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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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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).
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its ok, but the heli-function is not so well working (you have to take off from a total plain ground - not grass). Read morePublished on 17 Nov. 2014 by Daniel K. Munch
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.Published on 25 Oct. 2013 by Samantha
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 enoughPublished on 19 Oct. 2013 by Mal
I would rate four and a half.
This plane is amazing espeacialy in a large area. It could do flips and everything and was so easy to control. Read more
Firstly, this plane was fantastic interms of instant fun. It can be assmebled quickly out of the box and charging can be done quickly and you'll be flying in an hour. Read morePublished on 7 Jun. 2012 by Mr. S. C. Burge
I was somewhat dissatisfied with this product. The accessories - that is the wheels etc to be fitted were not of ten basic robust quality and were not easy to fit and not durable. Read morePublished on 1 May 2012 by Wally