Rated 2.3 out of 5★ by 3reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Jedman7 Okay for a beginner, but that's about it. The Turbofrog AirVolt medium R/C helicopter looks great and should be fun for a beginner. The package arrived and I was completely stoked. When you take it out of the box you immediately feel a well-built copter. It has a lot of metal and sturdy poly-formed parts that should stand up to the myriad of crashes beginners have until they learn to fly.I made no modifications out of the box: simply followed the instructions in setting it up, charging it, and then beginning to fly. There are a few things beginners should know about this gyro R/C heli: it needs to be calibrated (as do most gyro helis). First, turn on the transmitter (with the heli turned OFF) and move the throttle control (the left-side joystick) all the way up and then all the way back down. Then turn on the copter WHILE IT SITS FLAT AND UPRIGHT on a level surface, and wait about 4 or 5 seconds for the built-in gyro to get it's bearings. Then move the right-hand control stick all the way up and all the way down; all the way left and all the way right. Calibration is done. Now on to it's flight characteristics.I noticed the ground-effect wasn't too bad on this bird, and I was able to make a smooth lift-off without having to "gun it" past the ground-effect. However, it needed a large trim adjustment. Once that was done it was off to the races (or should I say "cruises"). I say that because it does not move forward or backward very quickly. It made no difference whether the switch was on "high" or "low" control (BTW, use low control if you're a beginner). The copter operated at the same sluggish forward and backward speed. Because of this I would say you should not fly this outdoors unless there is absolutely NO wind. A mod of adding a larger tail blade would fix the slow forward and backward speed, but don't do that until you've transitioned from a beginner pilot to one with confidence flying it.You'll need some room to fly this in, as it's almost a foot and a half long, which I think too big for flying inside the house unless your an experienced pilot. I'd say an empty two car garage, or better yet, go to a large empty warehouse or gymnasium to learn.Charge time took about 90 minutes, but I always let my birds sit on the charger about 30 minutes past the time the little charge indicator goes off. I get about 7 or 8 minutes of flight time from it.In conclusion, this gyro heli looks awesome and is great for a beginner to learn on. It is well built, and looks cool when flying; but more experienced pilots will want something with a bit more speed and handling. 01/02/2014
Rated 1 out of 5★ by philliesman200998 no good broke when I got it out of the box 01/02/2014
Rated 2 out of 5★ by pamel is ok lot smaller than i expected 02/15/2014