I thoroughly enjoyed this Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control X-Wing Starfighter! Even the sounds it makes as the air pushes through the spinners was cool. I first tried it inside my house. My kitty ran for her life from the noise, so funny. But once I got started, I knew I needed to experience this flyer outside. The distance is amazing! Just throw the flyer up in the air and push the remote handle up and boom, it takes off. Both my daughter and my son got a kick out of this flyer. My daughter who is five got much joy and excitement out of watching this thing go! The remote control come with a charge wire however, the USB cord required to use it does not come with the flyer. No worries, I inserted the six batteries required for the remote control and had a blast. It's very light and made of mostly foam and tape. It's fragile yet durable. Super cool way to enjoy family time outside! I would highly recommend this Starfighter for anyone young and old. Get ready for lots and lots of fun! There's hardly any assembling required and it's super easy to operate.
About This Item
- Join the Rebel Alliance and take fight as you pilot the remote control X-Wing Starfighter!
- The X-Wing Starfighter uses 2.4GHz communication for superior control and a flying range of up to 250 feet away!
- The X-Wing is designed with a crash-resistant durable foam body and ducted fans to take on any emergency crash landings.
- The Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control X-Wing Starfighter is for pilots 10+. 6 AA batteries required for operation. Batteries not included
- WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Spin Master Ltd
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16.00 x 14.50 x 4.62 Inches
Air hog's X-Wing is extremely addictive to fly. It does take a lot of practice to get the hang of flying. Box says 10+yrs but my husband is the 10+ that won't put it down. It's shockingly light and we've crashed it many of times... MANY! And it's still going strong. What we thought was the coolest feature was the remote has a built in storage compartment that holds the charging cord. Which we love, because we're always misplacing charging cords. Well there's no misplacing this one! The instruction say the canons are for display and not intended for flight. But they look so slick when there on and just sitting up on the shelf. The instructions do say it's intended for indoor use. But a nice windless day is what we look for when we fly it. Because learning to turn the craft needs a little space.. And in our case A LOT of space. Patience is the key when learning the controls and you soon learn little tricks here and there to help maneuver. Before long you can't seem to put it down. If your not interested in flying the X-Wing and just a collector of Star Wars toys etc. this thing really does look cool just sitting up on the shelf with its canons attached. How cool is it to have your very own flying X-Wing?!
I couldn't believe how authentic this remote control x wing star fighter is, makes it even cooler. You have to make sure that you have brand new batteries in the radio, so the star fighter gets a full charge because you have to plug the radio into the star fighter to charge it. There is a charging light on the radio that flashes red until it turns green , which is really nice, so you know when you have a full charge. The way that it is set up to charge makes it really nice and easy. Make sure that you put the laser cannons on because they seem to be a counter weight to help with flying the star fighter. You have to have a lot of room to fly the star fighter because you can turn it really quick and you don't any obstacles in the way. The best bet is to take it outside but you have to make sure that it is calm because a little bit of breeze will throw the star fighter off and make it a little harder to fly. I will be buying another one just to turn it into a collectable. I am definitely recommending this star fighter remote control
Star Wars hello...
When I was a kid I had to make this fly myself and the lucky kids today get to fly it on their own. Now it takes a while to get used to but once you do it will be so much fun. The ship is surrounded by foam so it's kind of safe but let's not use it in a room with a tv or anything let's use it in a play room. Talk about having to call kids for dinner this will have them playing for hours and it is so nice I think collectors will be buying these to save for years to come when one is parked in the neighbors driveway. What you think it can not happen its technology at its best. Perfect gift for the Star Wars fan easy set up batteries in and take off.....
In review of the Star War plane, when I opened this box and got out the plane, I could not believe that it is made of foam! It is paper light, I thought it was going to be heavy but it is Styrofoam with little engines that almost look like fans. You attach the four Long pieces to it and you are ready to go. Please note that is takes 6 batteries for the controller (not included). This has a controller and I like the feature that you can have batteries or you can plug it in to charge. To charge it requires a mini-usb cable which unfortunately is not included. You can plug the controller into your plane and then to the computer. Charges them all, or of course you can use batteries. If you use the battery feature the plane takes about 15 minutes to charge. There is a green indicator light when it is charged. To fly this thing, you hold it in your hand and kind of launch it forward. The little fan/engines are pretty noisy but we were able to fly it. Of course we crashed it into the ground the first couple of times, however the plane remained in tact. I would advise to fly the plane on grass at first to get the hang of it because for us the grass softened the landing. I think the downfall of this is that it is only a matter of time before it breaks because of the foam nature of the product (instructions say to repair with clear tape). I would stick to the age range of 10+ on this one because the plane is so light it will be easy to crash for little hands. But still a fun thing especially with the Star Wars craze that is going on now.
Flys well- not very durable
I ordered this plane online from walmart.com for my son and his grandfather to play with. My son is only 4, so he isn't mature enough to play with a toy like this alone, but his grandpa is very into toy planes so he was excited when it came. When I first opened it up, it was safe to say I was disappointed with the quality of the product. For the price, I expected much more. The plane it made of Styrofoam and is extremely fragile. I knew my son would break it if he touched it, so he really didn't enjoy playing with it because he never actually got to hold it. But, my father in law on the other hand, who has purchased and owned several toy planes before, said that for the price, it was a good plane overall. We took it to the park so we could have plenty of space to fly it. It didn't take long to charge, maybe 10 minutes. It was nice that it charges through the controller so we could recharge it at the park because the battery didn't last very long. Overall it flew well, it took a minute to get the hang of it but once we did we had fun with it. It didn't make it home completely in tack though, it has a small chip now (from my 4 year old trying to grab it) and I am sure it wont last very many uses. But, for older kids (and adults like my father in law) it is a nice plane and I would say it did the job, got grandpa outside and gave us a fun time.
Authentic Looking Remote Contolled Starfighter
I have to admit that when I received the Air Hogs Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter I was extremely excited. When I got the Starfighter out of the box I could feel that the material was a foam that is very lightweight although it felt durable. The detailing is impressive as it has a "battle damaged" look about it so you know the craft is not only ready for flight but that it has seen some serious action. There are 4 laser cannons that attach to the ship but they are intended for decoration only as they have to be removed before flying. The decoration of R2-D2 piloting the ship made me even more excited to get it in the air. The remote control is pretty basic with one lever for acceleration and the other lever a directional for left or right maneuvers. The remote requires 6 AA batteries (not included). Charging the Starfighter is very easy as a stored cord in the remote plugs easily into the underside of the craft. You can also use a USB cord (not included) to attach from the remote to your PC so the charge doesn't drain the batteries. The remote exhibits a flashing red indicator while the ship charges and a solid green light when the charge is complete. It took only 15 - 20 minutes for the first charge and it was ready for action. The instructions say for indoor use only but unless you live in an extremely large palace you'll likely have to go outside. Although the two fan engines are strong you have to manually throw the Starfighter in the air while engaging the accelerator lever on the remote to launch the ship, as it will not take off from a resting position. Each time I threw the Starfighter in the air while engaging the accelerator the ship would turn upward and then downward only to crash. I played with the remote while adjusting my angle and force for every launch but despite my many attempts I only had seconds of flying time. After about 25 minutes it was time to recharge the ship. While recharging I looked through the instruction guide again to see if there were any helpful hints on how to get a better and longer flight. The craft is supposed to be able to be controlled up to 250 feet away so I wanted to stretch my flight time and distance to the max. The instruction guide is very basic and only gives minor details about how to fly it, how to charge it, and how to make general repairs. So after spending the day crashing, recharging, crashing, recharging, and again crashing my Starfighter I decided it was time for a break. Several days of playing around with the fighter didn't improve my experience or my results. I went online during one of the charging cycles to see if others had any luck with this craft. There are videos available where some people have had good or average results in flying the ship, which all are much better than mine, and I never like to admit failure so I tried and tried again. I wanted to add my own video footage online of my Starfighter burning up the airways but a few seconds in the air and a hard hit to the ground didn't make for a very good video. Despite crash after crash the craft didn't suffer any major damage or cracks which proves that the thing is much sturdier than I had even originally thought but I never got a good flight experience. The Air Hogs Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter is very cool to look at and to have so I will keep it as a model. Using it as a model isn't worth the original price tag but others may have the skills to keep the universe safe using their fighter and with that I'll say "May The Force Be With You!"
Styrofoam with minimal flying capacity
After multiple attempts, the best we could get this item to do is stay semi-airborne for as hard as you can throw it. It will not take off from a flat surface, it must be tossed/thrown into the air while you simultaneously start the remote control with great effort to keep the "starfighter" in flight. Not impressed, would never purchase this item for a gift and certainly would not give it to a 1o or 12 year old as indicated. It is made of Styrofoam and clear tape. Not an impressive item nor worth the cost that is charged. Easily damaged, doesn't really fly and a large amount of room is required. This item is not for use in small areas or small yards.
Realistic look, but not flying capability
While Air Hogs has done a fantastic job making this Star Wars X Wing Fighter look like the one from the movies, including R2D2 in the back seat, it does not fly very well. It does take 6 AA batteries for the remote control. And it takes about 15 minutes to charge the unit. I was a little surprised when I opened the package and realized the Fighter itself was made of foam. Yes, foam. It is extremely lightweight. It also does not hold a charge for very long. And, it crash lands quite a bit. I believe this particular RC plane is for experienced flyers only, and even then not so sure it is worth the time, effort or money.
Two man flight
I have bought and built radio controlled planes and cars. They can be tough to control untill you get some practice. (You have to know how to repair them also.) Cars just stop and planes fall, (usually hitting everything on the way down). This item seems to be apt to do both. As a kid we played with Balsa wood gliders. They were fun, but didn't fly far. Then we got ones with a rubber band powered propellers. This X Wing is a detailed version of the propeller gliders. Reading the directions, it says to toss the X Wing then use the controller to fly. You can't do this easily outside if there is any wind. It's light foam, (like packing peanuts), so wind is an issue. Not only that, it's fragile. An over zealous kid can break it just charging it. I found that holding the remote with the thrusters on high and a slight throw will give you time to effectively conrol it. (Or get someone to help launch and retrieve it.) Unless you like the brain numbing scream of "it's broke", do not give it to any kid under 10. This is more of a look, but don't touch model. Short of gluing them, you will lose wing cannons on landing.
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