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Silverlit V-Jet Full Tilt VTOL 3-Channel Radio Control Aeroplane (Colour and Frequency Varies)


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  • The Silverlit V-Jet is a 3-channel ready-to-fly radio controlled vertical take off plane with a full tilt wing facility, suitable for operation outdoors
  • Featuring a pair of powerful miniature electric motors, and steered using differential thrust, by driving one propeller faster than the other
  • Incorporates a lightweight lithium polymer battery for long flights, and fast recharging direct from the transmitter
  • As colour and frequency varies, we are unable to guarantee which colour product or radio control band you will receive
  • Requires 8 x AA alkaline batteries (not included)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight599 g
Product Dimensions44 x 42.5 x 14.2 cm
Batteries:8 AA batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:15 years and up
Item model number85958
Educational Objective(s)Spacial Awareness
Main Language(s)English
Number of Game Players1
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Assembly RequiredNo
Engine Typeelectric
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Material Composition95% plastic, 5% metal
Remote Control Included?Yes
Remote Control Typeradio
Radio Control Suitabilityoutdoor
Radio Control Number of Channels3
Radio Control Number of Bands3
Radio Control FrequencyGeneral 26.96 MHz - 27.28 MHz
Colormulticoloured
  
Additional Information
ASINB0038JDRBO
Best Sellers Rank 21,365 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 Kg
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Date First Available22 Jun 2010
  
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

Product Description

Probably the most innovative model plane ever produced, Silverlit’s V-Jet has a unique swing wing facility, that allows the whole assembly to fully tilt in flight. Cleverly designed to fly in a conventional manner, then actually transform in the air, and hover like a helicopter for vertical take offs and landings. Swing the wing back to its horizontal position whilst flying, using the 3-channel radio control, to accelerate forward rapidly and resume a normal flight pattern. Silverlit’s sensational V-Jet will taxi on a smooth surface on its tricycle undercarriage, and take off vertically or horizontally upon command. A pair of contra rotating propeller style rotors are positioned on the leading edge of each wing to provide superb stability, with a useful transmitter trim allowing precise control. The attractive V-Jet gift box includes a fully assembled aeroplane supplied ready-to-fly, complete with a pre-installed 3-channel digital proportional radio control system, and an informative flight manual. Suitable for both beginners and enthusiasts, steer the model using differential thrust by simply moving the transmitter joy stick left or right, whilst operating the throttle to climb or descend. Fun to fly outdoors in calm conditions, and made of lightweight flexible foam to withstand the occasional heavy landing. The V-Jet incorporates a powerful lithium polymer battery and will fly for five minutes or more, whilst recharging direct from the transmitter in less than half an hour. The V-Jet is available in two similar colour schemes on 27 MHz bands A or B. Alternative bands A, B or C allow up to three different Silverlit models to be flown together. As colour and frequency varies, we are unable to guarantee which colour product or radio control band you will receive. Requires 8 x AA alkaline batteries (not included).

Box Contains

  • 1 x Silverlit V-Jet Full Tilt Aeroplane supplied ready-to-fly
  • 1 x 3-Channel Radio Control Transmitter with integral Charger
  • 1 x Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Flight Battery incorporated inside model
  • 1 x Multilingual European Instruction Manual
  • 8 x AA Alkaline Batteries required (not included)

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    20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By paul on 16 Dec 2010
    When i first got the plane into the air (using the helicopter mode) i have to say it took a bit of getting used to and slight ajustments were needed (all explained in the manual). But once i got used to it i can safely say it is a great piece of kit. The fact that you can take of as a helicopter and then convert it into a plane once in the air (or vice versa) is a great addition. It is also very durable as i have crashed it into the side of my house head on resulting in only minor damage to the nose (i dont recommend doing it though). It is worth putting tape along the leading edges of the wings as well as taping the nose to hold the foam together just incase you scrape it along the floor. Also the front landing gear does not cope well on slightly rough surfaces so again reinforce it with tape as i have done and it copes just fine.

    The battery takes a good 45 minutes to charge (from the controller) and gives between 5-10 minutes of flight time. And as with all foam planes it does not cope well in wind and if you plan to fly it inside you will need a very large room....trust me. All in all this is a very good product and will bring you many hours of fun, i would recommend it to anyone.
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    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By James on 7 May 2011
    First of all let me say the pictures do not do it justice.

    I spent a long time searching for a replacement RC plane after my last 2 died upon sustained impacts (not all my fault..). This is the smallest RC plane I have bought, and the second which has no rudder to control it, it instead decreases power to one engine to turn the aircraft.

    The plane itself is very stable in the air and is capable of sustained flight of up to ten minutes if flown correctly, and by that I mean full pelt the entire time. You are able to turn the aircraft properly without any issues, and due to its size and weight, can recover from stalls quite well. In-fact I would go as far to say that because of its weight and power to the engines, you are able to full of minor stunts.

    The best thing about this aircraft however is the VTOL ability. Simply allowing for verticle takeoff everytime is great fun, and add's that little bit of extra excite to the product when you use it. The aircraft is able to go from V to H (verticle to horizontal) extremely quickly, which allows for virtually no loss of altitude when changing wing position in the air, it allows you to instantly begin flying. This is not the case when switching from H to V, it takes about 1.5 seconds which allows for a controlled transition; and if it did not have this feature I believe landing the plan would be almost impossible, as it would lurch as you went from H to V.

    In 'helicopter mode' you have full control over the aircraft, the wings move to allow you to move left/right, with the throttle controlling altutude. It is very easy, after your first attempts, to bring the aircraft to a controlled landing.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Liz F on 29 Dec 2010
    I bought this recently and went for a test flight thinking it would be hard to control... it was excellent the easiest thing to control thing I've ever bought very responsive and stable even in drizzle the only problem was we where near an electricity pylon which gave of interference and sometimes turned the plane off that is the only explanation we can think of all in all it is great value for money and i would recommend it to anyone!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Pallace on 23 Aug 2013
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    I have used this for 2 years now. It has performed: spiral dives, loops, aileron rolls, low fly pasts and even spins.

    It has crashed into the ground extremely hard, trees, had its rotors tangled in leaves, crashed into numerous buildings and concrete yet is still working as new.

    From extensive experience (hours and hours) I would recommend that it shouldn't be flown in winds in excess of 15 kts unless you are particularly experienced. It moves fast too so I would suggest a big open outdoor area (or a hangar) to start with. It can be flown in a tennis court sized area easily once you are used to the controls.

    Great battery life and incredibly quick charge. This may well be the best entry level RC aircraft ever produced.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR J GOATCHER on 2 Aug 2014
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    I have three of these now. I fly proper RC planes/helicopters but love these as they are idiot proof and crash proof. I let my small children fly this with no stress. We have crashed them countless times without any damage. They are a little more money than some toy RC planes but you won't regret the extra expense in the long run as they last and last. Being able to convert to vertical flight is great as when the kids loose control you convert and take a breather and you can fly in much smaller areas. I fly in my village park and have had to climb fences to retrieve other planes but never these. Money well spent and a great intro to RC.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave on 30 Aug 2013
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    The best plane I have ever owned VTOL abilities are brilliant making this a fun but at the same time controllable plane. Well worth the money! :)
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    By Samantha on 25 Oct 2013
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    Bit too fragile so broke quite quickly. Great to fly once airborne, turning very sharp which is good but lead to all sorts of problems! Not for novices.
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    By Mal on 19 Oct 2013
    Very flimsy construction didn't realize it was made out of styrofoam should have been clearly stated in the ad especially the wings not strong enough
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