Radio Controlled Helicopter Powered By “Microwave Death Ray”

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Can a microwave oven be used to power a radio controlled helicopter? That is the question that Bang Goes The Theory’s Jem set out to answer, and answer it he did.

The system consists of a large metal funnel to direct microwaves from the microwave oven’s magnetron towards a purpose-built antenna, which harvests the power for the radio controlled helicopter. Fortunately, no eyeballs were fried in this experiment.

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C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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