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Old 06-07-2007, 06:50 AM   #1
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At a local model shop, I saw a really tiny model helicopter in the window, & I mean really tiny, about six inches in length, I went in & asked the guy who ran the shop about it, he said he'd demonstrate it for me, I said I was just interested, he got it out the window & put it on the counter, he said pick it up, I did, it was as light as a feather, cleverly made, the body was made of polystyrene covered with a thin, brightly coloured plastic shell with logos, a flimsy undercarriage, bendy plastic four-blade rotor, I just stood there goggling at it, it weighed just over an ounce he said, including a high-performance disc battery, he said throw it ihigh in the air, so I did, it nearly touched the shop ceiling then tumbled towards the floor, then a foot above the floor, the rotors spun, it rose & landed gently back on the counter, he was controlling it with a remote, no levers, it was like a tv remote.
I'd never seen anything like it before, he said hold out your hand, it rose & landed in my cupped hand, then he reached over & threw it hard against the floor, then pointing the remote it twitched, righting itself with the rotors, took off & landed on the counter, 29.99, what a bargain, only for indoor use, but just think of the fun, I guess that some of you have seen something like this?, me, I was well impressed!
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haha, one of the guys at work has just got something similar, they are awesome! i had a go, they really are sooo much fun
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:29 AM   #3
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I wonder where you could get one of those in the US?
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I want one!!!
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:07 PM   #5
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I went back in the shop today & told the guy I'd posted about it here, I guessed that members from the US would ask, so being a kind & thoughtful mod, [ahem] here's the site, it's the Dragonfly, enjoy!, I swear it's the same one, but at 99.95 it's some mark up, the guy here retails them at 20.95!!, why not scout around, perhaps on ebay, Amazon etc?

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Old 06-07-2007, 04:10 PM   #6
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Wow, that's pretty cool...
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:14 PM   #7
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After reading your article I had to mention this as well. My best friend bought me a mini sub marine for my birt day. The main reason he did this is because I own a 55 gallon fish tank and he wanted to chase the fish around. Similar to what your alking about the design was amazing. The only thing I didn't like was the "lack" od battery power. I think we could run it for about 10 minutes and then 30 minute recharge. What was the helicopter like for battery charging?
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I wonder how long it goes on one charge...
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:20 PM   #9
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It looks good, but id be bored after 10 mins, coz theres not much you can do with it
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:24 PM   #10
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yeah i have seen them in my local pc shop , one person was having a demonstration once they are real cool , suprized how fast they gain hight

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I want one!!!
you live in manchester right , you may wanna pay a visit to a shop called aria pc its down on belleu vue lane
heres its address
Aria Technology - Aria House - 2 Belle Vue Avenue - Pottery Lane - Manchester - M12 4AS
Sales 0870 499 2 499 (Call to purchase over the phone) - Customer Care 0870 443 2389 (For all after sales queries)


they sell a few diferent models , heres one for 23 http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Gadge...roductId=25464
one for 17 here http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Gadge...roductId=26862
they also sell another one for 22 - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Gadge...roductId=26863
they also sell model planes heres the link
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Gadge...roductId=26859
They sell loads of other RC parts heres a link to there rc section http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Gadge...NQZXJQYWdlPSY=
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