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Silverlit X-Twin Speedy Plus 2-Channel Radio Control Aeroplane (Colour and Frequency Varies)

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  • The Silverlit X-Twin Speedy Plus is a 2-channel ready-to-fly radio controlled aeroplane, suitable for operation outdoors
  • Featuring a four powerful miniature electric motors, and steered using differential thrust, by driving one pair of propellers 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 6 x AA alkaline batteries (not included)

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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight222 g
Product Dimensions39.7 x 46.5 x 10 cm
Batteries:6 AA batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:10 years and up
Item model number85966
Educational Objective(s)Spacial Awareness
Main Language(s)English manual, 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 Channels2
Radio Control Number of Bands3
Radio Control FrequencyGeneral 26.96 MHz - 27.28 MHz
Colormulticoloured
  
Additional Information
ASINB003IHVOFC
Best Sellers Rank 167,739 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight898 g
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available19 April 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

Silverlit's Speedy Plus is remarkable for a model of this size and specification, featuring four tiny electric motors. Reminiscent of a flying fortress, it will take off from a smooth surface, and sounds sensational with all four propellers turning together. The attractive Speedy Plus gift box includes a fully assembled aeroplane supplied ready-to-fly, complete with a pre-installed 2-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. Easy to fly outdoors in calm conditions, and made of lightweight flexible foam to withstand the occasional heavy landing. The Speedy Plus 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 X-Twin aeroplanes are available on 27MHz bands A, B or C, to 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 6 x AA alkaline batteries (not included).

Box Contains

  • 1 x Silverlit X-Twin Speedy Plus Aeroplane supplied ready-to-fly
  • 1 x 2-Channel Radio Control Transmitter with integral Charger
  • 1 x Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Flight Battery incorporated inside model
  • 4 x Spare Propellers
  • 1 x Multilingual European Instruction Manual
  • 6 x AA Alkaline Batteries required (not included)


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    This is a fantastic little plane. I bought it for my 12 year old son, having previously tried a twin engine Sky Hussar which we could never get to fly properly (underpowered and impossible to trim), and the Silverlit was an instant success. It comes ready to fly, straight out of the box. The batteries charge in no time at all, and the controls are really simple and easy to use. You can easily hand launch it or take off from the ground. The four engines really make a difference - although I wouldn't fly this in too much wind, it will cope with a light breeze, and doesn't need absolute calm like some of the other planes you can buy for the same price. It climbs really well and is made from some sort of plasticised styrofoam which is incredibly robust - I'm not suggesting you should do this deliberately, but if you crash dive it, it just bounces. The courier managed to squash the tail on mine when delivering it, but I just pushed it back into shape and it flies perfectly. It's only 2-channel, so don't expect sophistication, but as a first r/c plane I don't think you could do much better for the money. If you want to see one flying, there are a couple of videos on You-Tube that will show you what it can do.
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    this plane is amazing i live in a town called Hailsham its quite small and hasn't got
    many big fields but i tested it thinking like the air acrobat it would go with the wind and go up and down and that you wouldn't have no control over it but you would be surprised the four engine's really help it.

    this rc plane flies straight and glides through the wind and then when you make a turn it doesn't fath about it's like flying the big rc planes like sky 1 rc plane.

    Then i took it to a big field in Eastbourne really big field it was very very good i got it to go very high and strapped a camera to it i could see the whole of eastbourne and still keeping it under control

    in conclusion im very happy with this plane for cost reasons and flight ability
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    It just bounces when crashes, you really do need a big open space, no roads trees or inquisitive dogs out on their walks, it creates a lot of attention from people (and their dogs). It is a great plane to begin with, I would'nt recommend to spend any more if you a complete beginner like us, a perfect first plane to have weekend fun with, but no wind at all is a must, as just a slight breeze took it off course, impressed with durability so far.
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    It flies well and does not suffer damage.Responds well to radio control.The aerial must be extended for best results. Hand launching is often better if windy.
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    This is a sturdy little plane that flies very well. Bought for my 11 yr old son who can fly it easily. After a few flights it can even be landed fairly easily so crashes are now few, but it took its early knocks without complaining and in reasonably good conditions it pretty much lands itself anyway. Good flying time between recharges too.

    Does need a LARGE flying area though - we use a Cornish beach when the tide is out! Def recommend as a good starter plane.
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    My 9 year old son purchased this with his own money. As a responsible parent I tried very hard to talk him out of it for various reasons, not least of all that 'flying' conditions would have to be near perfect which are rare. This alone would prove frustrating for him. But, it was his money and he's old enough to learn.

    On arrival my worst fears for the £50 spend were realised comprehensively. The plane is precision engineered from a type of styrofoam making no more robust than packing 'noodle' (the foam twists sometimes used to pack out parcels). There are no moving surfaces so all control is through the propellars. The more power you give it will climb, less and it will decend. The left to right banking movement is also controlled by small adjustments in the propellar RPM. This equates to a very wide turning circle. We have quite a large garden and the turning circle on this plane made it impossible to change direction without running out of space. One really needs an open area such as a field or park. However, open area's are more prone to wind and this plane will not fly in anything over a 'breath' of air. I would say anything over a 2 knot wind stymies it.

    The plane comes with 4 spare propellars, two for each side. When one becomed damaged you have to cut it off and push a new one on. It is a very delicate process for which a large pair of nail clippers is the only thing that works well. Be very careful not to clip the propellar spindle by mistake. That writes the plane off.

    The front wheels are small plastic affairs on a 'U' shaped piece of wire. After two bumpy landings on tarmac they disconnected from the undercarriage. Once this happens the joint is fundamentally weakened and only a few more landings renders them unuseable.
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