This four-wing, lightweight remote control dragonfly is innovative and fun.
Fort Worth, TX (WiredPRNews.com)—The brilliant design of the RC DragonFly successfully mimics the biological motion that lifts and propels the real thing.
Two sets of wings move simultaneously via a camshaft linked to the small electric motor inside the lightweight, Styrofoam main body. A tail rotor, similar to that used on helicopters, helps the DragonFly move laterally.
The wings are made of a lightweight, cellophane-type material that’s ribbed with hard plastic rods for structural firmness. The wings are surprisingly resilient, but an extra set of wings are included.
The DragonFly is quick and easy to get off and recharges from the transmitter. It’s well-made and designed to withstand the rough landings that are inevitable with novice and experienced fliers.
The wire legs serve as landing gear for the DragonFly and keep the wings off the ground when the craft is not in flight. The two-stick transmitter is easy to operate, with a one for speed and one for direction.
One of the great things about the DragonFly is that it can quickly charge from the transmitter. Simply put the craft on the transmitter, so that the metal plates are touching and, usually within five minutes, the DragonFly is ready to go. You’ll know it’s fully charged because the lights the head of the craft will change.