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Thursday, October 3rd

Franken Hog -- Modification to the Air Hogs X4 Helix Toy Quadcopter

In addition to Cars, one thing we like to play around with here at is Quadcopters. For one, they are cheaper and take up less room than cars, so we can play with lots of them.

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We like building them, modding them, and on occasion -- flying them.

We previously reviewed the Air Hogs X4 "Stunt" Quadcopter in this article.

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Frankly, we were pretty harsh on it. We were especially disappointed with the fake (non-functional) trim controls, and it's overall flying characteristics. But we are not ones to leave well enough alone. Whether or not it's broken, we'll "fix" it. So I whipped out my trusty Swiss Army Knife and dissected my X4. Read on to see my modifications, and the results....

carcynic on 10.03.13 @ 02:24 PM EST