Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Err...yes it is a plane.... but it’s the coolest, awesomest, most amazing plane we have ever seen! In fact its gadgets like this that makes us RED5’ers get up in the morning, put on our brightly coloured socks and merrily skip into work!
The Spy Hawk is a 3 channel mini glider that comes with a built in FPV (first person view) video system that sends a high quality, 5 megapixel live feed back to the 3.5” LCD screen on the transmitter. It features a state of the art stabilisation system that makes it super easy to fly, with a little practice. Simply fly the plane up to the required height, switch on the ‘autopilot’ and the built in gyro will kick-in keeping the plane level (even if a gust of wind tries to knock you off course, the various flaps with automatically adjust to compensate)! See, we told you it was awesome. With the plane actively giving you a helping hand you get to concentrate on the fun side of flying.
The Sky Hawk offers a range of up to 200 metres with an average flight time of about 15 minutes on a single 7.4v lithium-ion polymer battery. All you need to do is put a few pieces together, charge the battery and you’re ready to fly. Made from EPO crash resistant foam, it should be able to withstand a few minor bumps and thanks to it being such a reasonable size, it’s easy to carry around with you. It’s perfect for a trip to the park, field, seaside or anywhere else you’d like to get a great bird’s eye view.
Intelligent automatic control and video signal binding enables you to fly more than one Spy Hawk glider at the same time, so you can chase your friends around with full high quality video and sound. Press the enter button on your rubberised plastic remote and the camera will start to record your progress through the sky and save the video to the built in 4GB SD card. It even features a sunlight screen guard that can be attached to the remote, enabling you to watch the video feed when the weather is sunny. Cool!
Quite simply it’s the most fun you can have with an RC Plane and once you are done you can watch it all back again, time after time.