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Traxxas 6608 LaTrax Alias Quad-Rotor Ready-To-Fly Helicopter Assorted Colors by Review Summary ,  Jul 29, 2015

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Traxxas 6608 LaTrax Alias Quad-Rotor Ready-To-Fly Helicopter, Assorted Colors
Report Date: 08/12/2015
Based on 162 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 8.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Speed5.0   above average
Wind5.0   exceptional
Price4.2   average
Flying3.9   below average
Control3.8   average
Battery2.9   below average
Crash2.9   below average
Motor1.9   average


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Battery

Battery:
"The alias battery time is disappointing ranging from 4.5 minutes up to 11 minutes."
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"When you finally can get the battery charged it's dead within a few minutes."
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"If you see these return it immediately, these are the motors that fail within 8 to 12 battery recharge cycles."
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"Had one failure by the time we were using the third battery."
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"Ran 4 more batteries and just had another motor fail."
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"The only regret I have is not just buying 3 more of the standard batteries instead of the Maxamps packs."
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"My only recommendation is to get at least 2 additional batteries to minimize down (charging) time."
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"Then about two weeks ago, I notice that my original battery wasn't holding its charge anymore so I called Traxxas again explaining my situation and the rep said no problem and mailed me another battery free of charge."
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"Love the battery alert that tells you it's time to come in."
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"I recommend getting a backup battery and a dual usb charger for it."
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"I enjoyed flying for the 3 battery charges."
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Control

Control:
"This is very hard to do when it dips & struggle to maintain control so I felt I had no choice but to change out the motors after only having the Alias for one day."
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"It is really nice having the option to have complete control in expert 2 mode, but it will take some trial and error to get a hang of it."
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"The biggest challenge for me is the fact that the left joystick controls both the throttle (up and down) as well as the ability to rotate the quad left and right."
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"Easy to learn to fly and control."
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"Throttle control is made very easy as you can fully cut the throttle and still recover quickly."
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"While both are good quads the alias has way more advanced control board."
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"This drone has nice speed, great control, nice stunts and tricks."
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"fairly easy to fly and fun but the motors can go from the smallest crash, requires special tools to replace motors and props (not included) control is very easy to use' throttle can be a little touchy the air frame is very durable but like i said the motors are not and replacement ones are expensive."
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Crash

Crash:
"This will also put undue stress on that motor and can cause early motor failure which is why you should check blades and shafts after hard crashes."
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"On the first day, I crashed it really bad and one of the motors broke so I called customer service the next day."
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"I did have to replace one of the prop gears due to missing teeth from a crash."
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"I spoke with Traxxas who informed me that it was my fault for not powering down the motor before it crashed."
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"I know the crash was my fault, but don't show me a video of a bike running the thing over when I make my first crash and snap an arm."
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"I got 51 flights with the stock motors, I suffered several crashes with no damage other than a broken tooth on the spur gear after a full speed hit on the telephone line."
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"fairly easy to fly and seems to be very crash friendly."
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"I am yet another of the many people who had them all fail after only a few flights (no crashes, so I know I didn't damage them)."
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"fairly easy to fly and fun but the motors can go from the smallest crash, requires special tools to replace motors and props (not included) control is very easy to use' throttle can be a little touchy the air frame is very durable but like i said the motors are not and replacement ones are expensive."
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"I do not crash it and I do know that it must be strenuous on the motors but it'd be nice if they lasted more than a few days.."
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Flying

Flying:
"This is my first flying RC model & I was trying hard to learn how to fly it."
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"I enjoyed the Alias Quad which allowed me to express what i can not explain, oh that feeling while flying knowing that i will not pay for every mistake i make while bettering my flight orientation skills."
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"I am new to flying quads and started with a nano quad which broke so I decided to get this one."
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"He got the Avenger Green Fairly easy to fly, instructions for different skill levels, fast battery charging and quietAfter several hours of flying, he had a problem with one of the motors so he call Tech Support."
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"Best flying quad ever but, motors are still a problem."
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"Easy to learn to fly and control."
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"I started in easy and gradually made it to flying consistently in fast and am currently mastering reverse flight."
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"On a positive note it flies great and is fairly durable."
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"HIGHLY recommend, parts are easy to get and quad it self is easy to repair and fun to fly."
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"Worth the price and it flies as good as they shown on their videos."
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Motor

Motor:
"You can program in different rates on input, you can't break it and it's easy to change motors if need be, very easy."
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"I've had two motors fail within three weeks after I received this quad."
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"I should have heeded the numerous reviews warning of motor failures."
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"Factory motor failed 2nd day."
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"Great machine with crappy motors."
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"Alot of complaints about the motors dying out quickly are because people ARE NOT KEEPING THE GEARS FREE OF DEBRIS!"
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"never had any motor problem this thing is solid its been dropped at high altitudes and never broke a thing just like anything else traxxas its the best"
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"Great machine with crappy motors."
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"lots of fun.. one thing noticed was bad motors from the start."
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"I got 51 flights with the stock motors, I suffered several crashes with no damage other than a broken tooth on the spur gear after a full speed hit on the telephone line."
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"No problem i called traxxas they sent me 4 free motors."
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Price

Price:
"I have the 350 size that I fly for AP shots but for regular fun and occasional video (I also have the camera) this quad is hard to beat for the money."
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"I guess they are just going to pocket all the money and weather the criticism."
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"I love how affordable the parts are."
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"Worth the price and it flies as good as they shown on their videos."
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"After doing some research this was the best drone in $150 price range."
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"Love the durability, easy and fun to fly and availability of cheap replacement parts if i do tear something up."
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"LaTrax Alias should be selling a substitute motor with a good life at a much reduced price since they knowingly sold a product with substandard motors."
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Speed

Speed:
"I started in easy and gradually made it to flying consistently in fast and am currently mastering reverse flight."
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"Great item and fast shipping and a ton of fun!"
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"I got 51 flights with the stock motors, I suffered several crashes with no damage other than a broken tooth on the spur gear after a full speed hit on the telephone line."
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"shiped fast, works great."
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"Changes direction on a dime and loves speed."
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Wind

Wind:
"Fly's very stable, with the lights off I got over 12 minutes on my first flight, in fast and expert mode its really fast, handles moderate winds, seems to be made well and durable."
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"I cant even explain how good it does in the wind either."
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"This is my favorite small quad for all around flying ( indoors & outdoors) it handles the wind very well and the rolls & flips are so easy to do."
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"It handled the wind and high altitude great."
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"However, it will fly in wind... pretty gusty stuff too so don't keep it inside too long cause it's really at home outside."
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