Think Gizmos Mini RC Helicopter Cheap Helicopter Part #1 unbox 4 weeks ago   08:02

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Think Gizmos Mini RC Helicopter first look. I always say don't buy second hand toy helicopters in charity shops because they will always need the battery replaced or they will be damaged in some way that means they need replacement parts that are no longer available. I usually manage to stick to that rule but sometimes they manage to tempt me. This one looks nice but does need a new battery and there is a little damage to the balance bar. I am not sure if I want to spend the time and effort fixing this one. I have checked the ThinkGizmos website and this item is marked Discontinued and no mention of any replacement parts.

Think Gizmos Gyro Zoomer Mini RC Helicopter Infrared controlled helicopter TG502
Documentation in the box puts this at 2011

Details from the ThinkGizmos website

TG502 – Mini Gyro Zoomer RC Helicopter – Discontinued
Main Features
Super small yet super fun.
Mini Helicopter just 11cm Long.
Various colours available.
Gyro Zoomer has built in LED Lights for flying in the dark.
Fly up to 3 helicopters at the same time.
Charge time: Approx 20mins, Flight time: Approx 6-8mins.
Includes Gyro-technology for easy flight and stability.
Helicopter charges directly from the remote or the included USB Cable.
Remote requires 6x AA Batteries (not included).
Includes spare blades and a screwdriver.

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anthony belcher
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Ian Virco
That looks like you have got gold there, Ok it needs another battery so you could say it is gold that needs a polish.
I remember a long time ago a series on satalite TV about making a fully functional huge model of HMS Illustrious, they amalgamated a toy helicopter and an airfix model of a Westland Seaking helicopter to fly off the rear deck.
The body coming apart on this one gives you the same oppertunity, if you can't stretch to a model kit you have just bought a pile of balsa wood, you have modelling skills......
Harsh Dethe
Hey Granddad I recently bought some old RC helicopters for cheap 3 were 2ch and one 3.5 ch I guess cause it looked similar like this one you are using, Problem is I did not get transmitter for it, Just got 2ch transmitter for other 3 and all work fine just needs new battery but I cannot find 3.5 ch remote . So can I use any other 3.5ch IR remote to control this heli???
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Hey guys
My Kites.
very nice Granddad.I love it. If my child sees it he will take me to Argos to get one.
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Cheap Helicopter Part #1 unbox Think Gizmos Mini RC Helicopter 4 weeks ago   07:40

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Reduced in the January sales to £4.94 so a good excuse to demonstrate why I keep telling people it's not worth trying to make a helicopter or quadcopter from the scrap items I make my other projects from. There is no way I could make one of these for this sort of price and I wouldn't have a clue how to setup a scratch built copter to fly so I wouldn't know if the reason it failed was my building skills or my flying skills. This one really needed a bit more space to fly as the lack of reverse means you easily get stuck in confined spaces. Certainly much harder to fly than the slightly more expensive ones I gave my grandson for Christmas https://ai-tube.com/videoai/E9oTiOj6Hdb

Remote Control Helicopter from 99p Plus Stores in the January sales for £4.94
Packaging branded as Global Gizmos

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