*We were provided with the Nano Falcon RC Helicopter by SilverLit to facilitate this honest review. All opinions are based on our personal experiences. No monetary compensation was received, Personal affiliate links may be present in this post.
Our experience with the Nano Falcon RC Helicopter from SilverLit
My husband has a novice passion for flying RC planes, so I knew testing the Nano Falcon from Silverlit would be a challenge he was eager to participate in! My boys stood by, just as eager! It took dad about 5 minutes to grow comfortable with the controls and after a full day he almost has it mastered and now is seriously enjoying the opportunity to teach my four year old.
The charged life on the little copter is about 5-10 minutes, but good news is it re-charges relatively quickly!
It is also durable, despite the size (which is about the same as my two year-old matchbox helicopter!) It withstood many bumps and crashes during our learning curve!
Since we are in a “polar plunge” we didn’t have any outdoor fly time, but really it made for a pleasant respite from indoor boredom!
For this review, I also invited the opinion of our friend, Nick, who is a very seasoned RC flyer!
Here is what Nick reported on his experience:
“The blades are flexible enough that there’s no danger of injury to kids. It is very well built. I had numerous “encounters” with the walls, ceiling and floor. The Falcon is no worse for the wear. I was also able to get almost 10 minutes of flying time per charge which is great for a copter of this size.
It took me awhile, but I figured out that I was uncomfortable with, the spring return on the throttle. I’ve flown every sort of helicopter – fixed pitch, collective pitch, tricopters, quadcopters, Hexacopters – and every one of them had a throttle stick that stays where you set it. None have a spring return. Fortunately, this would be easy to modify.
I was a little concerned that it was IR controlled and not 2.4ghz radio controlled. But it hasn’t turned out to be an issue. the effective range is limited by the copter’s small size. I don’t see any need to fly it further than 20-30 feet away from me since it gets very hard to see at any distance. And the IR control hasn’t hiccuped at that range.
The forward and backward flight is controlled by a small tail rotor. With no input from the tail rotor, the Falcon flies forward. With forward input, it flies forward much quicker. With backward input, it flies backward slowly. I would like to see it sit motionless with no tail input and only fly forward or backward with input from the tail rotor. It seems that it comes out of the box slightly nose heavy. I may suggest reducing weight on the nose or move some components around to achieve this.
However, as long as you know what to expect and fly accordingly, it’s easy and very fun to fly. I’d be hard pressed to find something that is this much fun and durable for the price. I’m amazed by how much technology is pack in such a small machine.”
Nano Falcon RC Helicopter Product Detail:
Certified by The Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest model RC helicopter! The Nano Falcon is smaller than 82mm and weighs less than 11g! A 3 channel indoor helicopter which flies up and down; forward and backward; left and right. featuring a built-in Gyro Stabilizer, variable speed rotor, pre-selected tri band system and slim design for transmitter.
- Battery info – Helicopter: Built-in Li-Poly rechargeable battery pack (included)
- Battery info – Transmitter: 4 x “AA” size batteries required (not included)
- MSRP $39.99.
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