X-Copter 2.4 GHz R/C Micro-Copter
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3/16/2015 - $19.99
In looking for info/reviews I came across this post re: earlier Woot sale. Looks like Woot was going to resolve the sale of a defective one. At this price I’m tempted but without any blade protection I’m sure it would maybe last a day with me at the controls. Here’s a YouTube video of this little guy in action. I control these pretty well but, even so, something always happens. I purchased what I refer to as a “flying ball” (sells for $20-$24), it’s a round framework with a copter in the center so that the rotor is protected and, because the rotor is protected, I have flown it and crashed it over and over for months and it still works great. It’s the first “copter” type RC that I’ve truly gotten my money’s worth out of and then some.
I picked up two of these last time I saw them on Woot. More portable than the larger one I got at Radio Shack, slightly faster, probably more fragile(I’ve been careful and managed not to break either of them thus far)
They come with a replacement blade for each rotor, but I haven’t broken any of the blades yet. They’re a bit unstable due to the small size and rotor spread, but it’s possible to fly them well with practice. Surprisingly nimble for indoor flight.
Since I got 2, I can play with 1 while the other is charging. The charge time isn’t significantly longer than the flight time.
Meh.com just had a deal last week for qty. 2 of the CX-10 quadcopters for $22. And those are great quadcopters. You can get a single on Amazon for $18. I don’t know anything about this particular model, but qty. 1 for $20 seems like a pretty poor deal.
I bought one of these last time they were offered. It was definitely worth the money. Once of the motors has died and it doesn’t fly anymore, but it was totally worth the $25 that I paid for it.
You can get replacement motors for these from your local hobby store! I have a few and have replaced the motors a couple times. You will need some readers or a mag. glass to see the wires, make sure you observe polarity!
Cheerson CX-10 Mini quads are like $15 with free shipping,…don’t think so Woot. I have this little X-Copter though and it is a good little flier. Burnt out one motors and soldered on a new one, still flying great. if it was $15 + $5 shipping I would buy another,…but!
flying ball? can you give more details about what you are recommending over this one on woot… thanks!
I bought mine from Meritline, but these SKYMASTER UFO’s are available elsewhere, incl. Amazon. This one has lights and is slightly higher in price than the two I bought which were $19.99 w/coupon. But they are great fun, extremely easy to fly and very responsive. I can do spot landings on small table (12" x 12" top) 40 ft. away. Their bottom has a construction with a “flat” spot allowing you to land and stay put without rolling. Compared to other RC’s I’ve had, these just “listen” to me better and do what I want. But if you mess up the framework protects the blade better than anything I’ve ever experienced, but if they were to hit hard enough the frame could probably deflect enough to hit the rotor. And if you fly it into a wall it will want to stay “sucked” up against it, though I’ve been able to “detach” it by remote and keep flying, but at least it doesn’t break the rotor like most would. Short charge time via my computer’s usb and probably 5 min. avg. flight time. I’ve probably flown them a couple hundred times and they’re ready for their next flight. Best investment I ever made and just a lot of fun!