Hawk Apache Double Prop R/C Helicopter

#1
#2

hmm… any good?

#3

bought one before xmas, was doa

#4

Got this last time…it’s ok.

#5

Note: This post contains pricing information for future reference because it is generally not available elsewhere once the next Woot has been offered.

Hawk Apache Double Prop R/C Helicopter
$39.99 + $5 shipping
condition: New
product(s): 1 Hawk Apache Double Prop R/C Helicopter

#6

cool. something in the office that i can play with!!!

anyone have this…how is the controls??? battey life???

#7

2chan? 3 chan? 4 chan?

#8

So I presume it’s 3 channel? Good ones are 4 channel.

#9

Can you actually steer this thing?

#10

Hard to control.
Battery dies quickly.
Charger gets very hot. Not regulated so you must unplug it after about 45 - 60 minutes (when it is really hot).
Added some weights to tail to help stabilize it.
2 CH (up/down, rotate left/right)

#11

I bought this last time it was on woot and returned it.

BUYER BEWARE: This is NOT a full function 4channel controller like Woot claims.

This is a 2 channel heli ONLY. It slowly goes forwards AND up at the same time with one stick - and can turn left/right with the other. It does NOT have independent forward/backwards controls.

This has the same functions as the cheap $10 helis. However this is MUCH larger and and NOT very forgiving when crashing.

Buy at your own risk, but beware that the description is incorrect.

This is a 2Channel ONLY helicopter. No independent forwards/backwards (does forward as it goes up).

#12

Nice job, isanchez19! According to woot, you bought this 1.017 seconds before it was even available! (check out the time to first woot). Where are you hiding that time machine? I call shotgun!

#13

Old discussion thread from this one in december…

http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=1824007

#14

About 12min flight time. You really want a 4chan these are very hard to controll. About the same as a 10$ on and atleast you only out 10 bucks when you crash the cheep ones.

#15

Correct… and might I add that it actually always goes forwards… as long as it’s weighted correctly.

When I got it, I had to add some weight to the nose a bit so it actually MOVED forwards…

But now… looks SICK moving through the sky with it’s size. Definitely gets so good air too.

I did leave the charger on too long once, and now the battery only lasts like 5 minutes or so.

#16

Got one last time. It’s tricky to control and I couldn’t get it adjusted right to steer well. the batteries die quick too. It does look pretty badass though when you get it working (well, as working as it gets). Needs a lot of room though. The controls themselves are pretty decent though. The remote has a nice feel to it and the options for how to move it are pretty robust. If the thing was able to be properly tuned it would be a great toy.

#17

I got two of these last time - one was great the other faulty - Woot did a GREAT job of replacing it right away and the replacement flew like a champ.

Here’s a video I made of me flying the first one.

#18

Where do they claim it’s 4 channel? I don’t recall ever seeing that but maybe I missed it.

For $40 it’s a pretty nice helicopter IF you get a good one. Woot customer service was VERY supportive of the one I had a problem with and were quick to get me a replacement that flew great.

So, for the money this is a good deal. check out http://www.xheli.com to get an idea of what there is out there at this price.

#19

Can you buy replacement rotor blades for this?

#20

Yes, and rotor head parts as well. Many of the ESky Commanche parts have worked for me. Parts(blades and blade grips)