Mini- and Microhelicopters Koax 3 channel – my personal shortlist 2012 – Low Budget and Beginner Level

What to tell about mini- and microhelicopters? You have to use them indoors. Outdoors only during calms with absolutely no wind. All of these make use of LiPo accumulators and it is best, if you let them rest for at least 10-15 mins. after flight in order to cool down the LiPo accu before charging again. Also it is a good advise not to fly these accus empty. When the helicopter starts to sink (sounds hard) it is time for a cool down and recharge break.
It seems that there are only a few model types out there and all others are based on them. Often just the design or some details are different.  Be careful to buy a model with gyro stabilization, makes it really easy to fly. The following models are all 3 channel koax helicopters using a gyro stabilization.

General hints:

  1. Never run the LiPo empty
  2. Cool down before recharge
  3. Power/speed off immediately when crashed
  4. Be careful with the ceiling the most sensitive part is often the balance bar
  5. Infrared works not outside or in bright sunshine conditions

My recommandation in this category for indoor & outdoor (calm days) flights:
Zoopa 150 Turbo 2.4 Ghz (seems to be based on Syma 107g)

Zoopa 150 2.4 Ghz

click to see more pictures and reviews: Zoopa 150 2.4 Ghz

  • Gyro stabilization
  • 2.4 Ghz remote control (works almost everywhere, long range)
  • 2 speeds / turbo
  • durable build
  • crash set and spare parts available
  • stable flight
  • auto trimming
  • not so sensitive to wind, more “heavy” model (40g)
  • 30 mins. charging / 8-10 mins. flight time

Syma 107g

Syma 107G

click to see more pictures and reviews: Syma 107G

  • Gyro stabilization
  • stable flight
  • crash set and spare parts available
  • durable built
  • infrared controller
  • 20 mins. charging / 6-8 mins. flight time

My recommendation for indoor flights:
Amewi Firestorm Gold

Amewi Firestorm Gold

click to see more pictures and reviews: Amewi Firestorm Gold

  • Gyro stabilization
  • incredible lightweight (28g) means so less damage, when crashed – but also sensitive to any wind
  • seems to have the same base as the Tercel REH083860-10
  • stable flight
  • 2 speeds / turbo
  • hardly to destroy
  • crash set and spare parts available
  • infrared
  • 20-30 mins. charging / approx. 10 mins. flight time

Tercel REH083860-10 (missed recommendation due to problems with cheap made plagiats)

Tercel REH083860-10

click to see more pictures and reviews: Tercel REH083860-10

  • Gyro stabilization
  • also lightweight (27g) means less damage, when crashed, more sensitive to wind
  • seems to have the same base as the Amewi Firestrom Gold
  • stable flight
  • 2 speeds / turbo
  • hardly to destroy
  • crash set and spare parts available
  • infrared
  • 30 mins. charging / up to 12 mins. flight time

Falcon X (Fun2Get REh46112-1)

Falcon X (Fun2Get REh46112-1)

click to see more pictures and reviews: Falcon X (Fun2Get REh46112-1)

  • Gyro stabilization
  • less wind sensitive – heavy 43 g
  • durable build model
  • stable flight
  • crash set and spare parts available
  • infrared
  • 30 mins. charging / 5-7 mins. flight time

Post a comment if you think that there’s an modell missing or something else wrong.

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