VR Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by FrgMstr, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

    Messages:
    48,356
    Joined:
    May 18, 1997
    You too now can have your very own VR smartphone controlled paper airplane for the low low price of $200 $150 with Prime Shipping. But it does come with a "crash proof" carbon fiber and plastic frame. Let me know how it works out for you. And we highly suggest that you record the video so we can all laugh at you on Youtube later....please.

    Experience flight as if you were sitting in the cockpit of your paper airplane. Control your paper drone with intuitive movements of your head using a Google cardboard viewer. 10 minute flight per charge, over 300ft Wi-Fi video streaming range.
     
  2. James Robinson

    James Robinson Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    292
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    ... and yet folks wonder why their attraction to '3D' (gaming OR movies) is ridiculed... :ROFLMAO:
     
  3. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    9,202
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    We actually need two people to get these, so they can dogfight. :D
     
    FrgMstr and Rahh like this.
  4. RogueTadhg

    RogueTadhg [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,527
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    It's so night until you've got to troubleshoot and move ables around.

    But dang. so beautiful.
     
  5. XenIneX

    XenIneX Gawd

    Messages:
    735
    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    $150-$200 for that? Jesus. I'd expect $50-$75 tops. It's basically a chopped and lightened version of one of those cheese-grade Chinese FPV quadcopters.
     
    FrgMstr likes this.
  6. Sonicks

    Sonicks [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,401
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Rather than post the video, and get burned at the stake, Linus Tech Tips did a bit on this product a little ways back.

    The conclusion? It basically only really flies in a straight line and the 'VR' image quality sucks.

    Really not worth that kinda price from what I could see.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2017
    velusip and ol1bit like this.
  7. ol1bit

    ol1bit [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,232
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    oh wow, good to know!
     
  8. Nanogrip

    Nanogrip Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    442
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Kinda makes me wonder about the delay in controls and what you're viewing through the goggles.
     
  9. PhotoBobBarker

    PhotoBobBarker [H]Lite

    Messages:
    122
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    I like LTT and all, but this really falls more to someone like FliteTest. What a tekky considers potato-quality video might be considered perfectly capable to someone flying an RC plane (or maybe not), but I don't have one... So I can't say.
     
  10. velusip

    velusip [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,577
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    That seems to be the theme with both FPV and VR -- they are both getting cheaper and worse. Obviously, this product is a new low for "entry-level", but even the high end stuff was never that good, and is dropping in price as necessary to sell.

    I figure the tech will undergo another hibernation and come back decent in 5-10 years.
     
  11. timberwolf

    timberwolf Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    159
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2015
    There's way too much lag in a WiFi cxn for useable FPV. Sorry, but the dudes @ FliteTest are morons. Most of them don't know how to fly any type of fixed wing aircraft and the ones that do seem to get off on busting shit up.