Air Hogs Drop Strike

Air hogs is gearing up for the holiday season with some new heli’s along with some hybrids of others. Enter the Drop Strike.

The drop strike is a combination of the Fly Crane, Hover Assalt, and Sharp Shooter. The Drop Strike has the ability to drive on the ground, then drop it’s wheels, fly off, and start shooting. This heli is full of action.

The price is good as well and can be found for about $40. It does lack a gyro so control and stability won’t be as good as the Gyroblade or Repy

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Air Hogs App Copter – $19.98 @ Toys-R-Us

UPDATE – I looked on Amazon.com to see how much the App Copter was going for there and it is the same price. You can click here to order it – Air Hogs App Copter @ Amazon.com

Now the original post:

I was walking through Toys-R-Us today and came across the Air Hogs App Copter on sale for $19.98. This is gyro heli that you control through a dongle that connects to your smart phone via an app. I personally do not have this helicopter but I do have the dongle and have used it on other heli’s from Air Hogs.

Here’s a pic of it on sale at Toys-R-Us in the North Austin store.

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Gyroblade from Air Hogs

Air Hogs GyroBlade

Air Hogs GyroBlade

Fresh off the holiday season Air Hogs has finally introduced the GyroBlade, an affordable 3 channel helicopter that has a gyro. Just about everyone else has made gyro’s standard while Air Hogs seemed to ignore them.

The only difference with this micro heli is that it is not your standard counter rotating blade heli. No, Air Hogs has stuck with their original single main rotor with a horizontal tail rotor. While I was skeptical with this configuration at first it proved to be a win-win. Win #1 is that it is a really stable heli – probably the most stable that I have flown from Air Hogs. I put is up there with the likes of the Syma S107.

Win #2 is for finally nailing forward flight. While the Syma S107 has awesome stability forward flight was challenging. I mean not to fault SYMA, but it was obvious that stability was the first focus of the copter while forward flight seemed an after thought. Not so with the GyroBlade. It seems that they have sacrificed a little of the stability that the Syma had for a equal but important part of the flying experience – getting the heli where you want it to go. You can do that with this – in any direction – left or right – forward or reverse. Point and shoot – just like it was a camera.

I have only had one flight with the GyroBlade with the charge it had out of the box but I can already say that this little guy has peeked my interest. I am looking forward to putting it through it’s paces to see all that it is capable of.

I will post more updates here as I play with it more.

Air Hogs Heli Replay

I’m not sure how the Air Hogs Heli Replay slipped past me but I am glad that I have finally found it. This is the heli that I have been waiting for from Air Hogs for a while now. The coolest part about it is that it is a great price as well. More on that later.

Here are some of the features of the Heli Replay:

  • Dual blade
  • Integrated giro
  • Real forward/back/left/right control along with throttle
  • Infrared controller
  • Infrared Smartphone adapter 
  • Compatible with Apple iPod Touch/iPhone & Android phones
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Air Hogs Hover Assault Vehicle

Air Hogs has come out with a new helicopter/car/assalt vehicle called the Hover Assault Vehicle. It looks like a lot of fun.

I have not seen them in the local stores yet, but as soon as I do I will get one and post my review. In the mean time here is a video from the daddydoes.com website –

Hot Wheels RC iNitro Speeders

Growing up one of my favorite toys were “cars” which were made by Matchbox and Hot Wheels. As an adult one of my favorite toys is my iPhone. Hot Wheels has managed to bring two of my favorites together with the Hot Wheels RC iNitro Speeders.

The iNitro Speeder is a micro RC car that can. E controlled with either the included controller or with your iDevice with the included IR adapter. If you choose to use the IR adapter there is a cool app that you download that adds more functionality then just your standard left/right/backwards/forwards. With the app you have the following options (screenshot below) –

  • Dual Stick: choose from 3 styles of dual-stick controller skins. These work like typical RC controllers.
  • Motion: in this screen you can control your vehicle’s acceleration and steering by tilting and turning your Apple® device!
  • Slide: in this screen you can control your vehicle by touching the screen on your Apple® device and moving your finger!
  • Set Route: this screen lets you select from a variety of pre-set driving patterns that your vehicle will drive.
  • Draw & Drive: this screen lets you create your own driving routes two ways! You can choose to have your vehicle drive the route as you are drawing it – or draw the route first, then have your vehicle drive it afterwards.

This is a brand new product hitting the shelves so there are t too may videos of this little car in action yet. I will post videos as they become available. In the mean time here are some shots I was able to take on my own.

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Air Hogs Heli Cage Hands On Review

Today I was walking through the toy aisle at my local Walmart when I spotted a new micro helicopter by Air Hogs. This one is called the Heli Cage. As you can se below this new helicopter has a 2 axis cage around it to protect it from crashes, warranting the name.

The Heli Cage has the same electronic setup as the latest Havoc Heli’s as it is advertised to have 5-way control (as opposed to the previous generations 4-way control) . The controller also has the new Turbo Forward button from the Havoc Heli in order to give more control over forward flight. On the side of the box it states that you can “Crash and Keep Going” along with a note that the heli always lands upright. Finally the box notes that the cage can be removed for regular flight. Continue reading