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Tag: Helicopter

Chinese Farmer Makes DIY Helicopter, Killjoy Government Bans Him From Flying for ‘Safety Reasons’

Chinese Farmer Makes DIY Helicopter, Killjoy Government Bans Him From Flying for ‘Safety Reasons’
As a child, 20-year old Wu Zhongyuan dreamed of owning a flying machine. It seems that in his hometown Luoyang, in central China’s Henan province, some people, including him, had to “climb mountains” to get to their school.

Taiyo Voice-Heli: Voice Control Helicopter From Japan [Appu, Appu and Away]

Taiyo Voice-Heli: Voice Control Helicopter From Japan [Appu, Appu and Away]
This remote-controlled helicopter has the unique ability to be flown by voice command. Japan’s Taiyo Toy makes these unusual toy helicopters that come with a voice control mode. Just speak into the included microphone, and you can direct the helicopter up and down, and turn the engines off and on.
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G.I. Joe 2.0: America’S War Bots

G.I. Joe 2.0: America’S War Bots
I think the best advantage in sending robots instead of humans to armed conflicts is simply the fact that robots are not human. Robots don’t have feelings or families, so no one gets hurt if a robot goes down, not even its fellow robots.

Mesicopters: Tiny Flying Robots to Take Over the World (Someday)

Mesicopters: Tiny Flying Robots to Take Over the World (Someday)
Stanford researchers have designed these incredible little robots are about the size of a quarter for use in atmospheric research on Earth (and one day) on Mars. I just want them for conducting research in my office building.

Roboppi Flying Copter: the Real Hoverround

Roboppi Flying Copter: the Real Hoverround
This tiny remote-controlled flying machine from Japan is a combination helicopter, UFO and hovering light show. A pair of soft, brightly colored rotors help to propel the Roboppi (ROBO-P) flyer upwards and produce stable flight. As it flies through the air, colored LEDs inside the spinning body of the Roboppi blink rapidly, producing a whirlwind of color.

Draganflyer X6 Aerial Camera Copter Nearly Flies Itself

Draganflyer X6 Aerial Camera Copter Nearly Flies Itself
Need to shoot some videos or images from way up in the sky? This sophisticated remote-controlled flying machine might be just what you’re looking for. The Draganflyer X6 is an unmanned, miniature helicopter which can carry wireless video or still digital cameras up, up in the air.

Mx-1: Worlds Smallest R/C Helicopter, Perfect for Fleas

Mx-1: Worlds Smallest R/C Helicopter, Perfect for Fleas
We live in a world of extremes. At the same time that everyone is trying to get their hands on the largest LCD TV that they can possibly fit in their living rooms, some gadgets just keeps getting smaller and smaller.

Wowwee Flytech Bladestar R/C Copter Hits the Skies

Wowwee Flytech Bladestar R/C Copter Hits the Skies
WowWee’s new FlyTech Bladestar is a crazy looking flying machine which lifts itself using a helicopter-like spinning rotor, hovering through your living room with ease. But the real cool factor is a special autopilot mode which lets the Bladestar atuomatically avoid ceilings and other obstacles.

Mini R/C Helicopters Take to the Skies

Mini R/C Helicopters Take to the Skies
These radio-controlled helicopters are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The choppers come in a matched pair that can run on different frequencies, so you can have mini-dogfights with your friends. Pressing a button on the remote can fire an invisible IR beam at your opponent’s helicopter, making it start to spin out of control.

Takaratomy Helibot Toy Helps Man Fly

Takaratomy Helibot Toy Helps Man Fly
This new toy from TakaraTomy Japan features a little humanoid who can fly. The little guy wears a backpack with a helicopter-like set of rotors to propel him into the skies. Special balancing rods keep the whole contraption from flipping over wildly through the air (although that sounds kinda cool.)
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