Air Hogs has released enough Star Wars drones at this point you could probably do a pretty good job of recreating the space battle over Endor from Return of the Jedi, if you had the time or the money — but its latest R/C toy is certainly one of its most impressive yet.
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Air Hogs' drones might not be as capable or manoeuvrable as those from companies like DJI and even GoPro now, but they're incredibly easy for the average consumer to fly. And more importantly, they're available in versions that look like famous sci-fi spaceships, including this giant new flying Millennium Falcon.
We've brought you lots of custom-built X-Wing and Millennium Falcon drones, but for those of who don't know the difference between a servo and a Dremel, these new flying toys from Air Hogs will let you easily fly a couple of classic Star Wars spaceships.
Borrowing a neat trick from the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, Spin Master has created a new RC plane that's able to take off and land vertically at the push of a button. The Air Hogs Fury Jump Jet's wings and rotors both rotate to point up, essentially turning the plane into a helicopter that can hover in mid-air.
There are plenty of quadcopters out there that you can buy if you want, but they tend to have one or more of the following downsides: they are expensive, fragile, difficult to fly. Just one can be a bummer, any pair is twice the drag, and all three just all out sucks. The pair of Arial tricksters Air Hogs rolled out for Toy Fair 2013 soar above those troubles.
A few weeks ago, we brought news of an experimental robot helicopter deliberately designed to crash without breaking. But what the researchers seemingly didn't realise is that Air Hogs had beat them to it with the company's Heli Cage toy that shrugs off crashes and always lands ready for takeoff.