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ooh... flashing lights!
Traditionally, RC helicopters have been tricky little monkeys to control. No matter how many pairs of aviators we wore, the darn things just refused to fly where we wanted them to.
Thankfully there’s still hope for our two left thumbs, in the form of the stylish Gyro Flyer Apache R/C Helicopter. With its high-tech internal gyro system providing constant stability, the 3-channel controls let you pull off the trickiest of manoeuvres from as far as 10 metres away.
The chopper body is made from high density plastic, making it resistant to the odd crash landing and the rugged gunship styling will turn any dull desktop into a combat zone. It’s time to buzz the boss...
3 channel control: really fly forwards and backwards
Easy to fly
Ultra steady: land on platforms like never before
White LED spotlight and 4 colour LED lights underneath tail
Can programme the helicopter to fly on three different channels. Just move the switch to A, B or C, switch off the helicopter and controller. Then power it back on and it will be programmed on that channel. This will allow three people in the same room to control their own helicopter.
Remote control range: around 10 metres
Full charge time: 30 minutes
Flying time per charge: about 6-8 minutes (30 minutes standby)
Infrared controlled, fixed frequency
Helicopter measures approximately 16cm (L) x 8.5cm (H) x 4.5cm (W)
Controller: Requires 6x AA batteries (not included)