Heli-Max Voltage 500 3D

by FliteTest | October 16, 2015 | (6) Posted in Reviews

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! 

Learn more about the Heli-Max Voltage 500.

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. 








The-One-Who-Never-Crashes on October 19, 2015
Great review and explanation of how it works!
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stay-fun on October 20, 2015
Great show! I have to say though, helicopters without stabilization (flybar or electronic) are actually more stable than quads without stabilization, due to the inertia of the blades. The electronics make all the difference! Without it, quads wouldn't be a reality.
Actually my helis are a lot more stable than planes that I fly... :p
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Heli-Max Voltage 500 3D