Controlling a helicopter from the comfort of your sofa is fast becoming the distraction of choice for couch potatoes everywhere - the success of the PicoZ and Mosquito proves it. Forget the bulky petrol jobs of yesteryear; modern technology now allows wannabe pilots to fly titchy aircraft indoors. It's easy peasy and ridiculously addictive.
But what do you do if you've mastered your mini chopper and fancy more of a challenge? No, you don't stand on one leg and operate the controller with your nose. You buy the Walkera 5-6 Genius Chopper.
Only 17.5cm long
A step up from entry-level 'copters, this stunning feat of micro-engineering is only 17.5cm long, yet it's astonishingly sophisticated and mega-manoeuvrable. In fact experienced pilots could probably fly this rechargeable baby in a toilet cubicle. (Explaining it to the hand towel/aftershave man would be more difficult).
Incredibly responsive, the Walkera 5-6 Genius Chopper is a challenge to master - just like a full-size woka-woka-ing helicopter. This is because it features four channels (as opposed to two or three like most models) hi-spec servos and all kinds of hi-tech components that make it extraordinarily stable in flight.
Connect the battery then place it into the holder at the back
Capable of moving forward, backward, left, right, counter-rotating as well as contra-rotating, the high-performance Walkera 5-6 Genius Chopper is ideal for skilled pilots, but it will also suit confident beginners as its rugged Bell 47-ish styling can withstand prangs, rough landings and even the odd left hook from the cat.
Once you start fiddling with this precision flying machine we guarantee you'll be unable to stop - whether you're hovering over the TV, buzzing the budgie's cage or landing on the water cooler. Come to think of it, the Walkera 5-6 Genius Chopper is, well, genius.
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