters. If you pop them into your nearest store or contact our Customer Services team they'll be able to help you :)”.”

Helicopter - Review by Joanne

My youngest son loves this helicopter but the left button on the remote control (the one that makes it go up & down) is always in the down position. My eldest says it should'nt flop down it should stay in the middle,is he right ? should i return it for another one ?

RED5 says: “RED5 says: "Don't worry Joanne, your remote is absolutely normal. Most 3 channel helicopters have spring loaded sticks that control the height - its kind of like a safety feature, when you let go of the stick the lever drops and the power reduces to zero”.”

U4 - Review by Lewis

Hi Red5 got the U4 for christmas and have fully enjoyed it. But me and my sister arent the best of helicopter pilots so we have had a few crashes into ceilings and curtains and as a result the blades are slightly chipped on one side should this be a problem?

RED5 says: “RED5 says: "Don't worry slight chips shouldn't really affect the handling. However, its super easy to replace them with our U4 Spare Parts Kit.".”

help - Review by jack

Hi I think the U4 Gyro RC Helicopters are amazing and are great for presents. I have one slight problem though one of the screws have fell out and gone into the motor how do I get it out please.

RED5 says: “RED5 says: " Oh no! If you pop your U4 into your nearest RED5 store they can try to retrieve it for you :)".”

Very good - Review by Mark

What fun I have had today
Christmas day has had a laugh all day
Would recommend 100%
Going to get another one

Amazing at start - Review by adam

Received my blue U4 yesterday as an early Christmas present from my fiancée, flew great at the start and was great fun worked perfectly. charged her up this morning through the USB lead provided and now she has no power what so ever, the LED wont light up but does occasionally flicker red. Any ideas what I can do RED5?? Please help I want to play!


RED5 says: “RED5 says: " Hi Adam, if you pop your U4 into your nearest RED5 store or contact our Customer Services team they'll be able to get you playing again ".”

Best £20 I ever spent - Review by Brian

I saw this heli in the Southampton shop and my mind went back to my first r/c helicopter, a Twister Bell Medivac. It cost me a fortune to maintain as I was constantly crashing it and it was off to the shop for yet more rotor blades.

This little U4 looked so easy to control and when I found the price was a quarter of what I paid for the Medivac it was an instant sale. I don't think I've ever had so much fun when spending so little money and the control is just amazing. It's one of those few toys which exceeds its claims and I regularly get over ten minutes' of flying time out of one charge. For those who complain about the ten minute limit all I can say is, at just £20 buy two!

Just a couple of tips. The recharge plug is small and fiddly and it's worth putting a small sticker on it so that you don't try to insert it upside down. The other thing to do is to switch off the remote control after you have landed the heli at the end of the session. If you don't you may find the rotors coming to life when you pick up the heli and still have the remote in your hand.

I'm seriously considering the U6 but I'm having so much fun with this that I'll wait awhile on that one.


RED5 says: “RED5 says: "Glad to hear you are so happy with your U4 Brian! We hope you have many fantastic flights!".”

Great Toys - Review by Claus

Bought two of these one week ago on a visit to London. We have a lot of fun with them, but one of them fly fast backwards and slow forwards, anyone who can tell me why??? Claus, Denmark

Lol Awesome - Review by Ron

Been looking for similar games to this Helicopter Game
But this thing is awesome, def. buying it!

Help? - Review by Matthew

I have had the helicopter for 3 days now and I had just got a hang of flying it when it hit a wall and the whole tail rotor section fell off and all that was keeping it to the helicopter was 2 wires. I have managed to sort it out but now it is flying wonky. Can I get a refund or get it fixed for free at RED5?

RED5 says: “RED5 says: " If you purchased it from us Matthew then you can certainly take it into one of stores so our staff can take a look at it for you."
.”

Great indoor toy - Review by Richard

Fantastic little toy. Easy to fly and learn. After only a few minutes I had managed to navigate around the room and land back on the sofa. Also tried to get some in flight footage by attaching a small "Cat Camera" which is a camera you put you on your cats collar to record video of your cat goes.

Sadly it didn't quite have the power to lift the extra 70grams for the camera, but christmas is up soon and perhaps a U6 has the extra lifting power. Lovely toy!

Great Toy - Review by wendy

We bought this one at Hamley's last Wednesday, during our visit to London. Our son of 12y is really happy with this helicopter. And it flies really well and easy.

But unfortunately it hit the wall at home (in the Netherlands) and damaged the blades. How can we get replacing parts?

RED5 says: “RED5 says: "Hi Wendy, you can find all our spare parts for helicopters here: http://www.red5.co.uk/remote-control-toys/helicopter-spare-parts.aspx"
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Quality and entertaining all the way - Review by Craig Dention

What a fab little helicopter this is! We'd just bought one from Argos, then saw this one in your store and promptly returned the Argos one! Hours upon hours of use so far...loads of crashes...no damage....very robust! I'm now wanting the Daddy version (U6) as well as another U4 for my daughter! What a fab store. I'll certainly be returning.

Loved it, but its currently parked - Review by Richard

Got one for my birthday and had great fun flying it around the garage, but now the rear rotor kicks in as soon as I try to fly it and it goes backwards, I can only get it to stay still by pressing it full forward. Anyone have any idea why this has happened?

RED5 says: “Oh dear :( sometimes this can happen if the rear rotor gets fluff caught around it so the first thing to do is to check it for obstructions (take the rotor off and pop it back on again). If this doesn't sort the problem, then we may need to take a look at it for you or replace the rotor blade.”

great gadget - Review by chris

Got this for my son on monday, he hasn't stopped playing with it.
Only thing it could do with is a quicker charging time.
Overall a great gadget.

Missing link bar..should have 2 anyway - Review by Kevin

Purchased one of these today, regular pilot and enthusiast, quite annoyed and disgruntled to find only one top rotar/stabalizer link bar, its supposed to have 2, as if it doesnt it damages the gyro from unstable flying, more annoyed that no spares or usb charger were present in the box...i have emailed RED5 and asked for some help and assistance and await a reply...I know there very reasonable at £20 but I would expect a product of any price to fly and have spare parts and charge leads as indicated on the box and instore...

RED5 says: “Hi Kevin, sorry to hear you are disappointed with your helicopter. This particular helicopter does only have one top rotor linkage bar, although the moulding is still there for another so we can appreciate it can look like there should be a second one! With regards to the parts that you need, you should have received a reply from our team today.”

great - Review by Ashley

I got this for my birthday yesterday and its great but I suggest you fly it in an area where it cant get caught underneath eg. under a cupboard

RED5 says: “Thanks for the review Ashley - we'd have to say we'd agree ;) Best avoid flying under chairs, tables, small people etc.”

U4 Nice but Shortlived - Review by Tony

Flew great to start, but only after one day, the top rotors don't wish to spin fast now so she just spins. All the gearing looks OK, and its the shaft that doesn't want to speed up. Disappointed.

RED5 says: “Aww, sounds like a faulty unit Tony - I'm sure we can get it sorted for you.”

U4 flies to South Africa - Review by Colin

The U4 completed a flight to South Africa this morning (in luggage on an Airbus of-course). Bought two of these for my sons. They are very stable and so are the helicopters. Great fun being had by all, even though there is sunshine outside. Can I get spares anywhere in Johannesburg?

RED5 says: “Glad to hear it Colin - there's nothing worse than unstable children! Sadly we can't ship spares to SA but it's a popular little chopper so an eBay or Google search should turn up what you need :).”

U4 - Review by Richard

Got one of these for Xmas, excellent fun, really stable. Had to talk to customer service about a part and they proved to be brilliant.

Many Thanks

Parts - Review by John

Hi Like your other reviewers, I also got a U4 Gyro RC Helicopter for crimbo. Love flying the helicopter easy and fun, but like one of your reviewers i could do with a couple of bits for my helicopter. Spare blades and i seem to have lost one of the struts which runs from the body up to the tail.

RED5 says: “This shouldn't be a problem John, just drop us an email with your address and we'll see what we can do.”

Absolutely excellent - some tips - Review by Steven

Father Christmas gave this to my 6 year old son this year and he absolutely loves it (as do I !!). One of the best things I did was to purchase a mains charger for it which makes charging faster and the remote control batteries last for ages. You can get a USB mains charger on the high street and use the supplied USB cable to charge it - mine was a Griffin one from John Lewis. I have already purchased replacement blades which is inevitable. If you see a performance decrease check the rotor shaft for hair and fluff and use tweezers to pull out any debris.

RED5 says: “Some great tips there Steven :) We hope you and your son continue to have many excellent flights!”

Hanszinderfaan - Review by Lacklustre lift

I was given this u4 as a Christmas present but I could not use it immediately as there were no batteries handy. When I did get some it worked fine and I had a number of rewarding flights. It is very easy to get on with. I did find if you push the stick forward it is a bit reluctant at first and when you centre the joystick it tends to go backwards. I am now finding that after charging it works for about a minute and then refuses to lift off. It just sits there whirring away on the floor. Charging with the computer did nothing to remedy this. A bit disappointing really.

RED5 says: “Sounds like a charging issue to us, best thing to do is to contact us by email or take it into a store for testing.”

Great gift but help! - Review by Nicole

I got my helicopter 2 days ago and really enjoyed flying it around the room with great control. However I have charged it today and have had the same problem with it not going forwards; yesterday and the day before I could fly forwards fine but now it only hovers? Can you give me any advice to help it fly forwards again? Thanks

RED5 says: “Hmm, is the tail rotor still spinning? If not then that's probably the issue as it's the tail rotor that controls the forwards and backwards movement”

Best present ever! - Review by Jay

Amazingly satisfactory! When these first came out years ago they were hard to fly, hard to land without damaging them and generally impossible but now........ :)
easy to fly, lights are exciting and best present ever giving hours of pleasure - will be buying more if and when available!
only one request - are you able to supply more spare bits - ours has had a lot of use and we appear to have lost one or 2 small parts.

RED5 says: “Hi Jay, email us and we'll see what parts we can get hold of for you. Blades are available here: http://www.red5.co.uk/u4-spare-parts-kit.aspx and here: http://www.red5.co.uk/u4-top-rotor-assembly-1206.aspx”

chopper problems - Review by andrew mcfarlane

i was given a u4 metal series helicopter for xmas and its a great little machine. i got the hang of take off and landing no problem but my example refuses to move forward or back when i move the right control stick as instructed in the leaflet.maybe its just my model or control box has a fault but it takes away the most fun and skillfull part of the flying experience.i will contact RED5 for advice before i take it back to the shop.even so its a great little starter kit for anyone to get into rc models and is easy to control and looks good and is pretty durable.

U for useless? - Review by Jon

As feared only lasted for first flight before there were problems. On second session the U4 stopped taking off after full charge and new batteries in the controller. Will be returning for money back or working machine.

RED5 says: “Sorry to hear that Jon, did you try charging using the USB cable”

Awesome - Review by Mario Balotelli

Absolutely fantastic. Very easy to control. My 6 year old sister can use it. Brilliant. A must buy gift!

Doesn't fly properly? - Review by LouLou

For some reason it is too heavy at the back and it won't lift straight up off the table - it will only fly if you turn it left or right and then it crashes into a wall! Not sure if you're supposed to adjust the parts or something? The instructions are terrible and don't teach you how to fly it.

RED5 says: “Hmm, that's a strange one LouLou, it's not something we've encountered before. Sounds like we may need to take a look at it for you.”

brilliant - Review by Eric

just brought one of these helicopters from your Leicester store , and its flight stability is great! I just spent about 20 minutes attaching a second link between the gyro and top blade because i asumed mine must of fallen off , but then i looked online and saww it didn't have one anyway? any reason for this?

RED5 says: “We're not sure why this particular model only has one of these little clips, it's perhaps to do with the fact that the clip itself is much more substantial on this size of helicopter than other models.”

amazing for price. flies very well - Review by John

i went to the shop in person to buy this as wanted to see a flying machine in action before i paid out for cheap crap that didnt fly,was well impressed and its very cute too,iv had at least 25 crazy drunken accidents with mine and it seems pretty indestructible,the collapsible wings do their job very well,my 7 year old daughter has one and can fly it very well after 30 minutes practice at hover technique.

Great plane - Review by william

got this for my birthday great helicopter very easy to fly recommend buying

Surprised!!!! - Review by Peter

Well what can I say, I bought this yesterday being a big kid. I have had these things before and they never really worked or did not take off after a days use but this is amazing.
My son wants one now as he has seen my skills flying this!!!
Great item, I would say the best fun I've had in years
WELL DONE RED5

Highly Recommended!! - Review by Colin

This little helicopter is absolutely amazing to fly.......so easy and incredibly stable in the air. I've had it about 3 weeks now and never get tired of flying it....bought it from RED5 on a visit with friends in Lincoln.....battery re-charging for next flight as I type this message......crashed it twice with no damage. Many thanks RED5....Excellent Product!

marvellous little machine - Review by malcolm stubley

This little helicopter is brilliant, quite easy to fly and performs extremely well. It is extremely robust I`m even considering buying the apache in the near future. My helicopter was purchased from one of your stores, Springfields to be exact. The assistants were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. I could well be buying more from them. These helicopters are quite something once you see them you are hooked. I am 72 but still a kid at heart thanks RED5.

WOW! - Review by Charlie

great helicopter, great business all together! love the hovering, and the great steering!

Awesome helicopter - Review by Chris

This has to be by far the best thing I have bought in a while, having so much fun with it, even thinking of buying another one as I get bored having to wait for it to charge up, but over all it definitely is awesome!

Great fun and nearly unbreakable - Review by Hans Geurtsen

Bought one of these helicopters a few weeks ago and had hours of fun with it already. For fathers day I bought my dad one and one for my son as well. They also enjoy flying this toy now. Its more than worth the money, it flies great, its rock solid. I had a large number of crashes already, but it still lives. Excellent.

AMAZING - Review by Haydn Dias

I have had about 10 previous helicopters and this is by far the best. I tend to buy helicopters that are expensive high market ones and when I saw this I could not believe it was 25 pounds. I thought it might not be very good but I thought I would give it a go. Got home straight out the box put batteries in the controller and I am off.
Extremely stable. Good sharp turning and controllable forwards and backwards movement.
I recommend this to everyone from beginners to pros.
Good work guys.

"easy to fly" - it's true! - Review by James

The subtitle on the product says "easy to fly". And it is. The gyro stabiliser makes it turn soooo well! It's pretty hardy too - I have tried to be a bit of a cowboy with mine, and have crashed it a few times. I would HIGHLY recommend this for first time flyers!

U4 - Review by Richard

Got one of these for Xmas, excellent fun, really stable. Had to talk to customer service about a part and they proved to be brilliant.

Many Thanks

Parts - Review by John

Hi Like your other reviewers, I also got a U4 Gyro RC Helecopter for chrimbo. love flying the helicopter easy and fun, but like one of your reviewers i could do with a couple of bits for my helicopter Spare blades and i seam to have lost one of the struts which runs from the body up to the tail

RED5 says: "This shouldn't be a problem John, just drop us an email with your address and we'll see what we can do."

Absolutely Excellent - some tips... - Review by Steven

Father Christmas gave this to my 6 year old son this year and he absolutely loves it (as do I !!). One of the best things I did was to purchase a mains charger for it which makes charging faster and the remote control batteries last for ages. You can get a USB mains charger on the high street and use the supplied USB cable to charge it - mine was a Griffin one from John Lewis. I have already purchased replacement blades which is inevitable. If you see a performance decrease check the rotor shaft for hair and fluff and use tweezers to pull out any debris.

RED5 says: "Some great tips there Steven :) We hope you and your son continue to have many excellent flights!"

Lacklustre lift - Review by Hanszinderfaan

I was given this u4 as a Christmas present but I could not use it immediately as there were no batteries handy. When I did get some it worked fine and I had a number of rewarding flights. It is very easy to get on with. I did find if you push the stick forward it is a bit reluctant at first and when you centre the joystick it tends to go backwards. I am now finding that after charging it works for about a minute and then refuses to lift off. It just sits there whirring away on the floor. Charging with the computer did nothing to remedy this. A bit disappointing really.

RED5 says: "Sounds like a charging issue to us, best thing to do is to contact us by email or take it into a store for testing."

Great gift but help! - Review by Nicole

I got my helicopter 2 days ago and really enjoyed flying it around the room with great control. However I have charged it today and have had the same problem with it not going forwards; yesterday and the day before I could fly forwards fine but now it only hovers? Can you give me any advice to help it fly forwards again? Thanks

RED5 says: "Hmm, is the tail rotor still spinning? If not then that's probably the issue as it's the tail rotor that controls the forwards and backwards movement."

Best present ever! - Review by Jay

Amazingly satisfactory! When these first came out years ago they were hard to fly, hard to land without damaging them and generally impossible but now........ :)
easy to fly, lights are exciting and best present ever giving hours of pleasure - will be buying more if and when available!
only one request - are you able to supply more spare bits - ours has had a lot of use and we appear to have lost one or 2 small parts.

RED5 says: "Hi Jay, email us and we'll see what parts we can get hold of for you. Blades are available here: http://www.red5.co.uk/u4-spare-parts-kit.aspx and here: http://www.red5.co.uk/u4-top-rotor-assembly-1206.aspx"

chopper problems - Review by andrew mcfarlane

i was given a u4 metal series helicopter for xmas and its a great little machine.i got the hang of take off and landing no problem but my example refuses to move forward or back when i move the right control stick as instructed in the leaflet.maybe its just my model or control box has a fault but it takes away the most fun and skillfull part of the flying experience.i will contact red 5 for advice before i take it back to the shop.even so its a great little starter kit for anyone to get into rc models and is easy to control and looks good and is pretty durable.

U for useless? - Review by Jon

As feared only lasted for first flight before there were problems. On second session the U4 stopped taking off after full charge and new batteries in the controller. Will be returning for money back or working machine.

RED5 says: "Sorry to hear that Jon, did you try charging using the USB cable?"

Awesome - Review by Mario Balotelli

Absolutely fantastic. Very easy to control. My 6 year old sister can use it. Brilliant. A must buy gift!

Doesn't fly properly? - Review by LouLou

For some reason it is too heavy at the back and it won't lift straight up off the table - it will only fly if you turn it left or right and then it crashes into a wall! Not sure if you're supposed to adjust the parts or something? The instructions are terrible and don't teach you how to fly it.

RED5 says: "Hmm, that's a strange one LouLou, it's not something we've encountered before. Sounds like we may need to take a look at it for you."

brilliant - Review by Eric

just brought one of these helicopters from you leicster store , and its flight stability is great! I just spent about 20 minutes attacting a second link between the gyro and top blade because i asumed mine must of fallen off , but then i looked online and saww it didn't have one anyway? any reason for this?

RED5 says: "We're not sure why this particular model only has one of these little clips, it's perhaps to do with the fact that the clip itself is much more substantial on this size of helicopter than the smaller models."

amazing for price.flys very well - Review by john

i went to the shop in person to buy this as wanted to see a flying machine in action before i paid out for cheap crap that didnt fly,was well impressed and its very cute too,iv had at least 25 crazy drunken accidents with mine and it seems pretty indestructible,the collapsible wings do there job very well,my 7 year old daughter has one and can fly it very well after 30 minutes practice at hover technique.

Great Plane - Review by william

got this for my birthday great helicopter very easy to fly recommend buying

Suprised!!!! - Review by Peter

Well what can I say, I bought this yesterday being a big kid. I have had these things before and they never really worked or did not take off after a days use but this is amazing.
My son wants one now as he has seen my skills flying this!!!
Great item, I would say the best fun I've had in years
WELL DONE Red5

Highly Recommended!! - Review by Colin

This little helicopter is absolutely amazing to fly.......so easy and incredibly stable in the air. Iv'e had it about 3 weeks now and never get tired of flying it....bought it from Red5 on a visit with friends in Lincoln.....battery re-charging for next flight as I type this message......crashed it twice with no damage. Many thanks Red5....Excellent Product!

marvellous little machine - Review by malcolm stubley

This little helicopter is brilliant quite easy to fly and performs extremely well. It is extremely robust I`m even considering buying the apache in the near future.My helicopter was purchased from one of you stores,Springfields to be exact. The assistants were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. I could well be buying more from them. These helicopters are quite something once you see them you are hooked. I am 72 but still a kid at heart thanks RED5

WOW! - Review by Charlie

great helicopter, great business all together! love the hovering, and the great steering!

Awsome Helicopter - Review by Chris

This has to be by far the best thing i have bought in a while, having so much fun with it, even thinking of buying another one get bored having to wait for it to charge up. but over all it definatly is awsome!

AMAZING - Review by Haydn Dias

I have had about 10 previous helicopters and this is by far the best I tend to buy helicopters that are expensive high market ones And when I saw this I could not believe it 25 pounds I thought it might not be very good but I thought I would give it a go Got home straight out the box put batteries in the controller an I am off.
Extremely stable. Good sharp turning and controllable forwards and backwards movement.
I recommend this to everyone from begginers to pros.
Good work guys.

Great fun and nearly unbreakable - Review by Hans Geurtsen

Bought one of these helicopters a few weeks ago and had hours of fun with it already. For fathers day I bought my dad one and one for my son as well. They also enjoy flighing this toy now. Its more than worth the money, it flighs great, its rock solid. I had a large number of crashes already, but it still lives. Excellent.

"easy to fly" - its true! - Review by James

The subtitle on the product says "easy to fly". And it is. The gyro stabiliser makes it turn soooo well! It's pretty hardy too - I have tried to be a bit of a cowboy with mine, and have crashed it a few times. I would HIGHLY recommend this for first time flyers!