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RC Bald Eagle With An Almost 10 Foot Wingspan

RC Bald Eagle (Images courtesy Hammacher Schlemmer)
By Andrew Liszewski

I still stand by my opinion that remote control inflatable fish balloons aren’t the most exciting flying toy you can buy these days. I mean there’s a reason there’s no clownfish appearing on the US $1 bill. But you know what you will find on there? A bald eagle! And you know what would make for an awesome flying toy? A remote control bald eagle of course!

This one features an impressive 9 1/2 foot wingspan, and is essentially a glorified kite with a carbon fiber frame and wing struts, and an electric motor strapped to its back. But in lieu of flaps and other control surfaces that are used to control a plane, the electric motor is mounted on a gimbal allowing the thrust to be directed using the included multi-channel remote, which in turn steers the eagle. The remote has a usable range of about 100 feet, and the eagle’s rechargeable lithium battery pack provides about 8 minutes of flight on a 20 minute charge. Not too shabby if the whole kit was around $50-$75, but for $499.95 you can get yourself a far more capable RC plane or helicopter!

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  • Elton Sites

    Oh that's really big! I think it is a great idea not to let this fly by the dessert. Or the vultures and even the real eagles will take a bit of this piece of electronic. lol