Reddit Reddit reviews Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter (Colors Vary) (Discontinued by manufacturer)

We found 29 Reddit comments about Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter (Colors Vary) (Discontinued by manufacturer). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter (Colors Vary) (Discontinued by manufacturer)
FEATURES: Plastic body with window and trim detail LED light indicates front and back of the heli and also helps in low light flying 4-channel 2.4GHzINCLUDES: RTF Proto X Nano Quadcopter, 2.4GHz Radio, LiPo Battery, USB Charge Cord, 4 spare rotor blades and InstructionsREQUIRES: AAA Batteries: Two for transmitter
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29 Reddit comments about Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter (Colors Vary) (Discontinued by manufacturer):

u/sanityvampire · 34 pointsr/catpranks

For anyone considering trying this with their own cats, I highly recommend this little thing.

u/NooMoahk · 14 pointsr/gaming

Don't forget that battery technology and electronic energy efficiency has drastically improved since the 80s. We've got RC helicopters that can fly for near ten minutes on a battery the size of three stacked dimes but light as wood, stabilized by an ARM processors and 6 axis accelerometer and gyro package more powerful than bleeding edge 80s workstations. For $30

u/semyorka7 · 10 pointsr/aerospace


  • 0845: Wake up. Shit. Shower. Brush teeth. Eat a bagel. Ride my bike to work (~10 minutes away. Fuck morning commutes, I'll pay a premium to live close enough to work to not have to deal with that).
  • 0930: Morning coffee, email triage. See if any emergencies cropped up overnight. Ping the suppliers for any active POs if I haven't heard status updates for a few days. Do final prep for morning meetings.
  • 1000: Mid-morning meetings. Mid-morning coffee. Design reviews, open questions triage, software dudes showing us the results of their sims, field test reports, listen to the business folks make a presentation, yada yada yada. Bring my laptop and poke at my email/surf Ars Technica while keeping an ear open for important stuff.
  • 1130: Nothing of value gets done between now and lunch. Folks wander back from various meetings and start talking to each other, the office gets loud, there's not really enough time to get in a groove before we're going to start breaking for lunch. So: Kick back and have a diet coke. Surf the internet. Troll internal email lists if I want to look like I'm doing real work. Keep my eye out for stray quadcopters and wing 'em with my nerf gun if they violate my airspace.
  • 1230: Lunch. This may be up to an hour long if I decide to hang out with coworkers, but if I've got stuff to do, I make a simple sandwich and head back to my desk. Everyone out at lunch = ideal CAD time. No noise, no distractions.
  • 1330: Hopefully no afternoon meetings, because this is prime Getting Stuff Done time. Pound a redbull and get in the flow. Headphones on, blasting electronica, I do battle with ProE. Rope in coworkers for informal design reviews at my desk. Send prototype part files to the machine shop across the street. Issue POs for major production runs. Discuss system requirements and how fucked we are and if we can get the requirements changed because these are ludicrous. Create slide decks for future meetings.
  • 1630: Afternoon slump. Get a coffee. Answer some email. File an expense report. Read some trade publications. Troll internal email lists some more. Take a long shit on company time. Dick around with with an airplane in RealFlight. See if I can bank a nerf dart off the ceiling onto someone else's desk so he can't figure out who shot it and start a nerf war. Stretch my legs and swing down to the lab and make sure the techs aren't having any problems with the drawings, that they've got all the tools they need, etc. Techs point out that these two parts don't fit together very well. Agree that I am indeed a dumbass for designing this shit, head back upstairs and start to write up an ECO.
  • 1700: Crack open a bottle of water. People start going home, office gets quiet. Best time for stuff that needs real thinkin' about, IE anything that involves actual math. Great time for numerical modeling and trying to balance conflicting performance requirements. Also a good time for anything that involves cost or reliability projections. Prepare for morning meetings.
  • 1830: bike home. Have a beer.

    2: Honestly don't know. I graduated in 2009, which was the worst possible time, economy-wise. Everyone was battening down the hatches and no one was hiring fresh-faced college grads. It took me a solid 2+ years to get a real job in the industry. It's better now, but who the hell knows what the industry and economy in general is going to be doing in 5+ years.

    3: Math. If you're going into any sort of engineering, you will have to do lots and lots of math in college, so you'd better get good and comfortable with it. You should plan to have a solid foundation in calculus by the time you graduate HS. Take any shop classes your school offers - practical knowledge and skills are important. If your school offers any sort of accelerated physics course, take that as well. Statistics is useful. Maybe a chemistry class?

    4: Anecdotally, here's where several of my AeroEng college classmates ended up: A few went to work for NAVAIR, at either Pax River or China Lake. A few went to Boeing up in Everett, one or two to Boeing Rotorcraft in Philly. Several ended up in the Wichita area, working for the various aerospace companies down there. One is working for SpaceX in CA. One is working for GM in Detroit. One ended up making big $$$ in the oil fields in western ND. Oddly enough, a bunch ended up going to nuke school at KAPL - seems kinda odd, but I guess there's a lot of fluid flow in reactors?
u/porksmash · 5 pointsr/diydrones

I think the CrazyFlie is one of the worst options, honestly. It's expensive and requires a computer and gamepad. It might be a good option if you're into computer based control, but if you just want to fly around then there are a few others you could go with. I haven't seen many kits at this size but there are a lot of prebuilt/ready to fly options:

u/jhcollier · 4 pointsr/gadgets

Check this out... just bought one. It's the Proto X Quad Copter. Friendly piece of advice... don't fly it outside.

u/Sarksus · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I have this one. It is DOOOOPE. Blows other toy copters out of the water. I was thinking of getting into the hobby which would have been expensive so I got this to chill me out. Saved me some money.

u/hdsrob · 3 pointsr/Multicopter

Has he ever flown anything?

If not then the stock answer is to go with one of the "toy" quads. They are fairly inexpensive, very durable, and replacement parts are plentiful and cheap for the inevitable crashes. Once he gets the hang of that, then he can move up to something that's more powerful, and expensive.

Don't be fooled by the size, these are still fairly tough to get the hang of flying, and are really great fun. Most can be flown indoors as well.

The Hubsan H107 gets recommended quite a bit (I own one, and it's been great).

With that you'd want to get both the prop guard, and the crash kit.

The Syma X1 gets a lot of recommendations as well:

And there's the Estes Proto X (I don't see many recommendations for this, but have seen it mentioned in other places quite a bit):

I'm sure there are more that I'm missing, but I'm sure others will chime in.

u/grendelt · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

This afternoon I thought of a neat way to hoist antenna support lines through tree branches or up and over trees... a mini quadcopter, of course! (The wife said I hit "geek overload" by combining the two interests.)

After getting a little Estes Proto X Nano quad for my birthday a couple weeks ago, I got a $60 Hubsan X4 H107C quadcopter last Friday and have had some fun flying it around and getting more proficient with flying it. I wasn't sure how much extra lift this little guy has, so it may work with heavier line, this is just what I had on hand. (A leftover reel from an old slingshot/reel antenna shooter.)

Now, I haven't actually used this method yet (I have no need at this moment), but I thought I'd test it and have my wife snap a few pics with my iPhone if successful.

u/Teamster · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

Hmmm. Well, I've really been enjoying my moto 360, but I'm both on android and a huge fucking nerd.

What's your coffee game look like? $200 would get a ton of great coffee gear, especially if you're just getting started.

How about sports? I'm an avid climber, so maybe you could get a punch-pass, climbing shoes, and a chalk bag and hit up a local climbing gym.

Let's talk toys, though. Quadrotors are a fucking BLAST to play with, and there's a million of them. I have this Estes ProtoNano and this Hubsan Quadrotor. They're both amazingly fun, and not too expensive.

What else are you interested in?

u/ratbiker18 · 2 pointsr/Colorado

Look at nano drones, they're pretty cheap and you'll learn a ton on control. this is the old one I got...

u/JackDavion · 2 pointsr/rocketry

Most of the commenters seem to be saying "make one that works first." That might seem a little crass to someone just starting out, but it's essentially correct. Safety of yourself and spectators is paramount when launching rockets. There are TONS of cheap, cool rockets that you can practice on with larger motors before moving on to a two-stager.

Once you have a few successful flights of the one-stage, then by all means, come back and start on a two-stage. Heck, why stop there? Make something with delay charges on the engines and make a five stage! Just make sure that you can swing the simpler stuff SAFELY before moving on towards KSP.

As a final comment - it's funny when Jeb explodes, less funny when a RL friend gets permanent scarring from a "homemade" rocket mishap.

u/N2O1138 · 2 pointsr/baltimore

Yeah they're super cool but not very easy to fly for someone inexperienced. The Phantom is a bit easier than most because it has some GPS features but that also leads to people that don't really know how to fly them suddenly needing to recover from something.

I don't have a big one yet, but something like this is great to learn on, I got one a couple months ago and it's really fun, flies great. Can take a lot of crashing but not invincible, my other 2 friends who got them at the same time killed motors eventually. Mine is still going strong but the battery life has gotten pretty bad. Despite what instructions say the battery is pretty easily replaceable if you can find the right type, but I haven't bought any replacements yet.

u/Raider1284 · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

OP: for the price these quads are very hard to beat, and they are fantastic starter quads that will get you hooked without breaking the bank

syma x1

estes proto-x

u/rxneutrino · 1 pointr/Atlanta

They're not bad! If you have an extra $30 laying around pick up one of these. They handle the same as the bigger birds and it doesn't hurt your wallet as much when you crash and break it. Most fun grownup toy I've ever invested in.

Range of the bigger ones can be miles , battery is usually 10-15 minutes.

u/VeritableVeritas · 1 pointr/gadgets

Go with an Estes Proto X nano drone quadcopter and you'll still have $70 left over. I just got one and the controls are amazing, best gift I've had in years!

I got this one:

u/InvalidKoalas · 1 pointr/teenagers

I got this for Christmas It's pretty dope

u/Iwantmorelife · 1 pointr/djiphantom

The location of more open fields.

  1. Set-up was not bad, but it took me awhile to find a nice way of toting everything around.

  2. With the Phantom, at first it was just trying to keep in mind all of the procedures and 'what-to-do-ifs' it's quite a lot to take in at first. Flying smoothly in general took practice. I learned to fly on a very tiny Estes Proto X and crashed it about 500 times. It's so small and unstable that it's a really tricky quadrotor to learn on, but it's so lightweight that it can generally take a beating. When i was good at flying it in nice smooth figure-8s, jumping to the Phantom was a piece of cake.

  3. Learning to fly low, and be a better camera-man. Every shot should have a focal point and tell a story. Learning to pan left/right slowly enough took time too. Quick turns are pretty vomit-inducing in video!
u/kbudelis · 1 pointr/drones

Thanks! I'll try the Hubsan x4. When you say proto which one do you mean/do you have a link? I see a few little drones with proto in the name. Do you mean this one (which I tried)? If so would be curious, too, how you'd suggest to connect it to the Hubsan controller :)

u/savingprivatebrian15 · 1 pointr/teenagers

Amazon is your best shot besides tracking down an rc hobby shop in your area. This one seems pretty good, but you can do a small amount of research yourself to find a good one for you. Take the reviews on them seriously, though, because there are a number of knock-offs out there that don't work well. And you want to know the funniest thing about all of this? My AR.Drone flew off out into the woods today, probably never to be found. Fml.

u/SinFulNard · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Purchase away!

Though my exact model was bought locally in Australia. If you are truly interested - this is more of a toy, something slightly larger is a good start - like this.

u/Soylent_Gringo · 1 pointr/conspiratard

Still, on the subject of "No Fly Zones", how long before something like that is almost un-enforcable?

I can't wait to see these outfitted w/POV, operated in swarms, as a collective.

u/Blitzsturm · 1 pointr/djiphantom

I don't think I'd fly inside a normal house even with prop guards on. If recording video is your goal you'd have better luck carrying it around. Inside of a larger building on the other hand you'd have much better luck.

For recreational flying indoors try this little guy, you can fly it directly into your face without injury. Though the springs on the controller are a little too tight.

u/goocy · 1 pointr/collapse

Nano quadrocopters like this have a typical flight time of four to six minutes.

u/evanston4393 · 1 pointr/geek

I've got one of these. For the same price you could get a hubsan, so I'm not sure I'd recommend it to the average consumer, but they'd be awesome for kids, as they can't really break anything no matter how fast they're going. I also dont have any other quads to compare to, but that little guy handles amazingly well, it sounds like a small swarm of bees and in advanced mode it flies a lot faster than I expected from something so small, and it changes direction almost instantly.