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Sep 03, 2015, 11:34 PM
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It has happened as I have forseen it


http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/03/d...ting-tomorrow/

So Disney finally announced the fabled Star Wars themed quad copter to coincide with the movie. The quad copter is just a licensed Air Hogs toy, fully manual, no boundary sensors, sonar or camera.

The blog was told of plans for such a thing 2 years ago, but if we could make it autonomous, the license wouldn't have gone to Air Hogs but the one & only Jack Crossfire Inc. Of course, the level of autonomy was quite unattainable even by today's standards. They wanted the speed & accuracy of a vicon tracking system for the cost of a toy. It was still intriguing that the vision actually came to fruition & what Air Hogs shipped had the exact same size & propellers as the proof of concept we made.

This size was not big enough to lift the amount of electronics required for any kind of autonomy. As for the foam styling, there's probably a good market for flying prop replicas. No matter how long the fact that something looks like a historic artifact can keep their attention, they only have to buy it once.
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Sep 04, 2015, 12:28 AM
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People like Olivier and others have made Star wars replica's that put this airhogs Disney toy to shame....they can be viewed here on RC Groups and You tube.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...lennium+Falcon


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