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Tiny 'Mini Bee' RC Helicopter Stores in the Remote


The Mini Bee radio-controlled helicopter is only 4-inches long!The Mini Bee radio-controlled helicopter is only 4-inches long!
Tough times got you looking for a smaller gift this year? Well, they don't come much smaller than the new Mini Bee radio-controlled helicopter - it's so tiny, it stores in its own remote controller!



Imagine the fun you'll have, "buzzing" Mom, freaking out the neighbors and driving your dog nuts... let your kids get their own mini choppers!

Seriously though, this thing is very cool. RC (radio-controlled) helicopters have been a seasonal fave for a few years now and they keep getting smaller - a mere 4-inches (10cm) long for the Mini Bee. It makes the popular Honey Bee choppers also made by Japanese toy manufacturer CCP Co. seem positively huge.

Click here to check out this video from the CCP Co. website of the mini Bee in action... you gotta love how the narrator pronounces "Mini BEE".

 

 


The Mini Bee comes in your choice of red or blue and costs 3,129 yen (about $32) each. The controller requires 4 AA batteries and the instructions seem complicated - caveat emptor!

There doesn't seem to be an online order link at the website so it seems you - or a helpful Japanese friend - will have to purchase your Mini Bee(s) the old-fashioned way: at a Japanese department store.

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Steve Levenstein
J A P A N O R A M A
InventorSpot.com

Comments
Dec 10, 2008
by John P. Barker
John P. Barker's picture

That's cool...

It looks much more solid than the mini-RC copter I got last year (which lasted all of 2 minutes before pretty much imploding).  I may have to put this on my Christmas list...

Jan 19, 2009
by Anonymous

Loving The Look Of That!

I'm looking the bee look to that helicopter. All the UK ones seem to be a bit squat and flat. This is just the kind of helicopter I've been dreaming of flying.

Hope I can get it in the UK!