This is a refurbished RC helicopter. This RC helicopter comes with a 90 day warranty. We have our highly trained technical staff repair and test our refurbished products to make sure they are in perfect working order. Introducing the GYRO Metal Eclipse 3.5CH Electric RTF RC Helicopter! Featuring a coaxial rotor and a single rear rotor for precise movement and increased stability whether flying or hovering. This RC helicopter has a metal body making it strong yet light weight so you don't have to worry about breaking anything when you land it a bit too rough. It can go forward, backward, up, down, left, right and hover. At 31 inches long, a 21 inch wingspan and at 10.5 inches high this RC is the perfect size for outdoor use at parks or open fields! This product is suitable for ages of 14 and up and is ready to run, there is no assembly necessary. All you need to do is charge the included 7.2V battery with the included wall charger and get 8 AA batteries for the transmitter and you are on your way. A must have for fans of helicopters, get the GYRO Metal Eclipse 3.5CH Electric RTF RC Helicopter today!
- Electric Powered
- 3.5CH Transmitter
- Coaxial Main Rotor
- Single Rear Rotor
- Metal Construction
- Telescoping Antenna
- Ready To Fly
- GYRO Metal Eclipse 3.5CH Electric RTF RC Helicopter
- 7.4V Rechargeable Battery Pack
- Wall Charger
- Charger Box
- Length: 31 Inches
- Wingspan: 21 Inches
- Height: 10.5 Inches
- Vehicle: 7.4V Rechargeable Battery Pack (Included)
- Transmitter: 8 AA Batteries (Not Included)
Average Customer Rating is 5 out of 5 stars
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Date: April 09, 2013
I'm relatively new in the R/C world and had no prior experience with Hobbytown "refurbished" equipment, so I didn't know what to expect as far as product quality was concerned. Considering the VERY low price tag, however, I was not really expecting perfection. In this, I was not disappointed.
Before ordering the "Refurbished GYRO Metal Eclipse 3.5CH Electric RTF RC Helicopter," I poked around the internet, discovering a possible problem with finding 'crash parts' for this model. My solution was to order TWO identical helos; planning on a little creative cannibalism on the unluckiest of the pair. This actually made sense, considering the lowlowlow price on these helos.
My order arrived sooner than promised; both machines in perfect cosmetic condition. Unfortunately, neither would fly. Well, to be scrupulously honest, the first one DID take to the air, starting from dead-stopped rotors to an uncommanded Full Throttle abrupt launch into the garage door opener mechanism directly above, thence directly into an uncommanded All Stop. Gravity took its turn next, as I watched -- still frozen in fear -- a classically executed Dead Cat Bounce on the concrete below.
The entire flight took perhaps two seconds from start to finish, but a memorable two seconds they were . . . bringing into my home a demonstration of just how exciting aviation can be! Remarkably, both the helicopter and. garage door continue to operate as well as they did before their noisy encounter. But my new toy got its bell rung, most d-e-*****-i-n-i-t-e-l-y !
The second helo fails in a more sedate manner, apparently unable to synchronize with the remote control box at all. Rotors don't spin; lamps don't light (except for an unexplained red flasher hiding beneath the canopy). Clearly, some troubleshooting will be required before this unit can present a threat to my household fixtures.
Now, all of this might sound like a mail-order nightmare, but I can't really say that (yet). I made this purchase to LEARN about R/C helicopters . . . and these machines are doing so, in spades! At this point, the machines could contain faults by the handful, or my own untrained actions could well be the culprit. I view problems of this sort as intriguing mysteries to solve, not excuses for a factory return.
I have gone over the machines, tightening screws and looking for broken wires and cold solder joints (finding a few of each, particularly in the remote transmitters). I have attempted to learn the basic skills needed (Just what IS that flashing red light?) I have found YouTube to carry the most pertinent information, but many of the contributors appear to be as befuddled as I am; there’s a fair amount of guessing going on -- but it’s all interesting.
From my standpoint, the worst failing of this helicopter is the quality of the Instruction Manual. It assumes knowledge that I don't have. (Example: the remote transmitter has several controls which are not defined in the printed material provided.)
But, as I said, I made this purchase for my education. If I were looking for a smooth, easy-to-fly, trouble-free R/C Helo experience, I would have done my shopping on a different page of the catalog.
Date: February 02, 2013
I have bought several products from HobbyTron and been more than satisfied and happy with them. This was the first refurbished item I have purchased and WOW I will always look at them for myself especially with the money saved I was able to bigger and better than I had planned and that puts HobbyTron over the top with me. Love the newsletter and daily specials they always wet my palate for another TOY to have to play with while the battery is charger on another. Without reservation I would recommend HobbyTron to anyone and probably never shop anywhere else as the service is above and beyond.
Date: January 30, 2013
Helicopter is great. shipping was terrible, i paid for 2nd day air but it didn't arrive for two weeks. I think i should be refunded shipping charges,
Date: November 19, 2012
This is the best heli i have owned. Mine is refurbished & works great as you promised. One piece was missing and with no? you shipped to mright away. I plan on purchasing christmas gifts from you. Got me as a lifetime customer.
Date: November 17, 2012
This is the most stable easy to fly heli. i have ever owned. You can"t go wrong with this one!
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