Control your very own Black Hawk helicopter remotely

rc-blackhawkRemote controlled toys can be fun to play, but more often than not, they tend to offer diminishing returns when it comes to the power consumption. You might take a whole half hour to juice up the battery to its maximum level, and yet are able to pilot the particular drone, or car, for eight to ten minutes, tops. Well, what if I told you that there is the possibility of actually controlling a fully equipped, life sized Black Hawk helicopter? This is what Sikirsky Aircraft Corp. has done, working alongside the U.S. Army to deliver an optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter. This is definitely a significant step in the right direction toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army, so you can kiss goodbye to the idea of bringing some hot and heavy rain down behind enemy lines from afar without placing your life at a significantly higher risk factor.

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Tethercell – Take “Charge” of your Batteries

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Oh how the world loves a battery… there aren’t too many toys or gadgets these days that don’t run thru a goodly supply of AA’s. That being said, I certainly wish I had a little more control over how these batteries were used, like how long my kid could play with her toys, or how long a lantern could be left on, or just to make sure things were turned off all the way in order to avoid wasting precious battery life . Yup. Battery control, that could be cool…

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition takes the camouflage route

drone-eliteWhen we were young (and I am referring to just three decades or so thereabouts, where remote controlled toys involved the use of many a D sized battery, not to mention that they tend to arrive in the form of a robot that moves around in one direction until it bumps into an obstacle, where it will then turn to a different direction, flashing eyes and a bulb on its chest with arms that move up and down. Well, remote controlled toys have come a long way since three decades ago, and one of the most recent successes can be said to be the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0. The thing is, we now have an updated version, which would be the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition that will arrive in a new ultra-modern camouflage, where you will be able to choose from Sand, Snow and Jungle models.

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