Hoverfly is a great little helicopter. It
comes attractively finished and ready to fly. Its small,
tough and quiet - and it flies indoors. Yet it handles just like
its bigger brothers.
Imagine the excitement of hovering motionless,
then soaring away as the aircraft obeys your every command! Soon
you are progressing from hovering and precision landings to the
new challenges of nose-in flying, figures-of-eight and other exciting
As soon as you unpack your Hoverfly the fun
starts. There is no complex assembly or set-up, and none of the
worries about engines, batteries and weather associated with conventional
model helicopters. With Hoverfly, you can go helicopter flying
at a fraction of the cost and with a minimum of frustrating downtime.
Whether you are flying for the very first time
or trying out advanced manoeuvres, the Hoverfly enables you to
practise and enjoy in comfort.
The Hoverfly is superb for experienced
pilots too, with stunning climbout, and crisp tail response
thanks to the tiny solid state gyro.
In case all this isn't enough, we've made
Hoverfly the most robust, simple and easy-to-fix helicopter
around. You can spend more time flying, and less rebuilding
it. And if an accident does happen, spares are readily available
at a fraction of the cost of conventional equivalents.
Hoverfly is the miniature helicopter
that flies right out of the box.
Unique patented flight technology - there
is simply nothing else like it.
The ingenious Electrocyclic control replaces
complex rotor mechanics to provide the full cyclic, collective
and yaw functions of conventional outdoor models. Uniquely, the
Hoverfly may be fully trimmed prior to take-off.
Small size, ideal for indoor operation,
whatever the weather. Hoverfly weighs less than 70 grams
Realistic flying parameters: as soon
as you can fly it you will be able to try larger models confidently.
Hoverfly's performance delights expert
Hoverfly's robust ultra-light tail
rotor is belt-driven for responsiveness
Precision tail control with a sub-miniature yaw rate
demand gyro included as standard.
Unlimited flight duration and no
batteries to charge. Power reaches Hoverfly via a slim,
lightweight, 100-240V ac mains power unit and a thin, unobtrusive
Simple and robust mechanics: the brains
are in the Electrocyclic control unit and the electronic rate
Easy and economic repairs: all parts
are available from the UK manufacturer and many stockists. No
helicopter is more robust or easier to fix.
R/C transmitter friendly. Hoverfly operates
from standard TXs with minimum of four channels and trainer socket.
The Hoverfly 2 is shipped with its own purpose-designed
two-joystick controller, the Snelflight FlightPad. It brings heli
flying within instant reach of everyone: open the box and lift
And there's a bonus: Hoverfly 2 comes
with its own dedicated PC flight simulator program. Faithfully
representing Hoverfly's handling characteristics, the flight sim
lets you practise the most delicate manoeuvres!
"Non-stop indoor flying with a fascinating
model that anyone can fly... The 'Hoverfly' is a fantastic little
machine, which will give hours of fun to anyone that buys it."
Iain Erskine reviews Hoverfly in Model Helicopter World,
a leading UK enthusiasts' magazine. October 2001.
"I am very impressed - the model may be
unorthodox, but the handling characteristics realistically represent
a conventional single rotor RC helicopter: what a marvelous British
engineering achievement." James M. Wang is a senior contributor
to a number of model helicopter magazines. Rotory Modeler,
"... once you start you're hooked ... the
fun is endless." Stuff's staff clearly love the Hoverfly,
with a second endorsement in six months. Under the heading Flight
Club, the magazine lists just one helicopter among six highly-praised
remote-control aircraft. July 2001.
Under the headline "Dream Machine",
Dave Ridgeway writes, in his column Bright Sparks - "Watts"
going on in the world of electric flight: "This incredible
box of tricks converts the input from the pilot to control the
motors to give exactly the same control as a normal radio controlled
helicopter." Model Flyer
"... novices can learn to fly with it,
more experienced pilots can practise their nose-in flying and
experts can have enormous fun," comments in its column Straight
from the Box - What's new on the ARTF scene? Aviation Modeller
"... lots of uninterrupted stick time without
long pauses for charging a flight pack," confirms "Chopper"
columnist David Brian, BMFA News
Hoverfly drew a lot of attention at the Sandown
show, May 2000. "Roderick Snell [right] with the Hoverfly
on RC Models stand" read the caption in August's BMFA News.
The pilot was Hoverfly creator, Phillip Jermyn.
"... swiftly rectifies ham-fisted aerobatics"
- proving that even non-enthusiasts can get the hang of Hoverfly!
The top lads' mag FHM gave it the thumbs up in a major
"... after a couple of hours, you
get the hang of it" writes Stuff's columnist about the latest
remote controlled toys for (biggish) boys - confirming Hoverfly's
place in the model aircraft world. He awards it four red stars
for quality and appeal. December 2000. Stuff Magazine