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Old Jan 08, 2008, 08:23 PM
GIMMIE FOAM!!!
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ITC Mosquito Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV)

http://www.switched.com/category/ces-2008/page/3/ (scrool down till you see it.)


I just copied and pasted this...

Radio-controlled (RC) aviation is no new phenomenon in the world of gadgets and miracles. But this year,Toronto's Interactive Toy Concepts has brought something new to this year's CES in Las Vegas, however, with a toy it's billing as the world's smallest helicopter. The Mosquito Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) is an indoor flying machine that is only about 2.5 inches tall, 4 inches long, with a rotor diameter of just 3.5 inches!

The Mosquito MAV boasts a dual-rotor design and uses micro motor technology to enable users to fly from roost to roost anywhere within a twenty foot range. The chopper comes with a built-in lithium polymer battery that lasts for a disappointing 7 minutes. The good news, though, is that charging the battery takes only five minutes. This toy helicopter will be available this year at most major retail and electronic stores for an affordable $49.99.

Overall, we like Mosquito MAV for its precise flight control, its novelty and perhaps, most importantly, the doable price... Okay, we don't want to lie -- we really got a kick out of it because the look on electronics industry executives' faces when the helicopter whizzed by at CES Unveiled last night was priceless. But if shocking people with mini-helicopters is not your thing, we recommend you check out other superlative products from Interactive Toys. Perhaps something like the world's smallest radio controlled onrnithopter, a flapping creature labeled the iFLY VAMP, will make you fall in love as you give someone and give their Pacemaker the willies.
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 09:15 PM
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oooh, nice find. since the tail motor is set horizontally, that must mean they finally
went with a single motor to drive the upper and lower rotor. this is a good thing as
it makes yaw stability/control better.

interesting comment about the "charging the battery only takes 5 minutes" but has a 7
minute flight time. pretty cool though, 3.5" rotors (same size as his 2.5 gram nanoflyer).
glad to see Petter Murens work still being developed.

thanks for the post

nick
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 09:18 PM
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AH, darn it, I almost thought it was a 3 channel, that would have been COOL. but still this is pretty small too.
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 10:19 PM
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Nice find & interesting design. Sort-of a Firefly / Havoc hybrid on first glance.
Direct link to the article - standalone fashion:
http://www.switched.com/2008/01/06/w...s-at-ces-2008/
A close look @ the picture shows a 6 or 7 mm pager motor mounted horizontally at the back (above the tail shaft).
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 10:20 PM
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that is awesome!! For a disappointing 7 mins, that is long, esp. for a 5 min charge.
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by OkFrst'r
Nice find & interesting design. Sort-of a Firefly / Havoc hybrid on first glance.
Direct link to the article - standalone fashion:
http://www.switched.com/2008/01/06/w...s-at-ces-2008/
A close look @ the picture shows a 6 or 7 mm pager motor mounted horizontally at the back (above the tail shaft).

Thanks
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 06:01 AM
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oooh, nice find. since the tail motor is set horizontally, that must mean they finally
went with a single motor to drive the upper and lower rotor. this is a good thing as
it makes yaw stability/control better.

interesting comment about the "charging the battery only takes 5 minutes" but has a 7
minute flight time. pretty cool though, 3.5" rotors (same size as his 2.5 gram nanoflyer).
glad to see Petter Murens work still being developed.

thanks for the post

nick
http://www.proxflyer.com/na_meny.htm
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 05:16 PM
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Nice link Lee. I took a look at some of the other prototypes on that page and that twin tail mosquito looks awsome, I wish they would put it into production.
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 06:55 PM
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Isn't the name "MAV" already in use by Plantraco for their little tiny flying wing?
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 07:10 PM
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Its just an abbreviation I beleive.
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 08:20 PM
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Yeah, but its used as a name. It's not a common abbreviation, I had never
heard it before Plantraco used it.
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 03:10 PM
"raven" didn't fit, heh
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_air_vehicle

MAV (the term) is an "evolution" of UAV
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 04:34 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_air_vehicle

MAV (the term) is an "evolution" of UAV
Thanks!
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Old Dec 26, 2009, 12:52 PM
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What a piece of junk, I'm so dissapointed with this thing. It's barely flyable. I'm exchanging mine for the MAV DaVinci.

DOn't waste your money on it. It should be selling for $10 max. but instead sells at a whoppin' $49.95
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Whats bad about it?


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What a piece of junk, I'm so dissapointed with this thing. It's barely flyable. I'm exchanging mine for the MAV DaVinci.

DOn't waste your money on it. It should be selling for $10 max. but instead sells at a whoppin' $49.95
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