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On behalf of WowWee, we'd like to extend a challenge to anyone who has captured their FlyTech Dragonfly being snatched up in mid-air by surprise!

But first, some background information... You may or may not have heard about poor Danny McGorry's electronic insect. A local red-tailed hawk from his town in Long Island simply couldn't hold back on swooping down on his new holiday toy, and attacked his Dragonfly. I guess it was the "Hawk that stole Christmas!"

Turns out, we heard from WowWee that they have been receiving a number of service calls about this same issue - there have been several "Dragonfly Vs. Hawk" incidents!

How to Enter the FlyTech Dragonfly VS. Hawk Challenge

We would love to see members of our community submit their "Hawk VS. Dragonfly" videos.

And don't worry, if you did manage to catch the event on film, WowWee will be happy to replace your Dragonfly with a brand new one.

All you need to do is send your video submission to videos@robocommunity.com. You can utilize a service such as YouSendIt to do this. Videos must be sent directly to this email address to qualify.

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February 22, 2008 6:52 PM

Such a pity that no large birds of prey reside in my area.

RoboGuide - Your guide to hacking all things WowWee

February 22, 2008 8:13 PM

hee hee, we have a whole family of redtails right outside of my office window. I see them every day, so there's a good chance to entice them. Hmm!

February 22, 2008 8:18 PM

How about ants? I'm sure I could convice some ants to try and eat my DragonFly!

RoboGuide - Your guide to hacking all things WowWee

February 22, 2008 8:22 PM

milw... if one snatches up your DF unexpectedly, it would be a magnificent sight to see!

Peter Redmer
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February 22, 2008 11:28 PM

i was flying my flytech hornet and a bird was flying above it before but i didnt want to risk my hornet to be eaten if it happens i will try to get it on film and hopefully he wont destroy it :)

February 23, 2008 1:40 PM

coat the entire dragonfly in BIRDSEED!!!!! LOL!!! like going fishing for hawks!!!

put enuf motor on a cinderblock and it WILL FLY!!

February 23, 2008 5:27 PM

erm, hawks don't eat birdseed, that'd be more likely to catch a sparrow. Maybe coat it with hamburger? I may try coloring mine brown to look more bird/moth-like.

February 24, 2008 5:39 PM

erm, it was a joke. . .  therefore it didn't have to be factuly accurate . . .  loosen up. .

maybe try a new color pocket protector huh?? GEEZE!!! 

put enuf motor on a cinderblock and it WILL FLY!!

February 24, 2008 6:58 PM

It's a poor comedian that blames the audience when their jokes aren't received as such. 

I've never been a fan of insult comics, either, so your heckler response isn't causing any smiles, either. 

ScottE -- collecting and building robots for 40 years - details in profile

February 24, 2008 7:28 PM

it must be tough being the only guy who doesn't get the joke.. . i'm sorry you are humorless, its sad really. . . scotty boy..

put enuf motor on a cinderblock and it WILL FLY!!

February 24, 2008 7:32 PM

Like I said. Poor comedian.

ScottE -- collecting and building robots for 40 years - details in profile

February 26, 2008 12:27 AM

ifly can you go a day without an insult to someone????

GWJax, To Hack and make mods on robots is a life style and comes natural and not by choice. If a robot has a screw to open it then it must be opened!

February 26, 2008 7:17 AM

Anyway, I have the camera and Dragonfly ready (stock green right now) and some brown Sharpie markers. Yesterday we went without a sign of any of the hawks, maybe they knew about the snow (tho we got of with just a dusting, poor Pete in Chicago probably got dumped on!)

February 26, 2008 9:09 AM

The snow came down pretty quick yesterday, but fortunately, the highway driving wasn't too bad.  We're all hoping it will stop soon :)

Peter Redmer
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February 26, 2008 9:51 AM

Just some additional thoughts for trying to video, you need calm air to fly for long which means early morning or evening these days. And you need two people, a pilot and a cameraman (unless maybe I can mount my cam on a hat, how about that idea?!). For me, those two conditions make it pretty much a weekend endeavor, so it may take a while unfortunately.

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