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Old 04-25-2006, 09:29 AM
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Is there any planes small enough to fly in my living room? It's not that big, but I want to use my coffee table as a runway.

I just bought an aero ace, and it was a little too big for my living room. And the first time I flew it outside, I let my friend try, and within 2 minutes he lost it . Here's a little tip...don't let your friends fly it at night.
Old 04-25-2006, 04:38 PM
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Default RE: Plane to fly in living room?

This looks like it might work for you.


http://www.plantraco.com/hobbies/product_butterfly.html
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I'd say your pretty much out of luck. There just isn't any out there that can do that yet that I know of. Have you considered(I suspect I will take some crow for this) trying a micro helicopter?
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That's actually what I was going to say MrScience. If you want to fly in your living room, you'll need a helicopter. If you don't want that, find a local basketball gym or something like that that's indoors and you can fly your AA in that.
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Default RE: Plane to fly in living room?

there are a few companies producing LRF airplanes at the moment. as Toader32 linked, Plantraco is pretty much the leader at the moment, their RTF Butterfly weighs less than a standard size sheet of paper and can fly in a 10x10 or larger room. standard size living rooms are no problem for circuits or figure eights. Didel used to sell RTF planes, but i cant seem to find them at the moment. the only other i can think of is Nick Leichty. he makes some of the lightest RXs for micro planes (his lightest 3 channel proportional RC/ESC comes in at .1 grams). no matter which way you go, its not going to be cheap. living room flight is brand new in the market place, even though others have been doing it for years, so its a matter of building your own, or buying your own.

anyway, heres some links to the above companies

Plantraco Butterfly: http://www.plantraco.com/hobbies/product_butterfly.html
Didel: http://www.didel.com/Frames.html?MainFrame=News.html
Nick Leichty: http://microflierradio.com/ReadytoFlyPlanes.html

i know there's others floating out there somewhere, its just a matter of tracking them down. building your own can be pretty fun, more rewarding too.

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Default RE: Plane to fly in living room?

Also there is one pretty cheap plane that has been going around. Air Hogs makes this plane called the "Aero Ace" it's loads of fun and you can fly it in a ...large...class room. I can get mabye 2 figure 8's outta it before it crashes into somthing in my living room. Hoever if you have a yard then you are set with this thing and it's only 30 bucks!

http://www.airhogs.com/airhogsProduct.jsp?key=178

Anyways, you can pick it up at target or toys r us but this thing is freakin' cool and cheap runs off of 6 AA batteries, and a 30 mins charge on the remote give the plane itself about 10-15 mins of flight time. Get one instead, you'll be happy trust me!
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Thanks for all the help guys. I ended up just buying another aero ace, and got one for my friend so he wouldn't lose mine. I couldn't believe how high up those things go.

But i'll probably end up getting a heli for my living room. Was trying to decide between the bladerunner for $55 at circuit city, or more of a hobby grade one for a little over a hundred. Think it is called the lama. Any thoughts on these helis?
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http://www.helidirect.com/product_in...roducts_id=594
Found this in a different subfourm.

I have heard good things about the Bladerunner.

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