The first "real" clone of the Piccolo was the Century
Hummingbird. The first version was a fixed pitch helicopter, and
came with Century's own version of the Picoboard which mixed the
tail and main motor speed controllers, but unlike the Picoboard
didn't contain a built in gyro. However latter version have included
the gyro as part of the same unit.
Unlike the Piccolo,
the Hummingbird has developed passed the basic helicopter, with
several revisions and a host of upgrades available, with the 3D
capable CP Pro as Century's Hummingbird flagship. I personally
own an Elite CP which was purchased second hand from a private
sale via the BMFA classified section. I must say, compared to
the Piccolo CP the Hummingbird wins hands down, as the Hummingbird
uses true 120 CCPM for pitch rather than the weak pitch slider
employed by Ikarus on the Piccolo Pro.
produced some nice ready to fly scale version, including a Bell
222, Airwolf, and a really nice looking BK117. However unlike
the Ikarus 222 / Airwolf the Hummingbird version does not feature
working retractable U/C. But unlike the Ikarus bodies for the
Piccolo, the Hummingbird models do actually fly well using stock
equipment. To get the Ikarus 222 to fly the same way you need
a brushless motor and li-po batteries.