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    Monoprice Flying Sphere Indoor RC Helicopter with Gyro, 3.5 Channel - Black
    Product # 12086
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    2.2 / 5.0
    6 Reviews
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    I got 4 or 5 runs out of it within a few inches of the ground before the drive failed to the lower rotor, as mentioned in a previous review. The rotors tagged the protective outer sphere a few times, but I guess that's why it's there (to protect the home's contents from damage and to keep hubby out of the doghouse). :)

    PROS: This thing is very entertaining. Was fun while it lasted.

    CONS: Lower rotor mechanism is fragile. It no longer flies.
    June 13, 2015
    Response from Monoprice

    Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that PID 12086 is no longer functioning. We do offer a 30 day return policy as well as a one year warranty on this item. Obtaining a replacement would be of no additional cost to you. Please let me know if you would like to continue with a replacement and I can get that started for you right away.

    Gisselle B.
    Tech Support
    November 18, 2016
    Monoprice Administrator
    Broke immediately
    The motor drive gear fell off within 5 seconds of flying, so it wasn't touching the rotor gear, and the lower rotor wouldn't turn. I pushed it back on but it just fell off again. You can push it back up using a toothpick and it will fly again for a few seconds but I can't get it to stick.

    PROS: Looks like it would be great for kids

    CONS: Broke immediately.
    December 25, 2015
    Absolute Garbage
    This thing is destined to fall apart from the second you pull it out of the box. Not only was mine partially defective from the start, but there was a piece that had fallen off which luckily I found before I pitched the box. DO NOT buy this for a child, they will be severely disappointed. The rotor blades smack against each other when you start it up and start chipping the blades right away. Don't waste your money like I did.

    PROS: None

    CONS: Everything
    August 10, 2015
    Impressive looks but very fragile...
    Kind of short flight time but it doesn't take long to recharge so that's acceptable. We were taking extra care when learning how to operate the flying sphere ie gradually powering up to avoid full speed collisions however on the second flight the unit bumped into the wall and took about a 4/5 foot fall, something got damaged causing first set of propellers to no longer spin, top propellers and directional rotor still fully functional. I had hoped that it was maybe just a low battery but after recharging bottom set of propellers still won't spin when power is engaged, without bottom propellers unit has no lift and cannot fly. If there's a do-It-yourself fIx for this I'd love to give It a try my son and I were hoping to get long term use out of the flying sphere thinking that the cage would provide some level of protection.

    When the Flying Sphere was operating it was a blast so don't get me wrong it's worth it if you can avoid ceilings and Walls you should be fine....lol.

    PROS: Price! What a great deal, quick recharge, very "finished" & complete packaging and product, a small screwdriver was even provided to open the battery compartment.

    CONS: No longer flies, Short Flight Time, Protective cage failed to protect, Broke during second flight.
    January 14, 2015
    Bought 5 on sale, 0 worked
    Bought 5 of them. None of them ever lifted off the ground.

    2 of the units failed to charge
    3 of the unit's charged, but can't fly: one''s motor is decoupled from the rotors, and on the other two, the lower rotor don't spin.
    May 2, 2017
    1 year ago
    Response from Monoprice
    Thank you for providing feedback. Sorry to hear about the issues you are having with our product. We do offer a 30 day return policy with no restocking fees. If you would like to see what options are available for you, please feel free to E-mail us at reviews@monoprice.com.
    May 19, 2017
    New User U Staff
    RC Sphere
    It takes a licking and keeps on working.

    PROS: This little RC sphere is very durable. The price you can't beat. It does keep the center of gravity centered at the bottom during flight.

    CONS: The problem I have had is that the cage is so flexable it keeps bending and gets in the way of the props. The solution is to keep bending the cage out of the way of the props (a constant chore.)
    January 24, 2015