Silverlit, the brand known for its tiny radio controlled Picoo Z indoor helicopter, brings you the Tandem Z -- a remote control helicopter with twin rotors just like a real Chinook. Stabilised by a sophisticated gyroscopic stability system, with proportional throttle for precise control, the Tandem Z represents an outstanding technological achievement for a model this small.
The helicopter has wide infrared control, a built-in Li-Poly battery, trim control and rigid foam body. It also has a unique roto-blade system for steady take off and, unlike the original Picoo Z
, it's a three-channel helicopter (forwards and backwards, left and right, up and down). A normal charge of 20-25 minutes should give you a flight time of around 10 minutes, and charging is done directly from the remote control (which requires 6xAA batteries).
Be warned. This is no ordinary radio controlled helicopter. This is the TandemZ. A full three channel, auto stable system with twin propellers and an advanced multi-role set-up that requires skill, brains and determination to master. In appearance, the TandemZ closely resembles the iconic Sea Knight Helicopter, a vehicle famed for its assault transportation of combat troops and its ability to land on aircraft carriers. The twin propeller system is a striking feature of this unique style of helicopter, and providing greater stability, greater control and added power when airborne. With the TandemZ being a full 3 channel radio controlled unit, users are able to control the flight altitude, forwards and backwards movement and the direction of flight. Easier said than done. The handheld control unit (which doubles as the charging base for the TandemZ) is more complex than the standard R/C chopper, incorporating controls for Yaw trimming (direction), Pitch trimming (hovering angle), Throttle (altitude), Direction (forward/backward movement) and an additional headlight switch for flying in the dark. With guidance from the instruction booklet and a little practice, users will quickly appreciate the added control that the TandemZ offers and once mastered, can attempt more challenging stunts than ever before.