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Remote Controlled Flying Bug Freaks Me Out

by Paul Strauss

I’ll start out by telling you that I used to live in the Deep South, home of cockroaches the size of small mice. Oh yeah, did I happen to mention that they could fly? Every time I saw one of those airborne six-legged nasties, it made my skin crawl. No wonder this gigantic flying insect sets my teeth on edge.

Helibug Flying RC Insect Mecha-Chu

Created by Japan’s Taiyo Toy, the Mecha-Chu HeliBug buzzes around the place with its brightly colored body, dual copter blades and transparent insect-like wings. Measuring in at over 6-inches long, it definitely puts those Southern flying bugs to shame. While it doesn’t really take flight like a real insect does, it’s still creepy enough to give me nightmares.

Helibug Flying Bug Infrared Remote

The flying bug can ascend/descend or turn left or right around its helicopter-like rotors. Oddly enough it doesn’t offer forward or backward flight. It’ll fly for about 5 minutes on a 30-minute charge, and is controlled using an included infrared transmitter.

Entomologists and other bug lovers can get their feelers on one from GeekStuff4U for about $50.

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Comments (8):

  1. GeekAlerts says:

    HeliBug – R/C Helicopter Bug…

    We have seen some strange flying radio controlled toys before, like the Vampire Bat and the Bee, but this bug is probably the weirdest one so far.

    The colorful 6-inch long insect flies around using two helicopter blades on its back. The controller do…

  2. Mike says:

    Looks like an exact copy of those cheap little helicopters going around, just redesigned slightly. Fun, but they tend to die fast.

  3. Raluca says:

    It is so COOL! I should write about it on 7Gadgets! (note to myself: put it on todo list).

  4. I thought I’ve seen it all in r/c flying, but this takes the prize. I suppose flying frogs or lizards are next.

  5. Aidan says:

    hahaha, this look like a big version of the Richie rich bee version

  6. prashant dave says:

    if i order you a specific desinger remote controled flying bug then it is possible for you to supply it for me ?

  7. prashant dave says:

    please give me answer then i will send you my requirements.

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