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Old Oct 24, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Yes, you can fly an rc heli off your model ship!

Kyosho has introduced a micro micro heli. It's so tiny, it looks like it would be able to fly from many of the model ships, rescue boat models, etc.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 02:46 PM
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indoors maybe, from the look of the transmitter most likely infrared..
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Around 0:50 you can see the IR flashes from the top of the tx. You can't see IR normally, but you can see the color shift from the camcorder.

I still think our Nano is better. We played with some IR ones a while ago and nobody was impressed.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:49 PM
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What's a Nano?
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 07:54 PM
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What's a Nano?
I think he's talking about this:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-x-rtf-BLH3300

or possibly this:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...h-heli-BLH2700
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Depending on the lighting, infra red control can have issues indoors also.
I had an early infra red heli that wouldn't fly at a local gym, and would dip under certain
flourecent fixtures as it flew under them.

The dual propeller micro helicopters handle well indoors, but are a bit sketchy outside.
I couldn't get to my boat with the dual propeller Blade mCX, because of the slight breeze on the pond.
The Blade SR could be flown outdoors, as it his plenty of power, but it is
very twitchy, and can be off and gone 50 feet before you know it.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 09:54 PM
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The little helis are a lot of fun indoors and outside at dusk with dead calm conditions.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Thanks!

But that looks to be about five times the size of the Kyosho Egg Mosquito.

Too bad it's infrared. Need to make it regular 2.4Ghz. The military has drones the size of cockroaches, so come on!
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:30 AM
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Looks like low Reynolds numbers, marginal stability. Skill needed.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:11 AM
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1/48 SH-60 RAN variant Seahawk is what I need

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:21 AM
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I was at the China Toy Expo last week in Shanghai & saw many of those pesky little devils buzzing around. Not sure what you'd want one for except to annoy your fellow co-workers.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:03 AM
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Its also a 3 channel. That doesn't give you full control does it?
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Its also a 3 channel. That doesn't give you full control does it?
That's part of why I like the Nano better.

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Eventually they'll offer real 4 channel 2.4GHz helis in the super micro size. It just hasn't happened yet.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:00 PM
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http://www.airhogs.com/en/products/helix-360

Not exactly hobby quality, but it is 4ch and pretty small!
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