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Old Sep 27, 2013, 02:31 AM
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protocol manta quadcopter

I was at bestbuy today and saw an interesting quadcopter. It's the protocol manta. It was $99.99 so it's not cheap. It looked smaller than my v212 but bigger than my v202. The only thing I could find on google was the ad on best buys website. Anyone have more info on it please chime in.
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Old Sep 27, 2013, 05:45 AM
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Ryan I believe this is a Syma X3 clone.
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Don't waste your money on that toy. If you want a quad, get a Blade mxq if you can find one
or Heli-max 1SQ. BTW the !SQ with the camera is worth the money, but not as powerful as the mqx.
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Old Nov 26, 2013, 08:22 PM
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I got it at ross

49$ ....seemed like a decent price, most mini quads are arou 100$ mark. Just something to buzz around the living room
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Old Nov 28, 2013, 12:07 PM
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TJ Max has them for $60 if you get it fast enough

Saw a few yesterday in a TJ Max store where we stopped by.

It looks a bit like WLToys V262 clone, with remote looking very similar. However, the protective plastic rings appear to be solid, and not Styrofoam as in V262.
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Protocol manta quadcopter

Checked Ross and TJ's but must have sold out. Best buy has them at $79.99. It's perfect as a first quad. Really easy. I tried the smaller ones with direct drive props (no gears). They're nimble, but the blades get loose because they're just pressure fit onto the motor's drive shaft. Plus, they are small and too symmetrical in shape, so if it gets more than 100 feet away, it's almost impossible to see what direction it's facing. The Manta looks way cooler and is visually easy to follow. The blade guards make it easy to see. Banked turns and flips are also easy once you get into it. Love this thing. After a crash, you may need to check the blade guard brackets and click them back into place- depending on how hard it hits. They are flexible and can take a hit but can get knocked out of position.
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 08:31 PM
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Picked up a Manta today at. tjmaxx. Was planning on getting a hubsan x4 or rc eye one as first quad, so I thought Id try this out to see how I like flying quads. Looks a little used, so we'll see how it goes. Any thoughts yet on this quad?
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 08:57 PM
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Battery lasted all of 5 minutes while I was training. Big learning curve coming from heli controls. The fact that you can't easily swap batteries on this is ridiculous. I've got to wait 60 min to train again.
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 11:30 PM
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I can't say I'm experienced by any means, but if I had paid $100 for this I'd be pissed. Any time it drops, the trims go way off. Battery life <5min. Loses connection to Tx all the time. Half the time I raise throttle 1/2 way it takes a second to respond. POS, at least the one I got was.
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