Ever wished you had a helicopter with a camera on it to make your own aerial videos? Well your wish has come true with the new Micro Spycam RTF Helicopter!
This coaxial heli features full 3ch control (Forward, Backward, Left/Right), super stable flight characteristics, a built-in video camera, LED lights to illuminate dark areas/night flying, and comes in a ready to fly package including a 1GB memory card! Everything you need to record aerial video is included in the box. It even includes a micro SD USB card reader for your computer!
Simply charge the flight battery via included USB charge cord (or from transmitter charge cord), insert memory card into heli, take off and push the record button on transmitter to start the video! In addtion to remotely controlling the video function from transmitter, you can also snap still photos with the push of a button.
We have tested many different spycam helis on the market today and found this model to be the most user friendly and best value hands down. Super simple to use and very easy to fly, even a beginner can be capturing their own aerial video in no time with this heli.
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You can change the battery by hacking. Do a search to find parts for Syma 107S, look at the type of battery and is on the HK is cheaper.
Let me rephrase you Sultop:
You can change the battery but only by taking the entire helicopter apart. The same parts for the Syma 107S will fit onto this helicopter. The battery will probably be cheaper on HobbyKing.
If there is no breeze...also the IR lights on the TX don't like sunlight....but an absolute blast indoors ...got my 9yr old doing circuits on the first charge....love it
Excellent little heli. a real pleasure to fly , easy stable and most of all fun . it's the best small Heli I flown very . the video is very good and simple , comes with a 1 g mirco sd card and the video is clear and smooth just as in the HK video . A couple of minor things you can take photo's and video , but you need to hit the start/stop very quickly or the heli will spin , I'm getting better at it . the other is it charges well from controller but ,It didn't from USB , this could be because I'm in a hub . but other wise a great deal A great fun ,Item at a great price
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Bought two of them. Both fly incrediblily stable. The remote controller (IR but this toy deserves a radio controller to fly outdoors in no wind) has the throttle control on left stick (mode 2) and yaw/pitch control on right stick (mode 4). Beware heli pilots: there is NO roll control (but the bird flies well anyway). Heli's frame is nicely strong and appears solid.
Time flight with video recording on is 7..8 minutes (in my experience); didn't test without.
Video quality is good but I found it non as good as the one in the video you can see over here. Photo frame is 1280x1024 pix; video frame is 720x480 pix, 30 fps (varying from 26 to 30). Video compression is MJPEG and encapsulation is AVI. I had to use VLC conversion before editing with Premiere. The final video is clear enough in 640x480 pix and very clear in 320x240. The camera is not HD indeed but works well for the price you spend.
One of my two items recording was clearer than the other and one of the two SD card was faulty.
I've ordered two more for freinds who saw it because the overall rating is super!! ;).
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In general: a well-balanced, stable, durable (not afraid to inexperienced hands), high-quality assembly and soldering, handy remote ... the right price!
Large number of metal parts (I would say 75 percent metal, 25 percent of plastic)
Flexible blades (strikes on the wall and falling to the ground leaving very little (or do not leave) trace of either the blades or on the helicopter)
High-quality manufacture and assembly of all parts, good soldering (wires and / or small electronic parts do not fall off at the first "heli-crash")
Good quality camera (if desired, the camera can be removed - to be fixed by 4 screws)
Excellent transmitter rests comfortably in the hand (users will immediately recognize SonyPS easy grip)
Flight time 8-12 min | Charge time 20-30 min
The negative side:
- no negative side (most importantly do not forget to re-lubricate all moving parts)
Easter Eggs (undocumented features):
A. The camera on board, but the photo and video recording we WILL NOT launch
- Helicopter flies stably and quickly, instantly climbs and fast turns on its axis.
B. The camera on board, the video-rec WORKS.
The helicopter is flying steadily, but much more slowly, makes gently turns, slow climb up ... "Heavy (as from the words of weight) the control" (as if put on weight)
C. The camera is removed (unscrew 4 screws)
Clearly - Helicopter became lighter, con
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Great little Helicopter!! I'm a bit of a fan of these little Co-Ax heli's. Easy to fly from your armchair, tough, and cheap. Takes a good beating!!! Flies perfect right out of the box!!! Almost no trim needed!!! Wow!! This little guy is no different. Looks to be a Syma S107 ( Parts available everywhere!!!) with a little camera underneath. The remote is modelled after the PS2/3 controller.. awesome touch, feels great in the hand and the sticks are quite well sprung and weighted for such a cheap heli!! The chopper flies around smooth with lots of power to spare. Forward movement is fairly relaxed compared to some clones like the XY902, however it more than makes up for sheer steady hovering ability. Trim works great too!! The flashing lights are switchable on and off, The camera is pretty basic picture quality wise, but takes great snap shots, and quite good footage. Kinda funny when you chase the hosehold pet around the house!! The USB charging cable is great too.. when charging the red light is off, when complete the light glows bright. The micro SD card USB adapter is a welcome inclusion too. Everything works as it should, and the best bit.... It's ALL black!!!! About 12 minutes flight time without the camera being on. Shipping was a little steep but I think the Helicopter is well worth buying!!!
Cheers Steve Bottom line.. buy one. Another solid product from HK!! Thank
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a very well built helicopter (Syma 107 clone with extra's). very stable flight. copter act slightly different when the camera is in use (acts slower, but that's a good thing for good video imho).the angle if the camera can be adjusted.
if you are looking for a fun copter with camera this is the one! if you are looking for a Syma 107 clone who has a long flight time this is the one to! remove the cam (4 screws and 1 connector) you have a fast and long flying (13-15 min.) copter due to the 220Mah lipo. it outperforms all syma clones once the cam is removed!the demo flight is a fun function to, you can use it to teach someone hovering.
overall a great product.
if you are a hobbyist, you can order some 1s 300Mah lipos from hk and make connectors so you can swap out lipo's for longer flight times. (desolder the charge board from the copter lipo and re-use)