It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…holy crap that’s a huge remote controlled bird! The 9 1/2 Foot Remote Controlled Bald Eagle is a massive kite-like bird of prey that can soar and turn at your command. It has a nearly 10 foot wide wingspan (yes we used NBA style measurements for the post title, thanks) and is powered by gimbal-mounted engine and propeller:
The nylon/polyester wings create an airfoil that provides enough lift for the carbon fiber frame to soar and dive and turn and loop and hover in place against the wind. The only limit is your skills with the remote control. Speaking of which:
You can use that transmitter to control the bald eagle from up to 100′ away. This RC bird runs on rechargeable lithium batteries (included) and get go for an 8 minute flight on a 20 minute charge. Sold by Hammacher Schlemmer for $499.
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