|The ODYSSEY 340 3 Channel helicopter is uniquely built with a sleek design and alloy structure, making it the most impressive and durable RC helicopter in its class. It comes equipped with a built in gyro, offering you unrivaled stability with an advanced intelligent balance system. The Odyssey 340 Phoenix has a fully functional, all Digital PROPORTIONAL 3 channel control system. You can fly in any direction. The Polycarbonate fiber propellers are powered by 2 solid motors with a third motor in the tail rotor, which gives this Odyssey Flying Machine the power you need. The 340 also includes the proprietary Blade stop system which shuts off power to the motors when the blades encounter and non-movable object such as a wall!|
First unit was defective. One of the gears was not connected to rotor and helicopter could not even fly. Replacement unit flew with pretty good stability but I could not get more than 20ft away from the helicopter because the radio would lose contact/control.
This product was for my grandchild. It arrived promptly, was better than expected! Great product, wish the battery lasted longer, however, it's my understanding that this is typical with all of these types of remote control items. Overall great product.
Wow, this joker is FUN!!11/28/2011
First off, I must say this helicopter is LARGE. Don't think you are going to be flying this inside, unless you have access to a gym or very large room. I fly mine outside only when there is VERY little wind. I get about 10-15 minutes of actual flying time, which is nice! I also get about 100ft of operating range in any direction. The helicopter itself seems to be well constructed, however the remote controller is kind of flimsy. The controller requires 8AA batteries while the chopper has a built-in rechargeable pack. The AC adapter/charger is included and takes a couple of hours to charge. My only recommendation is to try one of the smaller choppers first and learn how to fly it before moving onto the larger one. I can't wait to find a small camera to attach to mine...