Was on the fence buying a 500 size RC decided against it right now. So instead I just bought a 250 size RTF helicopter always wanted one and for $155 at X-Heli I could not pass it up. I did do a few video review searches on youtube and found some good and another just busting on X-Heli & the Dynam 250 Helicopter.
To start with i’ve been shopping at X-Heli for over 4 years and I have never had an issue with thier customer service. If something came broken they would quickly resolve the issue. The problem with Rc helicopters is alot of people see RTF on the box which means Ready To Fly. While it is ready to fly it does not mean pull it out of the box and let er riip. All RTF helicopters need initial adjustments there is no way around this. So I always question some reviews because most times people say the helicopter is garbage it came with a bent or broken boom or the quality isn’t good. These are red flags to me it means they just took out of the box and spooled up ultimately ending in a crash on initial flight. this isn’t to say some don’t come defected some do but out of the 4-5 I’ve bought not one came broken not even the E-Razor 250.
It did come with the tail boom loose and the servo’s were off a bit but after doing the normal out of box checks like tightening all screws before 1st flight it resolved the issue immediately. Otherwise it was pretty much on par and what I expect from a RTF RC helicopter it wasn’t anything major at all.
Saw a review that the stock Head Locking Gyro was junk well mine holds great sure I have better on my Kit builds but for a stock HH.Gyro I couldn’t ask for more. The blades are not of great quality but they work fine for such a small helicopter I don’t see them surviving a crash though. The Tail boom is of normal quality not as weak as other reviews state. There aren’t any guiding rings for the Tail servo rod that links to the back blades but since the boom is so short I really don’t see a need for the guiding rings. Servo’s are of low quality but they do work and should easily last over a year if no crash were to occur in that time since they are of low quality they are pretty fast responding what more could anyone expect for $155 I paid for the whole helicopter w/battery & Radio.
This helicopter is worth the $155 plus the $14.95 for shipping and handling. I wouldn’t recommend to a beginner but for flyers that already have Fixed Pitch down pat or an expert it’s is easily worth your $155.
Posted a video of it’s 1st flight out of box after trimming and tightening down.
“Rough take off there:) Skid got caught on the edge of board”