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Dec 17, 2002, 10:26 AM
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Co-axial rotor electric heli


Anybody know anything about this electric heli? It has a twin blade co-axial rotor and looks interesting. But what about that price $846.00???

http://www.airscoot.com/


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Dec 17, 2002, 10:47 AM
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I wanna be the first one to not buy one! Seems a little expensive...
Dec 17, 2002, 01:45 PM
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Cooooool... Anybody know how big it is? I couldn't get to the "specs" page. Does seem kinda spendy.

Hmmmm... I wonder how they're controlling yaw.

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Dec 17, 2002, 05:52 PM
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Looks like it includes everything except he TX and RX. Yaw control appears to be through the twin tail fins.



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Dec 17, 2002, 07:31 PM
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whoa. apparently the same company makes a full sized version too:
http://www.airscooter.com/

i think that $800+ price is in new zealand dollars.
http://www.airscoot.com/pages/aboutus.htm
Dec 17, 2002, 07:56 PM
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The yaw control would be by varrying the power to either of the contra-rotating main blade sets. It must be an interesting mechanical set up!

As for the price ? If it is USD that sure is a lot of money1


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Dec 17, 2002, 11:09 PM
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actually, those twin fins in the back do control the yaw. if you read the pop sci article on the full sized version, they refer to them as "yaw paddles". if you watch closely in the video, you can see them moving. they apparently work by deflecting the rotor wash to either side. it's a pretty neat design. the model and full sized versions both appear to fly well. not aerobatic of course, but stable enough. i'd love to give the full sized version a whirl
Dec 17, 2002, 11:27 PM
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btw, $846 new zealand dollars = $437 US dollars
Dec 18, 2002, 08:59 AM
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The reason I wonder about the price is if you look at the product page there is a 10 cell 2400mah battery pack for $60.00, and a HITEC 4ch TX/RX for $155.00.

If that was NZD it would only be $31.00 for the battery pack and only $79.00 for the TX/RX, a steal!!!!!!


Brad
Dec 19, 2002, 01:57 AM
There's a Nevada in New Zealand?!


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