Great for those with Nine eagles helis already and who don't want to buy another transmitter!
The new Nine Eagles Twingo is a sub-micro coaxial tandem helicopter that is incredibly stable and fun to fly. If you are looking for a unique flying experience thats stable, easy to learn and looks great, then you cant go past the new Twingo from Nine Eagles.
Features:No assembly required; be in the air within 10 minutes of opening the box (Required Transmitter)4-channel control enables movement up/down, forward/backward, left/right, spin left/right.Well-designed mechanisms and electronics makes it very stable and extremely easy to hover
Both "standard" and "aggressive" flight modes can be enabled by Sensitivity selection switch on the transmitter (Not Included)
Transmitter Display shows current power level, mode, sensitivity selection, trim settings, and throttle speed (Not Included)
Integrated LiPo Battery Charger built in to the transmitter enables the battery to be recharged wherever you are. (Not Included)
Overall Length: 382mm (approx. 15 inches)
Main Rotor Diameter: 190mm (approx. 7.5 inches)
Weight: 60g/ 2.1oz (including battery)
Main Rotor Drive System: 4 x 7mm Brushed Motors
Receiver: 4 Channel 2.4 Ghz
Battery: single Cell 3.7V 250 mAh Li-Po (Not included)
Transmitter: 4 Channel 2.4 GHZ (Not included)Included;227A Twingo (Yellow) pre assembledRequired;Nine Eagle 2.4Ghz Transmitter1S 3.7V 250 mAh Li-Po
No paper work in box. Used the confused translation in the manual for the Yak foamy which is fine with the plane but seems to be numb to the Copter. Am waiting to hear if this is a failure to spell things out or just a dud. Looks fine and have 6 batteries between units. The web page says requires 9 Eagle transmitter and gives no way of checking by model number if this dual mode unit is the one required. This transmitter seems to be only available with bind and fly units.i want to buy this heli without transmiter. i have a nine eagle 2.4Ghz from solo1. how may i connect this transmiter with this heli. its very beautiful heli and if is so easy like nine egles solo one then will be perfect. please anyone who knows how connect the tx with the heli.I just got my twingo a while ago.. tried binding it to my e-flight MPL4DSM controller but it wouldn't bind....the box did not come with any instructions on how to set and bind this heli... very disappointed..I'm sorry to put this down like this but all my other order worked perfectly.. this one SUCKED!! TO TOP IT OFF IT WAS MY MOST EXPENSIVE ORDER on this site! check the records...Flight time 14 minutes with a 800 mAh Zippy ( http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6784 - one single cell of these). Still very good and stable to fly, maybe a little slow in responsiveness for climb flight.Spare parts are quite hard to get for the Twingo, because only few shops sell this heli. (Why??)
Anyway, if you can get the Twingo for the 50 $ price and want a cool indoor twin heli, buy it at HK!
IMHO much better than the Walkera YS8001, the YS8001 only looks better. The YS8001 is a little bigger, but much, much heavier, quite difficult to fly and the battery of the Walkera is absolute crab. In a crash with the Walkera Micro Twin you can damage furniture etc. easily, the Twingo hardly can do this. The Walkera is damaged easily in a crash (because of its weight). With the Walkera battery I can fly only 2 3 minutes (!!!), and replacement batteries are hard to get (because they have to be narrow to fit). The YS has nearly no power, much to less to fly outdoors. Made a fault, bought the Walkera first
What I do not like in the small tandem helis like the Twingo is the missing base plate (you can see inside the heli), here is the Walkera better.
Repairing is quite time consuming in all those twin helis, because you have to remove the blades and flybars (or whole rotor heads) first before you can remove the canopy (but demounting and remounting can quite easily be done in the Nine Eagles Twingo, while it is very hard in the Walkera because of its unbelievably bad and weak and tiny blade and rotor head screws).
The price for the Nine Eagles Twingo is really cheap and good, if you take the 50 US$ price. Dont know, why the camouflage version (and for some time also the RTF version of the yellow Twingo) is now about 120, what is really expensive.
and so I decided to remove the original battery mounting and built a new one. This can be done quite easily in the Twingo with small plastic boards, glue, tiny screws, and a small drill. I removed the original cables from the rx and soldered cables with two types of plugs, the micro plugs (for batteries used in the small Eflite helis etc.) and Micro Deans (which I use in my Walkera helis). Now I can use multiple of my batteries in this heli, and can also use my normal charger for them. I took a quite long, narrow board mounted in center line of the heli and covering the rx. Here I can fix different types of batteries easily with a rubber band. This works perfectly. One can change the balance point of the heli easily (for front-back flying) by changing the position of the battery. I wanted to place the batteries lower in the heli than it was in the original version. This works perfect too, by this you increase the stability of the Twingo (because the center of mass is lower). It is now more stable than it was before.
I used batteries from 110 even 600 mAh. With a Turnigy Nano-Tech 160 mAh the flight time is 4 minutes, the battery gets quite warm. I guess, the best compromise between agility, stability and flight time are batteries from 240 400 mAh.
I never flew the heli outdoors (it is very light), but now it is perfect for indoor flying in the living room.
The Twingo isThis is a very nice tandem heli that is easy to fly indoors. The built quality is not that good (in my model the isolation of two motor-wire plugs was destroyed and the metal plugs of the battery mounting were bad soldered and not installed properly - but this did not have any consequences for flying).
The Twingo is extremely light. It is not that easy to fly as the Solo or maybe even the Solo Pro. Without canopy it is even really hard to fly because it is very sensitive and "crashes in the air without touching anything", if you are too fast with commands. With canopy the heli is easier to fly. Of course - compared to other helis - it is a beginner heli which you learn to control within some flights.
The mounting of the canopy (two rods inserting to front motor mounting) is quite weak and kann be bend easily when flying without canopy and crashing.
The lower rotor holder seems to be the same as the blade holder of the Solo, the upper rotor blade holder is not the same as the one of the Solo Pro.
I ordered BNF version and so did not get the special battery. I did not want to buy the expensive battery and tried normal Nine Eagles batteries (Solo, Solo Pro and the Hobbyking replacement battery for Solo Pro). It worked quite well, flight time is quite short, heli reacts fast, batteries get quite warm.
I did not want to order the original batteries and to use the special NE chargerI like the shiny colors. But the plane is pretty small, so I never went outdoor.