Multiplex’s long awaited first rotary wing machine has finally arrived. With a main rotor diameter of 770mm (30”), the 1250g (44oz) model is supplied ready-to-run complete with motor, ESC, servos and gyro so requiring just a receiver and 3S 3200mAh flight battery.

It’s billed as a first or second step helicopter, perfect for any flyer moving on from a co-axial type. Among a host of patented features, the direct drive machine uses folding, flexible blades and boasts a crash-resistant EPO foam body. Expect to pay around £299 from all good Multiplex stockists and look out for the RCM&E review very soon.