Heli-Max 1SQ RTF quadcopter review
Drone pilots are always looking for a stable, yet quick quadcopter that does aerial stunts. With so many of these charming, fast little drones on the market, finding one that will win an aerial race is not a simple task. Doubtless, these pilots will want to know if the Heli-Max 1SQ will win one.
A. Heli-Max 1SQ v-cam RTF – specifications
This is what users receive in their Heli-Max 1SQ package.
- Rotor diameter: 22 inches (56mm)
- Diagonal dimensions 4.8 inches (123mm)
- Weight: 0.1 pounds or 1.6 ounces (46 grams)
- 3.7 volt 250mAh LiPo battery
- 4 AA batteries
- Factory installed SLT receiver
- 6-channel 2.4Ghz SLT heli-transmitter
- 2GB USB charger, 2GB memory card
- ISOV micro digital camera
B. Key features of Heli-Max 1SQ
The Heli-Max 1SQ has a 3-Axis accelerometer that helps to stabilize the craft. This prevents the drone from flying awkwardly should strong winds blow. This feature corrects drift and unwanted, jerky movements.
1. Auto Flip
The Auto-flip feature allows this savvy drone to do flips and turns in the air that will make spectators gawk.
2. Ready to fly
The Heli-Max 1SQ comes ready-to-fly, an advantage for those who find assembling a quadcopter a hassle.
3. ISOV camera
It is astounding how Heli-Max manages to pack so much in a tiny, compact quadcopter.
The LED micro digital camera that measures a mere 1.5 by 0.75 by 0.66 inches (38.1 x 19.05 x 16.76 mm) captures still images.
With the help of the SLT radio. users can film in-flight, absolutely stunning, 1280 x 720 fps 3D videos in a snap.
4. Six-channel SLT heli-transmitter
The SLT radio sends out a 2.4 Hz signal that the six-channel SLT held-transmitter detects. An optional AnyLink2 feature transmits the signal to any SLT transmitter. Those who already own other SLT transmitters can use them to fly their Heli-Max 1SQs as well.
Conversely, anyone who owns other quadcopters with SLT radios can fly them with the Heli-Max 1SQ’s Heli-Transmitter.
5. An indoor environment
The little Heli-Max !SQ flies brilliantly in an indoor environment. Use fancy aerial moves to impress neighbors who pop by.
Having said that, this drone has no problems flying outdoors, provided there are no strong gusts of wind.
6. Seven minutes of flight time
The 3.7 volt LiPo battery gives the Heli-Max roughly seven minutes of flight time, enough to capture captivating stills and videos.
7. 2GB USB Charger
The Heli-Max 1SQ comes with a 2GB USB charger. Connect it to a USB port and charge it with a computer. This also means that the tiny drone serves as a show piece as well. Decorate your desk with it as it charges.
8. 2 GB memory card
The Heli-Max 1SQ saves all captured aerial images in a 2GB memory card, easily slotted into a computer for transfer.
9. Colored LED
The LED lights do not simply jazz up this quadcopter. They also help users track the craft as it flies.
If these outstanding features are not enticing enough, the Heli-Max 1SQ has other laudable pros.
This quadcopter is extremely user friendly for both beginning and experienced pilots. The Three-Axis Gyro and Three Axis- Accelerometer stabilize the drone and make it easy for new pilots to fly. The great stability puts its it above many drones.
At the same time, the Auto Flip feature lets pilots who have used drones for a while show off the fancy flips and tricks they know.
Several users praise this little drone for its toughness. It flies into trees without being damaged. It also comes with an extra set of rotor blades should the resilient set it already has shatter.
3. Charges fast
The drone charges in less than 45 minutes, so a user does not have to wait too long before he can fly it again.
4. Good value for money
The Heli-Max 1SQ v-cam RTF quadcopter has wonderful value for every dollar spent.
Its high durability, dynamic SLT radio, equally powerful transmitter and ISOV camera make this quadcopter worth every cent.
5. High quality transmitter
Many users have complimented the six-channel heli-transmitter not only for the strong 2.4Ghz signal it sends. but also for the touch sensitive controls that give them mastery over the quadcopter.
Users report that this small drone flies quickly, allowing it to capture many photos in a limited amount of time.
At a mere 0.1 pounds(46g) this minute quadcopter fits snugly into a pilot’s hand.
The lightness gives it steady flight and high altitude. It also lets a pilot try heart-stopping aerial dynamics.
8. Aesthetic options
LED lights already make this a savvy drone, but those who want to make their drones the talk of the town may buy any of the optional bodies in yellow, green, blue or red. These bodies come with matching blades.
Though this is a stunning quadcopter, a user must have in mind two minor considerations.
1. Instructions on fixing rotor blades
Heli-Max could add instructions on fixing rotor blades. A user who tried to replace his rotor blades found the task confusing as there was nothing in the instructions that mentioned this. Having said this, fixing them does not take much time.
2. It could have a more enhanced camera
The ISOV camera already captures clear stills. A more enhanced camera could capture even sharper ones.
3. Problems with battery charging
A few customers report that the 3.7 Volt LiPo battery has a few problems charging fully, but in general, the 3.7 volt LiPo batteries are durable and do give pilots enough time to enjoy flying the plane.