While none of us here at Flite Test are particularly 3D pilots, we thought it would be a fun challenge to try to fly a 3D capable quadcopter! Now unlike Curtis Youngblood's Stingray 500 we have done an episode on in the past, this is not a collective pitch quadcopter. This machine utilizes ESCs that can change direction in a fraction of a second to create equal reversible thrust.
You can check it out here: Voltage 500 3D
We were all a little nervous to fly it, including Eric who is pretty used to flying 700+ scale helicopters. However after a little but of practice we all got the hang of it!
The quadcopter itself has a nice look to it. It's conscruction is a combination of aluminum, G10 and carbon fiber.
Flying a Phantom 3 in close proximity to it was a little challenging but produced some nice shots.
One thing we really liked was that stability mode makes it fly like a very sporty quad but not any thing too crazy.
Free style flying gets very exciting, very quickly with reversable capability!
All in all, it was a very rewarding experience! Doing what you are used to and comfortable with can be a great way to enjoy a hobby but sometimes it's good to push yourself a little out of your comfort zone to really get.