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The Micro Mosquito includes the helicopter, a charging base/stand and remote control. An included kit lets you modify the copter to boost forward flight speed.

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As the name implies, Interactive Toy Concepts' Micro Mosquito is smaller and lighter than other remote-controlled helicopters, including the company's own BladeRunner series. The helicopter literally fits in the palm of your hand and weighs about an ounce.

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The trick to the Micro Mosquito is its dual counter-rotating props, which make the helicopter relatively easy to fly, though it still takes a bit of practice especially in tight indoor spaces.

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The remote control is simple with up and down and directional levers. Note the trim control in the center--you turn the knob in flight until the helicopter stops spinning.

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The Micro Mosquito will fly for about 15 minutes on a 45-minute charge of its lithium-polymer batteries, according to Interactive Toy Concepts. To charge it, you connect the cable in the base (it takes six "C" batteries) to the helicopter.

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While it is a toy (ages 12 and up), the Micro Mosquito's intricate parts seem delicate. In fact, it comes with instructions on how to fine-tune the gears and drive shaft after a hard landing.

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The Micro Mosquito costs about $70 and is currently available only at Radio Shack stores and at radioshack.com.

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