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A staff member of Japanese toy and home appliances maker CCP Co operates a Nano-Falcon, the world's smallest infrared remote-controlled helicopter, at the Tokyo Toy Show at Tokyo Big Sight on Thursday. The toy helicopter is 8 centimeters long and weighs 11 grams. It's now on sale for 4,704 yen. The show is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

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that is amazing love it

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I like the picture and this is the sort of crap I buy to get amusement.

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4,704 yen is amazing!

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Badsey - you took the words right out of my mouth. lol

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Too many dolls and too much pink in my house at the moment. Can't wait for my son to get old enough to want stuff like this!

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I hope it doesn't make the same noise as a mosquito otherwise it will get swatted a lot

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I hope it doesn't make the same noise as a mosquito otherwise it will get swatted a lot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8UIhG9PiWM

More like a (17 year) Cicada, but a mosquito in the ear is close to the sound.

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Fantastic!. Those things are perfect for harassing the noisy Bosuzoku or campaigning politicians in your neighborhood.

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this doesn't make sense. a small motorized toy with blades spinning fast will become a great danger to children, especially to their eyes. according to us consumer product safety commission, 262,300 children(under 15) were injured by toys in 2011 and some died. about 40% of the injuries were in the head/face area. when children play with motorized toys, you can expect the worst for sure. maybe the company should come up with some kind of a safety helmet to go with this toy to protect eyes and face.

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Should be able to sell a couple of thousand to the Yanks, for taking out wedding parties in Afghanistan....

Moderator: If you ever post garbage like this again, you will be leaving us.

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But the battery must be very small so the capacity small too, how long can you play with it ? 2 or 3 mn ? and then have to wait for 2 or 3 hours charging ...

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Lookg fun, I would love to buy one.

@calr751 You sound like a typical PTA president who complains about everything about everything. Here is a 11 gram toy and you are worried about death and serious injuries ? you gotta be kidding me

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I can see many other uses other than just a toy. Why can't you set a camera inside and fly them inside of Fukushima Daiichi for a good use?

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Don't let those blades get any closer to your eyes!

Seriously, though -- good pic, and a neat little toy. I kind of wonder about the safety of it for kids, though. Are the blades metal?

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My little grandson has one but its now grounded since he smashed so many things with it!

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Hide Suzuki Jun. 14, 2013 - 10:44AM JST

complains about everything about everything

it's a dirty job but somebody's gotta do it.

a 11 gram toy

well lets be honest. it could injure a child. think about it. a small motorized toy mobile in the air with fast spinning blades. you would definitely want to put a safety helmet on your child.

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Goggles, maybe. But a helmet? For 11g?

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Oh this is cool. I am going to have to check them out when I'm in Japan in October. As for peoples safety I know it's safe for me, but I'm only a kid at heart. For real kids, that's up to the parents.

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lucabrasi Jun. 14, 2013 - 11:13AM JST

Goggles

yeah something like that.

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My son has one similar to this (not quite as small). It is amazing! It is a lot of fun but they are difficult to control and unless you have a big room without too much clutter they bang into things and get bent very quickly. The battery life is about 5 minutes due weight restrictions. My son is 7 and he controls it very well (much better than me). It is possible that it would hurt your eye but that is about all. If kids are playing alone with it, maybe goggles would be a good idea. My son chases me with it and has hit me in the face. Does not hurt at all.

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The military applications for this mini drone are endless. I wonder what the range is.

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DisillusionedJUN. 14, 2013 - 02:41PM JST The military applications for this mini drone are endless. I wonder what the range is.

It uses infared, so the range is probably 5-10 meters and must be in the line of sight of the controller.

For military applications, you would be better off with a strong stick.

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DisillusionedJun. 14, 2013 - 02:41PM JST

The military applications for this mini drone are endless. I wonder what the range is.

US is already applying this technology to drones and going up to the next higher level with it.

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