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Blue Lil Flyer Remote Control Helicopter

Reviewing: Unknown Blue Lil Flyer  |  Rating:
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I've seen remote control helicopters like the Blue Lil Flyer on TV. You'll see kids zipping them around the house, hovering them over bowls of cereal. Before you decide to commit, make sure you know what you're getting into and exactly which remote control helicopter is best for your house. Unfortunately the Blue Lil Flyer isn't good for many people's homes, like mine.

They sell the Blue Lil Flyer on HSN. Most everything I've ordered from HSN is great. This was the only exception. The controls are tough to use for kids, let alone adults. You have to press one stick quickly all the way up for the Blue Lil Flyer to take off. It's heavily spring loaded so it's either all the way up or all the way down unless you practice really hard at finding that happy medium. Once you do, you can get the Blue Lil Flyer to hover.

Yet that practice involves lots and LOTS of crashes. Why? Because the box says you need at least a 20 foot unobstructed flying radius indoors for the best operation. Who has a mini-gym in their home with that square footage? Probably someone who can afford a real helicopter. The manufacturers also included several replacement blades, probably for this reason.

I bet if you master the Blue Lil Flyer's controls you could have a good time. I just think it's unrealistic to find the space and time before frustration sets in.