Gazaur Mars 480 Review
Of all the Electric RC Helicopters, one product line truly stands out in terms of design. Many RC enthusiasts have probably seen it before, and undoubtedly was left momentary bewildered by its extraordinary looks. This model is none other than Taiwanese Gazaur's Mars and Poseidon electric RC helicopters. Let's find out weather these trendy helicopters perform as good as they look.
The first and probably the most appropriate feature of this helicopter to take note of is, of course, its look. Apparently, the designers claim that they've put in countless hours of research and hard work before coming up with this unique concept. The final product is a model that is designed with aerodynamics in mind, and its fuselage aims to imitate a bird of prey. Although some will say that this imitation is not overly apparent, many will agree that the designers succeeded in creating a captivating helicopter nevertheless. The designers also embraced the Confucius concept of Yin and Yang - in doing so, produced two separate lines: Poseidon representing the Yin and Mars representing the Yang. To date, two specific models are available, Poseidon 480 and Mars 480. This review will primary look at the Mars model.
The next notable feature of this helicopter is the rotor head. Being one of the main components of an RC helicopter, the engineers deserve praise for being brave enough to really design it in such a way that deviates from the norm. This rotor head, surprisingly, is designed around a minimalist concept, thereby allowing it to have very little parts. Astonishingly, this concept allows for a much smoother flight than expected. Just as noteworthy is the fact that the rotor head is 90% aluminum right out of the factory. The main blade grip incorporates a ball bearing system, a feature that allows the blade to absorb the swinging force, delivering a sharper servo response.
Mars 480's body frame composes of two materials, 60% aluminum and 40% alloys. This combination results in a body that is as flexible as it is strong. In fact, Gazaur's engineers claim this is another component that adds to this model's gas-rivaling flight stability. This material will also keep components within the frame safe in case of crashes.
Even the ski ramp got an overhaul in the Mars 480. At first glance, many may think that the ski's design is purely decorative. However, upon closer inspection, the ski is actually designed to be flexible and will act as a cushion upon each landing.
The last aspect of this model that should be brought to attention is the fact that it is fully 3D-flight capable right out of the box. Also, its spare parts are interchangeable with other popular electric helicopter models (such as the T-Rex).
This helicopter is very different from other electric RC helicopters. From its design, rotor systems, to its body, the engineers have proven that it is not necessary to follow normal conventions to produce a successful model. Therefore, for people who are looking for a "different" RC helicopter experience without wanting to sacrifice quality, this helicopter is for you.
Hi, I am Gazaurs only american sponsored pilot, i am also 15 years old. The heli will out perform my trex SE on the identical setup. I can post videos if interested
eeeeky --- 18:16 Tuesday, 4 April 2007
Hi eeeky! I thought you were kidding when you said you are 15 years old and also a sponsored Gazaur pilot. Then I looked at your website (through your profile) and saw that you are really that young! Wow you must be a fantastic pilot to get a sponsorship at such an age! I'd be really interested in the video.
I've never seen a real Gazaur in action actually but I am surprise that it would outperform a TREX which seems to set the standard for a 450 size heli. But then again, the TREX is quite an aged model.
midnite --- 10:16 Wednesday, 4 April 2007
well thank you sir! heres a vid link, over a month ago!
Please do bear in mind that this is with an old motor, and smaller blades, i now run 350mm blades, and a 55a gazaur esc, with a gazaur lingo 8 motor. ill get a new vid soon, as ive gotten much better/lower!! Stay tuned
eeeeky --- 18:57 Wednesday, 9 September 2007
Dang that is some awesome flying and here I can't even keep my 4#3b off the ground for 5 sec.
Your a natural man, keep it up.
Chain --- 1:35 Sunday, 10 October 2008
wow eeeeeky, that is amazing, you really got the touch,if you can build and setup your helis as well as you can fly them you have a future of flying ahead of you.I would love to pick your brain and maybe learn a thing or two. good luck in the future
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