Yup. Â You are looking at an R/C helicopter. Â In fact, it’s Syma S107 from Amazon.com. Â And no, I am not endorsed by them. Â That would be wicked cool! Â 😛 Â You see, there are two wishes that I knew that would never happen to me: 1) professional racer and 2) pilot. Â So R/C (Radio-Controlled) vehicles come in. Â However, most of you should know that airplanes are hard to control as you are in the AIR! Â So you’d think that flying a helicopter would be worse! Â Well, I am here to prove to you that it’s not!
I have NEVER flown any kind of R/CÂ aircraftÂ previously! Â You see, this one has gyro to help in stability and while it’s not perfect, it’s enough to help a newbie like myself fly one! Â And to top that, it’s only $18! Â This one charges via USB cable or from the remote control. Â The 3-axis remote control takes 6 AA batteries (can you say re-chargeable?!) and after about 40 minutes of charging, you are set!
I was nervous at first but in minutes, I had this thing moving in the apartment!! Â Without breaking anything! Â It is quite durable as I hit it on the (rotating) ceiling fan! Â Yikes. Â I had a blast and look forward to flying it some more OUTSIDE (range is only 30′ though) tomorrow morning! Â Meanwhile, here are some pics I managed to squeeze in… Â Flying and taking pics at the same time ain’t easy… who figured?! Â 😛