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Walmart.ca - cheap $10 air hogs helicopter

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Walmart.ca - cheap $10 air hogs helicopter

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I am posting on my mobile phone. Sorry for the lack of details.

Air hogs helicopter that shoots missiles $10

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/air-hogs-rc ... ack/884353

http://i5.walmartimages.ca/images/Large ... 043134.jpg


Edit reason changed name from drone to helicopter
Last edited by dsorgiovanni on Dec 27th, 2016 10:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Aug 12, 2006
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Bought 2 or 3 air hogs over the years, none have ever worked.
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dsorgiovanni wrote: I am posting on my mobile phone. Sorry for the lack of details.

Air hogs drone that shoots missiles $10

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/air-hogs-rc ... ack/884353

http://i5.walmartimages.ca/images/Large ... 043134.jpg
That's and old school basic RC helicopter, not a drone.

These were ok many years ago, but Mini drones with 6 axis accelerometers and heads up mode are infinitely more precise and controllable for a few dollars more.
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May 5, 2007
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Unsolicited plug... buy this. Or multiples.

I bought one for my nephew and it was THE hit present of the day. The kids were taking turns flying it and shooting it down with a nerf gun. These things take a beating and at this price, you don't have to feel bad.
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Oct 21, 2016
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Bought one. Came in today. Charging problems. The trim setting to prevent it from spinning in the air doesn't really work. Shoots pretty well though, but pretty hard to aim. You could gut it and use the guns for another drone. If you get a fully-working one, it's definitely worth the $10.

EDIT: a bit about my journey so far:

Problem #1:
- Light always stayed green on control, didn't seem to charge heli
- Left it plugged in for a bit and in the ON position, came back and switched it OFF and ON once
- Saw green light (POWER) go off and red light (CHARGE) go on. Looking good

Problem #2:
- After seemingly charging for a few minutes, would shut off completely (no lights on control). Not sure what's going on.
- Flipped it on and off a a few times, sometimes red and green light would blink alternately (charge error according to manual), but that hasn't happened for a while, and the heli seems to be charged.

Problem #3:
- Tried to fly the heli, needed adjustments to spin so was trying to calibrate the "TRIM" toggle
- After a few minutes of nothing seemingly getting fixed, turned control OFF and ON again, heli seems to spin more crazily, wat.

Problem #4:
- Turned off heli, and turned off control, they are not connected via the charging wire.
- Turned controller ON. Green light goes on. after waiting maybe 20-30 seconds, green light went off and red light went on (signalling CHARGE phase), but heli is not connected. wat.

Not sure what's going on but I guess it's $10 for a reason. Maybe I'll call support tomorrow, they might have some sort of button sequence or combination for resetting the controller's IC or something.

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