Eachine E160 RTF Flybarless Brushless 6G 3D RC Helicopter Flight Test Review

This RC helicopter is not for beginners. It is intended as an entry level hobby grade helicopter for pilots wishing to advance from toy grade brushed motor helicopters. It’s fully capable of 3D acrobatics. But I recommend that new helicopter pilots forgo the urge to hit that 3D switch until you put some simulator time in, and are fully comfortable with flying it. The E160 may be purchased here http://bit.ly/EachineE160

The RC simulator dongle and cables that I used with this controller may be purchased here. RC simulator software is also included, although some have had issues with installation of the software. If you have problems installing, you may be able to download other simulator software for use with this dongle. The dongle and cables are the most important items, and this price ain’t bad for them http://bit.ly/RC_Simulator

– Hobby grade helicopter that would be the next step above the Eachine E119. Fully capable of 3D acrobatic flight, including inverted hover.
– 156 grams with battery. Does not require registration in most countries.
– Ready to fly with included Futaba compatible (S-FHSS) transmitter and installed receiver. Can also install optional Spektrum (DSM2/X), PPM and SBUS receivers for use with other transmitters if desired.
– Nylon/carbon fiber damage resistant rotor blades.
– All metal rotor hub with metal pitch horns, plastic (but thick) pitch control links, metal swashplate, metal control rods. Swashplate is fully functional with true cyclic and collective control.
– Three high precision servos for controlling the swashplate.
– Brushless 1308 Hulk main motor.
– Carbon fiber, damage resistant tail boom.
– Brushless 1104 tail rotor motor.
– Three included 7.4V 700mah batteries, each capable of producing close to 8 minutes of flight.
– Six channel (I counted eight) transmitter controller with 1) Throttle (collective), 2) Pitch, 3) Roll, 4) Yaw. Switches include 5) Idle, 6) 3D/6G, 7) Low/High Rates, and 8) Throttle Hold.

– Although 6G stabilization is included to ease flying, this powerful brushless helicopter is not intended for beginner fliers. Its high speed rotor blades can cause damage to whatever they impact. I would also not recommend this for indoor flying for the same reason.
– Metal main motor pinion gear engaging plastic main gear. I can see it easily stripping the plastic gear in a crash. Fortunately a spare main gear is included.

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