A Simple Mission

If you've ever tried to fly one of those cheap mini remote helicopters, you'll really enjoy this video. The first minute is the most clever.  Overall it's about a minute too long, but still cute.

His helicopter has two counter-rotating main blades.  Mine has only one with a tail rotor, and it's even more tricky to handle.

2 Replies to “A Simple Mission”

  1. Doh! Now the video plays.

    I have one of those centripetal-stabilized single main blade models too. I can take off, fly around a bit and land, but not in the same place where I took off from. It is extremely tricky to handle, requiring speed changes to the main blade in tandem with the tail rotor. Even with those delicate adjustments, I can't pull off more than a few basic manoeuvres.

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