There is nothing you need to fly the Traxxas QR-1 Quad rotor RTF that does not come in the box that it is delivered in. Open the box, charge the Li-Po battery for the quad copter, and this thing is ready to fly. It even comes with the batteries for the transmitter. Everything is included to fly immediately. It also comes in many color options to personalize the copter.
The Traxxas QR-1 is an awesome little quadcopter. It measures just a little over 4.5 inches square. The design is small but it is able to withstand a great deal of punishment from beginning pilot’s first flight attempts. Crashes are inevitable when learning to fly any quad copter and the Traxxas is more than able to withstand the crashes. Not to mention the parts and accessories for the Traxxas QR-1 are readily available and easy to get. Traxxas also has an exclusive Helicopter Replacement Plan. You can trade in your QR-1 at any time, and in any condition, and purchase a new model (transmitter not included) for just half the list price of the ready-to-fly QR-1. That is a pretty good warranty and very customer friendly.
The transmitter is a 2.4 GHz radio control that offers great range. Also the copter and the transmitter bind each time the transmitter is powered on. There is a normal and expert mode that can be switched from one to the other right from the transmitter. Trim adjustments are also made directly from the transmitter and the adjustments are made easier by a LCD display on the transmitter itself.
The Traxxas QR-1 comes with two Li-Po batteries. Each battery allows for a maximum of 10 minutes flight time and can be changed out with very little effort. The battery charger that comes with the quad copter is powered by a USB port and is capable of charging two batteries at once. There is also an LED indicator that lets you know when the battery is charged. I advise getting and extra 2 batteries so you could always have two charging and flight could be nearly continuous. Just plug the charger into the computer or laptop and in 30 – 40 minutes you are in business with two charged batteries.
Flips and rolls are more than possible with the Traxxas QR-1. I must warn you that it can take some time and some training to be able to successfully master the tricks and stunts. Lots of outdoor space is required to acquire and hone the skill needed to perform aerobatics with this quad copter. It is capable but you just have to be patient in learning to prevent crashes.
Since the Traxxas QR-1 comes ready to fly and with an outstanding warranty in place, it is hard to imagine going wrong with this quad copter as your choice. It is highly capable and very advanced in its possibilities. Be patient and learn stable flight before advancing to the flips and stunts.