ODYSSEY 333 12" Typhoon Remote Control Helicopter - Red

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Total Reviews
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2.5
Overall Satisfaction
3.5
Value
2.5
Ease of Use
2.5
Performance

Let me start of by saying that this helicopter has a very steep learning curve. If you expect to fly this thing out of the box right away, you'll be dissapointed. It takes a lot of practice and some tweaking to get it flying consistently. Start by using this OUTDOORS FIRST on a calm day. If you have small kids around and try to fly this thing around inside you can get someone seriously injured. Learn from me, I got whacked in the hand by one of the blades and it wasn't pleasant. If you catch someone near the head or eye, it could be a lot worse. I wouldn't let a kid under 14 or 15 fly it at all. The motor(s) are powerful and it's very easy to pull forward on the throttle controls and then lose all sense of control of the heli. Follow the directions. Try to hover it outside 3-6 ft off the ground. If it rotates, adjust the trim on the remote control pad. I've crashed it several times and it has held up so far. The blades are carbon fiber so they can take a beating. The body is metal, including the landing platform. I took it for a test spin outside and this thing can climb as high as a 2 story house so be careful if you have power lines near you (it's metal). The heli has some cool LED's that light up when you fly it. A little to many for my taste but a teen may like that feature. Overall, I'm semi satisfied with this heli. The remote control is plastic and is very sensitive. There is also a little lag in the control commands. Steep learning curve to fly it and easy to crash very hard into something if you're not careful. The durability so far has been good. It flys around 10 minutes on a full charge (takes around an hour to charge it.) Replacement parts are easy to get. I'm going to try another popular (mini heli) brand and compare the two. Good luck!

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It lasted an impressive 60 seconds. That is from the time I turned it on til the time it took me to realized it would not respond or even shut down by use of the remote control. After that all my grandson and I could do was to helplessly watch it fly off into the sunset. Both of us with our jaws hanging open in stunned disbelief. I tried to go to my car to chase it but by that time it was gone from visual range. That had to my grandsons worst birthday present of the year. Maybe even his lifetime. If you buy this one I might suggest you try it indoors first to make sure the remote control works.

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Doesn't fly! not worth it!!!!

by Alexx Kaye on 10/16/2011

DO NOT BUY!!! this helicopter doesn't fly at ALL! There is not a back stable rudder, so the helicopter can't be level or stable in the air for more than a few minutes. AWFUL! it looks cool, and unless you are a MASTER at flying a helicopter without a back rudder, again, NOT WORTH IT! Read More

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Odyssey 330 Gyro Helicopter

by Noah on 10/19/2011

Let me start of by saying that this helicopter has a very steep learning curve. If you expect to fly this thing out of the box right away, you'll be dissapointed. It takes a lot of practice and some tweaking to get it flying consistently. Start by using this OUTDOORS FIRST on a calm day. If you have small kids around and try to fly this thing around inside you can get someone seriously injured. Learn from me, I got whacked in the hand by one of the blades and it wasn't pleasant. If you catch someone near the head or eye, it could be a lot worse. I wouldn't let a kid under 14 or 15 fly it at all. The motor(s) are powerful and it's very easy to pull forward on the throttle controls and then lose all sense of control of the heli. Follow the directions. Try to hover it outside 3-6 ft off the ground. If it rotates, adjust the trim on the remote control pad. I've crashed it several times and it has held up so far. The blades are carbon fiber so they can take a beating. The body is metal, including the landing platform. I took it for a test spin outside and this thing can climb as high as a 2 story house so be careful if you have power lines near you (it's metal). The heli has some cool LED's that light up when you fly it. A little to many for my taste but a teen may like that feature. Overall, I'm semi satisfied with this heli. The remote control is plastic and is very sensitive. There is also a little lag in the control commands. Steep learning curve to fly it and easy to crash very hard into something if you're not careful. The durability so far has been good. It flys around 10 minutes on a full charge (takes around an hour to charge it.) Replacement parts are easy to get. I'm going to try another popular (mini heli) brand and compare the two. Good luck! Read More

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Product Overview

The new ODYSSEY 333 TYPHOON is a 3 channel indoor co-axial helicopter. The 333 comes equipped with a high grade metal body frame and a built in Gyroscope which is used to stabilize the helicopter’s heading. The 333 is controlled by a 32-Level high precision speed controller Gyro, it automatically stabilizes the rotor blade system for steady lift off and maintains control thru your flying session.

The high Carbon fiber propellers are powered by 2 solid motors with a third motor in the tail rotor, gives this machine the power you need. The 333 comes with a high capacity Li-Poly battery which is good for longer flight time, The 333 is a great model for any beginner, from kids to adults.

Specifications

Manufacturer Odyssey Technologies
Mfg Part# 333R
SKU 224752833
UPC 844270001639
UPC 14 00844270001639
Battery Info Not Applicable
Sales Rank 9182
Physical
Weight 2
Features
Color: Red
Alloy structure
Electronic fine-tuning, flying more stable
All-round 3 channel control
Advanced intelligent balance system
New digital full 3D control remotely with power saving mode
Product Attributes
Age Range 15 & up
Battery Type Required AA
Electronic Yes
Gift Idea Yes
Gift Occasion Birthday / Christmas / Congratulations / Father's Day / Graduation / Just Because / Thank You
Number of Batteries Required 6
OK for Outdoor Use Yes
Remote Control Yes

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