When someone says helicopter, you immediately think of those large, noisy metallic beasts that are the stars of spy movies and escape plans. You think of all those games where you have monstrous guns loaded onto the helicopter creating the most powerful and versatile attacking platform ever. And most of us have probably imagined ourselves in the control seat of a helicopter, flying it with all the freedom in the world. But Picco Z has brought out something that will change our perceptions on helicopters. (if you happened to hooked with quadcopter instead, you can read some interesting stuff at here)
Bring in the Picco Z Mini Helicopter. The latest indoor gadget. With a very small length of just 7 inches, the Picco Z Mini Helicopter is absolutely great for flying indoors. In fact, it was designed to fly indoors. Using a radio powered remote control, you can manoeuvre the little beast up, down, left, right pretty much anywhere you want to go. The controls are so easy that anyone can fly the Picco Z Mini Helicopter on their first go. See, you don’t need any special training to have fun flying helicopters.
The greatest thing about the Picco Z Mini Helicopter is that it is indestructible. Thats right, it is practically indestructible. Fly it around and smash it into your fish tank, and nothing will happen. Fly it around and hit your priceless vaste, and nothing with happen. Fly it around and get the blades to hit and get stuck in your eye, and well sadly you’ll probably have to go to the doctor, the hospital at the worst case scenario. But other then that, the Picco Z Mini Helicopter is perfectly in safe to use indoors. This leads to countless possibilities of fun. Fly it into your brothers room when their studying for an exam. Chase the dog around the house without even walking one step. Annoy your sister when she’s trying to practice the piano. Take it to school and fly it around the classroom when everyone is doing a test. You see the countless possible ways to enjoy the Picco Z Mini Helicopter are almost infinite, you just need to exercise a little bit of imagination.
When you first get your Picco Z Mini Helicopter, which by the way is US$40, and is available at RadioShack, and probably eBay and other online auction sites, when you first get it and take it out of the box, you will recieve: A two stick remote, a set of instructions, alumnium weighting tape, and a spare tail-rotor (in case the one already on the helicopter breaks), and of course the Picco Z Mini Helicopter itself. The first thing you want to do is to attach the aluminium weighting tape to the helicopter. If you don’t then either your Picco Z Mini Helicopter will fly around in circles, or just go straight up and down. The aluminium weighting tape provides sufficient weight to provide enough momentum to pull the helicopter forward. A simple yet reliable solution!
The remote control doubles us as a charger, which is pretty cool. For every 4 minutes you charge the Picco Z Helicopter, you get about 1 minute flying time. So a one hour charge will equate to 15 minutes of flying time. Also, the instructions advise you to wait at least 15 minutes between each flight to allow the rechargable battery to cool down. You don’t wanna fry the whole thing the day you get it, do you?
The Picco Z helicopter is a great electronic gadget to play with inside your home or office or indoor place. And for $40, is is extreme value for money. I can see the Picco Z Mini Helicopter being one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. Happy flying!