Radio Shack: Stealth Flyer II – Indoor RC Helicopter Review and Giveaway
|12/27/2012||Posted by Tricia under Giveaway, Reviews, Toys|
Radio shack is the hotspot for gift giving ideas. Kids are searching for ideas to spend holiday cash and gift card but don’t know what to spend them on. Look into shopping Radio Shack for exciting toys and gadgets this season. Check out these fun suggestions from Radioshack.com
- Slides on smooth surfaces and once assembled it will clean up after you
- Kit includes a battery case with wires, wooden brush, paint brush, googly eyes, a motor, a set of plastic mechanical parts and instructions
- Requires two “AAA” batteries
- Great project for kids and parents to work on together
- Learn about clean, renewable, alternative energy with this kit
- Projects for this educational kit focus on solar energy, wind power, hydro power and more
- Easy to snap together parts allow you to quickly assemble more than 125 projects
- Realistic motorized train set with 18 feet of track, pull rail cars, crane set, tunnels and other accessories
- You won’t be tied down to putting the track near an outlet – it doesn’t require outside power
- And it’s safe for kids – it runs on AA batteries instead of having an electrified track
- Small and light remote controlled helicopter is easy to navigate indoors
- It operates at up to an 80-foot range, so you can chase your siblings and friends all over the house
- Bright LED-strobing taillight makes it easy to spot, but still sleek and stealthy
Radio shack carries and Indoor R/C Stealth Flyer II for $29.99
Available in both Red and Blue
Recommended for ages 8+
I remember when I was a kid my uncle had flying R/C helicopters that he would put together with my brother. We’d go out in the yard and even to the park and watch for hours as he flew them around the yard. We just loved playing with them. Operating the remote always required coordination. There were buttons and handles to guide the flying helicopter around the yard and many times it would get stuck on the roof of the house or up in the tree.
My husband and my son’s think this is really a cool toy. Although my son is only 7 yr old he really wanted to give it a try. My husband showed him how to operate the controller. The one thing that I noticed about this little Radio controlled helicopter is that it’s powerful and for operating the first time it seems that the gears are touchy. Meaning even in a large room flying the helicopter takes skill to avoid hitting the walls and the ceiling fan. We’ve owned several flying R/C device before and the gears usually are pretty simple to operate.
There’s an on switch on both the remote control and on the Helicopter to avoid waste of charge and battery life loss. The Helicopter charges off of the batteries in the remote. The Helicopter has a headlight under the front end of the nose of the helicopter which is really cool.
The directions say you should operate it in a large room with no obstructions. Our room not only has large ceilings but we do have a ceiling fan. I tried to operate the helicopter and although I was able to get it up in the air I couldn’t fly it for very long due to room furniture and walls. The boys want to take it outside but the directions say if its windy that it could get swept away by the end. Were looking forward to testing this out by Grandpa’s once spring arrives. He has large open land with no obstructions and with the remote allowing up to 30 feet of distance this should be a really great toy to pass the day away. If your home is confined and full of small spaces I would recommend you taking this outside or in a large basement to fly. When the helicopter becomes nonoperational and not responding to all commands be sure plug it in for charging.
For this and more Radio Controlled cars and helicopters visit Radioshack.com
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disclosure: I received an item for review to share our honest thoughts and opinions on operation.