Main rotor diameter 340mm (13-3/8″), fuselage length 500mm (19-3/4″), flying weight 400g (14-1/8 oz.). SkyLift comes with a 4 Channel 72 MHz FM R/C Transmitter, 3-cell 11.1V 800 mAh Lipo battery, Lipo battery balance charger, piezo electronic gyro stabilization, 2 extra sets of main rotor blades, and an instructional flight training DVD. Flight duration is approximately 5 minutes per charge. Includes a free PC flight simulator cable. The Twister SkyLift is the world’s first RTF (ready-to-fly) tandem rotor semi-scale RC helicopter! Designed to give absolute newcomers and sport pilots the ultimate thrill – never before achievable – in RC model helicopter flight! Up until now, tandem rotor helicopters were considered hugely expensive and difficult to fly – strictly for experts only.
Not any more!
Amazingly, we’ve found the Twister SkyLift is EASIER to hover than normal helicopters. Two co-axial rotor systems working together have to be flown to be believed! Like the other Twister co-axials, the SkyLift is chock-full of features that make it impressively tough and a dream to own and operate. It has a Low Battery Warning system that activates a blue flashing beacon telling you it is time to land and recharge. SkyLift also has a Motor Overload Protection system that helps prevent damage to your drive motors and speed controller in case of a crash.
Fantastic Introduction to flight!
This World First is a fantastic introduction to real 4-function R/C helicopter flight and will earn a unique place in every pilot’s hangar. Flight stability is outstanding: 2 co-axial systems provide a degree of stability that newcomers in particular will find ultra-reassuring!
Returns to hover when sticks released!
From forward flight, the helicopter tends to return to a hover when the cyclic sticks are released! This makes it much easier to gain confidence more quickly.
No tail swing makes flying easier!
For those used to conventional helicopters with pesky tail booms to keep straight, you’ll be pleased to find the absence of a tail rotor enhances and improves flight control!
BIG hugely spaced 8-wheel undercarriage for stability
No need to worry about rocking and rolling on the ground with your SkyLift – the undercarriage spacing makes take-offs and landings easy, while providing a huge opportunity to practice those famous tandem-rotor ground rolls and reverse running take-offs.
How come SkyLift is so easy to fly when tandem rotor helicopters have traditionally been so difficult?
Traditional tandem rotor model helicopters were not designed for super stability, but rather for scale appearance. The SkyLift incorporates the advantages of high stability tandem rotor dynamics and microprocessor control systems with careful use of modern lightweight materials. The result is an incredibly easy-flying RC helicopter.
How much space do I need?
Be aware that operating in a small space will provide for a much more challenging flight experience as rolling vortices of air reflected back into the rotor system will have a marked effect on stability.
Hobby Lobby stocks a full line of Spare Parts for Twister Skylift RC helicopters.
JP1260 J Perkins Twister “SkyLift” Tandem Rotor RTF R/C Helicopter ….. $ 229.00