Did you ever look at your coffee table and think that, although it works well to hold your latest copy of Model Aviation and your favorite beverage, it would also make a great landing strip? I remember sitting on my couch thinking just
that a few years before it became a reality.
Several innovative products have made my dream of flying inside my house a
common occurrence. Technology recently took me a step further, allowing me to
not only fly inside, but also with a view from my aircraft as if I were piloting it from
onboard the model!
This exciting indoor experience was made possible by taking a Blade Inductrix and
upgrading the motors, adding an FPV camera, and outfitting it with a larger battery.
The process is fairly simple and well documented online.
Although exploring the house or the office is neat, flying through and around
obstacles while racing others who are flying similar aerial vehicles takes the fun to a
whole new level!
As I write this, Blade has just released an FPV version of the Inductrix that is ready
to explore or race right out of the box. This provides the option to build and fly, or
simply buy and fly.
Although I received the new Inductrix too late to include a review of it in this
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the house or the office
is neat, flying through
and around obstacles
while racing others
who are flying
vehicles takes the
fun to a whole
issue of the magazine, I want to share
with you a video of both types of aircraft
and give you a glimpse of the fun you
too could be having. So be sure to check
out www.ModelAviation.com for more
information. Let’s race!
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