DH 9053 26 Volitation Dec 18, 2010
I really do not understand the bad reviews on this helicopter (9053). I have a slightly smaller helicopter than the 9053 that I practiced with and still fly often. I have about five hours on it flying with either a very slight breeze or calm conditions. I've had a few minor accidents, but nothing serious enough to keep me from flying it. I became very proficient at flying that helicopter, so I wanted something larger (the 9053 Volitation). I have about two hours on that one with no accidents and that is because I know how to control a three channel helicopter now. It flys like a dream and I can hover it very easily with only a slight drift that I always correct with control. (No big problem) I even fly it in my living room (12x16) with no problem and no accidents. If every 9053 model is made differently, than I must have one of the few good models, but that seems very unlikely to me. I believe that they are all good. I'm sure that there are better models made, but I am well pleased with my 9053. I just have one suggestion for all the bad reviews that this may apply to: Learn to fly a slightly smaller model before trying to fly the 9053. Experience plays a big part when flying helicopters. Mini helicopters will not train you for the big guys, so practice with a big helo with short and low flights, and set it down well before you come close to an object. Also, I know all about radio waves and radio transmitter antennas. Do not point your transmitter antenna at any helicopter that you intend to fly while it's on the ground or in the air. Antennas have a "dead zone" (a cone of silence) or (no signal) that extends along its length and out from the tip where signals do not travel. If that happens, you will lose control until the antenna is moved or the helicopter moves into the signal that comes from the sides of the antenna.
11 of 11 found the following review helpful: