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Silverlit Spy Cam 3-Channel Remote Control Gyro Helicopter with Camera (Colours may vary)

by Silverlit
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • The Silverlit Spy Cam is a 3-channel ready-to-fly infrared remote controlled helicopter, suitable for operation indoors
  • Steer the helicopter by simply moving the transmitter joy stick left or right, whilst operating the throttle to take off, hover and land
  • 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 infrared band you will receive
  • Requires 6 x AA alkaline batteries (not included)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight499 g
Product Dimensions21.6 x 5.5 x 11.8 cm
Batteries:6 AA batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:10 years and up
Item model number84520
Educational Objective(s)Spacial Awareness
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 Typeinfrared
Radio Control Suitabilityindoor
Radio Control Number of Channels3
Colormulticoloured
  
Additional Information
ASINB004PEHLJK
Best Sellers Rank 77,552 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight640 g
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available17 Mar 2011
  
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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
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Product Description

Silverlit's latest Sky Cam helicopter can take up to three minutes of video, or loads of photos whilst flying, upon command from the remote control transmitter. Featuring a contra rotating rotor design for an extremely stable hover, combined with a sophisticated electronic heading lock gyro system for superb directional stability, and taking the clearest pictures. Download the videos and photos from the Sky Cam helicopter to a computer with the USB lead supplied, and use the complimentary graphic software provided to adjust the picture quality, for the best possible reproduction. Silverlit’s three channel infrared gyro chopper represents brilliant build quality and content, and has been beautifully designed for operation by both youngsters and adults, offering a smooth and carefully controlled performance. Stable and fun to fly indoors in a reasonable size room, the Sky Cam is remarkably robust made of impact resistant plastic, and includes a flashing red power indicator, plus a white LED spotlight that illuminates when filming. Suitable for both beginners and enthusiasts, steer the chopper by simply moving the transmitter joy stick left or right, whilst operating the throttle to take off, hover and land. The Spy Cam incorporates a powerful lithium polymer battery and will fly for up to ten minutes, whilst recharging direct from the transmitter, or any computer USB outlet in less than half an hour. The attractive Silverlit Power in Air packaging includes a fully assembled helicopter with integral camera supplied ready-to-fly, complete with a pre-installed three channel proportional wide beam infrared control system, graphic software, an informative flight manual, a USB lead and two spare tail rotors. The Sky Cam is available on bands A, B or C to allow up to three different models to be flown together. As colour and frequency varies, we are unable to guarantee which colour product or remote control band you will receive. Requires 6 x AA alkaline batteries (not included).


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 24 Oct 2011
By Suzanne
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My 12 year old son really loves this r/c helipcoptor with camera and unlike all the others we have bought him over the last few years (and there have been many!) this one is still working one month later! They usually last 5 minutes and then break a propellor or two but this one seems quite durable despite being bashed off walls, ceilings etc. and he seems to love looking back at the videos.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top beginner RC helicopter 13 Aug 2011
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This helicopter is probably the best out of so many i own for control ease of use extra gadget of a camera and also even though this has a fairly high price it is worth every penny as i have crashed it from about 10 feet in the air onto concrete and no damage at all it is durable but advised to use indoors in a large area to start after 5 minutes you will be flying around in small spaces this is absolutely top notch.
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great from what i have read 1 Dec 2011
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I getting this for xmas this year and after watching some reveiws on youtube it was sold.

Wanted to come here to add a couple of important factors.

1. It will record and fly for around 7-8 mins.

2. it will record at 640x480 and looks clear this includes audio.

3. Charges off your USB port and takes around 25-30 min to charge.

Hope this helps someone looking for some info on this.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tough and fun! 5 Jan 2012
By Mark
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having spent money on remote copters before I can honestly say this little chap is great for all ages an even novice Dads like me. It flies so well and is stable in flight that after 5 minutes of bouncing of walls and ceilings it flew like a dream. This product is still going strong! The added bonus is the camera and I cannot fault the "plug & play" ease with which you are able to download the images. Practice is needed to get good shots but we managed as a family to have great fun. Worth every penny and is being taken into school for a special project to fly over the assembly!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great present not only for kids :) 19 Dec 2011
By VK
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas. He is almost 30 years old but it was incredible how his face lit up when he saw this. its very stable, flies grate and takes good videos and photos. very happy with this buy :)
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun and excellent quality 21 Jan 2012
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Quite quick to arrive, packaged well in a large box. Very good quality helicopter, very durable and well made. Some key facts and opinions:

> Good remote-control with 2 buttons at the top on either side for taking photos/videos

> Helicopter can only be charged by lead attached to remote control (taking power from the batteries in the remote control) or by plugging into PC with the USB lead provided - there's no lead to connect to a mains socket like some other helicopters I know of

> Propellors very durable - hard plastic, not like cheaper helicopters

> Stable flight, although difficult to navigate through hallways in house as the helicopter seems to get drawn into the walls, perhaps owing to its power

> Picture quality is not that great - quite pixellated, although this might be all right for a child (coming from an adult purchaser of the product)

> Video quality is more passible than picture quality

> You can record sound, as stated in description.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Silverlit Spy Cam. 11 Jan 2012
By Mr Big.
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Bought this as a christmas present for my son, he had so much fun with it, that i bought one as well, But for work!, great for checking out roof tiles valley gutters etc. ( You need to get a bigger one than this helicopter, but excellent fun) Good fun, good image quality, dependant how well you fly it.. Also very durable..
Its a fun unit, its not good enough for continous flight for work, but its gives you an idea of what it can achieve. Great fun in the office as well, when you need that stress break. Enjoy it..
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT TO BITS 11 Dec 2011
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
when i bought this helicopter i was just excited to film in the air, but once i started using it i realised that the sheer fact of flying it is one of the funnest things i have ever done! a brilliant product for such a cheap price, ive crashed it many times and it still works!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Product good, customer service very bad!
I ordered this as a birthday present, it didn't arrive in time (I ordered it in plenty of time) and 2 days before his birthday they e-mailed me to tell me it was out of stock and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Laura88
3.0 out of 5 stars chopper
this chopper is quite hard to control but when you have masted it its EPIC its very durable the fact that its hard to control made me think it was rubbish but its not
Published 11 months ago by Ms. J. Boswell
5.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas gift
It gave my grandson hours of pleasure. Unlike others I have bought in the past, bits didn't fall off at the slightest knock. It is a tough little cookie.
Published 14 months ago by MRS. S. J. Wood
1.0 out of 5 stars Broke after 2 flights
Sadly this broke after 2 flights!!!!!! We then ordered a new rota to put on! But this was major surgery and one of the wires then broke! So the whole thing had to be scrapped! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Lucy
2.0 out of 5 stars Fun while it lasts but ridiculously fragile
Bought for my son's birthday, the first flight was very impressive - the copter climbed to greater altitude than I would have expected. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Cartimand
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
This helicopter is AMAZING!
I got it as a Christmas Present and I flew it every day until my Friend couldn't handle it (he's not good with radio controlled things! Read more
Published 22 months ago by Sam L
1.0 out of 5 stars TERRIBLE
I was looking for this type of product for both fun and practical reasons, and I was not impressed at all. Read more
Published on 28 Jan 2012 by H20 Diving
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