The other two -- three actually, because I tried two different samples of the Picco-Z -- lost flight control after crashing just once or twice.chilly hot pepers red
The Reflex, however, seems designed to take a crashing and keep on thrashing! Two aspects of the design account for the unit's durability and stability.gaia bleach layouts
I did manage to break one rotor wing the first day, but fortunately the manufacturer provides a few spares. I have inquired at their website to find how to order more; spares are available online for their other models, and I imagine spares for the Reflex will soon be too.
The second design breakthrough here is the use of two directional propellors, instead of the usual vulnerable one, and here enclosed in plastic blade guards.
Even two samples of the vaunted Picco-Z failed to accomplish that! Finally the little chopper is cute and handles well (once you get used to flying it -- I'm trying, but I'm enjoying myself immensely).
I like the fact that the chopper's LiPo battery charges off A/C, not battery. I believe I read it takes twenty minutes to charge the chopper for a five-minute flight; a red LED next to the plug on the chopper flashes while charging and extinguishes when you're ready to fly. soft wedge hairstyle 2008
As I say, this is the first inside R/C minichopper I have tried that seems to work as advertised, and I recommend it highly.
I'm back some weeks later, and I'm happy to report that my little Reflex is still flying beautifully, and I'm actually getting fairly good controlling it!
To the customer who couldn't get the chopper to fly more than two feet off the ground, I have to believe there was a problem with his battery and assume he could have gotten a replacement or refund.
I just love the Reflex and wish only that I had some sort of protective carrying case for it, so I could fly it around friends' houses...