Product: ALIAS Quadcopter
Maker: LaTrax (Traxxas)
Stock No: 6608
Availability: Traxxas/Tower Hobbies
The LaTrax Alias Quad-Rotor Helicopter delivers quad-rotor thrust with an auto-leveling 6-axis flight stabilization system. The package includes a programmable 2.4GHz radio system with four AAA-sized alkaline batteries, a high-capacity 650mAh Lipo flight battery, USB-powered fast battery charger, and four spare props. The complete package provides everything you need to fly!
The quadcopter measures 9.25” (235mm) on the rotor diagonals and the frame is made of sturdy molded lightweight plastic. The quad feels light and sturdy when picked up weighing just 3.53oz (100g) with the flight battery. The colorful high-intensity LED optics provide visibility and flight orientation, day or night.
The 2.4GHz transmitter features low-battery indicators for both the transmitter and the quadcopter flight battery via built-in telemetry. Three customizable flight modes from easy to expert provides just the right control input for pilots of all capability. Pre-programmed automated maneuvers allow for tricks and flips with the ease of a button press. A variety of features like digital trim controls, indicators, LCD display, 10-model memory, safe arming, numerous flight controls, interchangeable sticks, and thumb pads unlock the performance and potential of the Alias in flight.
The bright colored handy-carry box design of the LaTrax Alias reveals the main features of the product in all four colors and shows what comes inside before it is even opened. A 3-page colored Quick Start guide and detailed 9-page manual comes in four languages.
There is no assembly required other than installing the four AAA-sized alkaline batteries in the transmitter. The Alias manual and Quick Start guide are well written so I browsed through them while charging the 650mAh Lipo flight battery using the supplied USB-powered battery charger. I had no problems charging in fast mode using a USB 2.0 port on my PC.
LaTrax has a detailed Web site to support the Alias here. It covers everything from a simple overview to detailed specifications and downloadable support for advanced features and troubleshooting.
The Alias flight times measured around 12 minutes indoors and 10-minutes outdoors with aerobatics and some wind. One of the coolest features is the battery fuel gauge which is fed back to the transmitter using the built-in telemetry. It provides visible and audible alerts when the battery charge level in the Alias is low. This alert gives you time to safely fly the Alias back and land when it is time to recharge the battery.