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Silverlit PicooZ

Manufacturer: Silverlit

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews26
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Robin Colbourne wrote on 20/06/2008:
NOBODY CAN ESCAPE THE PICOO Z!!!
Strengths: You can fly the Picoo Z anywhere indoors. Work colleagues, spouses, parents, pets and even restaurant diners can all be harassed at will! The Picoo Z is far more robust than the spindly rotor linkages would have you believe. As it's fuselage is EPP it bounces well. This is a good thing, as everyone will want a go, and its robust enough to let them. The battery duration is remarkably good, and you just need to plug it into the transmitter to recharge.
Weaknesses: The tail fin/skid broke on mine but the rest is very robust, even the quite spindly flybar connectors. Flying outside is a bit hit and miss. I'm told that the sun upsets the infra-red control. I have seen themn flown at night with some success. Using Nicads or NiMHs in the transmitter does not give enough volts to recharge the helicopter, so you either have to use dry cells, or work out a way to add an extra cell in the circuit for recharging.
Overall: No flying enthusiast should be without a PiccoZ! I took mine to an Indian restaurant in Birmingham and could have sold a boxful there and then. All the waiters tried it, and it even flew after a plummet into the bowl of raitha (yogurt sauce). The three bits of foil they give you for trimming are a bit feeble. Try pushing pins in the front for some high speed helicoptering.
Ease of assembly
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Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
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John Jasper wrote on 10/05/2008:
'TOTALY ADDICTIVE FUN'
Strengths: Great controllable fun. Loads of mods on the net. Indestructable.
Weaknesses: Battery life, but upgrade batteries available from indoor flyer which are also slightly heavier thus making straight flight much easier..
Overall: Total value for money fantastic product,FUN FUN FUN
Ease of assembly
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Dusty wrote on 05/05/2008:
GOTTA HAVE ONE OF THESE
Strengths: Tough, easy to fly, great fun!!
Weaknesses: DONT SIT ON IT OR IT WILL BREAK...
Overall: These are fantastic... 29.00, shop around but they are fanatsic for annoying the wife, kids pet and for chilling out!
Ease of assembly
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Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
80%
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michael deadman wrote on 02/05/2008:
GREAT FUN
Strengths: It will take a fair bit of abuse.
Weaknesses: None
Overall: A great little aircraft for your money, and everyone can have go.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
80%
Overall
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Fly Boy wrote on 16/04/2008:
PERFECT FUN
Strengths: very strong
Weaknesses: none really
Overall: very good for the money
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

birdy wrote on 16/04/2008:
CHEAP, TOUGH AND FUN
Strengths: totally tough and crash resistant, easy to fly, astheticly pleasing
Weaknesses: Can be awkward to controll
Overall: The best Bang for your buck model which you can even trust your siblings to fly!
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Janner wrote on 01/12/2007:
FUN
Strengths: Relaxing to fly, Vitually indestructable!
Weaknesses: Battery doesn't last long enough!
Overall: Magic!
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
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Value for money
100%
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Chris Bell wrote on 30/11/2007:
GREAT FUN !!
Strengths: Easy to fly. Great Flight times Very strong
Weaknesses: erm - cant think of any
Overall: Great fun to fly round the living room - bounces well - even usefull for taking down the trimmings after xmas......
Ease of assembly
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Flight performance
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Value for money
100%
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80%

Matthew Lloyd wrote on 26/11/2007:
FABULOUS FUN!
Strengths: anyone can fly it, and it seems indestructable!
Weaknesses: none considering the price
Overall: Try adding some weight to the nose - I ended up with a cocktail stick with a blob of blutack on the end to allow adjustment of the pitch, and had great fun flying very fast circuits in the kitchen. It kind of looked right too, as if it had some sort of radar boom on the front!
Ease of assembly
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Patrik Bastiaens wrote on 20/11/2007:
VERY GOOD
Strengths: goog
Weaknesses: non
Overall: stille good
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
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John Abbott 2 wrote on 18/11/2007:
GREAT FUN WHEN THE WEATHER STOPS OUTDOOR FLYING
Strengths: Almost indestructable
Weaknesses: Takes time to get some degree of controllable forward flight. Bluetak is an answer.
Overall: A great diversion - better than daytime TV!
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
100%
Overall
60%

Marcus wrote on 10/11/2007:
FANTASTIC FUN
Strengths: Bounceability Pretty much indestructible
Weaknesses: Lack of circuit ability
Overall: Great value for money, and a fun little heli too.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
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Andy Mitchell wrote on 01/11/2007:
EASY TO FLY AND HARD TO BREAK.
Strengths: very light and easy to controll, they are also very cheap.
Weaknesses: yes they are fun byt the new "Fairy" micro helicopters are more stable and look better, it does way 1gram more than the picooz but it is better over all.
Overall: fun to use and fun to fly, GET ONE NOW!!!
Ease of assembly
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Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
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Bill Walmsley wrote on 15/07/2007:
TRICKY, BUT FUN
Strengths: A good one is easy to fly if you are a modeller
Weaknesses: Lots of variation in quality from impossible to control to childs play. Most of my flying friends have one with experience as above.
Overall: If you have a good one, great. If not send back to retailer. Blackburn Models changed one, no problem
Ease of assembly
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Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
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Mike Swift wrote on 14/07/2007:
TERRIFIC FUN! MOVED ME ON TO BIGGER HELI'S!
Overall: Most fun you can have with your trousers on!
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
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Flight performance
60%
Value for money
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Neil Parkinson wrote on 11/07/2007:
FLYS GREAT WITH A PEA SIZED LUMP OF BLUE TACK ON THE NOSE
Strengths: Virtually unbreakable, bounced it of walls, the ceiling and off the kids!
Weaknesses: Doesn't fly so well when the battery is down below 30%
Overall: Add a pea sized lump of blue tack to the nose and fly circuits with ease.
Ease of assembly
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Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
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Pat (rActive) Harbord wrote on 10/07/2007:
GREAT FUN FOR BUZZING THE FAMILY
Strengths: it really flies! All the boys fly it regularly 6, 10, and 38
Weaknesses: can't handle any breeze (even the windows open
Overall: Fabulous
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
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Redmorph wrote on 08/07/2007:
FANTASTIC FUN
Strengths: good robust build
Weaknesses: instructions are a lacking in some explanation of operation
Overall: can't beat it for fun to cost ratio now they are down to less than 20 in a major supermarket.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
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Leslie Side wrote on 07/07/2007:
GREAT FUN
Strengths: will even fly outdoors though not easily controlled
Overall: just good fun
Ease of assembly
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Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
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Brian Dickenson wrote on 07/07/2007:
GREAT FUN
Strengths: pretty tough, decent flying time, quick and easy recharge. With careful trimming it flies well. Lends itself to re-designing.
Weaknesses: None if you treat it right.
Overall: Does not perform as a true helicopter, but then it is not intended to. I'm 72 and not easily impressed, but this has done just that. Beware of copies, these are not a patch on the Silverlit. Tesco are now selling the Picoo z for 19.99.
Ease of assembly
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Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
80%
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John Richey wrote on 07/07/2007:
A SUPER TOY
Strengths: easy to fly - my 3 yr old grandson and I handle it without difficulty
Overall: an amusing introduction to model helicopters
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
80%

Alan Wooster wrote on 07/07/2007:
AVERAGE
Strengths: Great concept
Weaknesses: Mine was a dud - Asian based product support didn`t want to know.
Overall: Siverlit seem paranoid about the opposition. I eventually obtained an opposition unit, sent by a friend in USA, and it is still performing well.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
20%
Overall
40%

RAMON MITCHELL wrote on 03/07/2007:
CAN BE USED IN A SMALL SPACE
Weaknesses: TAIL ROTOR WILL NOT FLY IN BRIGHT SUN LIGHT AS INFER RED IS USED BY THE CONTROLER TRIM CONTROLS
Overall: GOOD FUN WHEN TRIMMED
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
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Value for money
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Overall
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John Dobson 2 wrote on 02/07/2007:
GREAT FUN
Strengths: Bounceability
Weaknesses: Goes where it wants, not where you want.
Overall: They are down to 25 in some shops now so you must buy one.especially with the non flying weather we are having.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Ray Brown wrote on 02/07/2007:
GOOD FUN
Strengths: almost unbreakable
Weaknesses: none
Overall: very good
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
80%
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Carl Hudson wrote on 28/06/2007:
PRETTY GOOD FUN FOR KIDS AND US OLDIES!!
Strengths: epp body is very resitant to the odd crash,the low weight means you can drop power all the way, hit the ground, or in fact anything without breaking it!!!
Weaknesses: control is an issue, needs to be trimmed nearly every flight
Overall: Not bad!! Not as good as some of the newer micro helis like the "fairy"
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
40%
Value for money
80%
Overall
60%

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