Take Off and Explore Vertical Forces!
This cool little UFO is the easiest-to-fly R/C flyer we've ever seen! It only goes up and down, so there's no tricky coordination required. Its compact size, just 5" high makes it perfect for classroom demos. Incorporate it into your lessons, or let your students independently discover the numerous principles involved in the technology.
- New's Third Law: The rotors push air downward, and the air exerts an upward force on the rotors.
- Rotational Motion: Counter-rotation of parts shows conservation of angular momentum and provides vertical stability.
- Light and Waves: Infrared controller communicates commands. See the IR signals with a digital camera!
To operate, plug the flyer into the charging base. (8 AA batteries not included. We recommend using rechargeable batteries.) A 20-30 minute charge lets you fly for about 8 minutes. Maximum height of over 20 feet.