If you’ve tried the original RC chopper – the PiccoZ then feast your eyes upon the behemoth that is the TandemZ-1! Ok, behemoth may be a bit over the top as it is only 17cm long. The TandemZ-1 is based on the awesome Sea Knight Helicopter, with it’s twin propeller’s!! I always thought it was a Chinook though??
So, do double the props, make flying the TandemZ doubly difficulty? (I have only just mastered my PiccoZ flying) My answer would be yes… Why? The TandemZ comes with removable training stabilisers, which are transparent and don’t look very cool!! So practice alone, and then unleash the beast upon friends, once you’ve mastered the controls! Then, laugh at them as they struggle to control the monster!
The controls for the TandemZ are 3 channels for the up, down, backwards and forwards. Then there are separate contols for adjusting the trim of the chopper - the tilt and roll (pitch and yaw for the boffins out there!). To ease, or should I say complicate the flying, the TandemZ also has tilting rotors.
Currently you get buy the TandemZ-1 in Blue, Orange and Red, and each RC helicopter uses a different channel, so you can fly them together too. It is also available in a camo paint-job, and you can specify which channel you want.You’ll also be impressed to know that each TandemZ is equipped with it’s own LED searchlight/headlight too!
The infrared transmitter controller, which needs 6xAA batteries, is where the TandemZ is charged. After a 20-30 minute charge, you should have 10 minutes to able to cause enough chaos/damage to you house (Only joking!)