My son received this helicopter for this 10th birthday. He loves it! Between 4 little boys at our house, we have used a lot of remote control junk. We've had planes that break a propeller or wing with one single crash, so he is very protective of his helicopter. So far it's been flown inside only but flown into walls\/fans many times and crashed to the ground. It's still perfect. I think that it is priced right at $20. I was pleasantly surprised with it's durability considering how hard it is to find a good RC toy for kids. Highly recommended for the beginner!
Hyperactives 5 will even drive when it's upside down
What our shoppers say:
Tiny, but fun
I bought this for my husband for his birthday. Since he's gotten it he's had a lot of fun running it around inside our house. Our toddler son gets a lot of enjoyment out of it too, since they play catch the car with it. Its fast, quiet and great for using inside. On carpet and hard floors it does really well flipping over and back and keeps going. I don't know how well it would do on outdoor surfaces though. Other than the fact that it sucks down 4 AAA batteries for about every 30 minutes of play, I'd say its perfect for what we wanted. There is a YouTube video demoing this specific model. That was helpful in making the decision to buy.
Precision firing in both ground-attack and heli modes
What our shoppers say:
VERY CHEAPLY MADE
I purchased this for my grandson on a Friday night and returned it on Saturday morning.\nThe overall quality of the helicopter is HORRIBLE - made out of the cheapest plastic known to man and the wheels are STYROFOAM. In my opinion, the price point should be $19.95 or lower. The remote control is what your are paying for - speaking of which, it took at least 30 minutes to get into the back of for battery installation. The teeny tiny screw was screwed in way too tight and a regular Phillips screwdriver will not do the job. You might have luck with one of the tools that come in an eyeglass repair kit (yes, the screw is THAT tiny).\n\nAfter charging the helicopter for about 30 minutes or so, it was ready to go. Underneath the bottom of the helicopter is a flimsy switch that turns it on. If your child doesn't know what he's doing, he's is going to crash into everything (LOL!# and as cheap as it's made, it's subject to fall apart on impact.\n\nHe could only fly the helicopter for about 3 minutes at a time, then it would die #leading me to believe there was some sort of wiring problem#.\n\nPersonally, I was not happy that I paid $43 (including $4 extended warranty) for this toy. Of course, my grandson loved it but the price point is too high for the quality of the product. I will be purchasing another helicopter for him that is a bit more sturdy.
Ok for 2 hours, then starts to have problems. Need better instructions, that need TO BE CLEAR!!\nHair gets into prop too easy and its so hard to clear it. I thought I never seen hair around, but this thing seems to pick it up easy. My kid burnt this thing out by 2 weeks. I had to restrain him from playing with it so much, thinking I could keep the batteries from failing. My kid did a lot of chores to get this, so I had to let him play.\nBig pile of dung. You know a kid is going to eventually abuse a product like this and it doesn't last.\nWhere's your R & D?
I bought this item at a Wal-Mart store and when I got home, it did not work. This is the 3rd time I have had to purchase and return this item!! There is a short in the remote control for this item and it WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY!! It is a waste of time and money and I will never buy it again!! Disappointed!!!