PicoZ Micro Helicopter
Small chopper, big fun
PicoZ Micro Helicopter
Small chopper, big fun
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Pedals, joysticks, flight manuals, Bruno Brookes style leather blousons...it's a right rigmarole flying a chopper, isn't it? Well no, not if you buy the amazing PicoZ Micro Helicopter.
Ready-to-fly straight out the box, this palm-sized IR flying machine is perfect for indoor flights. And it won't blow off the boss's toupee or decapitate the dog, even in a head-on collision, as it's only 17cm long and weighs a mere 10g. More importantly it won't fall to bits, as it's constructed from robust polypropylene foam.
You control the airborne action via a twin channel, wide-beam infra-red transmitter that doubles up as a charger. With a range of up to 30ft, you'll soon be conducting hush-hush raids on distant enemy desks and, thanks to the Pico's eerie blue strobe light, putting the willies up the late shift. Just make sure you don't hum the music to Magnum whilst doing so - it's a dead giveaway!
Unlike the whopping great petrol-driven choppers of yesteryear, the Pico's powerful micro motors are powered by a lightweight lithium polymer battery, giving flight times of up to 10 minutes from a half hour charge. More than enough to harass housemates and buzz the budgie. Indeed, when it comes to manoeuvrability, this nifty chopper is the canine's cojones. And that's down to an ingenious auto-stability system which makes flying the Pico a doddle.
We guarantee you'll be utterly addicted to this titchy triumph of micro technology before you can say 'Jan Michael Vincent' (whippersnappers get Googling), and the whole indoor flight angle adds a thrilling new dimension to proceedings. Open spaces? Who need 'em!
For some reason unbeknownst to us, the manufacturers of this product have labeled the packaging with "PicooZ" rather than "PicoZ". Where does the name come from? Well, it's probably based on the word Pico, meaning "really small" - Pico is an SI reference for 10−12 with roots in the spanish word for "small quantity"
- For ages 10+
- Charge time approximately 30 minutes.
- Flight time approximately 10 minutes.
- Super wide infra-red control.
- Miniature size & weight.
- Foam body withstands crashes.
- Auto stable & precision speed.
- Tri-band technology.
- Approximately 13.5(W) x 7cm(H) x 3cm(D)
- Transmitter - 6 x AA Batteries (not included)
- Helicopter - 1 x 3.7v Li-Poly Battery (included)
Hints & Tips:
- 1 x PicoZ helicopter
- 1 x Transmitter
- 1 x Spare tail propeller (it's only about 1.5cm long, and is in a small plastic bag taped to the inner carton where the remote is housed)
- 1 x Instructions
For a PicoZ 'Hints & Tips' Troubleshooting Guide click here:
Brilliant little heli, friend has one and I have played with it a few times. Just bought 1 for myself and I can't wait for it :).
James, Scotland - 31st January 2009
I got this toy as a gift for my birthday this year. A lot of fun! My cat is absolutely crazy about it, and so am I. The only drawback is the short life of the in-built heli battery. But it's great, and it recharges quite quickly.
So, if you think of buying this for yourself or for somebody that likes giznmos, I say "go ahead". You can't go wrong.
Eugen, Romania - 15th November 2008
I got my helicopter at christmas and my whole family thought that for £20 it was never going to work but when I got it up in the air and steadied it they all said "it actually works!" Its so addictive I ended playing in my bed and round the whole house, possibly the remote toy I ever got. I highly recommend for all age groups as its easy to fly but will entertain you for days.
Alex Buck, Chipping Warden, Banbury - 7th August 2008
This little PicoZ helicopter is extremely fun. Got mine today after having to wait 5 hours for it! (had to go to college). Got it charged and fired it up when I got home & it's brilliant fun. I find it best to slightly adjust the trimming as you're flying the helicopter as the battery life does effect it. Also, I recommend some 2500mAh rechargeable batteries (make sure the rechargeables are a high mAh) for the controller as you'll find yourself going through hundreds of normal AAs. I've now stuck a bit of blue tack on the bottom of the nose and it flies a lot better. Very happy. Money well spent. I recommend these batteries: http://www.Mmcrodirect.co.uk / (27589) Energizer-Plug-In-Compact-Charger-With-6. Aspx - 6 2500mah Energizer - they come with a charger as well (although you might want to get yourself another charger as this one can only do 4 at a time). Oh, and thanks for the packet of Fun Gums Firebox!! :D.
Craig Nykamp, Southam, Warwickshire, Midlands, England - 7th May 2008
Ordered Wednesday, arrived beautifully packed on Friday. Just learning to fly but great fun, a real man's fun gadget, thanks Firebox.
Doug Whitehouse, Anglesey - 8th March 2008
Not much that I can add here about this BRILLIANT WEE MACHINE only to recommend that you buy one now.... Excellent! I've always fancied myself as a pilot.
Gary Copeland, Dumfries And Galloway - 16th January 2008