The Picco Z Micro Helicopter

Just got one of these from a good buddy for my birthday. Seems like Radio Shack is the place to buy them (don't pay more than $40). What you get for your money is a miracle of miniaturization, a tiny helicopter that actually flies, in my case around the living room. There is a plenty of cool video of these things on YouTube. It will fly for about 5 minutes before recharging, which is done with a cable from the controller box (which contains 8 x AA batteries). The box lets you know when the charge is complete (about 20 minutes). Although 5 minutes might not sound like long, it is plenty of fun as controlling the flight takes quite a bit of practice (besides how far can you go in a living room). This thing is surprising resistant to damage even when you crash terribly. Here you can see its size in relation to a regular check book.

My Picco Z


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  2. WalMart has the Picco Z under the name AirHogs Havoc. It's the same heli at a fraction of the cost. They have it for $29.99.
    I have two.
    I added a small wood screw to the nose that can be moved in and out to change the CG for more or less FF. It works great.