ok. So I got a 9Vdc 500mA power adapter that I can use to charge the mosquito through the charging station without using 6 C-cell batteries. Last night I flew it around out of the box and wasnt happy, so today I wanted to fully charge it and give it a second chance.
I let the mosquito charge to full power and took it for a spin. I was hoping for better performance than it had out of the box, but no such luck.
Right now I really hate this thing. I know there is a learning curve, but it simply doesnt move forward like you’d want it to. you press forward and it nudges forward about 2 inches and then since you are now pulling more current you messed up the trim which means your helicopter is now rotating. And since its rotating it means you are not really going forward at all, you are going in circles. What’s worse is it oscillates forwards backwards left and right so much that the rotors tilt to eachother and the stupid thing comes crashing down.
Then when you start it up again you realize the gears are not in mesh and you have to fiddle with the gear to get it back into place inorder to fly. What’s the point of remote control if I have to fiddle with it every time I land (crash)?
The power must have been diminishing fast because it started to lose power then gain it again randomly. at one point it only had enough juice to hover 8inches, and actually seemed maneuverable, then it suddenly shot straight up to the ceiling and I never moved my controller.
So was pissed, I gave it a bad review. Then I gave it one last try and played with it a bit more. I wondered if something mechanical was getting in the way of it performing better. I took a look at the rotor and rotor shaft, I saw there is a small clear plastic tube that is used to lock in the top rotor. Its pretty crude. So I figured I could try to at least pull it up a bit away from the rotor, to give it some room.
I did that and tried it again, it actually helped. Now i can control the altitude and it no longer randomly changes height. I even got it to move around the room a bit.
Looking back I think it might have happened when the helicopter hit the ceiling a few times. It must have pushed that plastic bushing too far down.
So, final verdict = i guess its ok. Is the $70 price tag that bothers me. Its hard to compare with the fun and cost competitive Picoo Z havoc heli. And I really dont like how flimsy it looks and is. Every time you have a hard landing you wonder if the gears are out of whack or one of the plastic bushings is messed up. Well if you can afford it, go for it. but if you want to have equal amount of fun for less, go for the picoo Z or havoc heli.
I take it all back. I hate this thing. it worked really well once. I then tried it a bit later and it started acting up again. It would randomly loose power, then not raise more than 10 inches. Really annoying. There has got to be a better way to manufacture it.
I thought i would keep it for parts, but I can probably buy these motors separately. I am returning mine.