Meet the WowWee FlyTech Crash FX: Madcap Aerial ActionPosted by Peter Redmer on Tuesday, 21 April 2009
If you're a regular on the RoboCommunity forums, you're familiar with my own love of airplanes and models in general. I'm no expert, being relatively new to the hobby, but I love to fly stuff... simple as that! As such, I'm one of FlyTech's biggest fans and have logged many hours of flight time with my Dragonfly, Lightstar, and Bat. I've been waiting feverishly for WowWee to release a "traditional" remote control plane, and now my wish has been granted: with CrashFX.
CrashFX is a remote controlled airplane with a 2-channel proportional infrared remote, allowing you to adjust speed and rudder control. It's made with a dual band system, so pilots with 2 CrashFX aircraft on separate bands can fly together. You'll get 5 minutes of flight from a 10 minute charge, and it takes 4 "AA" size batteries.
All of this sounds pretty status quo, but the CrashFX is no typical bird. It's the ONLY remote control aircraft to incorporate what WowWee has dubbed the "Easi-Snap" system.
Let's face it, crashing things is fun. That's why they invented bumper cars and demolition derbies, right? Unique to model planes, the CrashFX flying toy is designed to crash on purpose as part of the fun! In addition, the Easi-Snap system allows you to very quickly reassemble the plane to get up and flying again right away.
I can't wait to get my hands on one of these little beauties and set up some spectacular mid-air crashes and race challenges. We'll make sure to update you with more info when the CrashFX becomes available - which is estimated to be in late September or October 2009.
Specifications of the WowWee Crash FX (subject to change)
- Easi-snap system for easy reassembly after crashes
- 2-channel proportional control
- Dual band IR remote for fly and crash races
- 10 minute charge for up to 5 minutes of flight
- 4 "AA" batteries required