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Now, you too can join luminaries such as Prince Andrew, TC off Magnum and, er, Noel Edmonds by piloting your very own swanky helicopter. Okay, so you won't be able to nip over to St Tropez, harass Higgins in Hawaii or whisk Mr Blobby to his next signing session, but you will be able to take control of a sleek and nifty R/C chopper without having to apply for a mortgage.

Sky Patrol Radio Controlled Helicopter The Sky Patrol R/C Helicopter is the finest entry-level chopper we've ever seen, and even the most maladroit wannabe pilot should be able to get this baby off the ground. Featuring the same on-board computer technology as the popular Intruder R/C Airplane, this wonderful whirlybird has been engineered to make flying a doddle.

The proportional control flight system uses a Scalextric-style trigger unit to regulate altitude and speed, whilst the light but durable body construction means that even Mike Smith-style pilots won't terminally damage the aircraft if it nosedives into the ground.

Sky Patrol Radio Controlled Helicopter The Sky Patrol Helicopter uses a quick charger that resembles a landing pad and comes complete with a seriously funky 'fuelling' hose - simply attach the hose to the chopper, wait for the light to turn green and you're ready for take off. The Sky Patrol is pretty much plug-and-play - we got it flying within minutes out of the box.

Once airborne the helicopter will soar to heights of well over 50ft and distances of 300ft. It takes a little while to master the control - basically the harder you squeeze the trigger, the higher it flies in a pretty much forward direction. Ease off the trigger and the Sky Patrol will lose altitude and start to turn; pull the trigger when it's facing the new direction you want to charge off in.

Sky Patrol Radio Controlled Helicopter Although recommended for outdoor flight only, we couldn't help but try the Sky Patrol indoors, as its size and lightweight construction seems to lend itself to office flight. With this in mind, may we suggest hovering the Sky Patrol above a colleague's carefully stacked paperwork whilst loudly humming Flight of the Valkyries and quoting lines from Apocalypse Now. (NB: Firebox cannot replace helicopters that have been plucked from the sky and stamped on as a result of this highly irritating activity).

Sky Patrol Radio Controlled Helicopter For less than £65 you're not getting a state of the art, fuel guzzling, iron beast of a 'copter. Control is somewhat erratic and definitely takes some getting used to. In fact make sure you have plenty of space available when you launch because it has an uncanny ability to head straight for the nearest person leaving you to watch helplessly as they scramble for cover. But then that's half the fun isn't it?

All in all we think this is the ultimate airborne plaything for the price conscious chopper shopper.

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    Description
    Now, you too can join luminaries such as Prince Andrew, TC off Magnum and, er, Noel Edmonds by piloting your very own swanky helicopter. Okay, so you won't be able to nip over to St Tropez, harass Higgins in Hawaii or whisk Mr Blobby to his next signing session, but you will be able to take control of a sleek and nifty R/C chopper without having to apply for a mortgage.

    Sky Patrol Radio Controlled Helicopter The Sky Patrol R/C Helicopter is the finest entry-level chopper we've ever seen, and even the most maladroit wannabe pilot should be able to get this baby off the ground. Featuring the same on-board computer technology as the popular Intruder R/C Airplane, this wonderful whirlybird has been engineered to make flying a doddle.

    The proportional control flight system uses a Scalextric-style trigger unit to regulate altitude and speed, whilst the light but durable body construction means that even Mike Smith-style pilots won't terminally damage the aircraft if it nosedives into the ground.

    Sky Patrol Radio Controlled Helicopter The Sky Patrol Helicopter uses a quick charger that resembles a landing pad and comes complete with a seriously funky 'fuelling' hose - simply attach the hose to the chopper, wait for the light to turn green and you're ready for take off. The Sky Patrol is pretty much plug-and-play - we got it flying within minutes out of the box.

    Once airborne the helicopter will soar to heights of well over 50ft and distances of 300ft. It takes a little while to master the control - basically the harder you squeeze the trigger, the higher it flies in a pretty much forward direction. Ease off the trigger and the Sky Patrol will lose altitude and start to turn; pull the trigger when it's facing the new direction you want to charge off in.

    Sky Patrol Radio Controlled Helicopter Although recommended for outdoor flight only, we couldn't help but try the Sky Patrol indoors, as its size and lightweight construction seems to lend itself to office flight. With this in mind, may we suggest hovering the Sky Patrol above a colleague's carefully stacked paperwork whilst loudly humming Flight of the Valkyries and quoting lines from Apocalypse Now. (NB: Firebox cannot replace helicopters that have been plucked from the sky and stamped on as a result of this highly irritating activity).

    Sky Patrol Radio Controlled Helicopter For less than £65 you're not getting a state of the art, fuel guzzling, iron beast of a 'copter. Control is somewhat erratic and definitely takes some getting used to. In fact make sure you have plenty of space available when you launch because it has an uncanny ability to head straight for the nearest person leaving you to watch helplessly as they scramble for cover. But then that's half the fun isn't it?

    All in all we think this is the ultimate airborne plaything for the price conscious chopper shopper.

     

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    Ships randomly as either Black/Silver and Red/Yellow models. Colour may vary from that pictured. Read all the instructions provided before use. This product can only be sent within the UK and Europe.

    Sky Patrol Radio Controlled Helicopter Ships complete with:
    • Sky Patrol Helipcopter
    • Controller Unit
    • Charging Station
    Features:
      Sky Patrol Radio Controlled Helicopter
    • Flies over 15m high
    • Proportional Control
    • Flying time of 3 minutes when fully charged
    • Altitude and rotor blade speed control
    • Stabilising rear rotor system
    • Launch pad charging station
    • Brake for easy landing
    • Charges in minutes!
    Technical Specification:

    Frequency 27.195MHz
    Range 100m
    Technical Help Phone 0870 876 7600
    Instruction Manual Click here to download
    (3MB PDF file - Acrobat Reader required)

    For the first flight of the day, charge the Sky Patrol twice in a row before flying.

    Please note: Always launch the Sky Patrol Helicopter from the charging station - never launch by hand. Keep the helicopter clear of face, eyes and hair at all times. Do not fly the Sky Patrol in the direction of other people as injuries may result. Pretty straightforward, really.

    The manufacturer advises that you fly on a warm and sunny day with no wind. Let the helicopter cool down for a minimum of 10 minutes every 4-5 flights.

    Please note: the control method does not alllow for accurate left/right turning.

    Batteries: The Sky Patrol requires 8 x D alkaline batteries and 6 x AA batteries (not included). Not all brands of battery are suitable for use with this product - the manufacturer recommends Panasonic, Kodak, Energizer and Sony. Firebox batteries seem to work very well with it:

     

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