|FORCE RC COMBAT HELICOPTERS
Sunset is fast approaching and the night air is still. I am behind the controls of a military helicopter patrolling the air around our satellite base station. An uneasy feeling comes over me, putting me on high alert. As I hover past my base station again, BAM! I am suddenly hit out of nowhere and my heli spins out of control. I quickly regain control and just over the horizon spot two enemy helicopters in strike position. Just then, an explosion is heard at the base station. I take a firm grip on the controls as I engage the enemy. I have the shot and FIRE! I strike the enemy and watch as he pirouettes before regaining control. I did not take him out! My wingman fires his shot and takes out the second enemy bird. Suddenly, I hear Im hit. Im going down, as my wingman takes direct hit from the enemy helicopter I damaged with my first shot. I see the enemy on the horizon but Im not in a good position for the shot. With the enemy distracted by the fate of my wingman, I flank to the left, slide in behind him and with a quick pull of the trigger, Ka Pow the enemy threat has been eliminated.
You might be thinking that I am describing a military helicopter simulator, or perhaps a table top roll playing game, but you would be wrong. This scenario recently played out right in the living room as three friends and I engaged in battle with the new Readyto- fly combat helicopters from Force RC. What a total blast! Forget about video games and watching reruns on TV. Force RC has taken electronic entertainment to a whole new level. This is as close as you can get to a virtual reality helicopter battle mission right in your living room. So lets charge them up and let the battle begin!
The coaxial Force RC helicopters come in two versions, the red FHX Carbon Brotherhood Strike Heli and the blue MH-35 Allied Defense Battle Heli. Each comes complete with an interference- free 2.4GHz 5-channel transmitter and 120mAh 1-cell 3.7v LiPo battery pack. The transmitter has a charging jack built in to recharge the battery and you can even recharge a spare battery while flying. In addition to the normal left and right transmitter controls, there are two red trigger-style buttons that let you fire at your targets with the infrared gun mounted under the belly of each helicopter. An audible machine gun sound emits from the transmitter each time you pull the trigger. The transmitter features digital trims on the throttle, rudder and cyclic controls.
At first glance the helicopters themselves may seem similar to other micro coaxials that Horizon offers. It isnt until you get these helis in the air when you realize there is a big difference. The Force RC helis feature a new SimpliFly control option which makes flying them much easier. If you are a beginner with no helicopter flight experience you can not only fly these helis, but successfully take on an experienced pilot.
Another great feature of the Force RC helicopters is that they are rugged; truly battle- hardened. As you can imagine with a mix of pilots with various skills, mid-air collisions are pretty commonplace in the heat of battle, as are the occasional high