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The World's Smallest RC Helicopter

By: Jeremy Gutsche - Published: • References: proxflyer & techeblog
"The 60 mm rotor diameter Picoflyer is the smallest RC helicopter ever presented, it is a one-off prototype and it is not intended for sale." (Proxyflyer) Um, okay, but when is it going to be for sale?

Key benefits of the helicopter:
* Absolutely stable without the use of any gyros or autopilots
* There are no servos, actuators, rods, links, gears or other moving part
* The whole helicopter is operated and controlled by 3 electric motors
* Forward flight is achieved by tilting the helicopter with the tail propeller

Basically, I want one (or more). Stats for Picoflyer Trending: Older & Buzzing
Traction: 13,179 clicks in 456 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Picoflyer
Related: 70 examples / 54 photos
Segment: Males, 12-55
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