Drones are the futuristic toys of today
The toys of tomorrow that you thought wouldn't be here for another 50 years are already here today. You just have to know what to look for, and finding them will be made even easier thanks to the Internet. The first time that I saw one of these amazing miniature flying wonders was at work, and I actually thought that some of my co-workers were playing with a bug. This group of co-workers were actually flying one of these new types of futuristic toys in our company warehouse, and I was totally amazed at what I saw. My co-workers looked like they were piloting a small bug up and down the aisle-ways of the warehouse. Of coarse our management never had a clue that this sort of entertainment was going on right under their noses. However there are rumors going around the plant that in the offices up front there has been up to 6 to 7 quadcopters buzzing around the cubicles all at one time. I guess we will have to sneak up front one day, and see if this is true.
These little flying wonders kind of remind you of the movie "Batteries not included". A family science fiction movie from 1987, which was about a pair of tiny extraterrestrial living machines that helped save an entire apartment block from redevelopment by a crooked development manager. This pair of tiny extraterrestrial living machines saved the day, and look a lot like these little quadcopters. Makes you wonder a little, doesn't it?
This is a new modern type of a toy helicopter, and it's actually the world’s smallest quadcopter, with 4 small propelling blades. Due to its very small size it's made basically for indoor use, because when the quadcopter is used outside the wind can blow it around like a little fly. You also want to keep your little quadcopter out of the rain, which certainly wouldn't be beneficial to all of the eletronics on board your little quadcopter. This bit of wisdom is being spoken from experience, and It will also take you some time to locate your tiny quadcopter in all of that high grass when it gets lost outdoors. It's called the Proto X from Estes, which luckily comes with spare rotor blades, and it's a brand that people have grown to both know and trust over the years. With multiple built-in LED lights it's both the world's smallest and lightest quadcopter at just 1.8" x 1.8" and it weighs less than half an ounce at 0.40 ounces. They do also come in larger sizes, however this size seems to be the most popular among quadcopter pilots. It can be charged up either with your computer's USB port or by plugging it into an electrical wall socket. The remote control transmitter uses two "AAA" batteries, and it's ready for takeoff.
When you first start off piloting your quadcopter it's best to practice hoovering first before you begin more complex maneuvers in the air. When flying your quadcopter it's easy to remember which end is the front, and which end is the rear simply by the lights. The blue LED lights are the front end of the quadcopter, while the red LED Tail-lights are on the rear. That's easy enough to remember, isn't it? Another thing is it's highly advisable to invest in an inexpensive crash kit for your quadcopter, because it's inevitable that at some point along the way you will end up crashing your little toy. These crash kits come complete with a collection of spare blades, optional blade guards, and an assortment of much needed accessories that will most certainly come in handy when you end up crashing your little quadcopter.
Some of the little secrets to flying a little quadcopter other then trying to use it inside are just to keep simple common sense on your side. Try not to take your eyes off of the quadcopter when flying it in big indoor areas. It's time to turn your quadcopter around and fly it back when the quadcopter gets so far away that all of the multiple LED lights on the quadcopter merge into one single light. You also want to be careful about flying it over hard to reach areas that are high up in the air, because it could be difficult to retrieve your quadcopter if you accidentally crash it up there. If you lose your quadcopter while flying it around, carefully watch each and every step that you take while you are searching for the missing little toy or your very next step may just be the crushing end for your little quadcopter.
These little quadcopters can be found in most all of your local hobby shops, and from different various hobby sites from all over the Internet. Just Google - "Proto X", and let the search engines do all of the work for you. This little easy-to-fly toy is affordably priced for just under $40.00, so remember to shop around for the best deal. The quadcopter is guaranteed to bring you and everyone around you many hours of fun and enjoyment. Anyone who has a quadcopter will quickly tell you that it's a whole lot of fun. Everyone that sees one of these new wonders from the future instantly says I have to get me one of those neat little thingamajigs.
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