Trying out the Air Hogs Helix X4 Stunt I realized one very important thing. This quad copter is one of the easiest to learn how to fly. The one button stunts are awesome. Flips, barrel rolls, and 180 degree flips are all possible with a minimum of flight instruction and training. I’m not saying the tricks and stunts are easy but the one button function certainly makes these tricks open to everyone.
The Air Hogs Helix X4 Stunt is made of crash resistant materials with the rotors completely shrouded in and protected by a sturdy Styrofoam shell. While this does prevent straight on damage to the rotors and the props you may want to be careful of direct hits on the corners of the Styrofoam housing. It can crack and break in severe crashes. It can be easily mended with glue but I am just making sure you are aware of that possibility. Sturdiness is a necessity with all the trick capabilities with the Helix X4 Stunt. The lightweight frame that surrounds the rotors and props also protects interior walls and furniture when flying indoors. Open rotor copters can tend to scratch walls when crashing into them and you don’t have that worry with the Helix X4.
I will make somewhat of a warning here before discussing the stunt capabilities of the Air Hogs Helix X4. Make sure you are outdoors or in a very large room while trying to learn to do stunts. It does take a good but of room to perform flips and barrel rolls, you want to make sure you have reaction time to re-stabilize the Helix X4 when coming out of a trick move. Once you learn how to fly the basics you will be able to do the tricks and stunts by pressing the red button on the transmitter. The Air Hogs Helix X4 Stunt is unbelievably user friendly. Steering seems to be much easier in expert mode as opposed to the novice mode so keep that in mind as you learn to fly.
Another definite positive for the Air Hogs Helix X4 is the battery time. The Helix X4 comes with one battery and a USB charger. You get about 6 – 8 minutes from one charge and it only takes about 20 minutes to recharge. I do recommend an extra battery or two so you can fly all you want with fresh recharged batteries. The batteries can be charged via any USB port on a PC at home or laptop on the go.
The Air Hogs Helix X4 Stunt comes ready to fly once the battery is charged. The transmitter also needs 8 “AA” batteries to get you started. No trim adjustment is available or even necessary. The Air Hogs Helix X4 has gyro stabilization that eliminated the oftentimes confusing trim controls. That change helped make the Helix X4 Stunt easier to use. The transmitter is a 2.4GHz four channel controller that provides good range when flying outside. All in all the Air Hogs Helix X4 Stunt is a great entry level quad copter and the stunts are a great bonus.
- The Helix X4 Stunt is a high-performance, easy-to-fly Quad Copter that delivers an unbeatable flight experience!
- The Helix X4 Stunt performs insane backflips, barrel rolls and 180 flips with the push of a button!
- 4-ducted fans and on board gyroscopic stabilization maintain flight stability delivering top quality control.
- The remote control uses 2.4Ghz communication, increasing the strength and distance of the control?s signal.
- Includes: 1 Air Hogs Helix X4 Stunt, 1 USB Charger, 1 Controller/Charger, 1 User Instruction Guide