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Old 06-02-2006, 07:21 PM
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Default PiccoZ Micro R/C heli

hey does anyone have this Heli? how good is it? I am planning on getting one when they come out in the US but i wasnt to make sure that it will last like the AA.

any help would help

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Old 06-02-2006, 07:34 PM
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i dont think anyone has one yet, they're fresh off the assembly line, due out in July i believe. i'm sure we'll hear about them when they hit the shelves, i know i'll be getting one (and the Gyrotor, and micro mosquito).

the man who invented them has said they're pretty much indestructable, they just dont have enough mass to hurt themselves from a fall, so they should fair just as well as the AA. this is a quote from him describing its controll:

1 channel is full proportional up/down, 2nd channel is full proportional left/right. There is a digital and very precise trim on left/right.
The reason for the 2 channels 'only' is that consumers (as opposed to modellers) want very simple things.
However, foreward speed can be controlled too: in a slow right turn, the helicopter will accelerate. In a slow left turn, the helicopter will decelerate and go back to hover (or even fly backwards depending on CofG).
This way, I fly them around in very tight places without any problem.
The only way to make them fall out of the air is to stop the rotor from turning. Any other hit on the boddy is immediately corrected automatically. I can see aircombats where one PiccoZ tries to 'land' with it's skids on top of the rotor of another PiccoZ. The lower one wil drop out of the air (don't worry, it's unbreakable) and the upper one has the victory!

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Old 06-03-2006, 02:25 AM
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I want one. badly.
Old 06-04-2006, 09:24 AM
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SWEET!!!! man i am so getting one of these! so what is the differce from the PiccoZ and the Gyrotor? any links to them?
Old 06-28-2006, 07:10 PM
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I want one too! That is one cool little copter!!!

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Old 06-28-2006, 07:42 PM
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Default RE: PiccoZ Micro R/C heli

i read in a magazine what the difference was. and it said one was a little bigger(gyrotor) and one could handle more wind(piccoz). i'm not exactly sure but i'll find out what the actual difference was.
Old 06-29-2006, 01:04 PM
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awesome how much are these little hellis?
Old 06-29-2006, 03:54 PM
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awesome how much are these little hellis?
nobody knows.
Old 06-29-2006, 05:10 PM
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Default RE: PiccoZ Micro R/C heli

if you can read german, and wait for pre-order: http://xufo-shop.de/sess/utn;jsessio...dex.shopscript

they're on the crazyfruitbat.com site too i think.

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Old 06-29-2006, 05:33 PM
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Yup here they are http://crazyfruitbat.com/product.php...9&cat=0&page=1. I'm not sure how much $$ they are in american but I think it's listed as 29 pounds right now.
Old 06-29-2006, 05:35 PM
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And it has all the dimensions here http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/...r/Product.html
Old 06-29-2006, 05:51 PM
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DOes any1 have a guess on how much it could cost?


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Old 06-29-2006, 05:56 PM
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Well lets say it's 29 pounds so in dollars I'm guessing around $50-$60.
Old 08-20-2006, 10:09 PM
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Okay, I ordered both the gyrotor which is supposed to be indoor/outdoor, and 3 channel. And the Picco Z 2 channel IR. Totoal cost with shipping...... $100.00. The company that is selling them is Hobbypeople.net. I should have more info tomorrow, reguarding arrival times. I hope some of you see this.
Old 08-21-2006, 06:10 AM
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Ive had mine since the begining of august and its an excellent little thing. have tried various mods already worth getting your hands on one if you can.

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Old 08-21-2006, 03:19 PM
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For what its worth, the little choppers are at Toys or Us at 29.95. Picked one up Saturday and have been flying it around office on and off all day. A lot of fun and bounces very well. Starting to show up at Radio Shack as well.

ed
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For what its worth, the little choppers are at Toys or Us at 29.95. Picked one up Saturday and have been flying it around office on and off all day. A lot of fun and bounces very well. Starting to show up at Radio Shack as well.

ed

I was just at my local Toys r us and they didn't have them, matter of fact they had FEWER RC planes than usual. No Aero Aces at all.

Tom
Old 08-21-2006, 05:26 PM
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ORIGINAL: Ed Couch

For what its worth, the little choppers are at Toys or Us at 29.95. Picked one up Saturday and have been flying it around office on and off all day. A lot of fun and bounces very well. Starting to show up at Radio Shack as well.

ed

I was just at my local Toys r us and they didn't have them, matter of fact they had FEWER RC planes than usual. No Aero Aces at all.

Tom
These helis are very limited in quantities, if you can't find them locally, you will find them for sure here. They are more money but guaranteed to have them and ships FAST!. Limited quantities so first come first served.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE%3AIT&rd=1
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I was just at my local Toys r us and they didn't have them, matter of fact they had FEWER RC planes than usual. No Aero Aces at all.

Tom
These helis are very limited in quantities, if you can't find them locally, you will find them for sure here. They are more money but guaranteed to have them and ships FAST!. Limited quantities so first come first served.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE%3AIT&rd=1

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Thanks for the link, apparently they are out of them at the moment...Saved the store info though!


Tom
Old 08-21-2006, 06:53 PM
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That was the link for only 1 item, they have 6 left.

Go to the store and you will find more: http://stores.ebay.com/mia-micro-flight
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That was the link for only 1 item, they have 6 left.

Go to the store and you will find more: http://stores.ebay.com/mia-micro-flight

Thank you!

Tom
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i'm in Washington right now visiting family. i had hoped that maybe radio shacks here would be carrying the PiccoZ here, since they wernt yet in Minnesota. well, today i finally made it to an RS, and low-and-behold, there they sat on the shelves. i almost did a little dance!

the heli and 8 batteries (only need 6 actually), came in at just over 40 bucks, which isnt bad at all. the heli is only 9.5 grams in weight, single stage gear reduction on its 6mm motor, with a 4mm motor in the back. the tail prop looks fantastic, i cant wait to stick one on one of my planes.

i dont have a camera on hand, but i'll take some pics when i get home this saturday. i can say right now though that its very stable. while in mid air, i have smacked it pretty hard with my hand and it flew across the room, then leveld out and retained stability. getting it trimmed and flying right is tricky, but not hard. it'll hover in place just fine, if you put it in a clockwise circle, it'll speed up, if you put it in a counter-clockwise turn it'll slow down, stop, then go backwards. very cool.

i can see a lot of ways to increase its stability and shed some weight, i'm anxious to get home and start modifiying it. plus, the electronics should work great in planes as well.

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Old 08-22-2006, 08:05 PM
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just got mine today
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Who would pay that much? I'll wait a week or two.

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I was just at my local Toys r us and they didn't have them, matter of fact they had FEWER RC planes than usual. No Aero Aces at all.

Tom
These helis are very limited in quantities, if you can't find them locally, you will find them for sure here. They are more money but guaranteed to have them and ships FAST!. Limited quantities so first come first served.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE%3AIT&rd=1

Thanks for the link, apparently they are out of them at the moment...Saved the store info though!


Tom

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at 29.99 [X(] this heli is great fun!! For a portable heli fix ,you cant beat this.

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