Best in Class!
This is by far the best 500 class heli in the market. Construction quality is second to none. Even though building this kit is not complicated, it requires some level of mechanical skills and good understanding of basic heli setup. The 480Xx is a very light model, and it doesn't need big capacity batteries to obtain long flying times (I can get up to 6 minutes of moderate 3D and 7 minutes of sport flying with 3700 mAh packs). Some pilots may prefer a more aggressive motor and gear setup, but for me, it has plenty of power for my flying style. Its light disc load makes a little bit floaty, but its flying characteristics are predictable and precise. The 480 Xx is not a cheap heli to own, but its price is well worth it and you won't regret getting one! And don't be concerned about crashing and rebuilding this model - MikadoUSA offers outstanding customer service and great parts supply. You can't go wrong with Mikado!
Reviewed by: Ed from FL.