The SkyTrooper requires just 4 AA batteries and charges right from the remote control (like many of its peers). I found the charge time a respectable 20-25 minutes or so for about 10 minutes of flight.
The SkyTrooper’s motor is very powerful and taking off is easy and fast. There is even a safety feature that keeps the rotors from spinning with unintended lever pushing. I found the trim control to be effective and responsive. Spinning was not much of an issue.
The SkyTrooper is similar to its peers in regards to the sensitivity of the controls. Most heli’s in this class have a delay between the remote and the heli before it performs the task required, much like piloting a large boat, so you need to think in advance. Patience is rewarded however and after a few flights your skill improves a great deal.
What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a SkyTrooper Military Helicopter.
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