April 18, 2011
Mind Chopper

Robert H. gets a no-prize Rod Serling would drive his wife crazy with for bringing us a demonstration of a mind-controlled mini helicopter. A few observations: I can't help but think if they'd just called the guys over at Blade, who make the thing, they wouldn't have needed all the reverse engineering. Which makes me suspicious. From what is described, it seems they really only know how to get it off the ground and then trigger a few macros. And, at the end, I'm not at all sure it's even real. But it is fun to think about, as it were.

Oh, and the MCX2 in the video is actually two steps up from the toy Airhogs you see at Wal Mart. In fact, I recommend skipping the Airhogs completely and picking up a $20 Syma instead. Much easier to control and cheaper besides. The MCX2 is more expensive, but is just about as easy to fly, has replaceable batteries for longer flight times, and goes sideways ta boot. From then it's an MSR, an MCPX, and then the sky's the limit. ONE OF US! YOU WANT TO BE ONE OF US! :)

Posted by scott at April 18, 2011 10:10 PM

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No - I'm pretty happy with the off-roading, mountain biking, and hiking. I'm pretty sure those will do a great job of sucking up our disposable income.

Posted by: Ron ap Rhys on April 19, 2011 06:53 AM
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