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    Contributed by: Joseph Vermillion | Published: September 2015 | Views: 10746 | email icon Email this Article | PDFpdf icon
    RCUniverse.com Review of the Revell Nano Hexagon Hex-Copter
    Joe Vermillion
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    Distributed by:
    Revell

    1850 Howard Street, Unit A
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    www.revell.com

    "Modelers have been turning to Revell for top-quality plastic model kits since 1945. Model kits have changed a lot since then and so has Revell. Now Revell is bringing you the best in R/C (Radio Control).

    "Take multirotor flying down to a micro scale with the Nano Hexagon drone. This tiny six-rotor marvel is small in size but big on fun and ease! Six rotors offer improved stability for easy flights indoors or out. Plus, the transmitter includes an auto flip button to execute pro flips on command! Six-rotor drones are set to be the next big thing in the drone market."

    This is how Revell describes the Nano Hexagon Multi-Rotor. Now lets check it out and see how close they are!


    • Ready to Fly - No Assembly
    • Ridgid Frame is Part of Circuit for Motors
    • Up to five Minutes of Flight Time per Charge
    • Auto Flip Mode
    • USB Charger Included
    • 2.4gHz Transmitter Included
    • Small and compact Perfect for indoor


    • LED Lights on all Six Sides makes for hard orientation
    • Needs Larger Controler


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    Name:Revell Nano Hexagon

    Price: $39.99 (Accurate at time of review)

    Weight: 0.7oz (20.4 g)
    Diagonal: 2.5" (64 mm)
    Radio Used: 2.4Ghz (Included)
    Battery Used: Revell 150mah 1S LiPo (Included)
    Channels Used: Elevator, Aileron, Throttle, Rudder, Auto Flip, Multiple Flight Modes


    Items Needed To Complete

    • USB Power Source for LiPo Charger






    The Revell Nano Hexagon arrived in a full color, bright, and informative box- inside I found the Nano Hexagon, 2.4 Ghz controler, 2 AA Batteries (for controler), six spare props, Manual, and USB Charger cable. Everything I needed to get the Hexagon in the air in one box!






    As stated everything you need to get the Revell Hexagon flying is in the box! All that is required is to install the included batteries in the transmitter and charge the Hexagon from a USB power source with the included USB charger cable.The control is really very small and some steps should be made to make it a little bigger. Or possibly include a set of Stick extenders to make it easier to fit in the hand. The two front buttons could also be made functional to control flight modes and Flip controls. With the size it is really tricky to push click the sticks to preform these funtions. A push down of the left stick switches us from Mode 1 to Mode 2, which controls how the Hexagon moves. Mode 1 is for the beginner and anyone wanting to fly in a more docile manor, and Mode 2 is for the more experienced pilots who want more agility and speed. Push down on the Right stick and you are then controling the Hexagon's built in "Flip-Mode" function. Simply click the stick and then push it in the direction you choose, and the Hexagon will preform a flip in that direction. This will have you looking like a pro in a matter of minutes!



    The 1S 150mAh LiPo battery and USB charger are included, and the lipo is preinstalled in the body. If the battery gets worn out you can remove it and replace it with a new one.



    With the Hexagon's small size, (64mm (2.5") It can be flown just about any where. And for those begining flights Revell has included a full set of replacement props just in case you have a mishap.With is stable flight characteristics I would not think you would need them right away, but they are there just in case.


    Manual


    The Manual is easy to read and only a few pages long, so if you start charging the flight pack while you read it, by the time you are finished you should be close to being able to get your Hexagon in the air.


    What's Left To Do?


    The Hexagon arrived ready to fly, minus a few quick things. As will any new aircraft, the flight battery needed to be charged. The included USB charger can be plugged into an open USB port of any computer, or as a secondary option you can use a common USB charging block which comes with most new cell phones. Once plugged in the charger cable will glow red when the charge is complete. Put the included batteries in the controler and you are ready to go.






    With its small size (64mm, 2.5") and stable flight the Revell Hexagon can be flown just about any where. For me the first flights took place over my workbench in my shop. I was able to take off, trim and fly the Hexagon with little effort on my part. Once I engaged the throttle stick, the Hexagon jumped in the air and only needed a click or two of trim in ether direction. In a matter of seconds she was trimmed perfect and was able to hover with minimal drift to any direction.

    The Nano Hexagon has two different flight modes that can be cycled thru by clicking the left control stick. Do to the controlers small size and the fact that I have not so small hands I found this to at first be difficult to click the control stick and maintain control of the Hexagon. After some practice, I was able to figure out how to hold the controler to accomplish this without have to take the "walk of shame." This same proccess was re learned on the right control stick which controls the "Auto-Flip" function. If Revell were to activate the two buttons on the front of the controler with those functions it would be a much more comfortable feel. That being said once I figured out how to hold the controler I was able to use both the Mode Function and the "Auto-Flip" function with no issues. I found that the Hexagon flies very stable in both flight modes and was soon having a blast rocketing through my workshop!

    After about five minutes of fun the Hexagon's LED lights started blinking signaling to me that it was time to land. I brought her back around to the workbench lowered the throttle stick and watched as she set down ever so gently on the bench. For a muti-rotor of this size the five minute flight time was a nice surprise. Now all that was left to do was put her back on the charger and wait.

    With the Hexagon back to a full charge, it was time to take to the air yet again! This time I wanted to make use of the "Auto-Flip" functions. So with her postioned about half way in the middle of the airspace my workshop provides, (about 8') I clicked the right control stick and moved it forward. The Hexagon did a quick neat little forward flip that took a whole lot less space to do then I was expecting, and recovered to upright and level flight. I continued to test the flip fuction in every direction and was quite impressed with the small amount of space needed for these maneuvers. And it just looks cool!

    In almost five minutes exactly the Hexagon's LED system once again let me know the fun was over. So we headed towards the hanger and landed easily on the workbench and powered down. What a fun little Multi-rotor!




    Check out the video to see the Revell Nano Hexagon in action!









    With two flights in the books and all the functions gone through, I do have to say that this little mulit-rotor is a lot of fun to fly. Its perfect for indoor flying and in low wind conditions is a blast outside. I dont care for the LED lights on all six rotors, I feel this make for hard orentaion. It gets tough to tell which direction you are going if you are more then 4-6 feet away from your self. And with a few minor improvements to the control this little beast would rival anything on the market today for pure flying fun. With its small size and stable flight this would make for many relaxing hours chasing the pets around the house! (;>) Over all, very nicely done Revell!



     
    Distributed by:

    1850 Howard Street, Unit A
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    www.revell.com
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