birdoprey5 wrote:Comments disabled on their youtube video, Amazon rating less than 2.5 stars- red flags... but on the other hand it's only $20. Decisions...
If you're looking to control this with Android, better look at the Play Store for reviews on the software first.
The IR adapter is ONLY a cool factor, but makes this much harder to control than the controller that would usually come with these.
AND... IR means indoor only, BTW. Sunlight will interfere with control on bright days, even indoor in a room with windows.
This looks like a copy of the SYMA S107G which is an awesome and inexpensive starter heli. They are as stable as you can get with the normally included controller (which also has a built in cord to recharge the heli from it's 6AA battery system).
Just be careful of S107G copies... make sure it's SYMA or even Protocol brand! Spare parts are easily available, and cheap!
You'll find S107G helis at the same or better price, and your flying experience will be much more fun (and accurate) with a standard controller. I was so impressed with mine that I bought 3 more, plus one for the son, and another for the grandson. We have a blast with them! (You can fly two at the same time, as controllers have a switch for two different channels).
Biggest tip, no matter where you get it, is to make sure the heli is on a FLAT level horizontal surface when you turn it on... as this is the position the gyro will remember. Turn on the controller first before powering up the heli.
OH... and flight time is about 8 minutes or so, with a recharge time between flights of 50 to 70 minutes. You'll want to keep charging and flying, but it's best to give the LiPo battery a break to cool down for 5 or 10 minutes before you charge it back up.