Tyco RC Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Digital Radio Control
She canna do it, Captain
By: James Oppenheim | Created: 2012-05-21 09:22:39 | (Updated: 0000-00-00 00:00:00)
All of my geeky childhood dreams of commanding the Enterprise were dashed by Tyco's fantastically, fatally flawed "First ever Flying R/C Enterprise". Did anyone test this thing before putting it in a box?
Hilariously (as long as you didn't pay for it) this toy flies like a rock; there is nothing aerodynamic about it: Even without the batteries and propellers attached it doesn't fly; it plummets. Stick on the two propellers and the power pack it falls even faster.
Yes, there is a wireless RC controller that is supposed to control throttle and direction. None of our test flights lasted long enough for the directional control to have any observed affect as the Enterprise crashed to the ground. The propellers didn't significantly add to the length of it time in the air.
Explaining the physics of why neither the Enterprise, nor the Tyco Klingon Bird of Prey, are airworthy. But that would be just about the only interesting stimulation you're likely to find in this box of foam, plastic and junk. After only a few attempts at flight, both toys were damaged. Even if they had been able to fly when first constructed (they weren't) they certainly couldn't after they got banged up after their first two "flights".
The Enterprise, in particular, is as airworthy as you might expect a steam punk, propelled driven spaceship to be. Front heavy, it doesn't glide, it lunges for the ground. Only of interest to collectors (who will leave it sealed in plastic, thereby avoiding the disappointment lurking inside), the Tyco RC Enterprise should be avoided under Starfleet General Order Seven.