Posts Tagged: "helicopter"

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Swann Sky Duel Helicopters Review

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stands for radio controlled, but flying solo means no one is there to watch your aerobatics. But flying WITH someone means sharing the skies, so why not take them on Mano-a-mano? To do that means having someone who also has a flying RC similar to yours. And of course there...

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Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Review

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I was afforded many luxuries as a child – one of them included a gas-powered go-kart.  Yet, an electric helicopter or plane was never in my arsenal of things to do.  Long time resentment?  You bet.  That is until I got my hands on the Parrot AR Drone 2.0. This,...

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Air Hogs Battle Tracker Review

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The really great toys always have an element of danger to them: think the “shoot and shells” flying bullets from Mattel in the 60’s or any spring loaded pellet “gun” kids used to be able to buy. Now that the young’uns are protected from themselves, it’s rare to find a...

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Force Flyer: Glove Controlled RC Helicopter

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Traditional RC helipcoters include a joystick based remote control.  But in today’s Wii  inspired world, that’s hardly a way to sell a toy to a tot, or an over grown child, otherwise known as a World of Warcraft gamer.  Ok, we kid, but seriously, separating your RC toy from the pact of thousands of...

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Ultimate Quadrocopter (video)

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So at this point quadrocopters are kind of old news, right?  Wrong.  Check out this video, which depicts an MWC Quadrocopter doing back flips, full loops and the sort of flying we’d expect to see from an alien spacecraft. Don’t believe us?  Hit the above video.  It’s all starts off...

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Multicopter: A Manned Quadricopter Times Four (video)

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[GR]L75ESD9PBOw[/GR] Strap a yoga ball to 16 horizontally rotating propellers and apparently you can claim a world’s first.   German aircraft company E-Volo slapped together something they’re calling a Multicopter and recently they achieved the first manned flight that lasted about 90 seconds. If the prototype looks familiar, that’s probably because you’ve seen a variety...