Is it a helicopter or flying robot?

Radio controlled flying robot helicopter
When flying a radio controlled helicopter just isn’t exotic enough for you any longer, you can entertain yourself by flying a hovering robot around instead.

Kyosho, the long-time player in the high-end radio controlled model space, has taken the concept of the radio controlled helicopter in a slightly different direction with their new Robo Hopper.

The Robo Hopper is of similar size as the other ultra-small RC helicopters that have become popular lately, however this model doesn’t use the standard infrared beams for control — it uses a real 2.4GHz radio signal. By using digital transmitters, you can fly up to 25 of the Robo Hoppers together at once without worrying about interference. Far better than the maximum of three or four allowed by most other models.

Hopefully, the Robo Hopper also features a bit better quality than most of the micro copters which tend to wear-out or break pretty quickly. Kyosho is a known brand in the radio control model industry and should want to protect that name with a quality copter.

Grab several of your friends and order a bunch of Kyosho Robo Hoppers for $90 this December and let the invasion of the flying robots begin!

[Thanks Gadgettastic]

Comments

  1. It’s a very nice robocopter. My kids will love this one and me to 🙂

  2. A very creative idea from Kyosho :). This is probably one of the most non-tradition fuselage I’ve seen and it looks very cool!

    I like the fact that it uses 2.4Ghz radio also.

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