Yellow R/C Helicopter, retail $19.98 (
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 06-16-08

(In reference to the package I received from the Motor Mint website at 4:33pm PDT on 06-13-08):
{sung like the Foreigner song "Feels Like the First Time"}
Feels like a flaaaaaash-liiiight...feels like a FLAAAA-aaaash-liiiight!!!
Feels like a flaaaaaash-liiiight...feels like a FL

BREAK IN 32768


Let's try that soon as I saw the address on the package, I *knew* it wasn't a flashlight...



10 POKE53280,15:POKE53281,15:POKE646,0:PRINT CHR$(147);
20840 READ A$
32767 PRINT A$
32768 PRINT A$
40960 END
49152 DATA "{b}Feels like a flaaaaaash-liiiight...feels like a {i}FLLLAASSSSH-{/i}liiiight!!!{/b}"

49152 DTTA "{b}Feels like a heliiii...copppppter...feels like a {i}HELLLIII-{/i}iccccoooopppterrrrr!!!!!!{/b}"

49152 DATA "{b}Feels like a heliiii...copppppter...feels like a {i}HELLLIII-{/i}iccccoooopppterrrrr!!!!!!{/b}"

Feels like a hellliii...copppppter...feels like a HELLLIII-iccccoooopppterrrrr!!!!!!
Feels like a hellliii...copppppter...feels like a HELLLIII-iccccoooopppterrrrr!!!!!!


This isn't a flashlight, household lamp, Christmas light set, or other thing that glows, but it *DOES* have a flashing LED in it, so what the hey. I have only evaluated remote controlled (RC) toys several times before, so please bear with me here.

I love things that fly; that's why I took the bate (I saw it in a catalouge while I was sitting on the john a few days before I ordered it - just like I did with another helicopter a short time prior to this one and another not long before that) and also why I added a seperate section titled "PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO FLY" on my website.

This is a lightweight, easy-to-fly remote controlled helicoper. It is designed specifically to be flown indoors.

According to the provided instructional materials, its official name is the "Exciting Helicopter Infrared Series".


This toy is remarkably easy to use for a's how to get it off the ground:

As with any rechargeable product, charge it first (see directly below), and then you can fly this toy.

1: On the right side of the R/C Helicopter's body, there's a small on/off switch.
Use a fingernail to slide this switch toward the bottom (as the helicopter is rightside-up) to the "on" position.

2: Place the R/C Helicopter on a flat surface in the middle of a large room.

3: Turn the remote control on, point it at the helicopter, and push forward on the left-hand stick.

4: The R/C Helicopter should now lift off the ground. Congratulations, you're now a pilot!!!

For additional instructions & tips on how to fly, please read the instructional material that comes with the product.

Turn the R/C Helicopter and the remote off when finished using them.
Same switches as before, but slide them in the opposite direction this time.

The battery in the R/C Helicopter itself is rechargeable and is not designed to be changed; however the batteries in the remote will need to be changed from time to time.
The procedure for charging the battery in the helicopter itself is explained below the battery changing instructions for the remote control.

To change the batteries in the remote, use a small phillips screwdriver to loosen the screw on the battery door; this screw is captive so it cannot just fall off while you're loosening it. Lift the battery door off.

Very gently place the battery door on the floor, use your foot to slide it to the door leading downstairs, and very firmly kick it down the stairs so that the hungry, hungry piss ants will think it's something yummy for their little insect tummies, drag it to the nest, present it to the queen, who then finds it unpalatable so she just squats over it and goes potty on it and instructs the worker ants to do the same...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the used AA cells from the compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Install six new AA cells into the compartment, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives face the springs for them in each compartment.

Place the battery door back on, swing it down until it fits flush with the base, and tighten that screw firmly but gently.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that battery door down the stairs with all those ants with full bladders now?

To charge the battery in the R/C Helicopter, you'll see a door near the front of the upper surface of the remote control's body. Swing the door up, and gently remove the thin cord with a small plug on the end of it.

With the R/C Helicopter turned off, ***GENTLY*** plug this into the receptacle for it on the right side of the R/C Helicopter's body .

Turn the remote control on; both red and green lights should now turn on. When the green light turns off (advertised at 10-20 minutes from a nearly-fully discharged battery), gently unplug the cord from the R/C Helicopter, turn the remote control off, and stow the charging cord back into the compartment in the remote control for it.

This RC helicopter is meant to be used as a toy in a dry area indoors, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's citty kats go to the litterbox on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a large claw hammer in order to smash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannonada (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannonada (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Photograph of its remote control.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this helicopter.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the blue flashing LED inside.

This clip is approximately 1.39 megabytes (1,488,662 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than seven minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

An episode of SpongeBob SquarePants was playing on the boob tube when this was recorded.
This product is not sound-sensitive; the sound may be ignored or muted if desired.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the helicopter flying indoors.
This clip is approximately 2.02 megabytes (2,200,040 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than eight minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

In this clip, you can see it lift off the coffee table, fly around for several seconds, then you can hear it crash offscreen.
All of the boxes are because we're packing for a move to take place in mid-July of this year (2008).

I cannot provide these clips in other formats, so please do not ask.

Test unit was ordered from the Motor Mint website on 06-03-08, and was received at 4:33pm PDT on 06-13-08.

Product was made in China. A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Unknown/not stated
    PRODUCT TYPE: RC helicoper
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on side of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Compressed foam
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 6xAA cells (remote), 3.7 volt Li-Poly rechargeable (helicopter itself)
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Spare tail rotor, small screwdriver
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Because this product is not intended to emit light, the standard "star" rating will not be used.
    It *DOES* have a blue flashing LED inside its body, so it is at least a bit germane to this website.

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