Looking for a kewl R/C device to give out to your office buds this year? Micro Bladez can go forward, backwards, up, down, and turn left and right. At a weight of only 0.019 kg, the mini-copter will set you back £24.99 (~$39.00) each if you buy a minimum of 6. Better yet, let everyone chip in and in addition to getting one for yourselves, get one for the boss. Pre-order now for the next shipment.
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We guess that it is not only blondes who are having more fun these days. The SwissCopter AG runs on Perosin, a mixture of 50% hydrogen peroxide and additives. While H2-O2 has been used before in the 30’s for fuel, the mixture contained 20% more and was highly explosive. The Swiss company claims their vehicle is inexpensive, low maintenance, and can also run on kerosene and bio-ethanol. They say that the copter already has plenty of pre-orders and should be out by 2010.
The Draganflyer X6 is a deluxe adventure into spydom. Remotely operated, the mini-helicopter has 11 sensors and thousands of lines of code to self-stabilize while flying. It features a 6 rotor co-axial design with 3 counter rotating pairs at the ends of the arms and matched sets of counter-rotating rotor blades. The X6 has brushless motors and its blades are the only moving parts, so no gears will wear out. The company claims it can fly indoors easily as well as in winds of up to 18 mph. Contact Draganflyer for price, availability and particulars about differing camera modules selection.
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I think the title of this story and video speak for themselves, but I’m definitely getting excited for Mercenaries 2. While I have no doubt that GTA IV will provide a much more solid narrative and better all-around experience, Mercs 2 looks like it’s shaping up to be one of those games that is just pure fun to play. I mean, who doesn’t want to blow up everything in sight, then rappel up to a nearby helicopter, eject the pilot, and then man the controls themselves? That’s the definition of fun.