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Smuggling Cell Phones Into a Prison with a Toy RC Helicopter Is a Great Idea...If You Don't Crash

We've seen a million and one clever ways to smuggle a cell phone into a prison before. Hidden inside buttholes, baked into bread and even shot over with a bow and arrow but flying in a phone with a RC helicopter into the prison might be the most tech savvy way yet. Too bad it crashed. »9/26/11 2:40pm9/26/11 2:40pm

Tandem Z1 Chinook Minicopter Flying (and Crashing) on Video

Click to viewMy new Tandem Z1 Chinook finally arrived. And guess what? Two rotors and proper six-way control actually does equal twice the crashes. At least while starting out, anyway— just like a real helicopter these things are a bugger to learn to control. Balancing throttle, forward, backwards, turning and the… »2/27/08 8:30am2/27/08 8:30am

Next-Gen Tomy Heli-Q RC Helicopter Takes to the Skies Next Month

Japanese toy giant Tomy says it's about to roll out the next generation in tiny copters, and it's calling this one the Heli-Q. The company says this is the world's smallest radio controlled toy helicopter, but other than its smaller size, its specs seem similar to those of Picco-Z Styrofoam helicopters we've flown… »10/24/07 1:10pm10/24/07 1:10pm

AH-64D Apache Rechargeable Micro RC Helicopter is Licensed by Boeing

Looks like one more of those tiny styrofoam helicopters has taken to the air, and just like the others, this one pretty much goes up, down, and bangs into walls. This AH-64D Apache Rechargeable Micro RC Helicopter is supposedly so realistic it's officially licensed by Boeing (that Apache name was the part that was… »9/19/07 9:15am9/19/07 9:15am

DraganFlyer Four-Rotor R/C Helicopter Puts All Others to Shame

With our current fascination with helicopters, we would be remiss not to mention the DraganFlyer Industrial Electric Gyro Stabilized RC Helicopter that's been around for a while, a $5000 flyer with four rotors and an electronically stabilized mechanism that makes it sturdy enough for video surveillance work. Use your… »12/01/06 8:47am12/01/06 8:47am