This is a quick video review of the GPTOYS 11″ Durant G610 Infrared Remote Control Helicopter.
This is my very first helicopter and I’m really happy with it. The control is straight forward to learn and after one round of battery I was able gain good control and fly it around indoor with good stability. The helicopter has survived numerous of crashes and despite a few scratches and dents of the blades it still flies perfectly fine.
It has a built in non removable battery (or at least it’s not meant to be removed). It comes with a USB charging cable. Plug that in on the side, red light comes out on the USB connector and the battery is fully charged.
The remote control takes 6 AA batteries to operate. I use rechargeables and they work fine. To help ensure an interference free experience, there are 3 connection channels (A, B, C) to choose from. I left mine on B and it has been working fine every time. There are two speed to choose from for when your ability and experience grow. There are also flashing lights on the helicopter which can be turned on or off via the remote control. Finally, there is a handy USB port above the left stick for you to charge the helicopter on the go.
Although the helicopter is suitable for flying both indoor and outdoor. I personally prefer the former for two reasons: As with all radio control helicopters and drones, they are best played in no or little wind conditions. Secondly, it uses infrared technology hence the range is up to around 15 meters. When I played with it outdoor, I found myself exceeding that quite easily because of the open space.
There are spare propeller blades and stabilisers included. The instruction manual is well written. It takes me around 40 mins to charge the battery from empty and I get around 8 mins of flight time from it.
All in all, this is a great starter remote control helicopter. It’s robust, and easy to learn. In fact, writing this review makes me want to go and fly it right now!
Any questions, please feel free to drop me a comment.
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