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ARCHIE_CALVERT
11-30-2006, 01:28 PM
R/C Helicopter... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Go here: http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=list&lid=35922

What I would like to know is...

Does anyone have one yet?

And is it as controllable as they say?

The video is made up from a patchwork of clips, none of which are very long??? It would be nice to see it flying in sustained controlled flight for more than a few seconds???

The cheapest I???ve found is ??54 Inclusive???

What do you reckon?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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ARCHIE_CALVERT
11-30-2006, 01:28 PM
R/C Helicopter... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Go here: http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=list&lid=35922

What I would like to know is...

Does anyone have one yet?

And is it as controllable as they say?

The video is made up from a patchwork of clips, none of which are very long??? It would be nice to see it flying in sustained controlled flight for more than a few seconds???

The cheapest I???ve found is ??54 Inclusive???

What do you reckon?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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F0_Dark_P
11-30-2006, 01:40 PM
hehe they flew one of those at work yesterday, kool thing but the pilots where real n00bs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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BillyTheKid_22
11-30-2006, 01:43 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif cool!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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russ.nl
11-30-2006, 02:19 PM
They need to make a powerfull micro helicopter. One that has enough power to pick up the remote and carry it to you, but not so powerfull that if you get one of the blades in your face that it takes out an eyebal. Or take off a finger in a despirate swing of the hand to keep the little heli from crashing into your head because you just took it out of the box 5 min ago and don't really know what you are doing.

R_Target
11-30-2006, 03:19 PM
I hope it gets put to good use.

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ARCHIE_CALVERT
11-30-2006, 04:18 PM
Hmmm... Shade under ??30 and small, might be a contender for something a little different.

http://www.rcheli.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/products_id/369<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Yskonyn23
12-01-2006, 04:39 AM
Archie_Calvert, do they also ship internationally? I'd like one of those! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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major_setback
12-01-2006, 05:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
hehe they flew one of those at work yesterday, kool thing but the pilots where real n00bs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Where can it be purchased (I think you're in Sweden too, right?).<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VonKlugermon
12-01-2006, 06:37 AM
Sounded like the announcer said they were made by the same folks that make the Blade series of R/C helicopters (Blade CP, Blade CP Pro). I was looking into getting one of those, may purchase the Mosquito as well!

Update: Available in the states at Radio Shack!

Willy<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VonKlugermon
12-03-2006, 12:21 PM
Got one! Pretty cool, but a steep learning curve for me! (I'm a fixed-wing kind of guy!) Essentially ready to fly out of the box, but judging by the comments on the Radio Shack site, not all folks were pleased. Everything except the batteries (6-C-cells and 1-9 volt) is included. It also has three different tail rotors for variable forward-reverse speeds. I also purchased a "crash pack" with replacement blades, etc for the inevitable! My review? This is a really neat toy! Because it's so small, it's good for indoor flying only! It's very sensitive on the controls and quite manueverable. Once it's trimmed, (Yes, it has a trim knob on the remote!), it seems to hover with nothing more than good throttle control. I think my pets will be in for a real thrill when I master this thing! Build quality? For size, it seems OK, though a crash from above an altitude of about 6-feet would probably do major damage, especially on a tile floor or other hard surface. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it an 8 based on my initial hour of messing around with it!

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Low_Flyer_MkVb
12-03-2006, 12:41 PM
I'm tempted. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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slo_1_2_3
12-03-2006, 12:45 PM
even better......4 ch up/down , left/ right, forward/backward,and um banking left/ right

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VMF-214_HaVoK
12-03-2006, 12:51 PM
iwantoneofthose.com lol. What a genius and terrific site. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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MrBlueSky1960
12-04-2006, 01:28 AM
ARCHIE_CALVERT:
Hmmm... Shade under ??30 and small, might be a contender for something a little different.

Well, I've ordered this and it should be here within the next couple of days...

http://uk-walkera.com/shop/images/PICOO%20Z/PICOOZ%20005.jpg

I'll let you know how it goes...<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Yskonyn23
12-04-2006, 02:42 AM
VonKlugermon, did you buy the Blade heli or the tiny Picoo Z?
Or were you maybe talking about the Mosquito? That one looks more like an insect than a heli. Not really my style.

Anyone has any experience with the Picoo?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Yskonyn -
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VonKlugermon
12-04-2006, 07:22 AM
Yskonyn23:

I will be purchasing the Blade CP (then upgrade to Blade CP Pro specs). I bought the Micro-Mosquito just to goof around with! Your right, it is very tiny, but ideal for indoor search and destroy missions against hostile wives, children, and pets!

Willy<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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MrBlueSky1960
12-04-2006, 09:37 AM
Picoo2... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Came today, charged up and ready to go in 15 minutes... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Flys a dream... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Added alittle weight to the front to make it a tad nose heavy and it now goes where you want it, instead of sort of goes where you want it... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Basically flys it's self... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Under ??30 its got to be one of the best buys for this Christmas... Loads of fun... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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DeerHunterUK
12-04-2006, 10:54 AM
I'm kinda tempted too, the Mosquito looks very funky but I like the Picco too.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Bandit.426Cdn
12-04-2006, 05:09 PM
I saw this post during my morning coffee break, looked up 'the mosquito' on thesource.ca. They had it, at $89.99. Ok, a little rich, but we'll see.

Went by the source on my evening grocery run to look at it person .. was this |&lt;-&gt;| close to buying it with VISA in hand with visions of terrorising the household of kitties with it.. then i noticed the ludicrious battery requirements for it. 6 C cell batterys for 'the charging station' for the helicopter itself, as well as a 9v cell for the controller itself. The controller i can see the need for the battery, but what is mind boggling is using non-chargeable batteries to charge a re-chargeable battery pack on the helicopter .. doesn't this kind of defeat the purpose - what the heck is wrong with a 9 volt wall transformer to plug in to the grid?!

I put away the VISA unused.

I'll wait until AFTER xmas, and look for it on sale. If it comes on sale at a good discount, i'll buy it with the intent to mod it with one of the 9 volt transformer packs i have kicking around from other deceased electronics.

Charging re-chargeables with non-rechargeable batteries.. this is nothing more than a method to sell more batteries.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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slo_1_2_3
12-04-2006, 05:21 PM
Um I think the chargers usually can be hook up to an outlet with an adapter most of the time , the point in using the batteries in it is so when you go somewhere to play with it you can recharge it there instead of having to plug it up for 3 hours<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Bandit.426Cdn
12-04-2006, 05:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by slo_1_2_3:
Um I think the chargers usually can be hook up to an outlet with an adapter most of the time , the point in using the batteries in it is so when you go somewhere to play with it you can recharge it there instead of having to plug it up for 3 hours </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I examined the 'docking station' of the mosquito, there was no socket/plug to accept a charger in lieu of 6 C-cells.

A wall transformer shouldn't take an appreciable amount of time to re-charge a battery pack over the time of Battery to battery recharge.

About the only thing that makes sense - it's a world-wide marketed toy, and the world has several different standards for receptical plugs/voltage/Hz output etc. C-cells which are pretty well universal, circumvents the need to partition production lots to accomodate regional differences in AC power supply, and keeps costs down for the manufacturer by avoiding specialization.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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JG27_Aristo
12-04-2006, 07:10 PM
actually bandito if you had looked harder at the side you would have found the place for the optional charge jack.ive had my mosquito for a couple of months now and it is a hoot to fly.i also have the blade cp pro which is a full function cppm micro heli.

Bandit.426Cdn
12-04-2006, 07:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG27_Aristo:
actually bandito if you had looked harder at the side you would have found the place for the optional charge jack.ive had my mosquito for a couple of months now and it is a hoot to fly.i also have the blade cp pro which is a full function cppm micro heli. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll need to look at it again then, thanks for the advice on the optional wall jack - there was no mention of it on the packaging (and there was a lot of info on the packaging) and what i could examine through the packaging 'window', showed a single jack to 'plug in' the helicopter itself to the docking station.

I am not real fond of battery use/consumption, since they are so manufacturing/environmentally unfriendly, not to mention relatively expensive, so i tend to knee-jerk at anything i consider an excessive/redundant use of battery power.

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slo_1_2_3
12-04-2006, 08:51 PM
Ahh I thought there would be a ac adapter plug in<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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The.Tyke
12-05-2006, 01:48 AM
Just one question. Are they any easier to fly than these things ?

http://www.jperkinsdistribution.co.uk/detail.php?JPNO=6600025&activepage=1

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MrBlueSky1960
12-05-2006, 10:48 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Theres quite a Picoo community going for the little blighter...

http://www.piccoztoolbox.no-ip.com/

Here's one of the many mods...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1045280<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Yskonyn23
12-06-2006, 02:54 AM
Nice! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Probably makes it easier to make it a tad noseheavy as well if you mod it.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Yskonyn23
12-07-2006, 08:47 AM
Went to the city centre today and found the PicooZ in a toystore.
It looks kinda low-quality sad to say.

However I also saw another small RC heli by the same company: Gyrotor (X-Rotor series?). A slightly bigger in/outdoor RC heli which resembles something like a Bell Jetranger. I'd say that one should be more fun.
Anyone have any experiences to share about this one, or maybe someone knows where to read a couple of reviews about it?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Yskonyn -
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MrBlueSky1960
12-07-2006, 10:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Yskonyn23:
Went to the city centre today and found the PicooZ in a toystore.
It looks kinda low-quality sad to say.

However I also saw another small RC heli by the same company: Gyrotor (X-Rotor series?). A slightly bigger in/outdoor RC heli which resembles something like a Bell Jetranger. I'd say that one should be more fun.
Anyone have any experiences to share about this one, or maybe someone knows where to read a couple of reviews about it? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, I'd agree it does look a tad scruffy quality wise, but it is a very stable flyer when you add a little bit of weight to the front, which more than makes up for its looks in my book.

The Gyrotor, is by all acounts a bit on the skittish side in comparision...

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Wurkeri
12-07-2006, 11:13 AM
I've got a Lama 2, Blade Runner and PicooZ. IMHO the Lama is by far the beast flyer of these; accurate controll and reliable operation. The Blade Runners and PicooZs are about the same, controll is not particularly accurate but you can still have some fun.

ARCHIE_CALVERT
12-07-2006, 01:05 PM
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Yskonyn23
12-08-2006, 05:09 AM
Thanks for the input, guys.
Does anyone have a link to the Lama heli? Is this a bigger heli or also indoor approved?

Oww archie, now THAT's a nice example of beautiful R/C aircraft!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Wurkeri
12-08-2006, 07:52 AM
Yskonyn23,
Open Google and enter E-Sky Lama 2 and you will get plenty of links. Below is one example:

http://www.heliguy.com/Electric-RC-Helicopters/ESKY-Lama-2/Main-Group/

It weighs about 200g and it's truly indoor, just keep your cats out of room http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif