Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Jul 2010.
I didn't know you guys were starting to review toys (Using the word "toy" as loosely as possible here)
You must be new here, then.
with an rc car often costing that without camera etc... not to bad
seriously though would be nice if it were a little cheaper
Thais looks awesome! Although yeah £300 is too rich for my blood. I can see people with more disposable income than me going for it though. For a moment I thought you were reviewing this which I came across a while ago and I need lol
what happens when it goes out of range of the wifi controls, does it just cut out or has it got some sort of slowing down safely to the floor feature?
I think it just continues to hover in place, as it does normally when you're not providing any input.
Won't it just hover by itself if it gets out of range?
Expensive gadget though, especially added to the ridiculous apple prices. Roll on Android version.
That looks awesome. Any chance of a release of this in australia? Might be good on a ipad to. Anyone seen the army version of this running through a laptop to spy on people? Cool idea.
That's a seriously neat toy - the streaming video is well implemented too (always wanted to see that on R/C 'choppers, but streaming to an iPhone is a genius touch). Still, £300 buys a lot of £60 helicopters and I can always just watch Airwolf afterwards. Could you ask Parrot when they're going to bring out another all-in-one car head unit?
Don't see the problem with the battery life, it's only slightly worse than the iPhone anyway.
What kind of range does the connection have exactly?
I'll have one of them bad boy toys.......
An amazing little gizmo - the price is reasonable for the features you get.
The camera facing the ground is interesting, meaning it could be used for aerial surveillance.
IMO: Let down by the 15 minutes charge time.
does it use iphone's gyroscope? if not, controls surprising well using accelerometer.
That price really isn't too bad considering that a basic 4 channel radio control system used on most RC planes and helicopters is well over £100 by itself. Its a great idea to use WiFi, although I guess the range will be limited compared to the 2km usually seen on serious RC devices
depends on what wifi link its using 20 meters to 50 meters at best perhaps
i know a petrol powered toy helicopter costs around £400 to build and another £200 in control bits + you need a licence to fly it. Rc planes are around the same and you still need the licence
cars are around the £200 min mark
so this is pretty cheap considering everything. For those with an iphone ( alot of people ) sounds like something to have fun with
build a car plane or helicopter to a decent level and you know what the costs can add up to fast, i just added a new engine to mine it cost nearly £800 for just the little motor you put in it.
and 13-15mins is standard for anything that flys its actually quiet high
Interesting, the short life needs to be expanded for more intricate ops. We need those Tesla things that beam energy to a point.
Also, writer's have your intern lackeys proofread your articles before posting them. Additionally goto XE.com and post the prices of products in Euros and Dollars.
Nice change of pace.
Git to 'da choppaaa'
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