NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter will keep flying on Mars through at least September

It’s been a busy year on Mars for NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, and it’s not about to slow down now. After 21 flights, the aircraft is still in excellent condition, so NASA has extended its missi

JetPack Aviation raises $2M to build the prototype of its flying motorcycle

Flying cars are fine — but why use a car when you can have a motorcycle instead? YC-backed startup JetPack Aviation wants to answer that question with the world’s first flying motorcycle,

Why eVTOLs could be providing regional air service sooner than you think

At Uber’s Elevate summit in Washington, DC earlier this month, researchers, industry leaders and engineers gathered to celebrate the approaching advent of on-demand air service. For Dr. Anita Se

This sensor stops your quadcopter before it can cut you

The folks at Spectrum have found a truly cool project for quadcopter pilots. It’s a spinning sensor that will stop the rotors if your finger gets too close to the blades, thereby preventing you

Griffin Releases iPhone-Controlled Toy Helicopter

For a mere $50 you, too, can own a small, iPhone-controlled helicopter made by a company that has been traditionally known for selling phone cases. Like <a HREF="https://techcrunch.com/tag/Parrot"

R/C Millennium Falcon Lets You Play Out Your Han Solo Fantasies

Mini R/C helicopters are really fun to play with, and this model of the Millennium Falcon is no exception. Made from foam and built around a double bladed helicopter motor, this toy will let you reena

DIY: Six rotor helicopter

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/hexacopter-600x400.jpg" />Adurino seems to be everywhere these days, particularly in the world of DIY. Take for example this helicopter p

The Quadcopter, or build your own Drone

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/AeroQuad_012_Large.jpg" />We told you about the AR.Drone that we saw at CES, but here's a homebrew alternative that you can build today.

Very cool RC toy: "Mission Carrier SWAT truck" with helicopter (video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/swat_bandai_2-620x566.png" /> Just yesterday we featured Bandai's cool remote-controlled <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/07/13/s

RC helicopter looks like Airwolf!!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/airwolf-rc2.jpg" />Good news, children of the 80s! You can fulfill your life-long dream to be Stringfellow Hawke by flying this miniature

Japanese alarm clock wakes up heavy sleepers with helicopter engine sound

Tokyo-based Toyo Trading [JP] is selling an alarm clock in the shape of a helicopter, which wakes up users with a tricky mechanism. Unfortunately, the device is Japan-only at this point. At the preset

Japanese company sells "intelligent" toy helicopter

http://blip.tv/play/ih_M4DaJ5FQ Tokyo-based Taiyo Corp. [JP] is selling a new wireless toy helicopter for indoor use that can be used even in very small rooms. The beginner-friendly, so-called Micro M

Incredibly tiny RC helicopter: prototype for Dune Hunter-Killer?

Fear is the mind-killer. And this thing will kill more than that once the technology is co-opted by the treacherous Harkonnens — or your roommate. This tiny RC copter is available from Thinkgeek

CrunchGear Week in Review: Disaster Exploitation Edition

Titanic Bad Karma: Watches Made from Famous Shipwreck Lego’s Solar-Powered Helicopter Teaches Kids About Energy Conservation iRobot Plunges Into the Depths (of Your Backyard Pool) Lacoste Gets Jiggy

Lone, Crackpot Inventor Gets Big Military Contract for Helihovercraft

In the annals of sci-fi and, in fact, history, it’s the lone inventor, toiling away in his basement, who discovers amazing insights and is ignored, tragically, by the general public. Luckily, Ge

Micro Mosquito

We got to take a look at the ultra-cool Micro Mosquito from InterActiveToy on Wednesday and it was really neat. It’s a tiny little RC helicopter with two blades that can hover, making it perfect