I'll have some personal RC helicopter news to write about soon, but I don't think it will be near as interesting or unusual as what's been making headlines. Most recently, a wooden quadrocopter. At first brief glance it reminds me of those old wooden tinker toys. Sadly, this Wooden DIY quadrocopter gets no respect from Minnesota State Fair (Engadget). No disrespect to whoever claimed first prize, but I have to agree with the folks at Engadget who say "it damn well better have had lasers and some degree of sentience to have beaten this."
And we have a winner in the weird science category. One of the Ig Nobel Award winners: using an RC helicopter to gather samples of whale snot (Gizmodo). Ewww. Definitely want to clean that machine good after a day's work.