The Jump Jet is a new R/C indoor plane that “combines the self-righting stability of fixed-wing planes with the hovering capability of helicopters”.
It can take off vertically and hover, then fly forwards, backwards, even sideways. It can swoop and dive just like a real jet plane, and then land on the palm of the hand!
Jump Jet offers what no other currently available model can – full three-axis controllability combined with extreme self-righting stability, all from minimal moving parts. This makes Jump Jet ideal for learning to fly rotorcraft. It has all the controls of a helicopter, but it is easier to fly.
You can view it in action in this video clip from the Toy Fair 2008:
There is no spinning rotor mechanism or exposed propellers to get bent and broken in a crash. Instead, four protected fans provide three dimensional vectored thrust and the highest-ever safety for indoor flying.
A triple axis gyroscope contributes to incredible stability and precise flying control. Experienced flyers can hone their skills indoors, independent of the weather.
- Weight 65g
- Wingspan 34cm
- Motors 4
- Battery 3S 140mAh Li Po
- Flight Time Around 6 minutes
- Control Full 3-axis 4-channel Infra-red
- Stabilisation 3-axis auto-zeroing computer gyro
- Included:- Aircraft, controller, charger
Check out more photos, videos and info about the Jump Jet over at snelflight.co.uk. According to Gizmodo; “it will cost around $160, and it’s due for release imminently in the UK and later in the spring over in the US”.