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    Chad's Crappy Corner & His Final Gadget For His Unique Theme For June.

    Chad came up with a different idea for the June theme. He polled our loyal Patreon members and had them vote of a type of store Chad where should buy all the gadgets for the month of June. That way listeners would have a better chance of finding the same item Chad reviewed at a store near them. Our Patreon members picked “Large Drug Store Chains” as the place Chad should find Cheap Gadgets for June. So at his local CVS drug store Chad found the Black Spider-XT Remote Helicopter, which the Giz Wiz also found on Amazon.

    This is what Amazon had to say about it: Easy to fly. 2 Channel Infrared Helicopter. Built in LED Light. Remote Controller Requires (6) AA Batteries (Not Included)

    Ages 9+. --- The reviews weren't very good. Out of 26 reviews, it got 2.5 stars out of 5. It sells for $15.99, with free shipping for Prime Members. It's here on Amazon:



    And Chad's take: From the minute Chad opened the box things didn't look good. There was an opened empty clear plastic bag, so something was missing. It came with a spare propeller B, but no spare propeller A. That didn't seem to make much difference because as you'll see in Chad's video, the helicopter really don't fly. It spins in the air for a few seconds and then crashes. The control uses IR, which is line of sight control, so it didn't work outdoors. So Chad thought that was the problem and it would fly indoors. It didn't! CVS had it marked for $20, but it was on sale for $15.00. It is an Official Chad Piece Of Crap!


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