Just because we loved WowWee’s Bladestar, doesn’t mean we haven’t room in our hearts for another RC helicopter. Today it’s the turn of the Roboppi ROBO-P, a tiny rechargeable whirlygig with contra-rotating blades and an LED-illuminated body.
Video of the Roboppi helicopter in action after the cut
As with other ‘copters we’ve seen, the Roboppi recharges from the remote. Twenty-five minutes of juice is enough for six minutes of airtime; slightly less impressive than the Bladestar, but then that doesn’t incorporate a mobile disco.
Range is 5m (16.5 feet) and the blades are soft plastic and should hopefully survive at least a few crash-landings. Three versions are available, from importer Japan Trend Shop, in orange pink and blue, and priced at $41.