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Old 06-21-2016, 11:08 AM   #1
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Wacky 'flapping wing' RC Pterodactyl Ornithopter


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Was at a big UK show at the weekend watching multi thousand jets and warbirds fly around...but the thing that stole the show was this Pterodactyl toy. It sold out in seconds. I've seen quite a few ornithopters and they always looked a bit clumsy and unstable but this thing flies effortlessly and appears to be easy to control.

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Old 06-21-2016, 12:27 PM   #2
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Re: Wacky 'flapping wing' RC Pterodactyl Ornithopter

LOL! I love it! To bad they're on back order at HK now!
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:20 PM   #3
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I just checked HK and they show lots of inventory.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:08 AM   #4
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They seem to fly well.
Good duration too.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:56 PM   #5
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Re: Wacky 'flapping wing' RC Pterodactyl Ornithopter

Hi,
Yes that fly well but are a bit Fragile. 3 flights and a plastic part broke on a landing that was not all that rough. As far as I know no spare parts
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:06 PM   #6
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Yes that fly well but are a bit Fragile. 3 flights and a plastic part broke on a landing that was not all that rough. As far as I know no spare parts
One hobby grade version I've seen with good durability is the Thunderbird... Here's a cool closeup vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3vMWF8fm88
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:16 PM   #7
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I need to try one of those someday
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Old 08-31-2016, 05:50 AM   #8
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Yes that fly well but are a bit Fragile. 3 flights and a plastic part broke on a landing that was not all that rough. As far as I know no spare parts
Main drive gear stripped on mine
Only cost $50 US so not a huge loss.

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I do know that a guy in the UK found supplier for spare parts. I'll try and get it from him.
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:38 AM   #10
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Got following from my buddy Trevor who had broken part.

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