|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.
Fast and furious12/30/2011
After a full charge this heli is wild and unpredictable, slight up movement on the throttle and it begins a quick ascend. let off a touch to slow it's upward motion and your descending at a alarming rate, quickly act and you hit the ceiling. It's a constant fight to make it hold an desired altitude until the battery begins to lose a little of it's charge then maintaining a hover becomes a little more of a possibility. In high speed mode if you press forward it gains quite a bit of lift from the tail rotor requiring you to reduce throttle and just before you stop forward movement you will need to blast the throttle to compensate for the loss of lift. Likewise for backward motion except the process is reversed, full blast throttle for full back control and let off the throttle before you let off backward motion completely to maintain your current attitude.
Helicopter does not have enough power to hover or fly even indoor. It will lift off and then drops. Would be nice IF it could fly. Controls are simple, helicopter is stable, and very durable. But if it would fly, that would be a good feature. Helicopter does have a tail rotor that controls forward and aft flight via pitch axis.
Bought 2 and they work well11/5/2011
First do not try to fly these outside unless there is NO wind at all these type of choppers are not made to fly outside in any wind Might be the problem the other guy had as he watched fly away. There is a learning curve but it is fairly simple I would suggest to learn it inside in a nice roomy section of your house that is what i did with My son and we are still flying and having a great time. Once you learn it it is simple to fly forward backwards and turn on a dime we love ours
Gone With The Wind10/23/2011
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.
Odyssey 330 Gyro Helicopter10/19/2011
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!
Doesn't fly! not worth it!!!!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!