NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its 164-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Upside Down Helicopter, a remote controlled helicopter that engages in inverted flying patterns.
The Upside Down Helicopter performs upright flying like a traditional helicopter but transcends conventional flying when its propellers are removed and turned upside down, enabling inverted flight.
"Even while inverted, The Upside Down Helicopter maintains its ability to ascend, dive, and turn, providing pilots with unlimited navigation," explained Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager Fred Berns.
While upside down the helicopter has the same amount of lift and gyroscopic inertia to keep the helicopter balanced. A switch on the infrared remote eliminates both the need to reverse joystick directions or remove the horizontal tail rotor, which spins to pitch the nose up or down for forward and backward flight.
The Upside Down Helicopter has a rechargeable battery that provides up to seven-minute flights after a 50-minute charge from the remote control or a computer via the included USB cable.
The Upside Down Helicopter is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $79.95. For more information about this product, please visit http://www.hammacher.com/81547 or contact Trish Hammond at (847) 581-8987 or via e-mail at [email protected].
About Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, backing all products with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog, website, and its famed landmark store on East 57th Street in New York City.
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