I was surprised at the control that it had, and even though they wouldn’t let customers play with them, I could buy them if I wanted to. I believe that the booth was overcharging customers for these toys, as I saw this one on the Syma site for fifty dollars less.
The Syma S026 Micro Chinook Cargo Transport 3 Channel Indoor RC RHelicopter is “the world’s smallest and lightest” and it is “designed for indoor flight only”.
The control is so good, that a similar device was used as a prop to play floating fairies in a performance of the classic William Shakespeare comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’ve included a video of this after the jump if you want to see it for yourself.
Hey, if stagehands can be confident with the hovering controls of a product like this, then I’m actually surprised that we don’t see more toys like this.
I really think Lego needs to get on the indoor flying bandwagon and make something like this. However, if you want something that you don’t have to make out of bricks, then you should be able to head over to the Hobby eStore and lay down about $32.80.