A new business idea is being launched in New York that combines two of the fastest growing industries; flying and technology. Blade helicopters, which shoot off thin foam blades, are being developed by a small company based out of New York called Melissa Tomkiel and her team. The company plans on making their product available to the general public later this year, but is already garnering support from well-known entrepreneurs and celebrities. Could this be the new way for urban professionals to get a foot in the door with some of the hottest growing companies?
Blade Helicopters Is an Exciting Hobby
The ultimate aim of the company is to produce an indoor, battery operated remote control helicopter that can be flown indoors on cloudy days or even during a severe blizzard. This would make these high-tech helicopter’s the perfect toy for hobbyists who love to stay in and fly helicopters but don’t have the time, money or space to park their aircraft indoors. While the idea is very interesting and seems like it would appeal to just about everyone, many people would also point out that these same people could also be preventing competition by preventing enthusiasts from buying into a startup firm that is targeting the high-end enthusiast market. While this is a valid point, it is doubtful that such high-end models would suffer if introduced to the mass market.
Regardless, the new product from Melissa Tomkiel will likely find its way onto the shelves of toy stores across the country. The company is also planning on releasing a series of high-end electric remote control model helicopters for consumers who are interested in purchasing a smaller and cheaper model. If history holds true, we may see a new entry level model from the company that incorporates all of these elements. Until then, it will be interesting to follow this exciting new line of helicopters and their creators. As the hobby and business industries move forward, the possibilities are endless for hobbyists who are looking for the next step up in the evolution of helicopter technology.