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World's smallest radio controlled helicopter

Posted on Saturday, 15 June, 2013 | Comment icon 10 comments | News tip by: xsas


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A tiny helicopter made from components from mobile phones has been revealed at a huge Tokyo toy show.

Weighing just 11 grams and measuring 6.4cm in length, the miniature device is capable of flying at a range of 15ft for 5 minutes. The miniature helicopter is remarkable both due to it's small size and because of how it's been put together.

"Japan's ageing population made us think of developing a toy targeting adults," said Naoki Nakagawa of maker CCP. "Ten or twenty years ago, helicopter-toys could cost a lot of money. Those who couldn't afford it at the time can now make their childhood dream come true at a reasonable price."

"A tiny toy helicopter made from cannibalised smartphones has been among the main attractions at a huge toy show in Tokyo."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Hilander on 14 June, 2013, 13:46
If they could keep it in the air a little longer it will make a perfect drone. Won't see it coming.
Comment icon #2 Posted by shrooma on 14 June, 2013, 16:54
QUOTE- Its makers say they are feeding the fantasies of adults who never really grew up. . ie- every guy ever..... (cmon fellas, how many of you DON'T want one of these....??) ;-)
Comment icon #3 Posted by freetoroam on 14 June, 2013, 19:26
They are already using parts from smartphones? lets hope the helicopter lasts longer than the phone did. Come on boys, stick a tiny camera on the front of one of them and imaging the fun you can have....hey! I think I might patent that myself.
Comment icon #4 Posted by shrooma on 14 June, 2013, 19:30
Come on boys, stick a tiny camera on the front of one of them and imaging the fun you can have.... . *prays desperately for miniskirts to come back into fashion....*
Comment icon #5 Posted by freetoroam on 14 June, 2013, 19:50
. *prays desperately for miniskirts to come back into fashion....* or flares, that helicopter could be useful for women too.
Comment icon #6 Posted by highdesert50 on 15 June, 2013, 12:27
I would imagine the "nanoization" trend of technology could eventually allow us better opportunity to explore the universe. Far easier to accelerate a marble sized spacecraft.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Sundew on 15 June, 2013, 14:55
Next comes the hi-res camera. Perhaps we should all learn to shoot skeet.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Doctor manhattan on 16 June, 2013, 2:01
I want one.
Comment icon #9 Posted by DKO on 16 June, 2013, 2:26
I've owned a few little RC copters. Good fun for a few minutes then you never use them again. Pretty cool using smartphone parts though.
Comment icon #10 Posted by calaf on 16 June, 2013, 22:55
If it keeps them from licking eyeballs, great!


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